AKUA Mind & Body

4.4 (26 reviews) ADD YOUR REVIEW
20271 Southwest Birch St Suite 200
Newport Beach, CA 92660
8332582669 Visit Website
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  • Medicare is not Accepted
  • Medicaid is not Accepted
Treatment Insights

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.

AKUA Mind & Body 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.

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I worked here. They don't care at all about the clients. "Heads in Beds" thats what it is about. As an employee I learned quickly how much they really care about the clients, they are just another com...


UNETHICAL, SLOPPY, AND HARM CAUSING CARE. I had a loved one spend 5 tragic days in Sacramento location's detox. Mistake. It is of my opinion that when the medical director of a treatment facility ...


Akua made the beginning of my recovery journey a positive one. The staff are excellent and the programs and classes top notch. I couldn't of chosen a better place to get and stay sober


I spent two weeks at akua and was shocked at the low paid staff who had barely any sobriety. One woman was even homeless and had 60 days of sobriety. This is the same woman who drove the van to meetin...


I attended Akua treatment center and they saved my life.They are loving and really care about me. I am sober today because of them. I feel like their staff and excellent THERAPISTs team are above exce...


I am so glad that my higher power placed me in the presance of akua mind amd body. Before akua i had lost touch with who i was, not really knowing what tomorrow would bring. I was ashamed of who i was...


My treatment at AKUA was outstanding. The residential program truly encompasses all aspects of the mind body and spirit, necessary for a successful recovery. Art and music therapy, mediation and yoga,...


My stay at the Akua treatment facilities was very positive and benificial. The detox house was very clean and organized, provided excellent food prepared by a chef, and the atmosphere helped me get th...


Akua Mind and Body is unprofessional and clearly shows it has been in business for about a year. The company is plagued with staffing issues in the billing and insurance departments. Due to INTERNAL i...


I am 54yrs old, I don\'t have thousands of dollars so gusts it\'s not for me


Akua is a great program! The staff is amazing and truly cares about their clients and dealing not only with the substance issue, but the issues that caused the use. The facilities are very nice and ...


Don\'t lie and talk about herbal supplements, brains based personal diets, aqua therapy, massage therapy etc if you don\'t offer absolutely any of that .. Before going I was told they could accommodat...


Strengths: Strong therapeutic/clinical staff, Clinical staff focuses on the underlying issues that contribute to the clients' behavior rather than focusing on the behaviors alone, Akua has a high clin...


Akua has a staff of passionate individuals who give a 150% to their clients and take ownership. They care about each one and realize each are individuals and strive to give each client the tools need...


Clinical, Amenities, aftercare, and detox were strengths of the facility. However, it is new. Staff is like a family and hand picked from the doctor from therapists to drivers. We pride ourselves in ...


Strengths: Holistic approach, experienced staff, compassionate approach. Weaknesses: Outreach programs. My experience has been positive. The administrative staff is dedicated to improving all facets ...


Staff Is very Friendly and Helpful! I strongly recommend this facility to anyone who needs the treatment.


Phenomenal therapists and daily programming.


Strengths: Excellent client care, Master, Phd level staff, wide variety of therapeutic modalities, updated/modern facilities, health & wellness, competitive pricing are strengths of the facility.


Strengths: The Staff - all master's level or above clinicians. The environment and homes...feels like the "W" hotel. Very fresh and clean The therapeutic approach based on psychodynamic theory. Weakn...


Strengths: Clinical program is very strong. All therapists are masters level clinicians qualified to work from a variety of frameworks including individual, group, and family therapies. Weaknesses: Ha...


Therapists are excellent, client care is always put first. Groups are meaningful, informative, and focused on the underlying causes of the problem, rather than just the problem itself. With growth me...


“Coming from oc ive been to several different programs in the area. I wasn’t able to finish a single program until I came to AKUA . I didn’t even realize who the owner was HE IS SO HUMBLE. He ...


I have never experienced a company that invests in its team as much as AKUA invests in theirs. This is really very much a team of professional and compassionate individuals that care about each other ...

Areas of Focus
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.

Key Staff Members
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    Lauren Cabaldon - Clinical Director

    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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    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.