Embrace Recovery is located in Laguna Hills, California, and the surrounding beauty alone is bound to help with recovery. Its co-founders Michael Finch and Tom Offerdahl met in 1997, while working together at South Coast Medical Center, where they headed a drug and alcohol abuse program for 10 years before opening the outpatient only Embrace Recovery in 2008.
Treatment and Staff
Embrace Recovery offers outpatient services for those who want to ease the transition back into normal life after an inpatient program. There are 30, 60 and 90-day treatment programs to choose from. Group therapy happens twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening, in order to accommodate working clients. Session topics include anger management, basic alcohol and drug education, time management and relapse prevention. Clients also have two individual sessions each time they come in, once with their counselor and once with their case manager. The one-on-one sessions with the counselor are therapeutic in nature, while meetings with the case manager go over the treatment plan as a whole, including goal setting, group attendance requirements and what steps to take outside of treatment in order to best reach recovery.
The outpatient day program hours are Monday through Friday from 9 am to 12 pm; evening hours, on the other hand, are every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 6 to 9 pm.
Embrace Recovery employs six staff members, each one highly experienced. Worth noting, the primary counselors are Finch and Offerdahl themselves, who are both CSACs. There is also a clinical therapist, a nutritionist, a marriage counselor and one additional counselor on staff.
Embrace offers a family group session on Tuesdays from 6 to 7:30 pm. The family sessions are either mediated by a clinical therapist or the marriage counselor on staff, and allow for open discussion between clients and their loved ones.
In addition to their outpatient services, Embrace Recovery offers legal help with its court liaison services for clients in need of affordable legal counsel.
Embrace Recovery stands out as an outpatient facility by offering 30, 60 and 90 day treatment programs and greater than average individual attention. Clients see not only their individual therapists every week, but a case manager as well. The legal services are another added bonus to this program. The only caveat might be the lack of dual diagnosis support.
23232 Peralta Dr
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
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