Our program and facilities are designed to be personal and intimate. From the time of first contact, our devoted and caring recovery experts are working in your best interest.
Our Center has been founded on the fundamental principles of Restoration, Recovery and Renewal. The program offers patient centric substance abuse and mental health program that treats individuals in crisis and the one’s struggling to function on a regular basis.
We understand your confidentiality is an important factor. Mission Recovery Treatment Center and its team adhere to keeping your stay private.
Mission Recovery Treatment Center exists to serve those individuals who are struggling with alcohol and/or drug addiction and the co-occuring challenges that often accompany substance abuse. By providing a full range of individualized services, our clients are provided the opportunity to restore their optimum health, serenity, and dignity. We offer detoxification services and a 30 day residential program. We boast a high staff-to-client ratio. Our unique, comprehensive treatment approach provides biological (medical) stabilization along with the psychological, relational and spiritual support that is required for the recovery of the whole person. Recognizing that addiction impacts the whole family, we provide family support and services geared toward the restoration of strained relationships. Located 20 minutes from renowned Laguna Beach, our elegant home-like setting offers comfortable family-like living. We also take advantage of our southern California environment by providing outings that often include, “beach therapy”, whale-watching, movies, shopping and sports events.
Ernest Valenzuela Program Director/Director of Operation
M.S., MFTI, LAADC, CADC II, ICADC, CATC III
Dr. Ernest M. Valenzuela III is a Pre-licensed Psychologist and a Licensed Advanced Alcohol Drug Counselor with over 20 years of clinical experience. He obtained his doctoral degree in Applied Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Clinical Neuropsychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. His specialties range from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to brain mapping and also cover alcohol and drug counseling, life coaching, as well as group, family and individual therapy.
Dr. Valenzuela believes unequivocally that each human being is unique, multi-faceted, and complex. Therefore, every person needs and deserves a culturally compassionate individualized treatment milieu that identifies collaboratively with each client, their family, and their situation. This is the reason he addresses their specific needs utilizing evidence-based treatment approaches combined with new innovations to get the best results possible.
Dr. Daryl Sparks
Dr. Daryl Sparks earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology and is registered with the California Board of Psychology. Her work is especially trauma-informed, with certifications in sexual assault and domestic violence counseling. In addition to conventional approaches, such as CBT, DBT, and Family Systems, she incorporates the modalities of EMDR, Dream Exploration, and Somatic Therapy.
Dr. Sparks also teaches yoga and is registered with Yoga Alliance. She advocates integrating all levels of human experience for the purpose of healing. She believes in addressing the mind, body, soul, environment, imagination, and relationship dynamics during treatment. Dr. Sparks facilitates from a very humanistic perspective, witnessing her clients with deep respect. She has a strong desire to assist individuals on their paths to authentic living.
Angela Flores Therapist
Angela Flores is an AMFT, and has been motivated to work in the field after her experience with being a former fosterchild. Angela enjoys being creative in individual and group therapy by helping clients through music, art, role-plays and by having a sense of humor. Angela also enjoys sharing her experience in her own journey recovering from PTSD and also overcoming challenges in her own recovery as well.