Casa Serena

Frequently Asked Questions

Casa Serena is a rehab program designed for women-specific treatment. We understand how women can feel particularly vulnerable when examining their underlying issues from the disease of addiction. Gender specific treatment provides the safety and containment needed in order for women to feel comfortable letting down their guard, and doing the deep recovery work that will bring them freedom from alcohol and drug dependency. We are a unique program that recognizes all journeys are not the same. As the only nonprofit treatment center for women in Santa Barbara, we stand behind the fact that we are not in this for financial gain, and we have proudly been helping women recover in the same beautiful home for over 60 years.

Yes. We welcome you at any stage of your pregnancy, and we will help connect you with the valuable resources you and your precious little one will need before and after delivery.

At Casa Serena, we recognize that not everyone is able to devote the same amount of time toward their length of stay. While longer stays in rehab treatment tend to yield better outcomes, we will meet you where you are at in terms of your ability to commit to a treatment time. We offer 30, 60, and 90 day lengths of stay, with the flexibility to design each program to your individual needs. As you move through the treatment process, we slowly begin incorporating your aftercare plan as we surround you with the support you need to maintain lifetime sobriety.

There are many different modalities that professionals use to treat substance use and dual diagnosis disorders. At Casa Serena, our therapy approach is designed to target the underlying issues that have caused a person to self-destruct with drugs and alcohol. The interventions offered include DBT, CBT, ACT, Trauma Informed Therapy, and Shame Resiliency.

Yes. Casa Serena Treatment Programs for Women offers a sub-acute, medically managed residential detox program. Medically-managed residential detox services are appropriate for clients whose level of physiological dependence on alcohol and/or other drugs requires prescribed medication for the management of withdrawal.

Casa Serena Treatment Programs for Women accepts all private health insurance plans. Many insurance providers will cover the entire cost of your treatment with us. Each individual insurance plan offers different types of coverage, so our verification of benefits team is always available to immediately check your eligibility for our program.

Family can play a key role in motivating and encouraging individuals to enter and stay in treatment. Involvement of an individual’s identified family can help strengthen and extend all treatment benefits. At Casa Serena, we understand the importance of family during the treatment process. We offer a unique family immersion program and family therapy to support your family’s involvement in the treatment process.

At Casa Serena we do not believe that relapse means failure. Instead, we look at the factors that may have caused relapse. To avoid relapse, all clients receive a collaborative initial treatment plan within 24 hours of admission to our facility. Treatment goals and objectives are identified, and individual plans of care are created to encompass all treatment services needed. We also encourage the proper after care to extend the integrity of treatment. In collaboration with the client, we arrange aftercare providers, coordinate care with existing providers and make referrals to appropriate treatment programs and services.

At Casa Serena our programs provide evidence-based treatment services while building community, instilling self-determination and empowering our clients with educational opportunities and financial literacy.

Some of the skills and training we offer include:

  • Vocational Support
  • Job Readiness Training
  • Manners
  • Job Readiness Training
  • Social Skills
  • Interviewing techniques
  • Resume Writing
  • Professional Etiquette

Yes. Casa Serena offers financial aid for those with limited resources. Our admissions department can help design a payment plan that works for you.

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