Dr. Valeh Karimkhani, D.O. is an adolescent and adult psychiatrist. She is board certified in Psychiatry as well as Addiction Medicine. She is the founder of Orange County Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. Dr. Karimkhani is dedicated to serving the psychiatric needs of her community. She has extensive experience in substance abuse, dual diagnosis, PTSD, mood and anxiety disorders, and emergency psychiatry. She is also one of a select few psychiatrists offering TMS treatment.
Hope by the Sea
- Insurance is Accepted
- Financing is Available
- Medicare is not Accepted
- Medicaid is not Accepted
Hope by the Sea believes that each and every addict and alcoholic has the inner strength and ability to change. The residential drug and alcohol rehab offers a variety of treatment programs, including a college track and a Christian-based rehab, so that each client can find a recovery method that truly fits. This individualized approach increases the effectiveness of treatment, and allows clients to build a strong foundation for long-lasting sobriety.
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
I owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to \"Hope by the Sea\". I went there at my lowest point and have thrived since returning to normal life. The housing is awesome (you can prepare you own food from ...
This place is horrible. They do not care about anyone's safety or recovery, just how much they can make off the person.
At Hope by the Sea, clients are treated like children, this is disgusting as people generally seek Treatement to be reminded they are adults. If you value real and honest recovery explore the options ...
This program is not a Christian program, although I was misled by their staff to believe their Christian Track "Celebrate Hope" was a faith-based program. They don't take their clients to Saddleback, ...
When you are looking for drug or alcohol treatment for yourself or a loved one, you are not at your best in terms of rational decision-making. Soothing words and voiced concern can seem compelling, bu...
Stay away if you’re looking for a Christian 12 step program.
Worst place ever. Never send a loved one there. I have a Google review up. Its a long story go read my review of the place. It is a SCAM!!! DONT SEND YOUR LOVED ONES THERE!!!
ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE! THE 5 STAR REVIEWS ARE ALL FROM STAFF. THE HOUSES ARE DIRTY, THE FOOD IS GARBAGE. AVOID AT ALL COSTS. BETTER OFF DEALING WITH A GHETTO OUT PATIENT FACILITY, CAUSE THATS WHAT YOU G...
I loved my stay in your treatment facility. I was always treated with dignity and respect , and learned so much . My case manager , group leader and , therapist were perfectly suited to me . I current...
Perhaps the most important experience of my life. 4 years sober since my 30 day treatment. I am eternally grateful to HBS
I feel a rehabilitation facility should not have employees that r recently clean like 6 months out of drugs. I feel is risky for the patient and the family members to have to find out after signing up...
This place in nothing what they explain it to be before you get there. First of all you have small group\'s from seven to three everyday and it\'s always the same. The Councillors and staff are not ve...
they have really nice facilities they don't know what they're doing. I was in treatment at this place and it is AWFUL. staff don't really care about the clients they are just there to get the pay chec...
We had a very poor experience with Hope. Poor communication, sour attitude, accusatory tone, and then our son was dropped off at the San Juan Capistrano train station in the middle of the program w/o...
Staff and Programming were good. Discharging without a strong post plan. The ownership and staff experience were helpful
I was at Hope by the Sea in August 2015. It was horrible. The main offices were beautiful and well appointed. However, when I was transported to the detox house I was alarmed at the conditions. Most o...
Fellowship was good. Needs better communication. All around happy family feel
Attentiveness to clients and their needs. The staff at Hope by the Sea are very dedicated to their clients and strive to provide the best treatment for them, going above and beyond to accommodate thei...
Christian Program/Therapies were a strength. God uses Hope by the Sea/Celebrate Hope to save lives. The old life is gone and a new life begins.
Staff is genuinely caring. Not enough staff and lack of outside activities
Staff and family based treatment, facility that is expanding, were strengths. Communication and organization are areas of improvement. I enjoy working for Hope By The Sea as it gives me the opportunit...
