Sovereign Health of California Announces Staff Expansion

As the weather changes and autumn begins, Sovereign Health of California continues to expand its clinical services by hiring three new program directors:

Captain Larry Smith has been hired as a Business Development Consultant and counselor who will be initiating an airline recovery program. A current pilot himself with over 20,000 hours of flying time, Larry has years of experience lecturing, working one-on-one with people in recovery and authoring his own book Daily Life Plan Journal. Larry is an Airline Pilot Association representative to his airline's Employee Assistance Program. In that capacity, he works with the FAA, medical doctors, psychiatrist and management getting pilots with addiction problems through a rigorous recertification process. He has years of experience counseling, lecturing and working one on one with people in recovery. His belief in the Holistic Approach to Recovery and his knack for teaching practical solutions for living make his presentations unique and inspirational.

Brendan Bickley, the Director of Clinical Development and Marketing, has worked for over ten years in the addiction treatment industry. He is known for developing addiction treatment programs that combine college education with primary addiction treatment. Brendan has created college programs for some of the major addiction treatment facilities in the United States and consulted with many institutions on the concept of combining addiction treatment with higher education. He has also designed many renowned and unique clinical programs for major treatment facilities including professionals' programs, Christian based programs, dual diagnosis programs, primary treatment and transitional living programs.

Dr. Jerzy Monkiewiscz is the new Eating Disorders Program Director. He brings 30 years of clinical-psychological experience in mental health and behavioral health as well as over 15 years of programmatic management, program development and supervisory experience to Sovereign Health of California. Dr. Monkiewiscz has worked with a variety of patients, ranging from traumatized children to adults with severe mental illness. He has trained and supervised clinicians in the past, and is not at all new to being a program director. Dr. Monkiewiscz hopes to use his extensive experience to enhance the already successful Eating Disorders Program at Rebecca's House.
In The News...

Rebecca Cooper, founder and CEO of Rebecca's House, will be in the following media outlets in October and November to discuss nutrition and lifestyle:
  • Denver Post
  • Costco Connection
  • CNN Headline News
  • ABC Los Angeles
Healthy Body, Healthy Mind

Healthy Recipe: Orange and Fennel Salad
Combining the many beneficial nutrients of fennel, digestive properties of citric acid, and the antioxidants of olives into a low-calorie blend of fruity salad goodness, this dish is sure to keep both your body and brain healthy.
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 bunch arugula
  • 2 orange, peeled and segmented
  • 1 bulb fennel bulb, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons sliced black olives
    Directions :
  1. Whisk together the honey, lemon juice, salt, and pepper; slowly add the olive oil while continuing to whisk.
  2. Place the arugula in the bottom of a salad bowl; scatter the orange segments, fennel slices, and olives over the arugula; drizzle the dressing over the salad to serve.

Nutritional Information
Amount Per Serving:
Calories: 143 | Total Fat: 9.7g | Cholesterol: 0mg

About Us

Sovereign Health of California Treatment Center, a Joint Commission accredited behavioral health clinic, offers evidence-based, traditional and innovative programs for compulsive behaviors in adults, adolescents and impaired professionals. Located in the Southern California beach community of San Clemente, we provide holistic treatment of dual diagnosis, eating disorders as well as other addiction disorders in both our outpatient treatment center and our living facilities. State of the art technology is blended and the long standing methodologies are managed by licensed staff to create a path for recovery. At Sovereign Health, we help people get back to life.

Corporate Address:
Sovereign Health of California
209 Avenida Fabricante
San Clemente, California 92672

Treatment Locations
San Clemente, Culver City

Toll Free: (866) 819-2948
Front Desk: (949) 369-1300
Fax: (949) 276-5183



In This Issue
Staff Update
Rebecca's Media Schedule
Healthy Body, Healthy Mind
About Us

Corporate Address:
Sovereign Health Group
209 Avenida Fabricante
San Clemente,
California 92672
Treatment Locations:
San Clemente
Culver City
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