Treatment Center Setting
- Beach Community
Capo by the Sea Philosophy
Capo by The Sea is a premier and private addiction and dual diagnosis, residential detox, alcohol, and drug treatment center. The treatment team is comprised of experienced doctors, therapists, and support staff that provide 24/7 care. If you are suffering from a mental health condition and addiction, also known as a dual diagnosis, our treatment team provides customized treatment plans to address the core underlying mental health conditions. Our programs are evidence based with a holistic approach which include psychiatry, individual therapy, group therapy, and experiential activities.
Areas of Specialization
Residential treatment programs provide housing (food and meals) in addition to treatment for substance abuse. Some facilities offer only short-term residential treatment, some offer only long-term treatment and others offer both, ranging from a few days to many months, based on patient needs.
Drugs and alcohol have widespread effects throughout your body, including but not limited to the addiction and/or physical/psychological dependence that develops with substance abuse over time. Many organ systems are affected by addiction and will react to withdrawal. The term “medical detoxification” means that there is a trained and licensed medical professional onsite to monitor your vital signs and protect your physical and emotional health as your body goes through withdrawal.
Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment
These two terms describe a person who is not only addicted to drugs or alcohol, but also has a mental or emotional illness, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc. Facilities that treat patients with dual-diagnosis or co-occurring disorders provide psychiatric treatment in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation services.
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.
Process Abuse Treatment
Not all addictions involve mood-altering chemicals. The term “process addiction” describes the unhealthy use of behaviors (including eating, gambling, sexual activity, shopping, internet use, etc.) that has spiraled out of control and into the realm of addiction.
I went here they wouldn't give up on me. I didn't finish but I still managed to stay sober they are all caring I give thanks most to Jackie Jeff, and Jerry they were the best people there to me. Sincerely Martina Cervantes
Thank you so much for being a huge part of my recovery. I was a patient with you about 5 years ago and was able to finally get and stay sober. I felt like a lost cause and was having so many problems back then. My life has stabilized and is finally settled into a perfect state of peacefulness. Thank you all!
My wife went to this treatment center and even though it was hard without her since she is a stay at home mom. Jeff was wonderful getting her at the airport I was able to rest for the first night in a long time, the counselors are so caring, the staff did everything they could to make it easier for my wife while in treatment making sure she got the care she needed. Kent and Jerry where a wonderful support and what praises couldn’t be said about Jackie the house manager for the women’s house. She did everything she could to be supportive for my wife while being away from her kids she was there for her everyday even if it was just to cheer her up and make funny faces on her saddest days. My wife will forever be thankful to Jackie and it was hard for her to leave after almost 90 since she grew so clothes to her. Thank you John you have a great staff including Jeff of course but I don’t think you realize what a treasure Jackie is to the women in treatment she goes out of her way and bust her tail for those women everyday
I have been here for two weeks and I am so impressed. This is my second in patient treatment center. I have never been around a group of people that care so much for their clients. They work around the clock making sure our needs are met. They made me feel comfortable from the very start. If you want help with people who get you and realize you're a real person, not just another client; this is the place to be!
I love this place! It goes way beyond my expectations and I feel at peace.
I wasn't happy about having to go to rehab but, I didn't have any options left. I didn't want to live anymore, I was so tired of fighting... I was in a altered state of mind when I arrived due to alcohol and other substances. The staff apon arrival were very warm and welcoming so I felt comfortable from the start. I believe you have to be completely broken, emptied of yourself and in a position of total surrender in order to receive help and answers to your problems or condition. If you are, then Capo is there to guide you on your journey. They will NOT tell you what to do..they will walk with you and give you assistance and the tools to be successful. You have to do it for yourself. You cannot pay someone to get you clean or sober..they will detox you, walk with you through the process and give you the necessary tools to have a beautiful life... it's up to you.. CAPO was all of this for me. I"ve been both clean and sober now for over 2 yrs. Capo is and will always be number 1 on my daily gratitude list!! Thanks Capo and John ....
