Costa Colina is a luxury residential treatment program for women located in Laguna Niguel, a scenic beachside enclave in Southern California. The program treats only six women at a time for depression, anxiety and trauma-related diagnoses.
Accommodations and Food
Clients reside in a hillside mansion with ocean and mountain views. The residence has two private rooms and two semi-private rooms and features a swimming pool, spa and firepit. The mansion has ample common areas and outdoor spaces for reading and recreation.
A gourmet chef works in tandem with Costa Colina’s dietitian to create meals designed to accommodate clients’ nutritional needs and preferences.
Treatment and Staff
Treatment at Costa Colina incorporates evidence-based therapy, holistic modalities and spiritual practices. Clients have a full psychosocial assessment upon arrival and commit to an initial stay of 30 days. They are usually encouraged to stay 60 or 90 in order to create new habits and receive the full benefits of the program.
Residents participate in several treatment groups each day, including Mindfulness, Shame Resilience and Emotional Regulation. In addition, clients have individual therapy at least once a week. Each day, clients perform chores and have time to complete treatment homework and enjoy recreation.
Therapy at Costa Colina uses DBT, CBT, biofeedback and EMDR as well as psychodynamic processing and mindfulness. Clients who wish to attend 12-step meetings for support with substance abuse or compulsive behaviors such as overeating or gambling, are transported to local recovery meetings.
Dr. David Scarpino leads the staff at Costa Colina. Dr. Scarpino graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a BA in Psychology. He earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Scarpino trained in Psychiatry at the University of California Irvine Medical Center. He is board certified by the American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry.
For over 20 years Dr. Scarpino has practiced psychiatry in Southern California. He has vast experience treating the most challenging patients with complex psychiatric and medical problems. His knowledge combined with approaching each patient as an individual with unique attributes and experiences allows Dr. Scarpino to provide high quality and compassionate care.
In addition to Dr. Scarpino, the clinical staff includes several a Director of Nursing, RNs, LMFTs, LVNs, a personal trainer, yoga therapist and Registered Dietitian.
Residents also have personal training sessions twice a week, yoga three times a week and weekly art therapy and massage therapy.
Costa Colina offers treatment scholarships to clients committed to recovery with financial need. The program ensures that each client has a clear plan of continued treatment upon leaving Costa Colina and works to connect her with therapists, peer support meetings and/or outpatient treatment near her home. Costa Colina encourages loved ones to visit on weekend afternoons.
Costa Colina offers highly individualized behavioral health treatment for women in a luxurious, serene beachside setting. Its treatment plans incorporate evidence-based therapy, spirituality and holistic methods such as mindfulness techniques and massage therapy. Clients leave Costa Colina with effective tools to combat shame, trauma and depression to take charge of their ongoing health and happiness.
Laguna Niguel, CA
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