Welcome from the CEO

Welcome to The Canyon at Santa Monica Outpatient Program!

Our primary goal is to promote the education and recovery of individuals with dual diagnoses. The staff will work with you as you begin or continue the recovery process. We emphasize healing the whole person through the opportunity for life-altering personal discovery and individual growth.

You will find that our environment is one of support, compassion, nurturing structure and choices. We have built a comprehensive network of community resources, individual sessions, therapeutic groups, recovery meetings, holistic care and recreation to assist you in establishing a healthy routine for your life in recovery. As a member of our program, we want you to get what you need from treatment. Should you have any questions or concerns, feel free to bring them up with our staff. Our primary focus is you, your family and your recovery.

We sincerely hope that your time with us is a positive, life-enriching experience. Again, let us say welcome. May you find help here.

Our program is built on four key concepts:

  • Uniqueness: Every person is unique and arrives in his/her own stage of “readiness” for change. Once we get to know you, we create your program based on your readiness.
  • Flexibility: Our program is flexible, not forcing you into a box, but creating a program around you.
  • Customized Individual-Centered Treatment: The Canyon values the evidence-based and proven recovery techniques offered by all top addiction care providers. You will receive Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. Every one of these practices is backed by the most up-to-date addiction recovery science and studies.
  • A Multidisciplinary Treatment Team: Our research and experience has shown that the team approach provides comprehensive, integrated services and the best possible care. Your care manager works with a treatment team and discusses your progress in the program and any issues that relate to your health, well-being and recovery.

Our program is designed to provide a continuum of care for those diagnosed with a substance use disorder and mental illness who are motivated for recovery. Thank you for choosing The Canyon at Santa Monica. We intend to serve you with compassion and integrity and to also make you feel welcome and as comfortable as possible.

Peggy Minnick
Group CEO
The Canyon at Santa Monica

Sepideh Yashar, PsyD
Director of Outpatient Services
The Canyon at Santa Monica

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