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• Leading Edge Therapeutic Processes
• Truly Supportive & Caring Environment
Sobriety is the Start, but There’s So Much More
Kate Livingood and the rest of the team at Orange County Recovery want to show you that recovery is not only attainable, but can be better than you ever dreamed possible. We have been helping men and women recover for over a decade in Orange County and we have earned our relationship as one of the top clinical support systems for those who are looking to achieve lasting change that is empowering and joyful.
Clinical Specialization Allows for a Personalized Experience
Every person who seeks our help in finding lasting and enjoyable recovery has a unique background. We have a variety of therapeutic processes and activities that we can utilize to customize treatment for the best results. Underlying issues like anxiety, depression, and PTSD (trauma) or an eating disorder like anorexia or bulimia often contribute to a substance abuse disorder.
Sometimes the individual pursues initial recovery with sincere motivation, but throughout the course of the first year of sobriety, stressors that are exacerbated by a co-occurring disorder or other underlying issue can sabotage the newly recovered person’s sense of well-being and this often results in a relapse.
By getting to know you and closely monitoring your progress, our clinical team can break through these walls that were holding back your recovery. The result is a life filled with serenity and purpose. Read some of our testimonials below to see what our previous clients had to say about our process.
Meet Clinical Director Kate Livingood, MA, LAADAC
Kate has earned her reputation as one of the top case managers and recovery coaches in the field of addiction treatment. She connects with our clients and works with them to create a lifestyle framework that will support their courageous decision to pursue recovery. Kate has a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the field of mental health, addiction and co-occurring disorders. She holds a number of Certifications and Licenses, both in California and internationally, including: Masters Degree (MA) in Psychology Licensed & Advanced Drug and Alcohol Counselor (LAADAC) International and California Certified and Drug and Alcohol Counselor (ICDAC) Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor II (CADC II) Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS) Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS) Licensed Anger Management & Conflict Resolution Counselor During the past two decades, Kate has served as Executive and/or Program Director for several highly recognized mental health and dual diagnosis treatment centers. Most recently, she spent 5 years as a Director of a prestigious psychiatric treatment center in Los Angeles.
Kate has extensive training and expertise in both Traditional and Crisis Interventions. Additionally, she has developed, utilizes and trains others in her own Intervention model. Kate adores working with individuals suffering from mental illness and co-occurring disorders. She believes in focusing on treating the whole person, as well as their families who love them.
Addressing the Entire Family System and Planning for Long-Term Sobriety
Kate has a number of specialties, and one of her most passionate is addressing the Family System, for which she has written and co-facilitated a number of family programs. Additionally, Kate has a keen interest in “transitional treatment” — for individuals who are emerging from treatment and reintegrating back to a healthy and balanced life.
Eating Disorders and Post Bariatric Surgery Clinical Specialization
Kate specializes in helping those in need of recovery from an eating disorder such as anorexia or bulimia. Kate also specializes in working with those who have undergone bariatric surgery, which can lead to emotional and cognitive dissonance as the change in appearance can be drastic. Over the years, Kate has been the keynote speaker on many topics at a number Community and professional events. She also continues to train many colleagues and other professionals in the field of Behavioral Health.
Clinically Driven Treatment
Our multidisciplinary team of clinicians will use a variety of therapeutic processes to facilitate your healing and self discovery. The initial assessment that you will undergo upon admission to our program will be comprehensive and include your medical history, treatment history (if applicable), drug use history, and your family and social background. From there we will put together a treatment regimen that will be designed to holistically address you as an entire indivdual. Some of the processes that we may utilize include:
- Individual Therapy
- Group Therapy
- 12-Step Meeting Participation
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
- Experiential and Activity Based Processes
- Surf Therapy
- Music Therapy
- Family Counseling
- Grief and Loss
- Codependency Recovery
- Mindfulness Training
- Grief and Loss Recovery
- Life Skills (Vocational & Educational Coaching)
- Drug Testing
- Sober Coaching
Private Case Management
Kate Livingood is one of the top clinical addiction specialists in California and she has worked closely with hundreds of individuals over the years to help them overcome addiction and addiction-related issues. If you are under Kate’s care, she will use her training and years of experience to “meet you where you are” and work from there. Everyone has unique needs and goals in their treatment, and the goal of the case manager is to address the entire person, including their mental, physical, and spiritual welfare.
Eating Disorders and Post Bariatric Surgery Issues
Along with more typical addiction, mood, and behavioral disorders, Kate has a specialization in helping individuals who have struggled with eating disorders like anorexia, bulimia, and binge-eating. Also, Kate is renown for working with many who have received weight loss surgery to help them adjust to their new physique and adjust the way they see themselves so that they can truly embrace their post-surgery selves. Contact us for more information about getting Kate’s help with eating and body dysmorphia related issues.
Gender Specific Programs
Orange County Recovery also includes two residential sober living environments: The Cottages for women and Five Points Sober Living for Men. These homes are 12-Step based sober living houses that provide a structured, caring, and supportive home base for those who are in their first 12 months of recovery. Located in Huntington Beach, both sober houses act as a great home base for the newly recovered individual to pursue their educational or professional careers. Typically, residents in The Cottages or Five Points are those who have participated in a residential rehabilitation program and are ready to ‘step down’ in their level of care to a monitored abstinence based environment that includes clinical oversight, but also provides the freedom to start re-integrating back into ‘normal’ life activities like working and going to school.
“I don’t know what I would have done without The Cottages! They gave my daughter a safe place to go while she continued with her recovery. To be thrown back into the big scary world after her treatment would have been too much for her. God bless The Cottages and everyone involved with them for offering her a safe and loving transition.”
“My stay at the Cottages has been a great experience. I lived at a different sober living before I came here and noticed a huge difference. At the other house people were living in the problem; here, we live in the solution and try to grow one day at a time.“
“Thank God for The Cottages and the welcoming, and warm environment it has provided me in the past and now in my present. It is a great place to live and is in my opinion the only place I feel safe. It is a home that promotes change. I would suggest it to any woman who wants to grow in her sobriety because The Cottages definitely gives you the tools to become an independent and productive woman.“
“I lived at The Cottages more than once, but this is the place that I was finally able to get some sobriety. The home was clean and supportive, and I recommend it whenever women are looking for sober living in the Orange County area. The Cottages gave me a solid foundation on which to build my new sober life.“
“Growth is not limited. It is important to grow deep and strong. Think of it as a beautiful tree. The tree reaches toward the sky, tall and graceful. As I continue to grow here, I remember that I too need to be anchored in reality and nourished physically, mentally, and spiritually. This is a good place to build a foundation to let yourself grow tall and strong.“
“This is my first time living in a sober living environment. Therefore, it was extremely important to me that I selected a place that reminded me of home. To let you know The Cottages is my place away from home. “
“The Cottages are the happiest place in Southern California. This has been one of the best places I have experienced in my recovery. I would recommend them to anyone looking for a loving, supportive, and serene place to recover.“
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If you or someone you love is struggling with an active addiction, then call us or fill out the form to the right so that our intake team can assess your situation and make recommendations on potential next steps you may want to take to seek help. Orange County Recovery is comprised of treatment programs that provide a range of services from acute medical drug and alcohol detoxification to outpatient addiction treatment. We are here to help and it is our mission to help you in the battle against chemical dependency. Do not wait until tomorrow if you or someone you love is in need of treatment. Regardless of your current situation, we have training and resources to provide information and recommendations about possible next steps. call us today by dialing the number at the top, or filling out the form to the right.