Sun County Wellness

Mental Health and Addiction Treatment For Women in California

Welcome to Sun County Wellness. A sanctuary for women, by women.

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Our Treatment Programs

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

An intensive, structured outpatient program for individuals needing a high level of care but not requiring 24/7 supervision. PHP offers therapy, medication management, and skill-building groups.

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

A flexible outpatient program offering a blend of individual and group therapy, focusing on developing coping skills and managing triggers. IOP offers a less intensive schedule than PHP.

Outpatient Program (OP)

The least intensive level of care, OP provides individual and group therapy sessions focused on ongoing recovery maintenance, relapse prevention, and continued mental health support.

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Sun County Wellness

Treatment for Women In Orange County

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Who We Are

Welcome to Sun County Wellness, your haven for transformative recovery in the heart of South Orange County, CA. We are dedicated to empowering women through practical and impactful approaches to mental health & addiction treatment. Our team is committed to employing dual-diagnosis, evidence-based and personalized care methods to ensure a holistic and effective healing experience.

We understand that every woman’s journey is unique. Our approach is designed to be more than just a treatment plan; it is a transformative journey toward lasting well-being. Join us as we guide you through each step forward, making strides toward a future of holistic health and empowerment.

Sun County Leadership

Your Treatment Team

Stephanie Deutsch

Executive Director/ Co Founder

Charee Marquez- Crisci

Clinical Director - LMFT

Jennifer Griffith

Therapist - ASCW

Jen Ramsden

Chief Marketing Officer

Mental Health & Addiction Treatment for Women in San Juan Capistrano

Mental health encompasses our emotional, psychological, and social well-being, influencing how we think, feel, and act. It affects how we handle stress, interact with others, and make choices. Maintaining good mental health is crucial for overall well-being and enables us to cope with life’s challenges, build strong relationships, and reach our full potential.

Addiction is a chronic brain disorder characterized by compulsive engagement in rewarding stimuli despite adverse consequences. It involves changes in brain circuits related to reward, stress, and self-control, leading to biological, psychological, social, and spiritual manifestations. While the initial decision to use a substance may be voluntary, addiction is not a matter of willpower and requires comprehensive treatment.

If you’re experiencing persistent negative thoughts or behaviors impacting your daily life, seeking professional help is crucial. If your concerns revolve around substance use or dependency, addiction treatment may be appropriate. Remember, reaching out is a sign of strength, and help is available.

  • Improved mental and emotional well-being: You may feel more stable, less anxious or depressed, and more in control of your emotions.
  • Stronger relationships: You may be able to build and maintain healthier relationships with family, friends, and loved ones.
  • Increased productivity: You may be able to focus better, be more productive at work or school, and achieve your goals.
  • Greater sense of purpose: You may feel a renewed sense of purpose and direction in your life.
  • Improved physical health: You may experience improved physical health, as many mental health and addiction problems can take a toll on the body.
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We accept Aetna, Anthem, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, GEHA, Humana, Magellan and UMR + more. We DO NOT accept Medicare or Medi-cal.

It can provide a more supportive and comfortable environment for recovery. Women-only programs are designed to address the specific challenges that women face, such as childcare responsibilities and lack of familial support. Second, all-women treatment centers can help you build a strong community of support with other women who are going through the same experiences. These relationships can provide encouragement and strength throughout your recovery journey. Finally, research has shown that women-only residential treatment programs have higher retention rates, treatment satisfaction, and successful outcomes compared to mixed-gender programs.

Premier Care

Treatment Programs

What It Is: An intensive, structured outpatient program designed for individuals needing a high level of care but not requiring 24/7 supervision. PHP offers comprehensive therapy, medication management, and skill-building groups.

What It’s For: PHP is ideal for those transitioning from inpatient treatment, needing a step-down level of care, or stepping up from traditional outpatient therapy. It addresses a wide range of mental illnesses and addiction issues.

Timeline: Typically, PHP is a 5-day-a-week commitment for several weeks, with daily sessions lasting 4-6 hours.

What It Is: A flexible outpatient program offering a blend of individual and group therapy, focusing on developing coping skills and managing triggers. IOP offers a less intensive schedule than PHP.

What It’s For: IOP is suitable for individuals who have completed PHP or require a structured outpatient environment to maintain sobriety and address mental health concerns. It can also be a primary treatment option for those with less severe needs.

Timeline: IOP typically involves 3-5 days of sessions per week, each lasting 2-3 hours, for several weeks or months.

What It Is: The least intensive level of care, OP provides individual and group therapy sessions focused on ongoing recovery maintenance, relapse prevention, and continued mental health support.

What It’s For: OP is designed for individuals who have completed IOP or PHP and need continued support to maintain their progress. It is also an option for those with mild or moderate mental health or addiction issues who do not require intensive treatment.

Timeline: OP sessions can occur 1-2 times per week and are typically shorter than those in IOP or PHP, lasting 1-2 hours. The duration of outpatient treatment varies depending on individual needs and progress.

Mental Health Treatment

We understand that every woman’s journey is unique. That’s why we offer a personalized, holistic approach to mental health treatment, empowering women and their families to reclaim their lives.

