Sovereign Health Addiction, Dual Diagnosis, and Mental Health Treatment Programs Philosophy
Sovereign Health specializes in mental health, substance abuse, and dual diagnosis treatment for men and women. The rehab has numerous facilities in California — the Culver City location offers residential treatment for adult men and women. The program utilizes evidence-based treatment modalities combined with a holistic focus for a well-balanced and sustainable recovery. Clients are encouraged to examine and understand how and why their maladaptive behaviors evolved and to set realistic goals for a happy and fulfilling future.
Areas of Specialization
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Some facilities have an addiction treatment protocol that all patients or clients are expected to follow, while others customize or individualize treatment based on a person’s unique needs and circumstances. Factors that may affect treatment decisions include age, lifestyle, medical conditions, type of drug, religious beliefs, etc.
Meet the Staff
Donna J. Hugh, MFT, CIP
Program Director, Los Angeles
Donna J. Hugh, MFT, CIP, is the Program Director at the Sovereign Health facility in Los Angeles, California. Ms. Hugh received her Master’s degree in clinical psychology from Antioch University in Los Angeles, California. Ms. Hugh is certified as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) and as a Certified Intervention Professional (CIP). She has an extensive history of experience starting with a position at a city health clinic. Ms. Hugh has experience working at UCLA as a Research Assistant with the Drug Abuse Research Center and as a member of the Community Counseling Center at Antioch University. She was also employed at Creative Care, Inc., prior to joining Sovereign Health. In addition to previous experience as a Clinical Director, Ms. Hugh has experience in the field of addiction with many diverse populations, working on the East Coast with homeless individuals, gang members, adolescents, local community hospital’s facilitating emergency psychological services and private practice. She applies all of her education and experience into helping patients recover and continue a better life after treatment.
William “Blake” Prewett
William Prewett is the operations manager as well as the notary public for the Los Angeles facility. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in history and political science from Rutgers University. Before joining the Sovereign family, Mr. Prewett was a document control specialist at Replication Medical in Hightstown, New Jersey. - See more at: https://www.sovhealth.com/about/leadership/los-angeles-ca/#sthash.P8y9Odmp.dpuf
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ABOUT SOVEREIGN HEALTH ADDICTION, DUAL DIAGNOSIS, AND MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT PROGRAMS – CULVER CITY
Sovereign Health Group, which manages a large network of addiction and mental health rehabilitation centers, operates four leading, licensed rehabs in California. At its adult-focused facility in Culver City, located just west of Los Angeles, Sovereign Health provides dual diagnosis and substance abuse treatment through its partial hospitalization and outpatient programs. Detoxification is not available on-site.
Other Sovereign Health locations in California include the headquarters in San Clemente, a center for adults in Palm Springs, and a facility for adolescents in Rancho San Diego.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
The hallmark of Sovereign Health is its holistic approach to dual diagnosis treatment, which combines evidence-based therapies with alternative options, including meditation, art therapy, yoga, and equine therapy. The partial hospitalization program (PHP) strives to provide “a strong foundation for recovery,” according to the facility’s website. Also, it fosters a “safe and stable living environment” with its off-site residential accommodations.
In order to develop a tailored treatment plan, clients undergo an initial assessment that evaluates their family and medical history. Treatment consists of individual therapy, group therapy, and psychoeducational sessions, which address healthy life skills, goal setting, coping mechanisms, and more. The facility views 12-step programs as important, but not essential, and arranges transportation to local Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.
Intensive and regular outpatient programs are provided as “step-down” aftercare options. There are also alumni services for patients and families, such as educational workshops and community planned events.
“Treatment facility staff is devoted to improving the life of each person who enters treatment for alcohol, substance abuse or mental health issues,” the facility’s website states.
All members of the clinical team hold advanced degrees. The clinical director is a Ph.D. level clinical psychologist, and the group program director has a doctorate in applied clinical psychology. There’s also a master’s level marriage and family therapist and a consulting psychiatrist on staff.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Clients of the PHP that need additional assistance live in off-site sober living homes, and Sovereign Health arranges daily transportation to the treatment center. These houses are gender-specific residences, some of which focus more on mental health and others on dual diagnosis. At all houses there is 24-hour supervision and support.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
In a Rehabs.com survey, one alum gave high ratings, including the highest possible score for the experience of the counselors and for the connectivity and visitor policies. “The employees were wonderful,” he said. “It was great and helped a lot!”
Sovereign Health also received positive comments on Google Reviews. One user posted that it was “the best treatment center for dual diagnosis.” And Lynnette, a five-star reviewer, wrote: “Great program!”
WHAT STAFF SAY
Helena, a former employee who posted on Google Reviews, was effusive in her praise of Sovereign Health. “My co-workers are some of the best people I have ever met. Out of all of the jobs I have ever had, this one is the most fulfilling as well as one that I look forward to coming to everyday.”
Sovereign Health accepts most private insurances, including Aetna, Cigna, Managed Health Network, and more. For those who don’t have insurance, whose insurance is not covered, or who do not wish to use insurance, private pay is available, as are financing options through Prosper Healthcare Lending.
Updated March 2016
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