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Cliffside Malibu

29160 Heathercliff Road #200, Malibu, California, 90265
Cliffside Malibu is a luxury residential addiction treatment facility offering a comprehensive range of top-tier addiction treatment services for holistic, long-lasting recovery. Therapeutic services provided includes individual counseling, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), transtheoretical psychology, interpersonal neurobiology, orthomolecular therapy, acupuncture, massage, yoga, personal training, nutrition, medication, equine assisted therapy, spiritual counseling, life coaching, relapse prevention therapy, and more.

Facility Highlights

  • One-On-One Therapy
  • Messages and Acupuncture
  • Equine Assisted Therapy


  • The Cliffside Malibu Guarantee

    Cliffside Malibu has 3 levels of care: Primary Care (includes detox if needed), Extended Care, and Continuing Care. Each level of care is a minimum of 30 days in length and may be at different cost structures depending upon the client’s needs, desires, and availability. At Cliffside Malibu, we offer a guarantee that if the client completes all 3 levels of care at our facility and follows our aftercare recommendations, but has a relapse prior to obtaining one full year of sobriety, then Cliffside Malibu will take the client back into our 30 day Primary Care program free of charge. This is our way of matching the client’s commitment to help them completely recover, thrive, and ultimately be the best person they were always meant to be.
  • Relapse Prevention Therapy

    Relapse, the term used for a return to alcohol abuse and drug dependence, is not a necessary part of recovery and very often can be prevented. At Cliffside Malibu, we offer all residents relapse prevention therapy, which teaches clients how to recognize the warning signs of relapse and intervene before returning to addictive behaviors.

Facility Settings

  • Oceanfront

Meet the Staff

  • Patricia Freebery, MA, MFT
    Patricia Freebery, MA, MFTClinical Director
    Patricia Freebery received her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University, Los Angeles. She has worked extensively in the areas of addiction, chemical dependency, dual diagnosis, eating disorders, trauma, group therapy and couples therapy. She received psychodynamic clinical training at the Maple Counseling Center in Beverly Hills, completed a one-year training in Inter-Analytic Couples Therapy at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute, and is presently completing a 3-year training at the Southern California Society for Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (IS-TDP). She is a member of the Los Angeles Group Psychotherapy Society.
  • Richard Taite
    Richard TaiteFounder and CEO
    Cliffside Malibu CEO and founder Richard Taite has lived in the Los Angeles area his entire life. He graduated from UCLA with a degree in Political Science with the idea of becoming a lawyer but instead, life and fate got in the way.After spending many years as an addict and alcoholic, and being in and out of various programs and sober living facilities, Richard achieved sobriety on March 3, 2003. Soon after, with the seed money he had from his own medical bill collections and medical-legal consulting company, Richard purchased a sprawling property in Malibu with breathtaking white water ocean views. As he continued to work on his recovery, he began to notice others relapsing. He found that there was a lack of exceptional resources for people needing aftercare for their continued sobriety. It didn’t take long before the desire emerged in him to create a dedicated sober living facility for men.

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