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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.
Areas of Specialization
World-class care for men and women who are chemically dependent or suffering from co-occurring disorders.
Unique, long-term treatment for a multitude of mental health concerns.
Fully Licensed doctorate and masters levels therapists and psychologists rather than CAADC counselors
Holistic and healthy lifestyle approach including yoga, tai chi, gym, and registered dietitian on staff.
We help clients receive high school diplomas or GEDs, then continue on to higher education. Also, clients can discover their passions and obtain certificates in various vocations.
Mental Illness Treatment
Extended Care Treatment
Experiential Therapy Programs
Addiction Treatment Programs
I was very skeptical at first, but then I came to love my experience here. I got my health back, and my head is straight. I have a new perspective on life. I'm motivated to live now.Shamus D
Morningside's individualized treatment model addressed all of my needs. I was able to confront all of my pain and trauma.Kelli K
Meet the Staff
GERALD R. GROSSO, Psy.D., MFT CLINICAL DIRECTOR, FAMILY THERAPIST (MFT 34495)
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.
ELIZABETH WATERMAN, Psy.D. PSYCHOLOGIST (PSY 25081)
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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This place is all about their money, not your recovery...they'll tell you anything to get you in the door and the money rolling in. But the reality is far different. They don't hire enough staff to run their groups so they shuttle people off to AA meetings, no matter what their addiction or mental problems are. Their therapists are only comfortable with handling drug or alcohol issues; anything else seems beyond them. In my time there, they moved me to three different apartments in one week so they could stuff more clients in, and did so without any concern for how upsetting or unstablizing that was...I wasn't the only one having problems there...their living and clinical buildings are grubby and crowded. If you are having problems with addiction or mental issues, don't add to your problems by wasting your time or money here!