Treatment Center Setting
- Residential Neighborhood
- Beach Community
Nsight Psychology & Addiction Philosophy
Nsight takes an Integrative and Solution Focused approach to therapy based on evidenced based practices. CBT, DBT, and Family Systems orientations are utilized in an emotionally focused manner to assist client in overcoming emotional issues that reinforce the dependence on substances as a coping skill.
Areas of Specialization
Trauma & Associative Awareness Therapy (AAT)
Associative Awareness Therapy (AAT) uses the brain’s innate ability to adapt to change in a healing way, essentially “retraining” the brain to respond differently to familiar memories of trauma or pain.
Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment
Nsight Psychology & Addiction provides both primary mental health (mood disorders, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, trauma/PTSD) and substance abuse treatment. While most programs talk about offering treatment for dual diagnosis issues, they are not staffed to provide those services. Nsight has 10 licensed therapists and a psychiatrist on staff who specialize in trauma, mood disorders, eating disorders, substance abuse, and family systems.
Patients who undergo intensive outpatient treatment continue to live at home and sometimes go to school or work while participating in a highly structured treatment protocol that is focused on ending substance abuse. Programs vary in terms of how much treatment patients receive, how often and for how long. Some facilities design individualized intensive outpatient treatment programs.
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. With 10 licensed therapists on staff you can be assured that you will received an individualized treatment plan and more individual therapy sessions per week than most other treatment programs can offer.
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.
Meet the Staff
Mary Helen Beatificato
CEO, Corporate Counsel, & Co-Founder
Mary Helen is an experienced lawyer and advocates for people who have been diagnosed with a mental illness and those who have substance abuse issues. Prior to founding Nsight she worked in a firm whose clients included a 100 bed treatment center in Orange County, and represented clients in both state and federal courts. In 2011 a treatment center had a vacancy at their CEO position and believed that Mary Helen, with her expertise and knowledge of the center and its clients, was a perfect candidate. She had worked as the company’s outside counsel for more than three years and then ran the company as the CEO for another two.
Primary Therapist – License Number MFC84272
Chelsea Nicole Weinstein, LMFT, is one of the professional therapists on the Nsight Psychology & Addiction team. She received a BA in psychology from Pepperdine and also received a teaching certificate while a student at the University. Besides being an academic standout, Chelsea was also a member of the Pepperdine swim team, an activity she was engaged in for 17 years. After graduation with a BA, she entered the Phillips Graduate Institute and was awarded an MS in Psychology with a Marriage and Family concentration.
Guillermo Silva, LMFT
Primary Therapist – License Number MFC77730
Guillermo Silva is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who works at NSight as a senior therapist, a bilingual specialist and works with severe trauma. Guillermo graduated from Saginaw Valley State University, a Michigan school, with a Bachelor’s in psychology and a minor in sociology. After graduating from SVSU he went to the California State University at Fullerton and graduated with a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. Guillermo’s specialty is complex trauma. He is continuing his education currently and studying for a PhD in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis on psychoanalysis.
Dr. Jerry Grosso, Psy.D., MFT
Clinical Director & Co-Founder
Dr. Gerald “Jerry” Grosso is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 20 years of experience assisting individuals and families struggling with addiction, depression and trauma. He obtained his Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology from San Diego State University before enrolling in Chapman University where he acquired a Master of Arts degree in Psychology. Dr. Grosso continued his education and received a Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology with a Specialty in treating Chemical Dependency. He holds a professional membership with the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT).
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ABOUT NSIGHT PSYCHOLOGY & ADDICTION
Located in the seaside community of Newport Beach, Calif., 20 miles southwest of Anaheim, Nsight Psychology and Addiction is an upscale treatment provider that specializes in treating adults struggling with dual diagnosis. Founded in 2013, the facility provides short-term inpatient, residential, day treatment, and outpatient programs. Detoxification is not available on-site.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
According to the center’s website, Nsight Psychology and Addiction treats both the behavioral issues of chemical dependency as well as the underlying psychological contributors to addictive behavior. To help clinicians form an individualized program curriculum, clients first undergo a psychological and behavioral assessment. If the client requires stabilization, they may be referred to a closely monitored, short-term inpatient program, which typically lasts between seven and 10 days.
Clients may then transition into the 30- to 90-day residential program. Nsight Psychology and Addiction provides a multidisciplinary approach to treatment, which combines evidence-based treatment methods with self-help program participation. Either a 12-step or a non-12-step fellowship, such as SMART Recovery. are utilized. The facility also encourages loved ones to participate in its therapeutic and educational family program.
To address psychological issues contributing to addictive behaviors, the facility utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT), and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) in individual and group therapy sessions. Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) may also be incorporated into programming to address issues of trauma. Throughout treatment, clients receive ongoing medication management to help alleviate symptoms of mental health disorders.
Along with psychiatric treatment, clients participate in life skills workshops and receive alternative treatments, such as acupuncture. Once a client indicates progress and increased functioning, they can transition into a less intensive level of treatment. Day treatment, for example, consists of five hours of daily programming, while the intensive outpatient (IOP) program involves nine hours of weekly treatment.
Upon completing treatment at the facility, clients are encouraged to continue meeting with a clinician for individual psychotherapy and/or ongoing medication management as continuing care.
Both JCAHO- and CARF-accredited, Nsight Psychology and Addiction employs a multidisciplinary team of qualified clinicians, including two consulting psychiatrists, master’s-level marriage and family therapists, doctors, licensed clinical social workers, and case managers, according to the center’s website. The staff to client ratio is 1:2.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
With accommodations to house up to 32 residents, Nsight Psychology and Addiction’s homelike living facilities feature spacious, double occupancy bedrooms, en-suite bathrooms, well-appointed communal areas, full kitchens, washers and dryers, outdoor patios, and soothing, tasteful décor, the center’s website indicates.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
To date, the three alumni polled by Rehabs.com gave polarized reviews regarding Nsight Psychology and Addiction. Two former clients offered positive ratings for treatment effectiveness, accommodations and amenities, and meals and nutrition, while the third gave low one-star ratings for these categories.
"I completed the soberliving/ IOP in a little over a month and I had a great experience. The staff was friendly and smart, and I'm now 6 months sober," wrote Alyssa. "Great place for mental health care!" J.H. added.
On the other hand, the negative reviewer wrote: "This place is horrible!!! They just want your money, they do not help with any of your problems. There is no help with after care, they kick you out & you are left feeling all alone." An official facility response claimed that this reviewer did not attend the program in question.
WHAT STAFF SAY
The four staff members who were polled by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing provided positive reviews. On average, they gave the center five out of five stars when asked if they would recommend Nsight Psychology and Addiction. They also gave the center tops marks in every category including counseling options, holistic offerings, and the staff’s level of experience and training. “The staff at Nsight at second to none,” a staff member wrote. “What you receive at Nsight is treatment that is way beyond what most others provide.”
An additional staff review for this facility appeared on Glassdoor to date. The reviewer awarded five out of five stars and noted communication, staff, and leadership as strengths.
Nsight Psychology and Addiction accepts private insurance, including Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Humana, and more, for substance abuse treatment. Up to 60 percent of covered costs may be available to eligible clientele through financial assistance.
Published on December 2017
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