Jasmin Rogg is an experienced Marriage and Family Therapist who has been providing care to clients in a variety of settings for over 30 years. Jasmin received her Bachelor's in Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles, her Master's in Counseling Psychology from Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles and has been an MFT for a decade. Jasmin has been active in the mental health community for many years, acting as a Group Facilitator in many programs, including Promises Treatment Centers, Exodus, Casa de Las Amigas, Pasadena Recovery Center and A Better Tomorrow.
She has also served as Program Director at the Substance Dependence Unit at Mission Community Hospital and maintains her own private practice that she has held for almost a decade. She is also author of the book "To Hell & Back, How to Have Feelings & Stay Sober at the Same Time", which explores how those dealing with substance abuse can handle the feelings they develop. Jasmin Rogg's expertise, dedication and service to the field of mental health make her the ideal candidate to head Sovereign Health's Culver City facility.
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Here at Sovereign Health we consistently strive to provide our patients with the highest quality care and most effective treatment programming. As part of this mission, Sovereign Health has developed a new research program that is designed to ensure that we have the most accurate understanding of our client’s psychological and cognitive functioning upon admission and throughout the treatment process. The clinical team at Sovereign will utilize this program as a treatment tool to help individualize treatment programming and improve each patients cognitive functioning. This newly added component is known as the Sovereign Health Outcomes Program.
The goal of the Outcomes Program is to provide true individualized treatment and encourage both psychological and cognitive rehabilitation for mental health, dual diagnosis, and eating disorder conditions. The Outcomes program begins when a patient admits into one of our three treatment programs. The trained Outcome Program staff member provides a series of program-specific assessments that measure both psychological and mental functioning. This assessment, which only takes about 45 minutes, helps give us an objective look at each patient, further bolstering our comprehensive intake process. The results from these assessments are then transferred into a written report, which allows our clinicians a chance to analyze the results and discuss with the individual patient how this information can help guide his or her therapeutic process. This process is then repeated every 30 days in order to ensure that the patient has improved over his or her time with Sovereign, or to help redirect the therapy to meet the patients’ individual needs.
The Outcomes Program, along with new, innovative and individualized treatment plans and therapies, is just another way that Sovereign Health seeks to be a leader in the field of excellent and innovative patient care. Sovereign’s mission is to continue to provide a better and more successful process of therapy and change. Sovereign Health hopes that the Outcomes Program will help lead the way to a more effective and efficient recovery for all of our patients.
In what will no doubt become one of the most significant Supreme Court decisions of the early 22nd century, the most high court of the United States ruled that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is indeed constitutional under the United States Constitution. The Affordable Care Act, which has mostly low popularity among Americans and has been debated since before it was introduced by President Obama, has many implications not only for medical insurance companies, but for the entire field of mental health as well. Within the many pages it contains, the ACA provides many new and important rules for health care including:
As a Joint Commission accredited treatment facility in the behavioral health field, which also accepts most insurance, Sovereign Health views this news as a means to allow more patients the opportunity to receive the care they may desperately need. With more people under insurance coverage, treatment can be made more easily available by facilities that do take insurance, such as Sovereign Health Group's facilities, and patients will hopefully be covered for this care.
No matter the long-term results from the Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act, Sovereign Health always strives to maintain its position as a leader in providing quality and cutting-edge behavioral health care for Dual Diagnosis, Mental Health and Eating Disorder needs.
The New York Times recently published an article that told of a man in Pennsylvania who broke into a monastery and stabbed a priest, a woman who cut into her skin for several days, believing there to be something underneath and a man who jumped off of a flagpole into oncoming traffic. You may well be thinking: "Yes, it is quite a crazy world we live in, and these things do happen" – But there is something peculiarhidden behind each of these incidents. All three of these people, at the time of their bizarre behavior, were high on a drug colloquially known as 'bath salts'. They were, therefore (with the exception of the man who stabbed the priest), perfectly compliant with the law. How could this be? How could a substance – that many now consider the most dangerous drug in the world – be federally legal? Legal to both produce and consume? Although its origin dates back to 2004, bath salts' popularity in the United States has only recently started snowballing. Poison centers across the nation received a total of 303 calls regarding bath salts during 2010. In the first half of 2011, this number had increased to 3,740. Despite the efforts of the media and law enforcement agencies, these numbers are still rising, rapidly and experts anticipate they will breach 5,000 by the end of the year. These statistics speak a bitter truth: that bath salts consumption is dangerous and on the rise.
