The Benefits of Unconditional Positive Regard

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The Benefits of Unconditional Positive Regard

At Avalon Malibu, we have a variety of different approaches. These approaches empower us to help clients succeed and meet their treatment goals. One of the most important approaches that we believe in is unconditional positive regard. In this blog, we’re going to explain what exactly this approach is as well as some of its benefits we’ve seen at Avalon Malibu.

Understanding Unconditional Positive Regard

Unconditional positive regard means that we meet clients where they’re at in recovery and we never judge them. Our goal is to create a safe space where clients feel seen and heard without any judgment at all. We know that this has a variety of benefits, so let’s dive into some of the ones that we’ve seen.


Honesty is one of the biggest benefits that can come from this approach. When individuals know that they’re not going to be judged, they are much more likely to be honest with their support team. This means that their care team will be able to provide them with more specialized care as they are informed about how the person is really doing. Honesty is an important pillar of treatment. Unconditional positive regard is one of the ways we encourage it.


Unconditional positive regard can help clients feel safe, which is an important element of treatment. Clients need to feel safe in order to fully open up to their care teams and share how they’re doing. If clients don’t feel safe, then they may be less likely to succeed in treatment.

Building Relationships

The last benefit we’ll discuss is building relationships. Through unconditional positive regard, clients can build healthy, functional relationships with their care team. Clients also begin to feel a healthy sense of self-worth. This can help them along in their treatment and make them feel connected. Having relationships that don’t Include substance use can be an important first step in recovery. Expressing unconditional positive regard is one way we help clients establish these new positive relationships.

If you think that our treatment approach might be the right fit for you, then we would love to share some more information about what we do and why we do it. At Avalon Malibu, we’ve seen hundreds of clients succeed with our support. We can do that for you as well. If you’re curious about our services and whether they could be the right fit for you, feel free to give us a call at (844) 857-5992. We will be able to share some more information with you and help you decide whether Avalon Malibu is right for you. 

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