Very caring, knowledgeable and attentive staff. At times can be unorganized, as all treatment centers experience. Hope by the Sea offers a variety of options for the type of treatment an individual wo...
Overall a good facility. Not the most affordable but much family participation.
Food Service was a strength. Organization of management needs to improve. I was blessed to participate in Hope By The Sea. Highly recommended!
Strong Christian values but Lots of patients. Awesome staff
Great staff and program. I am employed at this facility and it is great! Offers detox, residential, IOP, and family program, will also help find sober living. Hope by the Sea is very accomadating to t...
Caring Staff but Need more Staff. Hope by the sea is the best
Hope By the Sea saved my sons life! I am so thankful for all the wonderful people who helped him in his journey to recovery.
It was clean, had experienced workers, and really helped me get over my drug addiction. It was inexpensive. The meals they provided didn't make me feel healthy and the different treatment options were...
Great caring personal skills by the staff. Very comfortable rooms and emmenities. However, they seemed a little to trusting of the addicts. Its not as much about the rehab as it is the follow ups. Wha...
It works...no complains he was happy there
Beatiful. Excellent treatment center. Highly recommend.
Strengths: they have a dedicated team of trained professionals, they do individualized treatment programs, they understand the difficulty in transitioning from addiction to sober life . this facility ...
it's for all ages/ good and positive feedback.
Saved my life! Have now been sober 28 years!
fairness and commitment, It was very effective and meant a lot to our family
I was able to focus on my recovery rather than what friends were doing.
the chef cook not nutritious meals. they consist of either pasta, soup or salad. there is rarely enough food at ANY of the inpatient houses. house managers do not have much clean time themselves. much...
He has needed more treatment, but we have had to do it at home. There was NO support from the facility for after care. And they don't have time for phone calls either. Although it seemed like a grea...
My 20 year old daughter was set to go here, paled, airfare etc when the rug was pulled from under her at the 11th hour. They said she was emailed that she would not be accepted because of an eating di...
They are incredibly patient and caring
Great location but Not all enclosed facility, They need to keep clients updated
Psych is seen briefly. Group leaders are good. There is a lack of mid-management communication and the ranks of mid-management are filled from the ranks of the recently sober.
RUN, do not walk away from Hope By The Sea. The place is amazing if you are a Radicalized Christian who likes to pray for the sins of others. This place is a the embodiment of whats wrong with America...
It really helped but it was far away. First treatment to actually help and make lasting change that treats underlying issues.
Though not all rehab facilities offer “medical detoxification,” all people with an addiction to drugs or alcohol will experience intense physical and emotional changes and discomfort as their bodies react to withdrawal of the addictive substance. Many people use the term “detox” to refer to the period of time (ranging from a few days to a week) when the body is reacting to an addict’s decision to stop using.
- Trauma & Associative Awareness Therapy (AAT)
Associative Awareness Therapy (AAT) uses the brain’s innate ability to adapt to change in a healing way, essentially “retraining” the brain to respond differently to familiar memories of trauma or pain.
Valeh Karimkhani, D.O. - D.O. Medical Director and Psychiatrist
Sharon Stafford PhD - Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Stafford is a licensed Clinical Psychologist with years of experience working in in-patient and out-patient treatment settings. Her professional experience includes being a research coordinator, conducting research in the area of chronic pain, being the Program Director of in-patient psychiatric treatment for children, working in crisis management in an emergency room setting, serving as school consultant, and is currently employed as Clinical Director. and has her own private practice.
This Center is Known For...
- Christian Rehab
- Sober Living
- Remarkably Peaceful Setting
- Yes Detox Services
- Yes Behavioral Disorder Treatment
- Yes Dual-Diagnosis Treatment
- Yes Outpatient Services
- Yes Sober Living Home
- Yes Day School
- Yes Private Rooms
- No Pet Friendly
- No Exceptionally LGBT Friendly
- No Men Only
- No Women Only
Licensing & Memberships
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