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Bridges to Recovery opens third residential treatment facility

August 31, 2011
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Pacific Palisades, Calif. — Bridges to Recovery, a Southern California-based private, residential mental health treatment program for adults with psychiatric disorders, has opened its third residential treatment facility, located in Bel Air.

The new all-suites facility will help Bridges to Recovery meet growing demand for its services among its clients and others suffering from depression, anxiety, trauma or other mental health disorders, who seek an alternative to hospital care.

Following an intensive review by the State of California, Bridges to Recovery's Bel Air residence became one of the first residential mental health facilities in its class to receive certification by the State Department of Mental Health. Along with licensing by the State Department of Social Services, the Bel Air facility is now subject to regulation and unannounced inspection by two state agencies.

Such certification and licensing is awarded only to those mental health facilities that meet the highest standards for scope of services, staff education, staff-to-patient ratios and reporting.

"We are very proud to have met the stringent requirements mandated by the State to receive one of the highest levels of certification and licensure available for the Bridges to Recovery Bel Air residential facility," stated Bridges to Recovery Medical Director, Michael Brodsky, M.D. "Such approvals from the State set Bridges to Recovery apart from other boutique facilities and ensure that our patients receive the highest level of care possible."

The Bel Air residence offers clients their own living suites, more individual space and all of the creature comforts of a luxury home. Located in a park-like setting with a pool, fountains, and ocean views, the residence helps clients relax so that they may focus on developing new pathways to leading happier and healthier lives. The Bel Air facility joins two other Bridges to Recovery residential facilities, in Santa Monica and Pacific Palisades.

"The options available to our clients allow them to tailor their program to their individual needs," explained Bridges to Recovery Clinical Director, Trevor Small, Psy.D. "Our three residences enable us to place clients with other individuals who are working through similar issues, helping to provide a sense of validation and understanding that can be valuable in the healing process."

Each Bridges to Recovery residential facility provides support to no more than six patients at a time, with an entire treatment team devoted to care and an industry-leading patient-to-staff ratio of two-to-one or even one-to-one, as needed.

The individualized, "whole-person" care administered to every patient over a period of four to twelve weeks in a home-like setting, distinguishes Bridges to Recovery from more traditional psychiatric treatment environments.

Through a unique and effective combination of psychotherapy and integrative therapy, Bridges to Recovery has helped hundreds of patients across the United States and abroad lead happier and healthier lives since first opening its doors in 2003.

Bridges to Recovery offers its patients maximum choice and personalized attention. The treatment team at Bridges to Recovery employs a healing approach for patients focused on integrative and holistic treatments that include individual psychotherapy, group counseling and cutting edge therapies such as EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), SE (Somatic Experiencing), DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) and Neurofeedback.

To treat the whole-person, these treatments are complemented by holistic therapies that include yoga, meditation, acupuncture, music, art, open-air fitness and nutrition. For more information about Bridges to Recovery, please visit or 1-877-602-0257.