Your best place to start in finding help and answers about addiction is with a free call to Truvida Recovery.

Drug Rehab in Orange County

For the 18.7 million Americans struggling with a substance use disorder, it can seem like there’s no way out. Substance Use Disorder, or SUD, commonly known as addiction is life changing for the people with the disorder, their friends, and their families. At the same time, modern psychology and modern medical science give us a window into the causes of substance use disorder so that we can treat not just the symptoms of chemical dependence but the underlying causes of addiction. There is hope. And, at TruVida Recovery, that hope takes the form of evidence-based practices including medically supervised detox, CBT and other behavioral therapies, integrating family and spouses, and following up with support groups, contingency management, and long-term support.

Recovering from a drug addiction isn’t easy, that’s why drug rehab needs to take a holistic approach, tackling the root cause of problems to create real change. Our Southern California drug rehab facility uses a broad range of treatment techniques, licensed therapists, medical doctors, and a 1:1 patient/staff ratio to ensure every patient receives the care and support they need.  No one chooses to be an addict, but with our help, anyone can choose to recover.

Drug Addiction Treatment at TruVida

Our Orange County drug rehab facility offers a complete rehabilitation service, starting with detox and moving into long-term care and support. Drug rehab is the full process of addiction treatment, moving an individual from having a substance use disorder, through detox, into counseling and therapy, and then back into their life.

At TruVida Recovery, our approach means treating every person like an individual. Drug addiction is complex, interdependent on social, personal, genetic, and economic factors, and often rooted in behavior and patterns that must be changed for the person to recover. We utilize evidence-based practices to treat the whole person, with empathy, understanding, and personalized programs designed to push for growth and change. 

These programs utilize behavioral therapies including CBT and EMDR, individual therapy, group counseling, counseling, group therapy, family therapy, and complimentary therapies designed to help every individual grow.

Choosing a Drug Treatment Path

It’s important that drug treatment be accessible to the people who need it most. That’s why our Orange County Drug Rehab Facility offers multiple treatment options, designed to meet the needs of different lifestyles. Your responsibilities, career, or family shouldn’t prevent you from seeking treatment. TruVida offers both inpatient and outpatient drug treatment solutions.


TruVida Recovery offers both Intensive Outpatient (IOP) and Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP) for those who cannot, for any number of reasons, attend full-time residential treatment. Outpatient programs either involve partial stay at our Orange County detox center, or daily visits to meet up with therapists, take part in counseling, treatment, and workshops. Outpatient treatment offers more flexibility, in that we design programs and even visiting hours around your schedule and responsibilities. It also makes treatment more accessible to individuals whose insurance might not cover residential treatment. And, while it doesn’t offer the comfort and personalization of 24/7 medical care, outpatient treatment is effective for individuals who are motivated.

Do you need help choosing which treatment option is right for you or your loved one? 

or email us at info@TruVidaRecovery.com.


Residential or inpatient addiction treatment takes place at our Orange County drug rehab facility. Here, each patient receives 24/7 medical monitoring, support from our caring staff, and daily group and individual sessions including counseling, therapy, workshops, and treatment from our team of medically certified and licensed clinicians, nurses, therapists, and doctors. Residential therapy means staying at our facility for the full course of treatment, with staff on hand to guide recovery, motivate change, and to steer the path of treatment so that it fully aligns with where patients are at any given time in recovery. Residential treatment allows you to step away from the stressed and patterns of everyday life, giving each person the opportunity to change behavior and patterns before stepping back into it. It’s also the option that offers the most in terms of comfort, medical care, and personalized treatment, because our medical team have more contact and more opportunity to learn from you so that we can adapt treatment to you.

Our Approaches to Treatment

TruVida Recovery is dedicated to providing top quality, evidence-based care, delivered by licensed and trained medical professionals. The staff at our Drug Treatment Centers in Orange County consists of experts who are passionate about what they do, empathetic, and who truly care about helping people.

Our treatment options include evidence-based therapy, counseling, and treatment designed to help every individual tackle the causes and behaviors underlying addiction. Most importantly, treatment programs are designed around the individual, offering support for individual problems, helping each individual to get treatment as they’re ready for it, and ensuring everyone has the right tools to solve their problems and move on.

Behavioral Therapy

TruVida offers behavioral therapy solutions including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Motivational Interviewing, Family Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Each of these therapies uses techniques to help individuals recognize and change behavior patterns, develop skills and coping mechanisms, and to change how they perceive life by adjusting behavior.