Bath salts are marketed under various names such as 'Ivory Wave', 'Vanilla Sky', 'Blue Magic', 'Gold Rush' and 'Ocean'. All varieties contain a very powerful stimulant called Methylenedioxyprovalerone (MDPV). Each brand, however, has a unique mixture of chemicals. DEA official Gary Bogg put it well, saying, "You don't know what is in the particular product that you're using". Consumers are not only oblivious to the ingredients, but often to the salts' effects and dangers. One user, who we will call 'Mr. Z', explained how he thought that the bath salts "couldn't be that bad, since they were legal." Mr. Z later reported feeling "really paranoid, like something was out to get me".
The side effects are alarming and include, but are certainly not limited to, insomnia, increased heart rate, dizziness, psychotic hallucinations and extreme anxiety. Bath salts are also hugely addictive. Director of the San Diego Poison Control System, Lee Cantrell, explained, "They appear to induce more of a craving for re-dosing than other stimulants". Many users say that it takes only one 'trip' to become hooked for years. Additionally, the comedown is harsh. It, typically, includes severe depression, sometimes to the point of suicide. One user described his MDPV comedown, saying that "Coming off of MDPV is like winning a Mercedes and being told at the last minute that they got your name wrong".
An important question is: where are bath salts coming from? Like most other products, they are produced and sold by a firm whose objective – in this case their sole objective – is to make a profit. For all companies, profit equals revenue minus costs. For bath salts producers, revenues are high. As with many other drugs, a gram is sold at an inflated rate, usually between $50 to $100. Costs, for the producers, however, are relatively low. Apart from factories and intermediate goods, paying a team of chemists, marketers, and distributers are, typically, the only costs that these firms acquire. The men and women behind these firms may not be criminals, but they are certainly immoral.
Bath salts are obviously harmful and potentially lethal. Around half of our states have indeed illegalized them, and others are planning to follow suit. However, they are still federally legal, and over 20 states have yet to take official action. Our most salient question remains: How could this be? Part of the answer is simple. Since bath salts are comparatively new – and controlling a substance is a lengthy, legislative process – it is merely bad timing. Given more time, he DEA and FDA will, eventually, illegalize bath salts. Mr. Cantrell explained, "Illicit drug manufacturing is a constantly moving target, which makes it quite difficult to regulate or control. I know that there are wheels turning right now, in California, to try to outlaw certain classes of these chemicals, rather than going after individual compounds". The other part of this answer is more complex. Because federally controlling a drug takes so much time – and skillful chemists can quickly alter formulas – many fear this may become a perpetual problem. Bath salts manufacturers are abusing legal loopholes – because they can! The only long-term solution to this sort of problem would be for the government to change its bureaucratic process, which may not be realistic. The best active solution to this problem is to be intelligent and stay away from this synthetic evil. DEA representative, Rusty Payne, wisely stated, "Just because something is not illegal, does not mean it's safe".
San Clemente, CA (August 10, 2011) Dr. Sunny focused on internal elements amongst eating disorders, defining the somewhat ambiguous nature of eating disorders, together with specific types.
Dr. Steinmeyer obtained a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from Edinborough State College in 1978 and a Ph.D. in Psychology from United States International University in 1986. Since then, she has served as an eating disorder consultant at various medical centers. She is currently the Director of the Eating Disorder Program for Sovereign Health and also maintains a private practice in Laguna Hills.
After about a minute of her speaking, it was readily apparent how intelligent, kind, funny, and sincere she is. She made everything very interesting and personal, mixing interesting anecdotes into her presentation. She is a great speaker and a great person. For a brief, written overview of the event, click here.
This event was a part of our Monthly Network and Educational Luncheon. Every 2nd Wednesday of the Month, we choose someone we find inspirational and have them speak about relevant topics. These luncheons are an excellent place to learn, talk and network, as well as eat.
This event was filmed and the video will soon be posted.
San Clemente, CA (August 3, 2011) Sovereign Health of California's Associate Clinical Director, Dr. Meghan Marcum, will be giving a presentation at the American Psychological Association in Washington D.C. on August 7th.Read more
Orange County, CA (September 15, 2010) Sovereign Health of California, a premier behavioral health treatment center located in San Clemente, California announced today that it will be a sponsor in the annual National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Walk.Read more
Orange County, CA (August 5, 2010) Sovereign Health of California, a premier behavioral health treatment center located in San Clemente, California announced today that it has further expanded its services by adding a neurofeedback component to its comprehensive treatment program.Read more
San Clemente, CA (November 5, 2009) – Sovereign Health of California is excited to announce the first-ever brain wellness program set to launch on November 17th, which is also National Memory Screening Day. The purpose of the program is for individuals to improve overall cognitive functioning by incorporating cognitive remediation and a brain healthy lifestyle.Read more
October, 2009 – The Brain Wellness Program at Sovereign Health in San Clemente seeks to populate the forest of the mind by focusing on five dimensions of brain wellness. Keeping with the metaphor, of the mind as a forest, proper nutrition, mental and physical exercise and quality rest act as 'Miracle Grow' for the mind.Read more