Luminance Recovery Centers

Ratings & Reviews
Recovery.org Reviews
  • Overall: 4.6
  • Accommodations: 4.6
  • Meals: 4.4
  • Effectiveness: 4.8
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Contact Information
27131 Paseo Espada, Suite 1703
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
8775651654
  • $ Paying for Treatment
    • Insurance is Accepted
    • Financing is Available
    • Medicare is not Accepted
    • Medicaid is not Accepted

Treatment Insights

Trauma is often the underlying factor for may additive style behaviors including alcohol, substance abuse and process addictions. Trauma can have a significant impact on one’s life even if a single event or a reoccurrence over an extended period. Trauma also severely effects the way internal information is processed and impacts relationships with family, friends and co-workers. The trauma-informed addiction treatment program at Luminance was developed to address the internal process and cross-effects of trauma, addictions, and other co-occurring conditions. Our statement of beliefs guides our treatment philosophy and truly reflects how we deliver care to our clients. We Believe: 1. Chemical dependency is a treatable disease of the body, mind, and spirit. 2. Those who struggle with alcohol and drug addiction can completely recover from the obsession to use. 3. Recovery is an ongoing process and a strong foundation is built in treatment through therapy, awareness, working the Twelve Steps and other social recovery models. 4. Successful recovery for a chemically dependent client requires total abstinence from all mood/mind altering chemicals unless competently prescribed. 5. A team approach is necessary for meeting our clients’ physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs. 6. A spiritual experience (or change is behavior)is the ultimate goal of the treatment/recovery process. 7. Engaging in a spiritual program of action while in treatment and after treatment is the best way to maintain recovery. 8. Persons who seek treatment for chemical dependency may also have emotional, cognitive, physical and behavioral struggles which we address in treatment by means of therapeutic and medical interventions. 9. Aftercare support (post discharge) is significant to the ongoing care and success of long term recovery. Quality of life and success depend on the ability and willingness for the client to engage with recommendations in their recovery program. 10. Affordability is an important consideration in care and continuing care decisions.

Luminance Recovery Centers Reviews and Ratings Details

The following is based on a combination of Surveys of Alumni, Staff, Loved Ones, and Reviews and Ratings from around the web.

Reviews at a Glance

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EMO

The staff was great, but some of the other clients over stepped boundaries of personal belongings in rooms by taking my clothes out of my closet.

RMF

Fantastic! Great people, staff and counselors. I highly recommend this treatment center. When we visisted another treatment center to compare, we knew, hands down, Lumanance was the one. We are so ha...

Anonymous

Luminance Recovery offers awesome groups that are different than other centers. The therapists are qualified and caring. This is a center that truly cares about the clients and their recovery.

KW

Strengths: Collaboration, integrity, commitment to excellence, and a client/patient first focused approach. The team is able to work together and quickly address client needs. The clients see the di...

M C

Clinical staff it is growing. Owner and staff are deeply committed to serving the clients to the best of their ability


Areas of Focus
Client & Family Support Groups

Group therapy is a vital component of addiction recovery treatment, considered as important and effective (sometimes even more so) than individual therapy. Benefits include reducing isolation and loneliness and providing the opportunity to learn from others in recovery. In the addiction setting, group therapy is run by trained professionals who guide participants toward a shared goal of recovery.

Creative Arts Therapy

Writing, making art or engaging in theater can be deeply therapeutic for people working to recover from addiction. Many facilities offer one or several forms of creative arts therapy as a way to help patients learn to express their feelings in productive ways.

Process Abuse Treatment

Not all addictions involve mood-altering chemicals. The term “process addiction” describes the unhealthy use of behaviors (including eating, gambling, sexual activity, shopping, internet use, etc.) that has spiraled out of control and into the realm of addiction.

Individualized Treatment

Some facilities have an addiction treatment protocol that all patients or clients are expected to follow, while others customize or individualize treatment based on a person’s unique needs and circumstances. Factors that may affect treatment decisions include age, lifestyle, medical conditions, type of drug, religious beliefs, etc.

Alumni Testimonials
  • Luminance recovery is nothing short of a miracle. When I first came here, my life was all but over. Lost everything to drug and alcohol abuse. I even lost the love for myself. I had literally nothing left. From the very first moment I knew that Luminance was going to be an amazing experience. They accepted me as though I was the most important person on the planet. They showed me the kind of love that one would show to their own children. A love that enveloped me and nurtured me back to health. Today I am a clean and sober man. I have the capacity for compassion and empathy for others. Luminance Recovery has empowered me to live my life with passion. They have given me all the tools that I need to prosper in this world. I owe Luminance Recovery my life. A life that is blessed. A life that is full of love. A life that I live with purpose.
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Key Staff Members
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    Greg Young - Clinical Director

    Greg holds a M.S. degree in counseling and is a licensed marriage and family therapist. He has held several positions in the field of recovery over the last 13 years such as case manager, therapist, program director, clinical director and vice-president of clinical operations. Greg’s believes in utilizing an eclectic approach by incorporating science, spirituality, existentialism, experiential and cognitive behavioral therapy. In Greg’s own words: “Awareness is the key to change. Without it, we routinely function using our maladaptive coping strategies that have proven to be harmful to ourselves and those around us. Utilizing an awareness approach focuses on re-directing these thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that promote effective coping methods, a healthier outlook, and development of the tools necessary for long term recovery.”

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    Jessica Mathon MS, MA, LMFT - Clinical Director - Experiential

    Jessica graduated with a Masters in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University Los Angeles in 2010. She has worked with adolsents and adults recovering from trauma, struggling with depression, anxiety, eating disorders, substance abuse, PTSD. She’s also worked in community clinics, psychiatric hospitals, and in private practice, and in the horse arena with Equine Assisted Psychotherapy since 2010. She holds the following degrees and professional designation.

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    Jesse Otawka, CCAPP/CAADC - Director of Counseling

    Jesse is a substance abuse counselor/behavioral therapist at Luminance Recovery Center. He is a certified drug and alcohol counselor through CCAPP/CAADAC and studied at Inter-Coast College in Riverside, CA. Jesse has worked in the field for the past five years dealing extensively with Relapse Prevention, Anger Management, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Schema Therapy and Trauma. He carries his passion into this field with the desire to be a part of the new wave of counselors/therapists in recovery based on techniques of motivational interviewing and the concept of positive mental attitude (PMA).

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    Michael Castanon - Chief Executive Officer

    Michael Castanon is a CEO and Founder of Luminance Health Group Inc. and Luminance RecoveryCenter. He is passionate about providing the highest level of care possible in the addiction and trauma treatment industry. He is dedicated to creating a new and improved way of providing treatment that results in recovery success rates that have not been realized to this point. He has a heart to help transform lives and put people on a new path, free from the desperation and hopelessness of addiction.