Exclusive Residential Treatment Center for PTSD in California

Located in the serene hills of San Rafael, Bayside Marin is California’s premier rehabilitation center dedicated to the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder. Bayside Marin blends evidence-based treatments with alternative, holistic modalities to comprehensively treat all aspects of our client’s life.

PTSD Treatment

Learn more about PTSD treatment at Bayside Marin Treatment Center in California

The existence of any type of mental health condition can cause countless disturbances to arise in a person’s life, and the presence of posttraumatic stress disorder is no different. More commonly referred to as PTSD, symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder develop after an individual has experienced, witnessed, or learned about a traumatic event, or series of events, to which he or she was incapable of appropriately coping with and has subsequently experienced disturbances in his or her ability to function. When the symptoms of PTSD are coupled with an addiction to drugs and/or alcohol, the daily trials that an individual may face can be monumental. At Bayside Marin, we recognize how difficult it can be to face each day plagued by the symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder and we understand how much more profound the concerns become when the presence of PTSD is coupled with an addiction to drugs or alcohol. For this reason, we have created specialized, effective rehab programming that is designed to meet the needs of individuals who are suffering from this form of dual diagnosis. With treatment that is offered in a private, intimate setting overlooking Mount Tamalpais and the beautiful San Francisco Bay, clients who come to Bayside Marin Treatment Center in California can be assured that they will receive an unparalleled level of care.

How to Help a Loved One

Helping a loved one get treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder

If you have a family member or loved one who is plagued by the symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder and is simultaneously dealing with an addiction to drugs or alcohol, you are likely experiencing a wide range of troubling emotions. It can be heart-wrenching to watch the person you care for begin to change in so many ways as the symptoms of PTSD overpower his or her ability to function and the use of substances becomes his or her top priority. While you may feel at a loss for what you can do to help your help loved one overcome his or her turmoil, there are, in fact, some things that you can do that can help you be of most assistance to your loved one during this troubling time.

  • Educate yourself on PTSD, drug addiction, and dual diagnosis.
  • Research treatment options that specialize in treating individuals who are struggling with the co-occurring concerns of substance abuse and posttraumatic stress disorder.
  • Express your concerns to your loved one and present him or her with the findings you have discovered in regards to potential treatment options.
  • Offer to support your loved one by accompanying him or her to any appointments for assessments or tours of treatment centers that may be scheduled.
  • Once your loved one has become engaged in treatment, inquire about what you can do to be a part of the therapeutic process. Adhere to recommendations offered by your loved one’s treatment provider in regards to ways that you can best support your loved one during and after treatment.
  • Acknowledge the limitations of therapy and do not allow yourself to expect that your loved one will be cured instantly. Realize that it is a process that requires time, energy, and patience. Do not give up on your loved one. Be his or her constant beacon of hope, support, and encouragement.

Why Consider Treatment

Why consider treatment for PTSD at Bayside Marin Treatment Center in California

When an individual is suffering from PTSD and is not afforded the opportunity to engage in treatment, there are a number of negative consequences that may result. When the symptoms of untreated PTSD are compounded by the presence of an addiction to drugs and/or alcohol that has remained unaddressed, the repercussions can be devastating. The symptoms of PTSD often leave individuals incapable of adhering to daily tasks, responsibilities, and obligations. When this occurs, people may fall behind occupationally, no longer able to perform to the expected standard, potentially resulting in job loss and the onset of financial strife. The symptoms of PTSD have also been known to leave many individuals feeling the need to isolate themselves, ultimately leading to family strife, divorce, or disturbances amongst other important relationships. Furthermore, depending upon the specific type of substance that an individual finds him or herself addicted to, there can be any number of negative effects that are imposed upon his or her physical health as well. Fortunately, by engaging in appropriate therapeutic interventions, these detriments can be successfully avoided and people can live the happy, healthy lives that they deserve to be living.

Types of Treatment

Types of PTSD treatment offered at Bayside Marin Treatment Center in California

As a widely respected rehabilitation center and a leader in the field of addiction treatment, Bayside Marin is dedicated to providing premiere treatment services for men and women, aged 18 and older, who are struggling with mental health conditions, such as PTSD, chemical dependency concerns, or dual diagnosis. Our world-class treatment team includes individuals who are among the most highly skilled recovery professionals in the Bay Area. Bayside Marin’s reputation for excellence stems from the exceptional and comprehensive care that our clients receive. We partner with each client to develop a treatment plan that addresses the issues that are underlying to his or her addiction or mental health concern and then incorporate a blend of traditional and holistic therapies that best suit each client’s specific and unique needs.

When individuals arrive at Bayside Marin battling symptoms of PTSD, our compassionate staff creates highly individualized treatment that includes therapeutic interventions that are not only effective, but that are backed by research as being optimal options for care when treating addiction and co-occurring disorders, such as posttraumatic stress disorder. With treatment goals that are based on the belief that successful recovery encompasses improvement in self-esteem, interpersonal relationships, positive family interaction, vocational productivity, the establishment and attainment of realistic life goals, and healthy lifestyle adjustments, the staff at Bayside Marin incorporates numerous therapeutic and treatment interventions into the holistic care offered in our residential program. The various types of treatment interventions that are provided to clients throughout the residential continuum of care may include the following:

Detoxification: For clients who come to Bayside Marin rehab center struggling with an addiction to drugs and/or alcohol, in addition to the presence of symptoms of PTSD, they will meet with a board-certified medical doctor or nurse practitioner who will conduct a full history and physical in order to determine the most appropriate course of treatment necessary. If drugs or alcohol are currently present in a client’s system, he or she will likely undergo the process of detoxification prior to engaging in the residential programming. Clients are monitored by nurses every 30 minutes initially and then at least once every hour, around the clock, going forward.

