About Us

With a passion for bringing rehabilitation and sanity to those who struggle with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders, the Mission Recovery Treatment Center is uniquely placed to provide cutting-edge rehabilitation services for addicts and their loved ones. Partnering with family and state-of-the-art treatment resources, we provide a proven way that leads to the effective restoration of dignity, health, wellness, and personal integration.

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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.

Our Story

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. 

Our Team

John E. Becerra Executive Director

MRTC has recently secured the services of John Becerra (JB) as Executive Director of the facility.  JB grew up in the Orange County area working with adolescent facilities for kids placed in group homes, mentored, and is always counseling individuals. JB has extensive years of experience working in the field of Human Services, Drug and Alcohol services, directing Behavioral Health programs, and managing clinical and operation treatment teams. With past experience directing large programs (i.e., 25 operational staff, 30 clinical staff and up to 80 PHP/ IOP clients) JB’s responsibilities have included coordinating the daily activities, managing treatment programming and facilitating timely record keeping and has experience in state licensing certifications, and makes certain that Mission Recovery is compliant and up to date on new standards of residential care.  JB promotes the overall treatment goals of the facility as expressed in the center’s philosophy, while ensuring the financial success of the business by maintaining timely records and minimizing operational expenses to client care to provide the best treatment. JB demonstrates a passion for working with clients and staff by successfully collaborating with the interdisciplinary teams to assist clients with vocational preparation, psychotherapy and counseling support, and successfully achieving their overall treatment goals. 

Melissa Wright Clinical Director LMFT

Melissa Wright is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over ten years of clinical experience. She has served as program director, clinical director, and a primary therapist for various treatment programs in Southern California specializing in addiction, eating disorders, and mental illness. Melissa is skilled at providing support for grief and loss, relationship, and trauma related issues.

Melissa is passionate about helping clients discover their inner strength and wisdom as they begin their journey of recovery. Her approach balances empathy and structure to help create a safe environment for clients to understand more about themselves and develop skills to cope with life’s challenges. Melissa has earned a certificate in the assessment and treatment of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders from Maternal Mental Health Now, a non-profit organization in Los Angeles, CA and the Perinatal Advisory Council (PAC/LAC).

Melissa’s education includes a bachelor of arts in psychology from California State University Long Beach. She graduated from Alliant International University (the California School of Professional Psychology) in Irvine, CA with a master of arts in Marriage & Family Therapy. Melissa is licensed in the state of California through the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS), LMFT #53296. She is a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT: #105296) and a BBS certified clinical supervisor. 

Kasey Camp Lead Therapist

Kasey is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist working as the Lead Therapist at Mission Recovery. Kasey completed her Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, and is currently in the process of completing her Doctorate Degree in Clinical Psychology at the same institute. Before beginning at Mission Recovery she was working with children, families, and young adults who struggled with dual diagnosis for a non-profit organization. Kasey has experience working with a variety of populations in dual diagnosis and chemical dependency. She works through an eclectic approach to therapy, integrating modalities such as cognitive behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, person-centered therapy and solution-focused techniques. Kasey has a passion for helping those in need and strives to provide hope for a better tomorrow. She focuses on creating a safe and uplifting environment that is helpful in healing each individual throughout his or her recovery. She is committed to helping individuals understand their core emotional issues, gain insight to their strengths, and move forward to experience a positive and healthy recovery.  

Elizabeth Wolfe Compliance Officer

Elizabeth Wolfe has worked in the substance abuse field since 2012. She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Sociology from the University of California, Riverside and her Master of Science in Nursing with an emphasis as a Clinical Nurse Leader from California State University, Dominguez Hills. Elizabeth’s early career included working as a Registered Nurse in ICU, CCU, Gynecology Oncology, Labor and Delivery and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. She has held a variety of positions in the substance abuse field including admissions, intake, client care and program management. Elizabeth found her passion in substance abuse treatment in 2012 and has been utilizing her medical background in detox ever since.  

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