TESTIMONIALS

The best way to find out more about a mental health provider is by listening to what the people who have worked with them before have to say. Below is just a small sampling of the overwhelmingly positive reviews we’ve enjoyed from Google, all coming from people who have stayed with us in the past. You can find all of our reviews here.  

Lori Avalos
Lori Avalos
May 16, 2024.
Everyone really cares about what happens there I felt a lot of love and I had a blast there everybody has a real great sense of humor it's a very warm and friendly place to be....Glad I had a chance to experience it.❤️❤️❤️
Ruksaar Lakhani
Ruksaar Lakhani
May 14, 2024.
before coming to socal empowered i was very heavily self medicating to cope with the reality that i had unknowingly created for myself. i was comfortable in familiarity that was chaotic and unmoving. i got stuck in stagnation that led to me considering whether or not living was even worth it. ending up having to come to this program is something i will forever be grateful for. for so long looking inward and feeling joyous was not something i was comfortable doing. i didn’t want to recognize that the pain i had been in wasn’t all my fault. being around caring staff and building relationships with everyone involved in my treatment led me to learn that there are teachers everywhere and there is love all around us. getting stuck at rock bottom isn’t necessary when ur around people that get it <3 shout out kyle and brookfield !!! shout out to the chef !!! shout out shaun and sue !!!! shout out nikki shout out to every staff member actually y’all rock
Nikolas Alvidrez
Nikolas Alvidrez
April 18, 2024.
So Cal Empowered is an excellent residential program that I had the opportunity to attend. I was struggling severely with my mental health, and So Cal helped me tremendously get back on my feet again. The entire staff is so helpful and nice I really felt safe there. I am incredibly grateful for the experience and the help I received from So Cal Empowered. They helped so much with my mental health journey. Highly recommend!
CA Secured Inv.
CA Secured Inv.
February 8, 2024.
I was referred to SoCal Empowered residential rehabilitation program by Compassion Recovery outpatient program to get into a higher level of care to help overcome severe trauma. I was at the Lake Forest location in November/December of 2023. Everyone at SoCal was absolutely phenomenal from start to finish. Very respectful, caring, thoughtful, friendly, and always checking in with all the clients to make sure everyone is receiving what they need. I would HIGHLY recommend SoCal Empowered to anyone and would like to give a special thanks (in no particular order) to Sue, Sean, Melanie, Nicolette, Kyle, Charlie, George. I won’t forget y’all!
Sadie Campbell
Sadie Campbell
January 31, 2024.
The techs, case managers and therapists did everything they could to help me (even if I didn't appreciate it at the time). I know when I got there I was hating life and I'd often resent the techs because they actually care! They made suggestions that I hated but were for my best interest. They want to make sure you are immersed in recovery but they also want you to have a good time as well. The groups were great, the activities were fun because they let us choose what to do, and unlike many other treatment centers, they provide actually healthy meals. They have great chefs that will accomodate your dietary needs.
Grace M
Grace M
January 29, 2024.
SoCal Empowered was great to me. I was in a bad place and was able to stabilize back to a better mindset with the help of an awesome therapist Patrick and case manager Melina. Kind staff members like George, Kamisha, Karina, Evan, and many more made the stay enjoyable and fun. Thanks SoCal Empowered!
Scott Seppala
Scott Seppala
January 27, 2024.
When I first arrived at the Lake Forest house I had no idea what to expect and I was in a really bad state at the time. I got a really warm welcome from all the staff and other clients and that helped me get comfortable. My therapist Nicole was amazing she’s my favorite therapist i’ve ever worked with and I can’t say enough good things about her. The rest of the staff is so amazing as well everyone is very kind, compassionate and supportive. Also chef levi will cook you some of the best food you’ve ever had. I really love how here you are able to learn about your mental health, skills and what not but also go out and just have fun I believe that’s a big part of recovery in mental health not just staying in one house all day and strictly focusing on your mental illness. Socal Empowered definitely changed my life for the better and I wouldn’t recommend any other program.
Becka Preboski
Becka Preboski
January 21, 2024.
I stayed at the Brasilia house for treatment. They were amazing and structured days. The staff were very personable and made you feel welcomed. My favorite staff was Brookfield, he is an emotional support dog owned by Kyle. They make an amazing team. Plus they have an Amazing chef, Levi. He makes healthy and delicious meals. Overall the best experience I have ever had during my time of need. So greatful for the Brasilia staff.
Eileen Garcia
Eileen Garcia
January 15, 2024.
If you are looking for a residential mental health facility to go to this is the place! I met some great individuals! 🫶🏼 I appreciate the support I was given at SoCal Empowered, I’ve seen an improvement in myself. I decided to go back to So Cal Empowered for a second time at the end of the year Nov 2023 - Dec 2023 and left feeling more stable than how I went in. I was at Costa Bella my first and second time (HIGHLY recommend that location). Thank you to everyone who was supportive to me in some way shape or form from staff members to peers. Chef was definitely one of my fav he cook great, is kind, & so stylish! A special shout out to Arleen, Daron, & Evan 🫶🏼 Arleen is one of the sweetest individuals I’ve ever met. She genuinely loves her job and it shows, she is always willing to help a client out. Also, has a great smile 😊 Daron is caring. I appreciate the kindness and patience. Also, the group he leads are great! Evan is fairly new, he has a calming presence and is very easy going. One thing he told me that stuck with me is the word “perception”.

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Our unique mental health treatment facilities are 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 an Orange County mental health provider 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 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, and we will even work directly with your insurance provide to define your benefits before you make any commitments. Start on your path towards peace-of-mind today!