TruVida delivers behavioral therapy in both group settings and as individual therapy, with progress and program tracts developed for each individual. Therapy sessions and goals are designed around the individual based on their progress and problems, with room for dual diagnosis patients struggling with complications like mental health disorders or PTSD, integrating family, and helping each individual to motivate themselves to change.


Counseling, including individual therapy and group counseling is a crucial part of recovery. TruVida’s licensed psychiatrists offer support for motivational coaching, self-esteem, trauma and survival, overcoming addiction, managing cravings, relapse prevention, interpersonal relationships, and much more. The goal of counseling is to help each individual build valuable skills to navigate the world outside our walls, so they can interact with family, jobs, and stress in a healthy and happy way.

Medical Monitoring and Treatment

TruVida offers medical monitoring and may offer prescription medication or pharmacological treatment at the discretion of our on-staff doctors. Our staff are fully licensed, we are JCAHO accredited, and we are fully certified to use pharmacological treatments to help our patients recover from substance use addiction more comfortably. However, not all patients receive pharmacological treatment. Discuss your treatment options and preferences during intake to determine what’s right for you or your loved one.

Social and Spiritual Support

We understand that recovery isn’t just about healing the mind and the body. It’s also about finding support, social connections, and, where needed, spirituality. That’s why all our patients have access to Smart Recovery and 12 Step groups. We also offer a special Christian Tract, designed to support the needs of our community, so that you receive the support and spiritual care important to you. Social and spiritual support is a significant motivating factor in recovery for many. Most importantly, we also help each individual to follow up by moving them into support groups once they leave our walls.

Individual Care

From 1:1 patient/staff ratios to a focus on personalization, individual progress tracts, and solutions for dual diagnosis, PTSD, and more, our focus is on individual care. There is no one-size fits all drug rehab program, we know that, and we customize our treatment and options to meet individual needs.

Truvida will recommend a treatment option for you based on our initial assessment and the level of care you need. However, you will always have a voice in choosing the drug rehab program that meets your needs.

We accept most insurance, including:

Beacon HighMark Humana MultiPlan TriWest aetna BCBS Cigna ValueOptions HealthNet

We accept a wide variety of different insurance plans.

What to Expect at TruVida Rehab Center?

If you or a loved one is considering attending drug rehab at TruVida Recovery, it’s important that you know what to expect. Whether you attend an outpatient program or go to our Orange County drug rehab facility, we offer a set process designed to help our medical team learn about our patients and give us the tools to treat you properly.


Intake begins when you call our staff at (800) 218-1573 or use our Admissions form. Here, we ask for basic information such as your name, status, insurance, age, and contact details. TruVida Recovery accepts most major insurance programs, which you can verify with us quickly. Depending on your provider, the rate and types of treatment covered may vary.  We can help you determine the best options for your needs during your consultation.

Pre-Admissions Screening

Your initial contact is followed up by a short pre-screening via phone call. This screening typically takes 10-20 minutes. Our medical staff will request personal information including medical records at this time.


In most cases, you can move to our facility on the same day as your original call. Contact us at 800-218-1573 to arrange travel plans or to arrange a courtesy pickup from John Wayne Airport in Irvine CA, Long Beach Airport, Los Angeles International Airport, Ontario Airport, or San Diego International Airport.

On intake, you will receive a screening and will be taken to a shared room. Private rooms are available at an additional charge. During your stay, our chef offers 3 nutritious meals per day, with accommodations for dietary needs and allergies, and healthy snacks and drinks throughout the day.


Detoxification can be painful, traumatic, and even life-threatening depending what you are detoxing from. That’s why our Orange County Drug Detox offers medical facilities and 24/7 medical monitoring to ensure your physical, emotional, and psychological health throughout the process. Detox should be the start of your healing, not a new trauma. Detox at TruVida Recovery typically lasts for 3-10 days, and consists of medical checkups, nursing care, and support from our counselors and psychologist. Every patient receives a checkup every 30 minutes during their first 48 hours of care. In every case, your detox schedule will depend on your health, substance use disorder, and mental health.

