Muir Wood Adolescent & Family Services

1733 Skillman Lane, Petaluma, California, 94952

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Muir Wood Adolescent & Family Services provides residential treatment for adolescent boys with substance use disorder and co-occurring mental health issues and outpatient programming for both adolescent boys and girls. The residential treatment program is designed specifically for males ages 12-17 struggling with substance abuse and accompanying mental health issues. Located on six idyllic acres in Sonoma County, CA, this highly individualized and family-centric program serves a maximum of six adolescents and their families at any given time. Muir Wood’s treatment team includes board-certified addiction treatment physicians, board-certified psychiatrists, licensed therapists, certified counselors, masters-level adventure therapists and masters-level and multiple-subject State credentialed teachers. Key program components of the residential program include a weekly family intensive, comprehensive psychological testing, twice weekly individual therapy with a licensed therapist, weekly assessment by a board-certified addiction psychiatrist, twice weekly individual family therapy with a licensed therapist, and an all day adventure therapy program with masters-level therapists. The residential program also includes a 3-month Parent Support and Coaching Aftercare curriculum-based component led by a licensed therapist who remains in contact with parents for a weekly 75-minute phone call. Muir Wood’s mixed-gender outpatient program, located in Marin, offers both a 9-hour per week Intensive Outpatient Program and a 6-hour per week Outpatient Program for teens and their families. Key components of the outpatient programs include a highly credentialed clinical team, weekly individual therapy with a licensed therapist, weekly family therapy with a licensed therapist, and weekly randomized drug testing.

Facility Highlights

  • Sunday Adventure Therapy Program Led by a Masters-Level Therapist
  • Weekly, Comprehensive Family Programming
  • Mixed-Gender Outpatient Programs

Specialization

  • An Engaging Program Designed Specifically for Adolescent Boys with a Number of Experiential Therapies
    Experiential therapies at Muir Wood include 3X weekly personal training with a certified personal trainer at a community gym, weekly equine assisted psychotherapy on a 1000 acre ranch, weekly yoga, weekly-guided meditation, and weekly mixed martial arts training. These experiential therapies help keep teens engaged in treatment and illustrate healthy ways they can have fun living a life free of drugs and alcohol, while reducing anxiety and depression without drugs and alcohol.
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
    EMDR is a highly specific, research-validated form of therapy that can help people overcome traumatic stress, anxiety and depression. With EMDR, a trained practitioner uses bilateral stimulation, eye movement and touch to stimulate parts of the brain as a patient recounts certain experiences and memories as a way to more thoroughly process uncomfortable, painful feelings.

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  • Private/Secluded

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Sherri

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Client focused. Excellent clinical team. Loved the parent classes. Financially transparent. My sons issues improved.

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I cannot say enough positive things about this facility. The staff is excellent. Keep in mind that the major hurdle to your experience here will be your insurance company. We have Kaiser which is another blessing that made this experience so positive. Have faith that Muir is there to help your son!

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    Do not send your kids here! They make it look so nice on the website saying that you go horseback riding surfing and kayaking and all that but in reality the only thing they care about is the website. They hire actors as clients to say good things about it but it’s actually hell there. Every single person I know that’s been there including me just pretends that it’s helping them because they want to get out of that prison as soon as possible. The staff gang up on the clients and get mad at little things like farting or making a joke. As soon as any of the clients get out they go straight back to drug use because they lie and say they want to be sober and really this place just teaches you way more ways to get high and get around drug tests. Personally I just was sent there for weed and didn’t have any need to use any harder drugs but being around people always talking about how good they are just makes you want to try them so now it’s my first week out and I’ve already tried like 6 different drugs that I never even thought could get me high or never wanted to try only because they don’t show up on drug tests. In conclusion this place is so fake and if your child is only addicted to weed definitely don’t send them to rehab it will only make them worse.

    Jeff

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    We're grateful to Muir Wood for having helped our family through a terrible crisis. While our son was there, the rest of the family slept easily knowing he was in the care of compassionate, expert staff. The doctors, therapists, and staff there are all excellent. They're experienced, and have seen it all. What a relief! The program my son participated in was comprehensive, from getting great nutrition from an on-site chef, to engaging in personal and group therapy, as well as attending outside meetings. Muir Wood returned him to improved physical and mental health, and he was able to take responsibility for and pride in his sobriety. The family program is excellent, including individual family therapy and multi-family group discussion. Through the expertise of the affiliated guest speakers at the group meetings, our whole family learned a lot about how to manage addiction of our roles. All of us, including our son, are stronger because of Muir Wood's program.

    Brooke

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    Muirwood is a cadillac facility in every way! I was impressed with every facet of the program, the facilities, the staff, the family resources, discharge resources etc. If one has to go through this nightmare experience of substance abuse and all that entails, this is a safe landing place for our sons and an invaluable resource for us as families, not only while our son is there in treatment, but in terms of being set up to move forward after treatment as well. I am forever grateful to Muirwood and so thankful my son was able to be there at such a critical time in his life!
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