The Retreat, Villa Kali Ma’s Trauma Treatment Center
The Retreat is Villa Kali Ma’s unique healing retreat center for women, located in luxurious Rancho Santa Fe, California.
The Retreat is a licensed mental health and trauma treatment facility, where women are supported to heal through the most up-to-date trauma treatment approaches in the field.
Brainspotting, EMDR, Somatic Experiencing, and ketamine-assisted psychotherapy are provided alongside our many holistic options for healing mind, body, and soul.
Mental health treatment is provided in the form of individual session work, groups, and family therapy using frameworks and models for healing trauma with co-occurring symptoms, including depression, anxiety, self-harm, and panic disorder.
In addition to mental health treatment and trauma-informed therapies, yoga, nutrition, massage, breath work, acupuncture, activities, and outdoor therapy are part of the Retreat’s comprehensive healing program.
The Retreat is a unique place for women to undergo therapy to receive deep and lasting healing on mental health and trauma topics. The Retreat is a 30-day onsite program in a sunny, beautiful, and safe recovery environment, with the option to stay longer if desired.
What Types of Trauma Can Be Healed at the Retreat?
There are two categories of trauma and the Retreat is designed to treat them both.
Some women meet diagnostic criteria for a clinical diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Other women struggle with what is called complex trauma, or “lower t” trauma, (as opposed to the “capital T” trauma associated with PTSD).
The Retreat is specialized to treat those qualifying for a diagnosis of PTSD and also provides treatment for women with any pattern of complex, or chronic developmental trauma.
Generally speaking, you can think of trauma in two ways, both of which can be healed at the Retreat:
- Capital T trauma, or post-traumatic stress, which is related to one standout specific event or experience, such as a car crash, assault, exposure to violence, or combat experiences (PTSD)
- Lower t trauma, or complex trauma, related to a pattern or series of events and experiences that left deep imprints in the personality, for example, due to abuse, neglect, or other difficult experiences in childhood