Drug Treatment

Following detox, you move into treatment, either leaving our facility to take part in Intensive Outpatient or staying for residential care. At TruVida, drug treatment in our Orange County facilities is about finding long-term approaches to change your life, ensuring that the underlying causes of addiction are fixed, and that you have the tools to move on. Here, we strive to teach new habits, skills, beliefs, and disciplines, using evidence and science-based care. Therapies including motivational interviewing and CBT come together counseling and group therapy to help patients understand why they’re addicted, what contributes, and how to move forward. At this stage, concepts from 12 Step and Smart Recovery are introduced, allowing every patient to choose solutions that meet their needs.

Daily Life

Most of our inpatient clients stay with us for 28+ days, so it’s important that daily life is interesting, stimulating, and rewarding. Our program offers a choice of private or shared rooms, meals delivered by a trained chef, and a variety of entertainment including swimming, group games and exercises, group workshops and classes, and weekly off=site activities.


Aftercare is a crucial aspect of drug rehab. Every patient at TruVida receives aftercare and discharge planning, where we help individuals move back into their lives, take the steps to go to work, create new behavior patterns outside of rehab, and otherwise go back to their life. We believe this is a crucial step for ensuring the long-term success of drug treatment, because the stage of transition is often where you are most stressed and most vulnerable.

Do you need help choosing which treatment option is right for you or your loved one? 

or email us at info@TruVidaRecovery.com.

What to Expect at TruVida Rehab Center?

If you or a loved one is ready to seek treatment, our team is here to help. Our facilities are located in beautiful Orange County, staffed with passionate and trained medical staff, and we utilize evidence-based treatment to ensure the highest possible success rate of our programs. Our approach centers around helping individuals find solutions that meet their needs, to stay motivated, and to rebuild behaviors and patterns around family, life, and coping mechanisms to ensure they can live happy and drug free out of rehab.

Coping with a drug addiction can seem hopeless and endless. It might seem like there’s no way out. But, treatment does help. While there’s no cure for addiction, starting your recovery journey is the first step to getting your life back. At TruVida Drug Abuse Center Orange County, we’re here to make that first step as comfortable and as productive as possible.

If you or a loved one is struggling, TruVida Recovery can offer a safe haven, personalized drug treatment, and all the dignity, support, and care you need to grow.

Get Your Questions Answered Now

Dr. Venice Sanchez


Clinical Outreach Specialist, Europe Division

Dr. Sanchez works closely with Truvida Recovery patients regarding substance abuse and related mental illnesses and creates a supportive, cooperative and informed therapeutic environment. Her areas of expertise include Substance Dependence, Dual Diagnosis, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Generalized anxiety disorder, Panic Disorder, Bereavement, Acute stress disorder, and more. Ms Sanchez has extensive training with experts in the field of Substance Abuse, and mood and thought disorders underlying the substance use. She received a Bachelor’s degree from University of California, Los Angeles and Medical Degree from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. She continues training at the UC Irvine Psychiatry Residency Program and has been recognized with the Outstanding Resident of the Year Award.

Jaime Askew


Clinical Director

Ms. Askew is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who has been working in the field treating substance abuse and mental health issues for over twenty years.  She obtained a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology, with an emphasis in Marriage, Family, & Child Counseling from Pepperdine University and was among the first to obtain the LPCC license in the state of California.  She has been providing clinical supervision and training to interns, conducting workshops, and is a certified Trauma therapy trainer.  Her areas of expertise include working with legal issues, court ordered treatment, family preservation, trauma therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, family systems, social skills training, play therapy, and career/ vocational counseling.  Her passion is in advocating for at risk populations, holistic healing, and treating the underlying, core issues to help individuals achieve their maximum potential and happiness.  Jaime’s extensive experience and passionate leadership is of extreme importance to the overall TruVida clinical program, and her hands-on guidance of our clinical team insures that each patient is receiving optimal therapeutic treatment and care.

John Biroc

Consulting Psychologist

Dr. Biroc has a broad base of mental health and addiction recovery training and experience. He has supervised and taught therapists in various methodologies of effectively working with groups and individuals during therapy. He created and set up new group structures and trained staff in understanding the challenges of addiction recovery. He also helped develop curricula in Sociodrama and Psychodrama. Dr. Biroc is devoted to breaking paradigms that prevent progress in the path to lasting recovery. He is a member of the Nat’l Association of Marriage and Family therapists, and has a Ph.D. degree in Psychology, and a M.S. degree in Counseling from USC.

