Morningside Recovery, Newport Beach, CA

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Morningside Recovery Philosophy

Morningside Recovery is dedicated to providing exceptional care, treatment and services for men and women who are chemically dependent or suffering from mental health or co-occurring disorders. We believe every client can recover and learn how to manage mental and emotional stability.

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Experiential Therapy Programs

Addiction Treatment Programs


Meet the Staff


Photo of GERALD R. GROSSO, Psy.D., MFT Dr. Grosso is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 20 years of experience assisting individuals and families struggling with issues such as addiction, depression, trauma, and all levels of psychiatric care. He brings his extensive experience over the past 15 years supervising over 25 mental health professionals including Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Clinical Social Workers to Morningside Recovery. As Clinical Director, he supervises our clinical staff, and performs clinical reviews and case consultations of treatment services along with chart audits for medical necessity and compliance with insurance billing standards. He is especially adept at shepherding high-risk cases through the treatment process, providing coordinated treatment planning, interventions, and discharge planning with treatment providers. Dr. Grosso holds a credential as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with the State of California. He received his Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) credential from the American Behavior Studies Institute, with an additional Certificate of Specialty in Treatment of Chemical Dependency. He received his M.A. in Psychology specializing in Marriage and Family Therapy from Chapman University. He holds a professional membership in the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.


Photo of ELIZABETH WATERMAN, Psy.D. Dr. Waterman began her work in the recovery field in 2008 and has held positions as a clinician in residential treatment centers, mental health clinics, and private practice. She has extensive experience in conducting psychological evaluations and disability determination evaluations for children, adolescents, and adults. Her areas of professional specialties include addiction, personality disorders, and mood and anxiety disorders. She enjoys working with clients from a variety of evidenced-based treatment approaches and is currently in the process of completing an intensive training program in Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Elizabeth is dedicated to providing superior therapeutic services to clients and their families, as well as educating the public about mental illness and chemical dependency. Elizabeth graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She received her doctorate in clinical psychology (Psy.D.) from the American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Orange County in 2010. In 2012, Elizabeth became a licensed Psychologist in the state of California

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