Recovery Without Walls, Mill Valley, California

Mill Valley Panorama View
3 Madrona St.
Mill Valley, CA, 94941

Overview of Recovery Without Walls

Recovery Without Walls is an outpatient rehabilitation center for substance abuse victims with headquarters in Mill Valley, California. The facility was founded in the year 2006. Since then they have been providing treatment for a range of problems related to addiction such as chronic pain, chemical dependency, prescription medication management issues, and problems with alcohol.
This confidential private facility was founded by Dr. Howard Kornfield, one of the foremost specialists in the field of opiate addiction treatment. For his facility, Dr. Kornfield has pioneered an innovative treatment module. It combines alternative holistic therapies with cutting-edge pharmacology, psychotherapy, and nutritional support. This ensures that clients receive a continuum of care that heals both the body and the mind.
This facility offers confidential substance abuse treatment of patients who want to carry out their recovery in peace. As such, it is a good choice for high profile clients who require treatment out of the glare of media and the public eye.

Accommodation and Food

As an outpatient rehab center, Recovery Without Walls does not provide short-term accommodation for its clients. But sometimes a client may be advised intensive treatment by the team at the facility necessitating their relocation to a place closer to the facility. In such cases, patients are provided lodging facilities in private residences or local hotels nearby.
The facility at Mill Valley, some 10 miles away from San Francisco, is located in a scenic campus that offers picturesque views and a tranquil ambiance. The locale offers a variety of attractions ranging from sidewalk cafés and theatres to live music venues. This combined with the natural beauty of the town nestled among the redwood trees at the base of Mount Tamalpais, ensures that clients have the best environment to heal in.

Treatment Options at Recovery Without Walls

This facility generally offers outpatient services to most clients. Though if required by the client they can also accommodate a more intensive treatment plan with a client living close quarters. This enables them to have access to Personal Recovery Assistants who provide 24×7 supervision and care to ensure better recovery and relapse prevention.
The outpatient programs provided at the facility comprises of a range of treatment options. These personalized programs are designed to cater to the specific needs of individual clients. Some of the treatment choices offered here include the following:

  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Opiate Addiction
  • Benzodiazepine Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Sleeping Pill Dependency
  • Buprenorphine/Suboxone Treatment

Therapy Choices at Recovery Without Walls

The therapy choices offered at this facility are diverse and include the following:

  • Medication Assisted Treatment
  • Detox
  • Psychotherapy
  • Dual diagnosis support
  • Medication management
  • 12-treatment
  • Individual counseling
  • Group therapy
  • AA/NA meetings
  • Alanon meetings
  • Acupuncture therapy
  • Meditation
  • Massage Therapy
  • Evidence-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Evidence-based Dialectic Behavioral Therapy

Payment Options and Insurances

Recovery Without Walls charges $1000 for the initial assessment followed by about $3000 per day for regular treatments. These comprise of physician or nurse practitioner appointments charged at $500.00 and $380.00 per hour respectively. They accept payment through self-pay.
Treatment bills are payable through a credit card and the payment information is kept secure. The facility does not bill insurance directly but does provide clients with a superbill. This can be forwarded by the client to their insurance provider for reimbursement where applicable.

Recovery Without Walls Amenities

This facility incorporates traditional evidenced-based methods and innovative holistic therapies to provide clients with the best of both worlds. Their effective treatment for substance abuse and opiate dependency commences with an initial assessment. Based on this comprehensive process, individualized treatment plans are drawn up to provide each incoming client the best possible chance at complete recovery.
These programs have no maximum or minimum mandatory enrollment requirements. A client’s progress determines the duration of the treatment. This enables clients to recover at their own pace and out of their own volition. Furthermore, the team at the facility also ensures that clients are able to access their own inner pathways and motivation for healing.


The staff at Recovery Without Walls includes highly qualified and experienced professionals, These include Masters and Doctors level therapeutic counselors, MFTs, Nurse Practitioners (NP) and Medical Doctors (MD), etc. They provide round the clock supervision to intensive patients and diligent care to all patients enrolled in the individualized treatment programs. Some of the important staff members and their respective roles at the center include:

Howard Kornfield
Founder and Medical Director

Howard Kornfield is a nationally recognized specialist of Opioid-related substance abuse treatment. Apart from founding and managing Recovery Without Walls, he was also a founding medical director at the Alameda County Medical Center and maintains his own private practice at Mill Valley, California.
He has a medical degree from the Northwestern University School of Medicine and holds board certifications in pain, addiction, and emergency medication. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine.

Janis Phelps
Director of Clinical Psychology

Janis Phelps has been associated with the facility for over 8 years. She has been holding a Marital and Family Therapist license since 1982 and a Clinical Psychologist license since 1987. As the director of clinical psychology at the facility, she facilitates the recovery of clients through individual and relationship therapy and by ensuring mind-body wellness. She earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology (1986) from the University of Connecticut.

Inna Zelikman
Deputy Medical Director

Inna Zelikman joined the team at Recovery around 15 years ago. Prior to this, she had also been associated with various other healthcare centers. She earned her R.N. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and her Master of Science degree in Nursing from the University of California at San Francisco.

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