Depression Treatment

The 1st Community-Based Depression Therapy Program in California

Our program pioneered the community-based eastern approach to primary mental health treatment. We are unique because we address sociological factors of depression within a community. The sociological impacts of depression are often overlooked in managed care, but we believe it is essential to sustain long term resilience from depressive episodes. At Barn Life, our community provides a sense of belonging and allows individuals to connect with others who share a common denominator.

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Intensive Depression Treatment while living at home

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Discover Your True Self within a loving community

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Group & Individual Therapy with licensed mental health therapists

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Holistic & Evidence-Based Treatment with individually tailored programs

The Barn Life Difference

In a World of Pain & Suffering, We Heal Hurt.

No matter who you are, where you come from or what you’ve been through, we have the tools to help. Our licensed mental health therapists have extensive experience treating depression alongside unique life struggles such as LGBTQ+ Related Trauma, Corporate Burnout, Co-Occurring Conditions, Treatment-Resistant Depression, Family & Relationship-Based Trauma, and Eating & Body Related Struggles.

Feel at Home During the Day - Sleep in Your Bed at Night.

When individual therapy for an hour a week is not enough and long-term inpatient depression treatment is too much, Barn Life closes the gap. Our intensive outpatient programs (IOP) and partial hospitalization programs (PHP) are tailored to the wants, desires, needs and goals of the individual. We treat depressive conditions like Major Depressive Disorder, postpartum depression, treatment-resistant depression, and much more.

Walk a Confident Path After Treatment

Depression treatment at Barn Life includes life skills and aftercare groups to help you plan for your next steps. Learn to stay true to personal boundaries and limits while enhancing personal discipline. Confident in your footing, walk a path not toward joy and freedom but a path of joy and freedom.

Depression Treatment: Our Philosophy

Depression arises from negative emotions that have existed for an extended period of time. Without the proper coping mechanism or appropriate ways to allow these emotions to pass through, the feelings accumulate and further separate the individual from their essence. Depression is a symptom of long-term exposure to a life not aligned with the soul.

With your commitment, the guidance of our licensed, clinical team and our holistic treatment model, we help people explore how to accept and embrace the inevitable hurdles, trauma, and pain that accompanies depression. Only then can we discover our true selves again, fully heal from past and present issues, and triumph over depression.

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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.

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A Day in The Barn Life

Depression Treatment Sample Schedule

  • 8am – 9am: Wake up safe and comfortable in your own home
  • 9am – 9:30am: Barn Bus arrives for pick up.
  • 9:30am – 11am: Roll out your mats for a Mindfulness Group with a dose of vitamin D
  • 11am – 12:30pm: Individual Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • 12:30pm – 1:30pm: Lunch followed by an impromptu jam session
  • 1:30pm – 3pm: Aftercare Group
  • 3pm – 4:30pm: Behavioral Activation Group
  • 5:30pm: Take a walk to the beach, have dinner with a friend, or return to the comfort of your home


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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