Dr. Nader Siahdohoni

Consulting Psychologist


Dr. Nader is one our esteemed consulting Psychologists who provides our Clients with various breakthrough therapy’s that focus the functional systems including neurons, neurotransmitters, and certain brain waves that enable the way we think, behave, move, feel, and maintain homeostasis. Such therapy’s include NeuroMax neurofeedback, the state of art integrated technology in Neurofeedback, combinations of wireless Electroencephalogram (EEG), real time brain mapping and a unique and exceptional neuropathway therapy called “Visual Concentration Attention Therapy (VCAT)”. Dr Nader graduated from Walden University.

Tiffany Agra


LMFT #103693

Ms. Agra is a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, who has been working with individuals, couples, families, and groups for the past seven years. Her other therapeutic approaches include Narrative Therapy, Family Systems Theory, Psychodynamic dream interpretation, and Gestalt Psychology. She has also been a Guest Speaker at other organizations. This unique background has made her effective at helping clients overcome the grip of substance addiction. Tiffany obtained two Bachelor’s degrees from the University of California, Davis, and her Master’s degree from the California State University, Long Beach. She has worked for both the county of Orange and Riverside, helping those who struggle with addiction and mental illness. In addition to providing evidenced-based approaches to the clinical program at Truvida Recovery, she brings her compassion as a fellow addict in recovery; living proof that we do get better!

Deborah Wieland


MS, LMFT #96864

Ms. Wieland is an Eclectic EMDR Therapist, using R-TEP and G-TEP, and specializes in several modalities in treating Substance Use issues, Dual Diagnosis, Complex Trauma, and Severe Mental illness. Deborah also provides several types of therapy such as Psychodynamic, Rogerian, CBT, DBT, IFS, PICT, MI, Grief Recovery, Sand Tray, and Attachment Theory to help her patients achieve mental wellness and a sober lifestyle.

She has worked with Psychiatric Hospitals providing crisis interventions and psychotherapy to those struggling with substance abuse issues, mental health issues, and domestic violence. She completed her undergraduate and graduate studies at Vanguard University of Southern California. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Summa Cum Laude and a Master of Science in Clinical Psychology. She is currently completing her Doctoral studies in Clinical Psychology at Cal Southern University. Deborah is an active member of EMDRIA, California Association Marriage Family Therapist (CAMFT), American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC), and Psi Chi International Honors Society of Psychology.

Ashley McLaughlin

LMFT Therapist

Ms. McLaughlin is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in EMDR therapy. She brings over ten years of experience working in the field of addiction to the Truvida Team. She obtained a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology, with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University and has two Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Economics from University of California, San Diego. Ms. McLaughlin was trained in EMDR in 2013 and since has been helping individuals process through past traumatic experiences that have contributed to current struggles with substance abuse and mental health symptoms. Her extensive experience and passion for this field has helped guide individuals through the process of recovery in order to experience freedom from their past and a hope for their future.

Travis Taylor



Mr. Taylor is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in  Drug Abuse & Addiction,  PTSD, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality, Codependency, Coping Skills, Depression, Dual Diagnosis. Taylor uses an integrative approach geared towards understanding self, specifically what drives one’s thoughts and behaviors. He excels in helping patients identify automatic thoughts that lead to specific feelings and undesired actions. Another useful approach stems from understanding how thoughts and behaviors are fueled by former messages that have been consistently reinforced. Travis has over 6 years of therapeutic practice and obtained a Master’s degree at Vanguard University.

Kat Johnson

AOD Counselor, Group Facilitator

With almost 10 years experience working at treatment centers, Kat Johnson shares her wisdom and passion for balanced living, creative writing, and meditation and how each plays a role in early recovery and beyond. Certified as a CADC II, and supported by a bachelors in psychology, Kat’s infectious energy brings her groups to life. She is grateful for every opportunity to spread health and wellness.

Emily Mayot

LCSW Therapist

Ms. Mayot is a licensed clinical social worker specializing in anxiety, depression, transitions, trauma, grief/loss and substance abuse. She has earned a bachelor in psychology from Cal State University Fullerton, and a master in social work at University of Southern California (USC). Emily has been trained in but not limited to CBT, CPT, Motivational Interviewing, and EMDR. Her experience stems from inpatient treatment centers, inpatient psychiatric hospitals, and outpatient community mental health.

Her style is compassionate, non-judgmental, down-to-earth, flexible and organized. The approach she takes is to meet you where you are at in the present moment and time. This creates more understanding and a strong collaboration in creating/accomplishing goals.

