Casa Serena, Santa Barbara, California

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1515 Bath St
Santa Barbara, CA, 93101

Overview of Casa Serena

Located at the base of the beautiful Santa Ynez Mountain in Santa Barbara, Casa Serena is one of the best women’s only chemical dependency and mental health treatment facilities with a very safe and encouraging environment.

Casa Serena is a state licensed and nationally accredited non-profit residential detox and treatment program in Santa Barbara offering 30, 60, and 90-day co-occurring treatment programs for women seeking recovery from addiction. This program instills and fosters the principles of community while working with each client to achieve the vision of a joyous and purposeful life.

Accommodation and Food at Casa Serena

Casa Serena has 2 programs that are run in two separate houses located within one block of each other. Main House hosts their residential detox and 30, 60, or 90-day treatment program with 15 beds in a spacious 2 story home in downtown Santa Barbara located just blocks from the beach. This facility also boasts of a fully-equipped modern kitchen where meals full meals are provided three times a day with ample snacks in between groups and therapeutic activities. Millie’s House, located within steps of Main House, is a charming 2 story Victorian home which holds Casa Serena’s structured sober living program. Here, women can continue their recovery for as long as they need the support, and women who have not been through Casa Serena’s Main House program are welcome to live once they have achieved 30 days of sobriety. Food staples are provided at this program as clients learn to shop and cook on their own in recovery.

Treatment Options at Casa Serena

Therapeutic services include a sub-acute medically managed residential detox program, 30, 60, or 90-day residential treatment options, and unlimited length of stay in their sober living home upon graduation from residential treatment.  Modalities include both evidence-based and social model treatment to include a Job Readiness and Career Change Program, and an Education Reentry Program, both of which assist women with entering or re-entering the work force. A multi model program utilizing DBT, CBT, EMDR, TRM, Recreation Therapy and Case Management, Casa Serena also offers a Family and Parenting Program designed to provide education, guidance and support to clients and families.

Therapy Choices at Casa Serena

  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Trauma Integrated Treatment
  • Family Therapy
  • Treatment Planning
  • Case Management
  • Discharge Planning
  • Detox services
  • Medication management and nursing support
  • Integrated trauma and grief and loss treatment
  • Somatic experience through trauma informed yoga and guided meditation
  • Culinary and gardening program
  • Job readiness and education re-entry programs
  • Child reunification and parent coaching Health and wellness program
  • Alumnae program with lifetime aftercare


Payment Options and Insurances

Casa Serena accepts all private insurance and has a very low and affordable private pay rate for those who do not have insurance. Casa Serena does not accept Medi-Cal but does offer some financial aid based on need and availability.


  • Licensed by the State of California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS)
  • Accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).

Casa Serena Advantages

Casa Serena is the only all-women’s residential treatment facility in Santa Barbara. The absence of a mixed population creates safety and allows for the deeper, underlying work to address the trauma that generally lies beneath the surface of addiction. The aim of this facility is to help reunite families broken due to the addiction problem, educate them on financial literacy and empower them to be better people to their families and society at large.
Casa Serena is a state-of-the-art facility with a variety of treatment and therapy options which are proven to suit every patient’s specific need. The plans are practiced by highly trained and board licensed professionals who are always available to give their patients the best treatment services.

Staff at Casa Serena

Casa Serena offers a team of experienced, highly trained and licensed therapists, pharmacists, nurses, Case Managers, Psychiatrists, and CADCs working as their staffs. Having years of experience in the field of rehabilitation medicine, the staffs at this facility knows the ups and downs of substance abuse and how to treat them efficiently. Each staff understands that their aim is to provide the best services to their patients and help them achieve a better person while living a sober life.

Some of the major staff at Casa Serena include:

  • Clinical Director: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
  • Medical Director: Board Certified M.D. in Addiction Medicine
  • Nurse Practitioner: Behavioral Health Advance Practice Nurse
  • Clinical Supervisor: Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D and LMFT)
  • Clinical Team: Ph.D’s, Psy.D’s, LMFT’s, AMFT’s, APCC’s, Addiction Treatment Counselors

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