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About Mental Health Services at Sovereign Health

Mental illness poses serious difficulties for education, employment, relationships, health and overall quality of life. Sovereign Health of Southern California is a leader in behavioral health care for adolescents and adults. Our different levels of care range from residential treatment to intensive outpatient management. We treat a wide spectrum of mental illnesses and offer many specialty programs. All of our mental health treatment centers are designed to meet the unique needs of each individual patient.

Sovereign Health has licensed mental health treatment centers nationwide. In Southern California, we have centers of excellence in mental health at the following locations:

  • Orange County
  • Los Angeles
  • Palm Desert
  • Rancho San Diego (adolescent program)

Sovereign Health’s mental health treatment centers use innovative, evidence-based techniques to treat adolescent and adult patients who are suffering from mental illness, such as depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and other mental and behavioral health disorders.

Many patients requiring mental health help also have substance use disorders, which also must be addressed. Our compassionate but highly trained staff works together toward restoring the mental and physical health of each individual patient. All of our mental health facilities also specialize in the treatment of substance use and co-occurring disorders.

Dual Diagnosis or Co-occurring Disorders

Sovereign Health specializes in the diagnosis and management of co-occurring disorders. The intricate relationship between behavioral disorders and mental illness is complex, but our evidence-based therapies and multidisciplinary treatment teams are experts at getting to the root of the problems and treating them effectively.

We treat dual diagnosis (co-occurring disorders) at all of our locations in beautiful Southern California. For those with eating disorders, we have specialized treatment programs in Rancho San Diego for girls ages 12-17 and in Orange County for adult women.

Meeting the Needs of Our Patients and Their Families

Although we offer different levels of inpatient and outpatient care, many people come to us in some degree of crisis and require residential care initially. Treatment starts with a comprehensive physical and psychosocial assessment to identify – and ultimately treat – any underlying or co-occurring disorder(s). Our physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists, counselors, nurses, dieticians, patient advocates, case managers and ancillary staff members work together with each patient to restore mental and physical health.

Treatment Modalities

Our residential mental health facilities provide a comprehensive and holistic treatment program for each patient. Some modalities that we commonly use include:

  • Crisis management
  • Individual, group and family psychotherapy
  • Medical stabilization
  • Pharmacogenetic testing
  • Detoxification when necessary, either medication-assisted or nutritionally assisted
  • Educational classes, such as relapse prevention, stress management, and life skills
  • Facilitated process groups
  • Cognitive and dialectical behavior therapy
  • Experiential therapy (equine, yoga, art, music, recreation)
  • Family groups and education
  • Neurofeedback (adjunctive therapy)
  • Transcranial magnetic stimulation (adjunctive therapy)

Sovereign Health’s mental health inpatient treatment centers provide all of our patients with insightful training into how diet, physical exercise, sleep, and conscious thought influence well-being. Healthy lifestyle habits become reinforced over the course of treatment as patients continue to feel better and improve. Patients then transition to partial hospitalization and/or intensive outpatient care when they are ready to do so. Relapse prevention plans are put in place.

As overall well-being improves, interpersonal skills, interactions and relationships flourish. Patients are then ready to build lasting social support networks with their peers. Our continuing care program provides the support needed during this transition as they establish new healthy lifestyles and social networks within the sober community.

If you or a loved one is struggling with a mental and/or substance use disorder, understand that help is available. We also provide family services from pre-admission to continuing care after discharge. For more information about our rehab for mental illness or any of our other specialized services, please call our 24/7 mental health help center.

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