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Located just about 50 miles north of San Francisco, in the Sonoma County town of Sebastopol, California, Chi Recovery is a multi-faceted behavioral health organization. It offers integrative treatment programs for clients struggling with addiction and basic co-occurring disorders. While the programming does include evidence-based practices, the emphasis is on alternative and holistic approaches in hopes of healing clients mentally, physically and spiritually.

Treatment and Staff

Before beginning a program, incoming clients undergo a thorough assessment to help staff members determine their needs. Those in need of detox can do so on an outpatient basis. Though medical oversight is provided while at the clinic during this stage, those in need of intensive care may want to seek additional help elsewhere before enrolling.

Most of Chi Recovery’s programs are individualized and offer a wide range of treatment practices. Clients can also choose one-, three- or six-month program increments. The facility’s main program is akin to the intensity of a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP). Clients attend both individual and group therapy with psychotherapists who implement CBT, DBT and EMDR, though modalities may vary by clinician. Trauma-informed care is also provided. In addition to these sessions, clients also attend groups drawing on Eastern medicinal traditions and cutting-edge therapies including acupuncture, Somatic Experiencing and biofeedback. Chi Recovery is non-12-step based but it supports clients who chose to supplement their formalized treatment with AA/NA or other peer support groups of that nature.

While the one-month program focuses primarily on detox and stabilization, the three-month program focuses on getting to the root of addiction. The most intensive six-month program includes both of the above with an additional emphasis on relapse prevention, finding employment and aftercare planning.

There are also youth-specific treatment plans for clients ages 14 and up, a relative rarity among rehab facilities. LGBTQ-sensitive services are available as well, as are feminist-oriented therapists. While all programs are relatively flexible, Chi Recovery also offers a completely custom 30-day program for clients who want even more specialization.

The staff at Chi Recovery consists of LMFTs, MDs, psychiatrists, LACs, acupuncturists, LCSWs and additional Master’s and PhD-level clinicians.


Other services include temporary gym memberships, nature hikes, family therapy, Qi Gong, Tai Chi, yoga, massage therapy, sober coaching and case management.

In Summary

In all, Chi Recovery uses an unorthodox but all-encompassing approach to treatment in a variety of different intensities. Programs include evidence-based care along with a slew of holistic and alternative practices, all provided by a diverse array of professional clinicians at a relatively competitive price. While those seeking a more traditional, 12-step oriented experience may want to look elsewhere, Chi Recovery is a good option for those seeking a boutique-style outpatient experience.

Chi Recovery Location

Chi Recovery
105 Morris St #214
Sebastopol, CA 95472

Chi Recovery Cost

$10,000 (IOP, 30 days; first three month rate—minimum three month, non-refundable initial payment); $8,000 (IOP, 4th month); $7,500 (IOP, 5th month); $6,500 (IOP, 6th month); custom pricing for additional months. Reach Chi Recovery by phone at (707) 812-7772. Find Chi Recovery on Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn

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