Lesley Richards

AOD Counselor, Interventionist

Ms. Richards began in this field of healthcare as a volunteer for substance abuse treatment centers and worked her way up from there. Lesley has dedicated her life to helping the suffering addict. It is her strong belief that everyone deserves to have the opportunity to have a safe and sober life.  She is very compassionate about her work as an addiction counselor, and has a strong commitment in helping patients struggling with addiction in developing healthy coping mechanisms, and developing new positive behavioral habits.  Her Group counseling sessions are highly sought after within the TruVida program.  Lesley is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC), National Certified Intervention Professional (NCIP), Nationally Certified Recovery Coach (NCRC), and is a member of the California Consortium of Addiction programs (CCAP), as well as the International Association of Addiction Professionals.

Christine Green

Treatment Facilitator

Christine Green is a certified personal trainer, and yoga instructor. Ms. Green is dedicated to helping patients struggling with substance abuse transform their lives through a consciousness-based approach to body-in-motion fitness.

Christine passionately shares her 18 years experience with our clients by sharing her specialized Yoga & Energy Healing Program, which she has developed over the past 8 years of working directly with addicts and alcoholics. Her Yoga program facilitates integration of all the layers of life – environmental, physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual with the primary initial goal of overcoming withdrawal symptoms and cravings from drug and alcohol dependency. TruVida is fortunate to have her as part of the team.

Allison Goode

Art in Recovery Counselor

Allison Goode is a lifelong resident of Laguna Beach and professional artist for over 15 years, and has developed a very successful and trans-formative Art in Recovery program in treatment facilities through out California. Her passion for the fine arts and helping others recover from substance abuse addiction is contagious. Allison has a unique ability to connect with clients through the creative process helping clients set positive goals for their recovery. Ms. Goode has studied Fine Art and Graphic Design at Laguna College of Art and Design, is a certified RADT1 technician, and is currently completing her CCAPP certification program.

Thomas Mladinich

Admissions Manager

Mr. Mladinich’s hard work ethic and dedication make him a key part of the TruVida team. Tom’s ability to connect and relate with others have allowed him to excel as admissions manager. His personal experience has allowed him to proudly serve those in need of recovery from addiction. Tom is eager to work with our clients and provide the experience, strength and hope that they need to find success in recovery.

Willie Sanchez

Operations Manager

Mr. Sanchez is a self-motivated professional with a positive attitude. He is actively involved in a 12 step fellowship. He effectively contributes to each Patient with their struggles with addiction. Willie is RADT1 certified counselor and has been educated at Long Beach City College.

Jose Flores

Program Manager

Mr. Flores is a highly motivated and hardworking team member with TruVida. He has several years of experience working in treatment helping individuals get back on track, achieving a lot of great results. He brings problem solving skills and experience to use everyday, and is proud and passionate about his profession as a RADT-I program manager.

Dr. Mitchell Naficy

Medical Doctor

Medical Director

Dr. Naficy is a Board Certified Family Physician with over 25 years of clinical experience. In 1985, he graduated from Rutgers University with a B.A. in Microbiology and French Literature. In 1990, he received his Medical Doctor degree, and in 1991 completed his post graduate training at the University of Southern California Medical Center. In 1998, he completed his residency at the University of California, Irvine Medical Center.

Dr. Naficy style of patient care involves caring for the person as a whole, rather than just treating a particular symptom or illness. Dr. Naficy has extensive experience in treating the physiological aspects of addiction detox and is highly respected in the field by both his colleagues and patients.

Sound Bath Therapy

Truvida’s sound bath treatment is a very effective experiential therapy that uplifts one’s body, mind and soul. Our certified Sound Healer plays crystal singing bowls as well as the gongs to stimulate various chakra centers.

For more than 50,000 years, sound has been used to heal, and motivate the human soul.  During a sound bath or sound healing session, one’s brain waves & breathing become regulated and synchronized, producing a deep sense of peace & well being. Bathing in sacred sound allows us to powerfully resonate with frequencies that allow us to balance & heal on all levels.

Sound therapy allows professionals to tackle addiction at a brainwave level, thus making it much easier for patients to achieve a meditative state and come to terms with their problems. Sound Therapy redresses imbalances on every level of physiologic functioning and plays a positive and powerful role in the treatment of virtually any medical disorder.

Substance Abuse can also lead to the development of a co-occurring condition (or vice versa) and cleansing the body of a substance isn’t always enough for a complete and lasting recovery. Patients must also address the physiological and emotional issues that may have led to the destructive behavior in the first place.

