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Behavioral Health News
Dual Diagnosis - Mental Health - Eating Disorders
August, 2013 - In This Issue:
Rewiring The Brain One Step at a Time

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Sovereign Health Group

1211 Puerta Del Sol

San Clemente, CA 92673



Toll Free: 866-819-2948

Front Desk: 949-369-1300

Fax: 949-276-5183








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Relocation - New and Larger Facility
Come and Tour our New Location!

"Sovereign Health Group is excited to announce that its flagship facility has relocated to a new building in the sunny beach town of San Clemente.  Though only a few blocks from its original location, the new facility is much larger and is set to serve many more patients and even some new programs.  


The new Orange County location, at 1211 Puerta Del Sol in San Clemente, is, if nothing else, a much larger facility than the first.  In the new offices, Sovereign Health is contained in 7 different suites and over twenty-two thousand square feet of office and clinical space.  The new Orange County facility is contained on two separate floors nicely provides ample room for both office staff, a large clinical and room for growth.  The upper floor houses most staff offices divided in executive, operations and clinical suites.  The lower floor provides two main clinical suites which include numerous individual and group session rooms, an expanded cog lab, a nursing and UA section, with a built-in bathroom, and cafeteria room dedicated just to patients."

Meet Our Staff
Ashley Schenkel, MS,  Outreach Representative at Sovereign Health Group

Each month Sovereign Health puts one of its own staff in the spotlight to provide an in-depth look at the people who are dedicated to create and provide quality care for our clients and families.



In this month's newsletter we highlight a Q&A session with our Outreach Representative Ashley Schenkel, MS.

1. What brought you to Sovereign Health? 

I've worked in the mental health field in Orange County for the past 11 years or so in a number of settings, and I am passionate about treatment that provides individuals with a sense of safety, care, and compassion.  I learned about Sovereign Health and the good work being done here, the educated and experienced clinical team providing multi-faceted treatment to people struggling with mental health and substance abuse issues.

Alumni Spotlight
Tahsia Shares His Story
Tahsia shares her story about her eating disorder treatment at Sovereign health. She tells the audience how receiving treatment at Sovereign has taught her to be more positive and develop self-awareness.

In this narrative, Tahsia shares how she was recommended for PHP care at Sovereign.  She shares her love for the inspiring  staff that helped her and the different programs that helped her reach a new perspective in her life. Tahsia shares that although the journey in the beginning is not easy, keeping an open mind is key. With this, Tahsia has learned to see things differently and more importantly see herself differently.        


The Different Paths to Addiction

Eating Disorders and the Brain
Addiction isn't a one-size-fits-all disease. It comes in different shapes and the road to it takes many different paths. In this blog article the different paths that bring people towards addiction are illuminated include early exposure, peer pressure, trauma and more. For more information about the different paths to addiction and as well as it overall course see our article here: 
Unsuccessful Dieting
Clinical Depression Research
Ever wonder why the Atkins diet didn't work for you? Or perhaps it was the high fiber that just wasn't fitting the bill? In this blog article we explore some of the reasons why so many Americans are unsuccessful at dieting, despite the large numbers who have tried or continue to diet. For more information about the pitfalls of unsuccessful dieting and how to overcome them, see our article here:  

Networking & Education
Los Angeles Evening Free Networking Dinner and C.E. Presentation
Los Angeles Networking  and CE Event

SHG Welcomes, David Godot, PsyD 
presenting on "The Uses of Hypnosis in Psychotherapy

Date: Thursday, September 5th, 2013
Time: 6-7:30pm
Location: 6167 Bristol Parkway, Suite 100
Culver City, CA 90230

Please contact Alana Duschane at 949-246-3209 or for questions or RSVP's.
Orange County Daytime Free Networking Luncheon and C.E. Presentation
SHG Welcomes Dr. Mark Filidei , presenting on "The Biomedical Approach to Mental Health and Wellness" 
Date: Wednesday, September 11th, 2013
Time: 11:30am-1:30pm

1211 Puerta Del Sol

San Clemente, CA 92673


Please contact Alana Duschane at 949-246-3209 or for questions or RSVP's.
Los Angeles Daytime Free Networking Luncheon
Los Angeles Networking Event
(networking and luncheon only)
Jasmin Rogg  
Sovereign Health Culver City offers their Dual Diagnosis and Mental Health treatment programs. Come meet our Clinical Director, Jasmin Rogg, and the rest of the Culver City team.

Date: Thursday, September 12th, 2013
Time: 11:30am-1pm

6167 Bristol Parkway, Suite 100
Culver City, CA 90230

Please contact Alana Duschane at 949-246-3209 or for questions or RSVP's.
Who We Are & What We Do
Admissions Specialists Available 24/7
Sovereign Health Group offers treatment forDual Diagnosis, Mental Health, andEating Disorders. We utilize a foundation of evidence based treatment modalities, 12 step support, and blend experiential therapies to create finely balanced treatment programs.
We have locations in San Clemente and Culver City. Sovereign Health is Joint Commission Accredited and Dually Licensed holding the highest standards for excellent patient care. We have a team of licensed clinical and medical professionals that provide cutting edge treatment and programming to our patients. SHG has a mission to rewire the brain one step at a time and create a foundation for a long lasting recovery. Visit Our Website Today
At Sovereign Health Group, we utilize experienced Admissions specialists 24 hours per day to facilitate entry into our programs. The admission process begins with a brief confidential telephone assessment to determine whether we are a suitable match and the projected program/level of care. We will review the financial and insurance options to help determine the most cost effective plan.
Call our Admission team at 866-819-2948 or email at
Live Chat operators available to answer questions via our website
Utilizing Insurance
Cost Effective Treatment

Many sufferers of Addiction, Dual Diagnosis, Mental Health, and/or Eating Disorder conditions have been left untreated due to not having enough financial resources to cover a treatment program.  In the past, there were programs for those who qualified for county and/or government assistance and programs for those who were able to afford high end treatment. The question then arose, what about the middle, typically known as the working class?

Sovereign Health Group wanted to change the face of the utilization of private health insurance for behavioral health and addiction treatment and help more people reach the help they need and deserve.   SHG has been diligent and motivated from inception to create and continue increasing the amount of coverage a patient receives for treatment. From the very first call, our admissions team will handle the verification of benefits and devise a plan of action to get the patient into treatment as quickly as possible. We are willing to work with each person individually and devise the best plan.

 We are proud to say "We Accept and Direct Bill Insurance".

We accept most PPO and HMO insurances up front, call Admissions today to learn more, 866-819-2948.

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