Individual therapy: Individual therapy sessions are scheduled for clients twice per week, but additional sessions can be added at any time as needed or when requested. These sessions are designed to be a time for clients to process their journey through treatment and address any concerns that they may be struggling with.

Couples and family therapy: Both couples therapy sessions and family therapy sessions are available to clients on an as-needed basis. Each client’s primary therapist will be responsible for conducting these sessions when they are implemented into a client’s treatment plan.

Family program: Recognizing the importance of family involvement in an individual’s recovery process, Bayside Marin Treatment Center is pleased to offer our family program, which is a two-day workshop that meets twice every month. This program is psychoeducational in format and is meant to provide intensive instruction for family members on what their role in their loved one’s recovery should be while also teaching them how they can best be of support to their loved one and still take care of themselves. The family program also allows individuals to develop their own support network by providing them with an opportunity to bond with other family members who are in similar situations.

Group therapy: Group therapy is a key component to the care supplied by the staff at Bayside Marin, and clients will participate in at least three group sessions each day. The topics covered in these groups may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Treatment planning
  • Alcohol and drug education
  • Psychoeducation
  • Self-help
  • Dietary counseling
  • Family education
  • Discharge planning
  • Continuing care planning

Experiential therapy: In order to offer a truly holistic approach to treatment and recovery, Bayside Marin offers a number of experiential rehab therapies that are designed to help clients achieve overall wellness. Clients can participate in either yoga or Qi Gong daily, while the other experiential therapies are typically offered once per week. These additional experiential options include:

  • Art therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Meditation
  • Therapeutic gardening

Continuing Care

Continuing care and outpatient treatment for PTSD at Bayside Marin in Northern California

At Bayside Marin Treatment Center, we know that residential treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder can be an essential step on the path to improved health. But we also understand that the time a person spends at this level of care is just one part of their journey. For these reasons, we provide detailed discharge plans to ensure that each client has the support they need to maintain and build on the progress they make with us.

If you can benefit from structured step-down support, your discharge plan may include a referral to an outpatient PTSD treatment program.

Bayside Marin offers personalized PTSD treatment at the intensive outpatient program (IOP) level. When you receive outpatient treatment for PTSD through our IOP, you typically attend sessions three or four days a week, either in the morning or the evening. Your personalized outpatient treatment for PTSD may include individual and group therapy, family programming, educational sessions, and certain experiential therapies.

Outpatient PTSD treatment at Bayside Marin provides you with a continued connection with superior clinical care while also offering the flexibility for you to work, attend school, and otherwise engage in a healthy independent lifestyle.

In addition to a referral for outpatient PTSD treatment, your discharge plan may also include information about a variety of community-based services and resources that can support your continued recovery from PTSD. As is the case with all aspects of treatment at Bayside Marin, the elements of your discharge plan will be determined by what best meets your unique needs and goals.

We’ll also encourage you to become an active member of our alumni program, which can be a source of significant support and help you retain a valuable connection with the Bayside family.

Also, every person who completes treatment with us receives 12 months of free continuing care support and monitoring. To ensure a seamless transition, clients are connected with a recovery coach immediately after completing our residential program.

Finally, if you have a setback after you’ve completed treatment for PTSD, or if you feel that you can benefit from a short-term return to Bayside Marin, our Recovery and Renewal service may be perfect for you. This service allows clients to spend a day or two in the program’s milieu in order to help reinvigorate their recovery process.

To learn more about outpatient treatment for PTSD and other continuing care options through Bayside Marin, please feel free to contact us at your convenience.

Insurance Accepted

Bayside Marin accepts many major insurance providers, including TriWest Healthcare Alliance

At Bayside Marin, we realize that financial concerns unfortunately prevent many people from seeking the residential treatment that can significantly improve their lives. Even if you’re not sure if you can pay for treatment, we encourage you to call us today to learn more about our ability to accept insurance and to make alternative payment arrangements. 

For example, Bayside Marin accepts most major insurance plans, including Anthem, Beacon, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, ComPsych, United Healthcare, and TriWest Healthcare Alliance. 

The last name on that list – TriWest Healthcare Alliance – has special meaning to us. TriWest covers healthcare for many U.S. military veterans and others within the military community. Our new partnership with TriWest will expand our ability to serve the dedicated professionals who so selflessly served our nation. If you or someone in your family is a veteran of the U.S. military or otherwise has insurance through TriWest Healthcare Alliance, please contact Bayside Marin at your earliest convenience. 

Working with TriWest is just one component of our effort to provide a superior treatment experience to all who have sworn to protect and defend the United States. We appreciate your service, we are in awe of your courage, and we are committed to providing you with the world-class care you deserve. 

When you contact Bayside to discuss insurance or other payment information related to getting treatment for addiction and co-occurring PTSD, you may be pleasantly surprised to discover how easy this conversation can be. A member of our team will answer all your questions, and we can coordinate directly with your insurer to confirm your coverage and verify your benefits. 

Once we’ve guided you through a small maze of insurance and other financial paperwork, you’ll be ready to take your first steps toward your healthier future.  

To learn more about insurance, support for military members, or any other feature of treatment at Bayside Marin, please contact us today. We’re available 24/7 to get you the information you need so that you can make the best decision for yourself or on behalf of a loved one. 

Bayside is the best of its kind. Nowhere else helped me with my PTSD like they did.

– Anonymous Client
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