B.A. from University of California, San Diego and her M.A. in Counseling Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute. She has experience working in the recovery field as well as the field of education. She utilizes a holistic, psychodynamic approach which integrates humanistic therapy and family systems in her work with Akua men and women
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At Akua Mind & Body, we combine treatment programs for the mind, body, and spirit into a holistic therapeutic method in beautiful Southern California. Blending clinical excellence with a healing and rejuvenating holistic environment, we have created treatment programs fusing the latest advances in addiction medicine with eastern traditions. Our integrative approach combines physical, psychological, spiritual, and science-based approaches to achieve not only detoxification and intensive treatment, but a solid foundation for healing and recovery. Our goal is for you to emerge from your stay at our high-end treatment facilities in Orange County with the tools you need to confront drug and alcohol dependency.
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
- Expert Staff
Our expert staff offers compassionate care with clinical sophistication. Even after a client’s treatment and time at Akua has ended, our staff continues to offer support in his or her journey to health and sobriety.
- 24-hour Clinical Care
24-hour clinical care and a safe, secure, gender-specific environment create ultimate safety. At Akua Mind & Body, we pay special attention to client’s needs and aim to make detoxification and treatment a rejuvenating experience.
Lauren Cabaldon - Clinical Director
Stephen Mercurio - COO
BA in Education and is a Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor. His experience in treatment includes serving as Administrator, Program Director, Director of Academic Development, and Case Manager. Stephen is passionate about educating recovering individuals about addiction and helping them begin their road to recovery.
How Our Helpline Works
For those seeking addiction treatment for themselves or a loved one, the Recovery.org helpline is a private and convenient solution.
Calls to any general helpline (non-facility specific 1-8XX numbers) for your visit will be answered by American Addiction Centers (AAC).
We are standing by 24/7 to discuss your treatment options. Our representatives work solely for AAC and will discuss whether an AAC facility may be an option for you.
Our helpline is offered at no cost to you and with no obligation to enter into treatment. Neither Recovery.org nor AAC receives any commission or other fee that is dependent upon which treatment provider a visitor may ultimately choose.
For more information on AAC's commitment to ethical marketing and treatment practices, or to learn more about how to select a treatment provider, visit our About AAC page.