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The Canyon Treatment Center

2900 Kanan Dume Rd, Malibu, California, 90265
Situated in the serene canyons of Malibu, California, the Canyon Treatment Center offers an effective, integrated program designed for individuals with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders. The dual diagnosis rehab takes a holistic approach to addiction, combining evidence-based and research-proven therapies with 12-Step principles of recovery. Treatment plans are carefully tailored to each individual, giving clients the opportunity to address the emotional, mental and behavioral issues that have prevented them from living a happy, healthy and sober life.

Facility Highlights

  • On-Site Fitness Facility
  • Equine Therapy
  • Adventure Therapy


  • Individual Therapy

    This term describes one-on-one therapy, in which a patient and trained counselor, social worker, psychologist or psychiatrist meets privately with a patient to discuss challenges related to lifestyle, work, family and romantic relationships that may have contributed to the development of an addiction.
  • Equine Therapy

    A form of animal therapy, equine therapy involves visiting, working with and sometimes riding horses as a way to create a metaphoric relationship that leads to life-altering insights.

Facility Settings

  • Private/Secluded

Meet the Staff

  • Kathleen Bigsby, PhD, LCSW
    Kathleen Bigsby, PhD, LCSWCEO
    As an experienced administrator, Kathleen has overseen comprehensive treatment programs in both New York and California. As co-chair of the Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Providers of NYS Committee for Women and Family Issues, she brought her innovative and progressive strategies for treating families to a statewide level. Her mission has been to provide effective treatment services to optimize wellness and to support the achievement of extraordinary life goals. As a clinician, Kathleen utilizes the best clinical practices in working with those who wish to actualize a life of healing and wellness. She is dedicated to helping others find their personal sense of well-being through a journey that reawakens the dormant spirit with hope and a renewed commitment to the authentic self.
  • Ian Wolds, PsyD.
    Ian Wolds, PsyD.Clinical Director
    At its core, Dr. Wolds’ work aims to facilitate recovery, growth, wholeness, and well-being through the integration of complementary paths of healing. A firm believer in tailoring treatment to fit each person’s unique needs and interests, Dr. Wolds’ passion lies in supporting self-discovery and understanding, resilience, optimization, and the ultimate creation of more fulfilling relationships and a more satisfying life.

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Patient Reviews

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  • 4.3
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Great place for recovery.. Highly recommend canyons if you\'re trying to get sober and stay sober
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Very supportive of patient and family. Gave tools to work on healthy life styles with an emphasis on continued aftercare
    To answer the question below, YES, I attended the Canyons for 4 hours. In previous phone conversations, I said that I could NOT afford $60,000 for 30 days...IT WAS CLEAR THAT THEY WANTED MY MONEY. I asked about a SINGLE ROOM at that price I was OMISED A SINGLE ROOM. IT NEVER HAPPENED. They said that they could put a screen between the two beds - RIDICULOUS. They called in two people to convince me to stay. One said that he could lower the $40,000. I was told they had a pool where one can swim laps. TOTALLY NOT TRUE. I was told that they have a great chef. TRUE. BUT ONE WOULD HAVE TO MAKE ALL HIS/HER BREAKFASTS AND LUNCHES. Then they called my wife on her cell to convince me to stay. NO WAY. She drove 2 hours back to pick me up - and we went home - thank God. I had given them $350 as a downpayment. I was told that I would an email confirmation within 72 hours, I called again - SAME PROMISE. I called again and was told that it would come from someone else. PLEASE ... PLEASE /// DO NOT GET RIPPED OFF !!!
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    I stayed at The Canyon for 45 days about a year ago. I am proud to say that I am writing this review sober. The Canyon will always be a part of who I am today. The staff there from the RCs to the physicians are among the best and most caring that I have encountered. Yes, it is very expensive. So is an addiction. Mine was alcohol and it was trying to kill me. Very nice and comfortable accommodations. Wonderful food and great people. My therapist saved my life. Thanks! Love you WMR
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    extensive one on one counseling; informative family weekend/visits; high quality/healthy meals were all strengths, but price is incredibly high. high quality facility; would recommend to others