Evidence shows that the outcomes of sound therapy are extremely positive and beneficial to patients’ behavior, especially when doctors pair them with other scientific methods, such as individual therapy, behavioral therapy, and so on.

Natural Benefits Of Sound Therapy:

TruVida’s Sound Therapy is performed by Andrew Hubbard who is a certified Sound Bath practitioner and conducted multiple college level studies in Sound Therapy and Music theory.

Robert (Bobby) Nicholl

Admissions and Interventions

Bobby has spent over 15 years in the development and operations of several residential treatment centers in California. He is a Certified National Drug & Alcohol Interventionist, as well as a Registered Addiction Specialist. Mr. Nicholl is personally involved in Celebrate Recovery at Saddleback Church, Lake Forest, California. He says, “It’s the best thing that’s ever happened to him.” As Bobby says: “I’ve recently learned what really matters the most in life: God, my relationships, and my integrity. There is nothing more important!”

“If you have a hole in your life and your very inner being (your soul) feels empty and hungry? Then welcome, to Celebrate Hope, you’re at the right place for healing and restoration of mind, body, and spirit; we will provide you with a dignified setting and surround you with loving people. You’re going to get everything you need and even some of your wants while Celebrating Hope. Everywhere you look you’re surrounded by people who believe in you and believe you have what it takes to recover, heal, and be WHOLE. We believe in and love you because He (God) first believed in and loved us.” From day one, Bobby has focused treatment services on “What is in the best interest of the client?” With that in mind, the treatment team develops individualized treatment plans with each client’s specific needs in mind.

Charlie Grooms

Christian Pastor

Pastor Charlie leads our Christ – centered addiction treatment program dealing with men and women who are seeking restoration from drug and alcohol addiction through our Lord Jesus Christ. Our program is based entirely on the Word of God, the Bible, and all counsel originates from it. Our experience has been that with a solid grounding in the Bible and good Christian living skills, numerous men and women have been able to become productive, vital members of their community. Our primary focus is to establish, or strengthen, a relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus is the only way to experience true freedom from the bondage of the sin of addiction

Charlie is originally from Columbus, Ohio where he attended a Christian college and then traveled across the country to California to continue his education at Bethel School of Ministry and graduated in 2015. Charlie has conducted interviews with TBN and other nation wide radio stations.

Michael Rosales

Case Manager – Christian Minister

Bio coming soon!

Dr. Ryan Wright

Psychiatrist, M.D.

Dr. Wright is a Board Certified Psychiatrist and a Board Certified Addiction Medicine Specialist currently practicing in Newport Beach, CA. He provides general psychiatric services for adult patients who are experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, or thought disorders. For every new patient, Dr. Wright provides a comprehensive initial psychiatric assessment, and offers subsequent mental health treatment including medication management and individual psychotherapy.

Kim Brassett

LMFT Therapist

Ms. Kim Brassett is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She brings over 7 years of experience to the Truvida Team, and is EMDR Therapist. Her style is warm, supportive & positive and her philosophy is healing happens when the therapeutic relationship is collaborative, honest, compassionate, respectful and caring. She comes from a place of personal experience and a genuine desire to help make a significant improvement in the lives of the people with whom she works with. She provides a unique therapeutic approach to treat a wide variety of conditions including addiction & recovery, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, sexual abuse, trauma, grief and loss, relationship issues and life transitions. Kim works with clients from various cultures and backgrounds as well as all ages, and strives to create a supportive, safe environment where one can share their experiences, emotions, challenges.

Leah Dean

LMFT Therapist

Ms. Leah Dean is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and is Certified in Dual Disorders. She brings over ten years of experience to the TruVida Team. Her therapies concentrate on Drug and Alcohol abuse/use, grief and loss, blended families, Dual Diagnosis, divorce recovery, Parent/Child Conflicts, grief and loss, interpersonal relationships, stress management, and Gay & Lesbian issues. Her goal it that each of her clients enrich their personal and relational growth as well as enhance their emotional healing. She utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and believes that mind, body and spirit are essential components to healing. Her Psychotherapy provides the ceremonial time/space for honoring one’s movement thru important life passages. Leah utilize the 12-Step program/concepts to help deal with the difficult issues of drug and alcohol abuse/use, and incorporates spirituality as well as self actualization, and mindlfullness.