Situated in the small beach city of San Clemente about an hour south of Los Angeles, FootPrints Behavioral Health Center is a luxury treatment facility that specializes in the care of clients with substance use disorders, eating disorders and co-occurring disorders. FootPrints’ San Clemente location is one of four facilities in the Joint Commission-Accredited Kool Living network. The facility was co-founded by a person in recovery who has become an addiction counselor and helped thousands around the world, so it is no coincidence that the program focuses on treating “the whole person” by instilling a positive outlook on problem-solving. Referred to as the “Yellow House,” the San Clemente residence offers comprehensive detox and inpatient programming with a range of treatment protocols including evidence-based, holistic and 12-step.
Accommodations and Food
Located a short drive from Capistrano Beach, residents of Yellow House enjoy the temperate climate and constant ocean breeze. As is the case with FootPrints other locations, the accommodations are intimate and welcoming. Housing is gender-specific and limited to six residents in each. FootPrints provides a warm and social atmosphere without overwhelming the individual client by overcrowding. Residents enjoy the serenity of the house, which lends itself to self-reflection and the recovery journey. The house is equipped with a communal kitchen and dining room, an open floor plan with plenty of space, lots of comfortable furnishing in the common rooms, a few flat screen TVs, modern bathrooms and bedrooms with full sized beds. The Yellow House is designed to encourage sharing and prevent isolation. To this end, clients have roommates and are permitted access to the Internet during certain hours.
An on-site culinary team works with a professional nutritionist to prepare a healthy and balanced menu. Dietary restrictions and allergies can be accommodated.
Treatment and Staff
Individuals entering the residential program at the Yellow House go through an assessment of their medical and psychological history. This evaluation is used to create the most effective treatment plan to meet their specific needs. In many cases, clients will need to immediately enter the detox process. Footprints provides an on site medical detox to treat a wide range of substances spanning alcohol to meth amphetamines. This program can last up to 10 days, and clients are provided with a comfortable and safe environment, 24/7 supervision as well as the care of a clinical team including nurses, psychiatrists and therapists.
Footprints San Clemente is known for its comprehensive residential program. While there is no set program length, clients are encouraged to stay for 90 days. The residential program employs multiple therapeutic approaches including evidence-based therapies, 12-step and holistic “mind and body” models like movement, art, music, meditation and yoga. A typical day includes individual and group therapy using CBT and DBT, peer support classes, 12-step groups and wellness activities that include coping skills, communication and nutrition classes.
The multidisciplinary staff includes an executive director, clinical director, educators, case managers, counselors and therapists. The Yellow House is equipped with the staff to treat clients with co-occurring disorders by providing medication management.
Residents are encouraged to bring recreational clothing as the Yellow House staff takes regularly clients on beach and hiking trips.
FootPrints offers Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP) and Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) as well as sober living housing as step-down options for clients that opt to continue with their individualized treatment program while transitioning back into regular life. In addition, before leaving residential care, residents work with a case manager to set up a aftercare support through local NA and AA groups.
FootPrints Behavioral Health Center in San Clemente provides treatment for clients with substance use disorders, eating disorders and clients with co-occurring disorders. Detox and residential programs are facilitated in a warm, comfortable and intimate home minutes away from the beach. The experienced staff of counselors, therapists and addiction specialists provide a completely customized treatment plan that combines evidence-based and holistic methods as well as a stream-lined 12-step method. For clients seeking comprehensive detox and residential programming in a beautiful place, FootPrints in San Clemente is a great option.
FootPrints San Clemente Location
4014 Calle Bienvenido
San Clemente, CA 92673
FootPrints Center San Clemente Cost
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