Roots Through Recovery is located in Long Beach’s Bixby Knolls community, and provides the most inclusive and discrete treatment to meet your unique needs.
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Roots offers a variety of programming options for individuals based on their need for treatment. We can accommodate most people whether they are working during the day, looking for a job, or they just need more support. If Roots cannot meet your needs, for whatever reason, we have a variety of resources that we can refer you to so you don’t feel alone in the process.

Intensive Outpatient Treatment

Roots Through Recovery’s Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) supports individuals coping with substance abuse and co-occurring mental health issues, guiding you in recovery and wellness as you continue to function in everyday life. We offer treatment options that incorporate traditional 12-step philosophies, as well as non-traditional alternatives. We believe there are many paths to recovery…

Day Treatment

Roots Through Recovery offers a day treatment program (referred to as PHP) to individuals with a level of care similar to that found at inpatient or residential treatment, but with the convenience and independence of living at home or in a sober living program.

Our day treatment program provides individuals with an engaging full day of treatment, at six hours per day, five days a week. A typical day in treatment includes…

Outpatient Treatment

Roots Through Recovery’s outpatient program, or “OP”, provides a personalized combination of both one-on-one and group counseling for up to three hours a week to meet each individual’s needs.  With our outpatient program, individuals who have successfully completed an inpatient or IOP/PHP program for substance abuse and mental health issues, or whose level of need can be met with limited engagement can continue to receive support as they carry out their personal and professional lives in recovery.

Specialized Populations

We provide care that is specific to your needs with individualized groups and counseling, and research-backed interventions for specialized populations including:

  • Co-Occurring Disorders
  • Trauma
  • Medication Assisted Therapy (tapering or maintenance)…


The roots approach embraces compassionate care, utilizing evidence-based treatments and holistic approaches that are delivered by a highly trained clinical staff, and moving you toward a sustainable life in recovery.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) focuses on exploring relationships among a person’s thoughts, feelings and behaviors. During CBT a therapist will actively work with a person to uncover unhealthy patterns of thought and how they may be causing self-destructive behaviors and beliefs. By addressing these patterns, the person and therapist can work together to develop constructive ways of thinking that will produce healthier behaviors and beliefs. The core principles of CBT are identifying negative or false beliefs and testing or restructuring them

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is heavily based on CBT with one big exception: it emphasizes validation, or accepting uncomfortable thoughts, feelings and behaviors instead of struggling with them. By having an individual come to terms with the troubling thoughts, emotions or behaviors that they struggle with, change no longer appears impossible and they can work with their therapist to create a gradual plan for recovery.

Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention

MBRP is designed to bring practices of mindful awareness to individuals who have suffered from the addictive trappings and tendencies of the mind. MBRP practices are intended to foster increased awareness of triggers, destructive habitual patterns, and “automatic” reactions that seem to control many of our lives. The mindfulness practices in MBRP are designed to help us pause, observe present experience, and bring awareness to the range of choices before each of us in every moment. We learn to respond in ways that serves us, rather than react in ways that are detrimental to our health and happiness. Ultimately, we are working towards freedom from deeply ingrained and often catastrophic habits.

Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing is designed to bring practices of mindful awareness to individuals who have suffered from the addictive trappings and tendencies of the mind. MBRP practices are intended to foster increased awareness of triggers, destructive habitual patterns, and “automatic” reactions that seem to control many of our lives. The mindfulness practices in MBRP are designed to help us pause, observe present experience, and bring awareness to the range of choices before each of us in every moment..


Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy (EMDR) replaces negative emotional reactions to difficult memories with less-charged or positive reactions or beliefs. Performing a series of back and forth, repetitive eye movements for 20-30 seconds can help individuals change these emotional reactions. Therapists refer to this protocol as “dual stimulation.” During the therapy, an individual stimulates the brain with back and forth eye movements (or specific sequences of tapping or musical tones). Simultaneously, the individual stimulates memories by recalling a traumatic event.

Seeking Safety

Seeking Safety is an evidence-based, present-focused counseling model to help people attain safety from trauma and/or substance abuse. It directly addresses both trauma and addiction, but without requiring clients to delve into the trauma narrative (the detailed account of disturbing trauma memories).

Seeking Safety offers 25 topics, each a safe coping skill, and follows the key principles of Seeking Safety…

Somatic Experiencing

Somatic Experiencing® is a body-oriented approach to the healing of trauma and other stress disorders. The SE approach releases traumatic shock, which is key to transforming PTSD and the wounds of emotional and early developmental attachment trauma. SE offers a framework to assess where a person is “stuck” in the fight, flight or freeze responses and provides clinical tools to resolve these fixated physiological states. The SE approach facilitates the completion of self-protective motor responses and the release of thwarted survival energy bound in the body, thus addressing the root cause of trauma symptoms. This is approached by gently guiding clients to develop increasing tolerance for difficult bodily sensations and suppressed emotions.


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