Founded in 1989, Creative Care was one of the first residential rehabs to offer treatment for both substance abuse and co-occurring mental health disorders. Today the facility continues to provide high quality dual-diagnosis care in a safe and structured environment. Treatment programs combine 12-step philosophy with a full range of traditional and experiential therapies, along with psychiatric and psychological services designed to uncover the underlying issues that contribute to addiction and can threaten long-term sobriety if left untreated.
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Renown for his clinical insight and skill, Dr. K personally initiates the clinical evaluation that follows admission to Creative Care Malibu. Dr K was trained at CGI, the California Graduate Institute, earning his doctorate in Clinical Psychology. He has been working in the field of addiction and recovery since graduating and has been a key player in the continuing development of the Dual Diagnosis treatment methodology.More
First as a parent, second as a practitioner, Dr. Karen Khaleghi speaks to parents and organizations about the formation of addiction, the critical aspects of nature and nurture and the resulting disconnection between emotions and behavior. Both she and Dr. K feel strongly that there needs to be more of a dialogue about the genesis of addiction and the path to recovery, a process they call "connecting the dots." In addition to speaking, Dr. Karen authors the Creative Care Blog.More