Outpatient Mental Health Treatment

Like many things in life, admission to an outpatient mental health treatment center tends to be overcomplicated. When struggling with a mental health illness, the last thing you want to do is jump through endless hoops to get help. We’ve made our admissions process simple, transparent, and clear.

Our Admissions Process

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Step 1:
Verify Insurance

Simply provide your insurance information in the verification form below and our admissions coordinators will make arrangements with your company directly. This process allows you to focus on the present moment while still keeping you informed.

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Step 2:

You’ll receive a call within 12 – 72 hours where we will briefly discuss what you’re going through and answer all of your questions. We’ll discuss our programs, approaches, your needs and goals, along with anything else you want to know.

Step 3:
Schedule a Start Date

Once we’ve answered all of your questions and discussed billing and living arrangements, we will schedule a start date that works for you.

Is Barn Life Right For You?

Let our kind and helpful admissions coordinators assist in finding the best option – even if it’s not with us.


Do I live at your facility?

We are not an inpatient residential facility however, should you join us from out of state, we’re happy to help you arrange housing and transportation. To see how we can help, call us today.

Do you offer individual therapy appointments?

We offer individual therapy as part of our program. As the first licensed community-based mental health treatment center in California, we believe in the power of community. Oftentimes, our clients don’t realize the endless benefits of finding an invested community of mental health therapists, like-minded people, and fellow patients. For this reason, we place an emphasis on clinician lead group therapy, while simultaneously providing ample opportunity for one-on-one therapy as well.

How much does it cost?

Our programs are designed to cater to individual needs and goals. For this reason, it is both difficult and futile to provide a general cost. Nonetheless, most of our clients fund their programs using their private insurance with companies like Anthem, Aetna, or United Healthcare. At Barn Life, we’re a certified Tricare provider catering to current and former military members and their families.

Is your staff qualified to help people with severe mental illness?

Yes, our staff is certified by the Joint Commission for exceptionally high-quality mental health services and for our commitment to continuous improvement. Likewise, Barn Life Recovery is certified by the California Department of Social Services and is recognized by all major insurance carriers. In fact, we worked to include a community-based licensing category in California and were the first to receive this credential.

Can I stay in the program for more than 120 days? Can I exit the program before 30 days?

With your help and guidance, we craft a treatment program designed based on your struggles, your situation, and your end goal. Whether you join us for 7 days or 7 months, we provide ongoing case management, aftercare, and life skills groups aimed at preparing you for your next chapter.

Do most clients work while in your program?

Each client’s goals, needs and life circumstances are unique. Some find it’s time for an employment break and others ask for help to find a job. As for your next step, we’re happy to help you make an informed decision. Give an admissions coordinator a call today!

Does Barn Life provide meals?

Our mission is simple – help people. We allow you to bring your own lunch, snacks and drinks and provide a community kitchen space to prepare them. However, if our clients cannot provide their own meals, we always make sure to figure out a solution.

Does Barn Life help people with substance use disorder or drug and alcohol addictions and dependencies?

Yes, we do! Although, we view substance abuse as the secondary manifestation of a core issue – mental illness. For this reason, we are not a drug addiction center, we are a mental health treatment center. Nonetheless, our mental health therapies provide you with the tools, skills and community needed to rebuild, restore, and recover.

I’m in active addiction, can you help me detox?

First, we believe that addiction is a symptom of mental illness. It is a manifestation of imbalance. To restore this balance, we are committed to treating the root of the problem – the mental health condition. We ask that prospective clients in active addiction complete their detox program prior to joining us. In fact, our programs are unique because they close the gap between detox treatments (which often don’t address mental health) and weekly therapy (which oftentimes is not enough support for the newly recovering addict). Here, we step boldly into the gap to support your journey.

Will you prescribe and distribute my medication?

Traditionally, patients come to our programs after they have begun a medication program. For this reason, Barn Life does not distribute or prescribe medication. However, we do have a psychiatrist on staff at all times. Although we work to help you take medication as prescribed, our role is less about medication management and more about providing both Joint Commission Accredited and holistic mental health tools and coping mechanisms.

Can I attend a free community event anytime?

From sunrise qi going to monthly moon meditations, our free community events are open to anyone from prospective clients, staff and alumni to out-of-town visitors and the general public. Most events do not require registration but we suggest arriving early with any required supplies (usually a yoga mat is helpful).

What insurance providers do you accept?

We accept most private insurance providers. Please contact us to find out if we can accept your insurance. The most common insurance providers we accept include: Tricare West, Anthem, Magellan, Cigna, Aetna, United Health, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Blue Shield of CA, Blue Shield of OK, Blue Shield of TX, Blue Shield of Alaska, Blue Shield of NC, and more!


We are in-network with all PPO plans. We are proudly a certified Tricare provider. We are now able to work with Magellan Health/Blue Shield of CA HMO plans.

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Hear From Those We've Impacted

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Barn Life is uniquely special. As someone who has had long stretches of sobriety with "traditional" communities and methods, Barn Life stepped in when I started struggling during the pandemic and said "traditional" methods failed to help.The staff here are exceptional. This is a truly subjective statement, but it is my honest opinion that the people from the owner (Hi Matt!) to EVERYONE else works there because they believe in the work and want to share the tools they found.Barn Life and their little sibling, Peer Mental Wellness were the launchpad from a shell of an existence to person with self-love/respect, and a life-mission of personal development.

Steven D.
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Best for someone looking for spiritual healing in addition to their mental health healing.

Luka P.
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Barn life is probably one of the most amazing facilities you could ever attend when it comes to mental illness. This was the first place that popped up when I was searching for help and I’m so thankful that it did. The environment is very therapeutic, the staff is awesome, and the group discussions and activities were so helpful in me understanding what I was experiencing. Do not hesitate to be a part of this place. It’s literally a game changer. I was only there for 6 weeks but I wished I stayed at least 6 months. Ever since returning home, I’ve been much happier and my perspective has changed dramatically. I’ve done things and participated in events at my college that I never thought I would be able to do. This place is truly amazing and I’m forever grateful that I found this place.

Ariana E.
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Through trial and error of trying to stay sober this program is definitely the most caring and supporting of them all if anyone needs help and is willing to help themselves I suggest barnlife they will for a fact give you the push you need and the tools to keep you going

Mason T.
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My daughter has been at Barn Life Recovery now for two months. It was my last resort to send her 9 hours away from me. She has been in drug and mental health rehabs in and out for two years. This was my last stitch effort to save my daughter and get her back to herself. Alyssa and I spoke multiple times before deciding. Their willingness to do everything for her and the different teams they have work with them is amazing. My daughter is happy again and clean and sober. She loves it there in their outpatient program. They restore your faith in humanity. They help restore someone who is broken in so many places to themselves. They have put the light back in my daughters eyes. They are committed to helping each person who truly wants the help. They assist in helping them get jobs and be responsible members of society. I recommend their program to anyone wanting to recover from drug, alcohol and mental health.Thank you to all the people at Barn Life who have made my daughter smile and bring the light back to her eyes. I am truly grateful.DawnaLee

DawnaLee W.
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I am alumni from Zen Recovery Path / a great place , and live a happy healthy life ever since / great peaceful place to recover // Namaste

Michael M.



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