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Sovereign Health Addiction, Dual Diagnosis, and Mental Health Treatment Programs
- Overall: 3.7
- Accommodations: 3.7
- Meals: 3.8
- Effectiveness: 3.5
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Sovereign Health San Clemente offers specialized mental health, substance abuse and dual diagnosis disorder treatment tailor-made to meet the unique needs of each patient. The comprehensive program begins at admission, where an expert staff conducts a thorough assessment to identify potential co-occurring conditions and accurately diagnose each patient, ensuring they receive the proper course of treatment. An oceanfront location and caring staff provide a serene and calming atmosphere where residents can realize their full potential. Sovereign Health addresses underlying mental health conditions by utilizing innovative and cutting edge cognitive testing, rehabilitation and evidence based treatment modalities, as well as alternative therapies including art and equine therapy. Sovereign Health San Clemente is dually licensed in both addiction and mental health, holds a joint commission accreditation, and accepts most private insurance.
Sovereign Health Addiction, Dual Diagnosis, and Mental Health Treatment Programs 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
- Dual Diagnosis/Co-occurring Disorders Treatment
These two terms describe a person who is not only addicted to drugs or alcohol, but also has a mental or emotional illness, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc. Facilities that treat patients with dual-diagnosis or co-occurring disorders provide psychiatric treatment in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation services.
- 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.
- Medical Detoxification
Drugs and alcohol have widespread effects throughout your body, including but not limited to the addiction and/or physical/psychological dependence that develops with substance abuse over time. Many organ systems are affected by addiction and will react to withdrawal. The term “medical detoxification” means that there is a trained and licensed medical professional onsite to monitor your vital signs and protect your physical and emotional health as your body goes through withdrawal.
- Equine Therapy
A form of animal therapy, equine therapy involves visiting, working with and sometimes riding horses as a way to create a metaphoric relationship that leads to life-altering insights.
“Everyone was patient and gave me extra hope and I’m so grateful for it. They really get you thinking, and sometimes it cuts pretty deep, and that is exactly what they are supposed to do. They are helping us every step of the way and they are always there for us no matter what kind of day it is. I’m very, very, very thankful, 100 percent. The staff have all been great, and filled with positivity no matter what. I’m so grateful for that because it has helped make my total experience wonderful.Angelo
Unfortunately, I do have experience with other treatment centers and this is one of the best that I’ve been around. The staff is incredible. The groups are very informative. But, also, kind of friendly – they don’t bore you to death – they talk about very applicable things for anybody who is looking to recover. It’s just great, it really is – I actually enjoy coming here.Rob
The experience has had a tremendous impact on my life, because it gave me coping skills and learned how to implement them in my life. It is not a superficial program. The groups run by the therapists and counselors didn’t just skim the surface, they really went in-depth. It is a spectacular program if you really want to get sober.Cesar
I’ve learned a lot of skills, like meditation, which is sort of easy to do in class, but to carry it with you when you leave is a whole different ball game. It’s just what I needed. If you come here and you are sincere about wanting help then the people here can help you, no question about it.Paul
The administrative and medical staff and the house managers have all been fantastic. My therapist is great, she helps me think about my thinking. I feel like I am given direct one-on-on attention, not only during scheduled sessions but any time I need it. We have a great psychiatrist and counselors, too. There is a lot of wisdom and experience that has been shared.Jerald
I was comfortable here from the moment I arrived. It’s a perfect mixture of education about addiction and mental health, and group therapy. The housing was perfect for me, too, staying in a house, especially coming from a hospital setting. I have more freedom, but yet there is accountability.Alli
Anthony J. Mele, Psy.D - Chief Clinical Officer
Dr. Anthony Mele, a licensed psychologist, brings almost twenty-five years of clinical expertise and executive leadership on both the provider and payer sides of behavioral healthcare. Dr. Mele’s wide range of clinical expertise includes: the assessment and treatment of co-occuring mental health and substance abuse disorders in adolescents and adults, the use of telehealth to manage chronic medical conditions, and the development of non-pharmacologic interventions for individuals with cognitive impairment. Dr. Mele is a frequent speaker and trainer in these areas.
Monica Powers, Psy.D. - Director of Clinical Development & Training
Dr. Powers earned her doctorate in Applied Clinical Psychology at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She holds a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Phoenix. She did her internship at the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, where she ran the Healthy Way L.A. program. This program provides mental health services to the underserved population in Los Angeles County. Dr. Powers continued her postdoctoral work at Sovereign’s Los Angeles facility. Under Dr. Powers’ guidance, Sovereign’s Los Angeles facility has grown to meet the challenges of a vast metropolitan area. At present, Dr. Powers is transitioning from her successful tenure as Group Program Director to training incoming directors and clinical supervisors at other Sovereign locations. - See more at: https://www.sovhealth.com/about/leadership/orange-county-ca/#horizontalTab3
Kathleen “Karunya” Morgan , LMFT - Program Director
Kathleen “Karunya” Morgan is the Program Director at Sovereign Health’s San Clemente Facility. She has a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in marriage and family therapy and a Master’s Degree of Science in holistic wellness. She specializes in trauma and inner child work and has worked in the behavioral health industry for over 8 years as a primary therapist, structural counselor and clinical manager. At Sovereign Health of San Clemente, Karunya is responsible for overseeing all programs offered at the facility and leading the clinical team that works with our patients. - See more at: https://www.sovhealth.com/about/leadership/orange-county-ca/#horizontalTab3