What began in 2000 as a small outpatient treatment center in Westwood, Calif., has grown into a myriad of specialized and well-respected treatment centers in the Los Angeles area.
Beginnings in Outpatient Treatment
When Founder and Executive Director Michael Roy, LCSW, began Clearview Treatment Programs, he wanted to create an outpatient treatment program in Los Angeles that could help people struggling with both addiction and mental illness.
He also wanted to create a program that would bridge the gap between 30-day residential treatment programs and home, both to help reduce the chance of relapse and to help clients reintegrate into their community before returning home.
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Expansion to Dual Diagnosis Residential Treatment
In 2004, Roy decided to expand Clearview’s offerings to residential treatment and opened a residential extended care program in Venice Beach for men and women struggling with a dual diagnosis.
This program was designed to treat complex co-occurring disorders, and to extend a client’s time in treatment to provide them more support and structure before returning home after a 30-day treatment program.
In 2005, Clearview opened its primary residential treatment program for dual diagnosis, also in Venice Beach. This program filled a need in Los Angeles for treating complex co-occurring disorders in a primary care setting. This program was designed to help clients build a foundation of skills to take to the next phase of treatment while recovering from their disorders.
A decade later, these programs have evolved into premier evidence-based treatment programs that have helped hundreds of men and women succeed in their recovery.
Specialized Borderline Personality Disorder Residential Treatment for Women
When Roy realized that clients with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) weren’t getting their needs met in a conventional dual diagnosis treatment program, he set out to create one that could truly treat women with BPD.
Clearview Women’s Center for Borderline Personality and Emotional Disorders opened in 2008 in Venice Beach, and has become one of the most well-regarded BPD treatment centers in the world. With a foundation of Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Clearview Women’s Center can help women learn the skills needed to better manage their BPD symptoms and have a life worth living.
Why Venice Beach?
Clearview’s residential treatment programs are all located in Venice Beach, less than one mile from the coast. While many treatment programs on the coast are secluded, Roy believes clients benefit from being immersed in a real-world environment.
With its locations in Venice Beach, clients can confront triggers while in a safe residential setting. They can also focus on gradual re-emersion into the community via passes and outings. Clients can get assistance with work, school, and volunteer opportunities in the nearby area.
Clearview’s Outpatient Treatment Center remains at its original location in Westwood, as it’s conveniently located near major places of employment, universities, and freeways.
Involvement in the Community
Clearview’s commitment to treatment extends beyond its physical programs. Roy and members of Clearview’s skilled clinical team often provide education in the form of workshops and in-service trainings to other clinicians around the country. They are also regularly selected to speak at national conferences to share their expertise.
Clearview also likes to give back to the community when possible. Clearview has partnered with a variety of nonprofits over the years, including the National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder (NEABPD) and the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI). Clearview also provides free family support groups for anyone in the community who has a loved one in treatment.
We are proud of the program we’ve become since we first opened our doors in 2000, and we will continue to strengthen and grow our treatment programs to give you and your loved ones the best possible chance at recovery.