Our treatment methods



Since no two clients are ever alike, we believe the treatment methods used for each client should follow suit. We are an Orange County residential mental health care provider, and we individualize our treatment methodology to cater to the unique conditions of each client using evidence-based methods proven to be the most effective for treating each condition long-term.

Research shows us that a combination of individual psychotherapy paired with medication is the most effective route for treating most mental health disorders. This is why we pair both medication management with psychotherapy in our treatment facility. Some of the various psychotherapy orientations we utilize with our clients include:




For many suffering from a mental health disorder, it can be difficult to admit that there is a problem. For those who have the strength and courage to admit that they need help, there should be no limit to the support that’s available in order to thrive in spite of mental illness. SoCal Empowered™ is committed to helping those who choose to work with us to receive the best clinical care available.

Our Orange County residential mental health facilities are designed to make you feel like the appreciated guest that you are once you walk through our doors. We work with almost every insurance provider available so you can focus on your treatment without the burden of financial stress. 

SoCal Empowered is an in-network provider for several insurance companies, and we accept several other carriers. The insurance companies we’ve worked with include:

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • AmeriHealth
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems (BHS)
  • Blue Shield of California
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • GEHA
  • Golden Rule
  • Great West Healthcare
  • Health Net
  • HealthPartners
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Independence Blue Cross
  • Magellan Health, MHN
  • Mines
  • Moda Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • PreferredOne Health
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Regence Blue Shield
  • TriWest 
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

we are committed to your long term success

Wondering if in-patient mental health treatment is the right option for you? Give one of our caring professionals a call today to discuss your treatment options!

Our unique mental health treatment facility is personalized for each individual we have the honor of working with. Our goal is to equip you, or your loved one, with the best combination of medication and therapeutic intervention for your unique needs.

At SoCal Empowered™, we focus on meeting each individual where they are. We’re a family run facility comprised of industry-leading mental health and recovery professionals. We base our treatment approach on the most up-to-date research surrounding mental health and wellness.

We provide 24-hour, around the clock support to ensure you not only survive this difficult time but to thrive. Our licensed team of mental health and recovery experts are here for you as you begin on the journey toward personal growth and healing. We take insurance – often, your treatment costs will be 100% covered. Start On Your Path Toward Healing Now!


When suffering from a mental health disorder, sometimes the most difficult part of the healing process is taking the first step down the journey toward personal growth and change. We want you to know that we’re here for you during this wonderful decision you’re making for yourself or your loved one, and support you in taking this first step toward a brighter future. This process may seem stressful or anxiety-producing, but it’s not. We want you to take a deep breath and relax—we’ve designed this process to be as smooth and peaceful as possible.

You’re already likely dealing with enough stress and anxiety in life, and we’re here to help alleviate and manage such symptoms instead of add to them. If you feel like you’re in need of some true healing and change in your life, we urge you to take the first step and give us a call today. We’ll walk you through everything you need to know with regards to a stay at our Orange County residential mental health facility.



Give One Of Our Caring Professionals a Call

Our trained professionals are available 24/7 to assist you in each step of the admissions process. We will begin by assigning you an intake specialist who will be available to answer any questions you have in order to give you as comfortable of a transition as possible. Mental illness can affect people from all walks of life, and we strive to provide top-notch treatment in a family-like environment. No matter what your diagnosis or symptoms are, we will work to create treatment solutions that are perfect for you.

Pre-Admissions Intake

Now that you’ve decided to make positive change and growth in your life, your intake specialist work with you. One of our trained staff members will complete a pre-admission evaluation so that we are able to ensure that you arrive with all of the care that you need. We will evaluate your symptoms, any substances being used, and any past or present medical conditions.

Payment Information And Insurance

We want your focus to be on your healing, and not on how you will be able to afford it. This is why we work with most major insurance carriers. Your intake specialist will be in charge of this process for you every step of the way so you can focus on you. Oftentimes, your insurance will cover 100% of your costs, and we also offer scholarships for those in financial need. Once your insurance information or private pay info is completed, we will begin the pre-admissions intake process.

Compassionate & caring team of experts


As a part of our mission for providing quality, client-focused care, our team of professional experts are responsible for ensuring we deliver just that for our clients—making their well-being and safety a paramount each step of the way. We provide board certified psychiatrist and a licensed clinical social worker, masters level case manager and onsite charge nurse for our clients at our Orange County residential mental health facilities.



Medical Director

SoCal Empowered is proud to introduce Lawrence V. Tucker, M.D. as our new Medical Director.

Dr. Tucker is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Addiction Medicine. He is a distinguished member of the International Society of Sports Psychiatry.

Dr. Tucker earned his B.S. and his Medical Degree from UCLA and remained there for  for his internship and residency in Psychiatry and Neurology. In addition, he completed one year in child and adolescent psychiatry.

Before Dr. Tucker attended UCLA, he served in the United States Marine Corps, Infantry. He has three combat actions: Panama, and Desert Storm.

Dr. Tucker’s belief is that he “treats a person not a diagnosis!” He uses a holistic model and incorporates exercise, diet, therapy, supplements, as well as psychopharmacological therapies.



Clinical Director

Nicolette is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who completed her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Chapman University and her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from California State University Fullerton.

Nicolette’s professional experience includes working in residential, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient setting with clients struggling with mood disorders, anxiety, complex trauma, PTSD, personality disorders, psychosis, and but not limited to substance use disorders. Nicolette truly believes that each individual is unique and she is passionate about assisting clients in navigating their experiences with more balanced perspectives, finding their strengths, and building healthy connections in their lives.