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

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The Sovereign Health Treatment Podcast provides compelling guest lectures aiming to help educate professionals and patients suffering from drug and alcohol addiction, mental health issues, eating disorders and people in need of a dual diagnosis. Listen Now!
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San Clemente, California 92672



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Sovereign Health Website Makeover
Sovereign Health Gets New, Simpler and Clearer Website
As part of its continued expansion and growth, Sovereign Health is excited to announce that its website has undergone a radical makeover. In fitting with its new image, Sovereign's website is now not only more visually appealing, but simpler and easier to navigate. Click Here
Meet Our Staff
Dr. Leslie Davis, Clinical Director 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 our new Clinical Director,

Dr. Leslie Davis.


Sovereign Health is excited to introduce its new Clinical Director for its flagship location in San Clemente; Dr. Leslie Davis. Dr. Davis has just begun as the Clinical Director in San Clemente and Sovereign is looking forward to a long and successful time with her. Dr. Davis has a very long history in the field of psychology. She has a doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA, an APA approved University. Dr. Davis completed an APA approved internship at the University of Idaho Counseling and Testing Center in 2007 and her post-doctoral hours at the Azusa Pacific University Counseling Center in 2008.  Dr. Davis has also been a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since 2006.  She uses a variety of techniques, specializing in EMDR, Expressive Art Therapy Practitioner and Play Therapy, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, and Humanistic-Existential Therapy. Her treatment area specialties include working with abuse and trauma (including rape, molestation, sexual & physical abuse), eating disorders, spirituality issues, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, and women's issues. Dr. Davis joined Sovereign after working as the Training Coordinator with Vanguard University Counseling Center, supervising 14 master's and doctoral level students. She also operates her own private practice, and was an adjunct professor at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Sovereign Health Groups hopes you will join in our excitement in welcoming Dr. Davis to lead our high quality clinical team in San Clemente.

Webinar with Susan Baker
Interpersonal Somatic Psychotherapy-Eating Disorders Treatment
Sovereign Health offers eating disorder treatment for both men and women.  We were honored to have Susan Baker as our first speaker of Sovereign's monthly webinar series.
Susan presented on Interpersonal Somatic Psychotherapy Integrating Mind, body and relationships into Effective Eating Disorders Treatment.

Matthew Perry Opens Up About Depression and Alcohol

Addiction and Depression
Matthew Perry, famous as one of the stars of "Friends", has recently opened up about his bouts with Depression and Substance Abuse. Perry, better known as Chandler Bing on the show, was heavily addicted to prescription drugs and alcohol during a large part of the show's success. In recent years, Matthew has advocated for addiction, but his road to recovery was not without its own turmoil. For more on Matthew Perry's struggles, relief and how he has paid the help he got forward: Read Full Article

Money the Real Weight Loss Motivator

Weight Loss
Good looks? Feeling better? Social pressure? Despite what most of us may have thought, it turns out that finances are actually the most motivating factor in losing weight.   In this blog article we examine a fascinating study by the Mayo Clinic that explored the factors that actually cause people to lose weight and why they might be so influential. For more, check out the article here: Read Full Article
Networking & Education
Orange County and Los Angeles
Orange County Daytime Free Networking Luncheon and C.E. Presentation
SHG Welcomes,
Jean Campbell, presenting on "Being a Body-Wise Therapist with Eating Disordered Clients."
Date: Wednesday, July 10th, 2013
Time: 11:30am-1:30pm
Location: 209 Avenida Fabricante, Suite 100
San Clemente, CA 92672
Please contact Marissa Katrin Maldonado at 909-827-1516 or for questions or RSVP's.
Los Angeles Daytime Free Networking Luncheon
Los Angeles Networking Event
(networking and luncheon only)
Date: Thursday, July 11th, 2013
Time: 11:30am-1pm
Location: 6167 Bristol Parkway, Suite 100
Culver City, CA 90230

Please contact Marissa Katrin Maldonado at 909-827-1516 or for questions or RSVP's.
Who We Are & What We Do
Admissions Specialists Available 24/7
Sovereign Health Group offers treatment for Dual Diagnosis, Mental Health, and Eating 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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