Meet the Staff
Kim Glossbrenner, LCSW, MA
Clinical Director/Clinical Therapist
Kim has been working with addiction and psychiatric disorders for over 20 years. She has an extensive background in working with families and individuals struggling to heal.
Bill Yates, LMFT
Bill has 30 years experience as an educator, working in the Saddleback Valley Unified School District in Mission Viejo. He opened a private practice in San Juan Capistrano in 1980 specializing in the treatment of Children and adolescents suffering with substance abuse
Jack W. Platt, MA, MSW, LCSW, MAC
Jack W. Platt, MA, MSW, LCSW, MAC Program Director Jack Platt has applied his diverse experience to the field of chemical dependency treatment. He has over 30 years of professional experience in this field of work. Jack’s accomplishments include, program development, supervision, training, teaching, counseling and consulting.
Family Relations Manager/Interventionist
Clean and sober since May 1996 worked in treatment over 20 years. Loves to work with clients to get them into treatment thru intake/intervention. Loves Spartan Races, Triathlons and all endurance sports.
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ABOUT CAPO BY THE SEA
Capo by the Sea is a network of luxury addiction treatment homes throughout the beachside city of San Juan Capistrano, Calif. Serving clients both nationally and internationally, Capo by the Sea offers short-term medical detoxification services and gender-separate residential and outpatient treatment programs that take a comprehensive, holistic approach in addressing substance use (SUD) and co-occurring mental health disorders.
Capo by the Sea also serves “busy and successful high-powered executives.”
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Many who come for treatment at Capo by the Sea begin their recovery process with an acute detoxification. Depending on a client’s specific needs, this first step may involve clinically-prescribed medications, such as Suboxone, methadone, or buprenorphine, to help alleviate cravings and reduce the chances of early relapse. Detox is typically completed within two to three days. Capo by the Sea is among the only 15 percent of California facilities to offer residential detox services.
Capo by the Sea also runs a couples program, making it one of 701 (53.5 percent) programs in the state of California to offer such services.
Whether entering residential treatment for the first time or enrolling in outpatient care to solidify their gains made in a previous program, all clients can expect holistic treatment that is both diverse in its offerings and person-centered. Capo by the Sea maintains a simple approach in encouraging and supporting clients discover and practice what works best for them. While some clients may choose to attend off-site 12-step support meetings, the facility does not rely upon the Steps in a significant manner.
A typical week in treatment here may see evidence-based and trauma-informed practices like cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and eye movement desensitization reprocessing (EMDR) in both individual and group therapy settings. Benefiting from a close proximity to the beach, clients can take to deep-sea fishing, surfing, and beachside walks as well as yoga, meditation, acupuncture, golf, tennis, and art therapy. Families are invited to visit and participate in treatment when a client and their counselors deem appropriate
Capo by the Sea features a large multidisciplinary treatment team of trained and experienced educators who are licensed clinical social workers, licensed marriage and family therapists, certified alcohol and drug counselors, case managers, and family interventionists. Many have over 30 years of experience.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Capo by the Sea runs a handful of residential homes specific to men and women. They’re luxurious and spacious, featuring both private and semi-private rooms that sleep three, comfortable common areas with vaulted ceilings and flat screen TVs, and fully-equipped modern kitchens. Homes are also pet friendly. For those seeking to maintain their work and family commitments, each home has on-site executive offices with access to WiFi, phones, and fax machines.
While Rehabs.com has not yet received any reviews from this facility’s alumni, affiliated friends or family members, or staff, feedback available across secondary reviews sites indicate positive and negative experiences and perspectives amongst both alumni and family members.
To date, Capo by the Sea has average ratings of 4.4 out of five stars from 13 Google reviewers, 2.5 out of five stars from 13 Yelp users, and 4.8 out of five stars from seven Facebook users. While some expressed gratitude, even crediting the facility with saving their lives, others labeled the facility a “fraud” and cited verbal abuse and other unpleasantness.
Capo by the Sea encourages prospective clients verify their insurance coverage on the facility’s website. The facility accepts “most health insurance plans,” which only 734 (56 percent) facilities in the state of California do, and offers financing options to those who qualify.
Published on November 2018
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