Our comprehensive services include:

  • Personalized Treatment Plans: Our experienced therapists work with you to develop a treatment plan that addresses your specific needs and mental health conditions, utilizing evidence-based therapies that have been proven effective.
  • Holistic Healing: We believe in treating the whole person, not just the symptoms. Our approach incorporates therapies that address your physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being, promoting lasting recovery.
  • Co-Occurring Disorders Expertise: Many women face challenges with both mental health and substance abuse disorders. Our team has the expertise to provide specialized treatment that addresses both conditions simultaneously, increasing your chances of long-term success.
  • Supportive Community: We know that recovery is a journey, not a destination. That’s why we create a safe and nurturing environment where women and their families feel supported and understood throughout the process. You’ll connect with a community of peers who are walking a similar path, offering encouragement and fostering a sense of belonging.
  • Continuum of Care: From the initial assessment through treatment and aftercare, we are dedicated to providing you with the guidance and support you need to achieve lasting mental wellness. Our team will work with you to develop a personalized aftercare plan that helps you maintain your progress and prevent relapse.

Substance Abuse Treatment

Sun County Wellness offers a comprehensive addiction treatment for women struggling with substance abuse. The program is designed to address the physical, emotional, and mental aspects of addiction, and to help women develop the skills and coping mechanisms they need to achieve long-term recovery.

The program includes a variety of evidence-based treatment modalities, such as individual therapy, group therapy, and family therapy. The program also offers a variety of holistic therapies, such as yoga, meditation, and acupuncture.

Sun County Wellness is committed to providing its clients with the highest quality of care. The program is staffed by a team of experienced and compassionate professionals who are dedicated to helping women achieve lasting recovery.

Community and Support Network

At Sun County Wellness, we emphasize the power of female community in the healing process. Women-only recovery programs are particularly effective in fostering a supportive community, addressing specific challenges such as childcare responsibilities and lack of familial support systems. Having a community of women that truly ‘gets’ what you are going through and supports your journey makes all the difference. Our IOP facilitates the formation of support networks, offering group therapy sessions where experiences are shared and bonds are formed.

Personal Resilience Building

At Sun County Wellness, we firmly believe that the foundation of a successful mental health journey is building personal resilience. In our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), we guide women in developing robust coping strategies to navigate life’s challenges. Through targeted activities and therapies, we assist in fostering a strong sense of self-worth, enabling them to face life with renewed vigor, shielded against the triggers that might threaten their progress. Managing withdrawal symptoms is an essential part of building personal resilience

Integration and Skill Application

Recovery is not just about healing; it’s about integrating the learned skills and knowledge into daily life to forge a path of sustained well-being. Our IOP prepares women for this phase with a comprehensive approach that combines therapy with real-world application. We encourage participants to establish a balanced routine, gradually reintegrating into society with newfound skills and perspectives. Additionally, our women-only residential treatment programs provide a structured and supportive environment, leading to higher retention rates.

Tour Our Facilities​

Our experience has shown that gender specific treatment programs offer more comfort and support to our clients while they are recovering. We coordinate with comfortable sober living homes that provide a stress-free environment.

All accommodations are within easy distance to our treatment facility.

We work with Sober Living houses that are fully furnished and equipped with all the comforts and appliances you would need to make yourself home away from home. Pet-friendly accommodations are also available.

Philosophy

We understand the intricacies of emotional well-being, especially in women. Addressing the root of mental health issues is essential for a holistic recovery. That’s why our program at Sun County Wellness is meticulously designed to treat the root cause of challenges like depression, anxiety, enduring trauma, and other mental health issues. Our treatment for women emphasizes a personalized and gender-specific approach, providing a safe and supportive environment that fosters lasting friendships and community among women in recovery.

At Sun County Wellness, you’ll work closely with a clinical team who are experts in women’s health and recovery. Recognizing the uniqueness of every woman, we craft personalized treatment plans that resonate with your personal aspirations and needs. Additionally, we understand the importance of addressing co-occurring disorders, ensuring that both mental health and substance use disorders are treated simultaneously for a comprehensive recovery.

Taking that first step towards healing can feel overwhelming. Many on our team have walked the path of recovery themselves and deeply understand your emotions.

Reach out to us. We’re here, we understand, and we’re ready to help.

Stephanie Deutsch

Executive Director/ Co founder

Stephanie has worked in the field of substance abuse and mental health for over 11 years.  Her background is multifaceted, ranging from admission and business development to program directing and curriculum building. She has seen the need for all women’s aftercare for some time now and is truly fueled by passion to help women succeed in their recovery journey. She aims to create safety, support and an all over environment that breeds authenticity and discovery of oneself. 

Jennifer Griffith

Therapist - ASCW

Jennifer Griffith has dedicated her life to fostering a comfortable, nonjudgmental therapeutic environment where people find their worth, make peace with, and value their circumstances. Jennifer earned a B.A. in Psychology from The College of the Holy Cross with two minors in cultural and religious studies. Knowing that she wanted to be a therapist since third grade, she then pursued a Master of Social Work from the University of Southern California (USC), focusing on Organizational Behavior Management and Veteran Affairs. Jennifer specializes in neurodivergent and trauma-informed care.

Jen Ramsden

Chief Marketing Officer

Jen is the Chief Marketing Officer at Sun County Wellness and has years of working experience in the behavioral health industry. As a beneficiary of gender specific treatment herself, Jen feels privileged to create and represent an all women’s program and loves to see the positive change that can occur in such a setting. She uses her professional experience and ongoing training in the substance abuse and mental health space to supplement her studies at the University of Miami to help those struggling in any way possible. Jen understands and has experienced the benefits of gender specific care and enjoys working alongside other aligned professionals to create a program truly tailored toward the female experience. She believes that if women are given a safe environment paired with compassionate and talented behavioral health professionals, they can ultimately design the life they deserve for themselves.