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Mental Health and Wellness

2258.8 miles away
949-499-7501 (Main Phone)
949-499-7500 (Intake Department)
Open 24 hours, seven days a week

Mental Health and Wellness

Open 24 hours, seven days a week
2258.8 miles away
949-499-7501 (Main Phone)
949-499-7500 (Intake Department)

The Mission Hospital Laguna Beach Mental Health and Wellness Institute offers both inpatient and outpatient treatment programs that are designed with the comfort, safety and dignity of our patients in mind.

We provide outstanding psychiatric and psychological treatment in a beautiful, relaxing environment just steps away from the beach. Research-based treatment from caring, licensed professionals is provided in a group setting with individual follow-up to ensure treatment goals are met.

Conditions treated include - but are not limited to - mood disorders, such as depression and bipolar, perinatal mood disorders, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders.

Whether patients are participating in our inpatient or outpatient program, our goal is to help restore them to their highest possible level of functioning in a supportive, caring environment. The treatment team develops a personalized treatment plan for every patient based on his or her specific needs.

Treatment plans consist of activities and plans designed to provide patients with the coping skills they need to succeed once discharged, and our beautiful, serene setting fosters an environment of healing and wellness.

Treatment plans can consist of:

  • Crisis intervention
  • Short-term hospitalization
  • Early medication management and intervention
  • Mental health stabilization
  • Evidence-based group therapy
  • Weekly family education groups
  • Discharge planning support

Our highly-specialized team of clinicians offers comprehensive treatment for a variety of mental health conditions and is here to serve our patients 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our team includes:

  • Board-certified psychiatrists
  • Psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners
  • Forensic psychologists
  • Licensed therapists
  • Social workers
  • Occupational therapists

It is our pleasure to support your treatment needs.

Our approach

Inpatient services are offered to those patients who require specialized care and need the opportunity to heal and learn to cope away from the stress of everyday life. Patients receiving caring and compassionate individualized treatment, where treatment goals are regularly evaluated and adjusted to meet his or her needs. Our services utilize a recovery model and patient-centered approach and our clinical interventions are rooted in evidenced-based best practices and most recent research outcomes.

Our program

A typical day in our inpatient program is structured and includes a full day of therapy, consisting of six to eight hours of group therapy treatment and additional one-one-one therapy. Topics include cognitive-behavioral and dialectic-behavioral therapy techniques, coping skill development, mental health education, meditation, anger management, grief and loss and occupational/life skills therapy.

Our program embodies Mission Hospital’s commitment to treating each patient in mind, body and spirit. In addition to traditional treatment, we offer alternative, holistic program components including yoga, Zumba, acupuncture and spiritual care to promote healing on a mental, physical and spiritual level.

We know that when a loved one is receiving treatment, family members can also be in need of support. Families are encouraged to participate in our family education groups, which provide the opportunity to communicate, have questions answered and work through challenges with the help and guidance of a therapist.

Each patient is assigned a case manager who oversees treatment from beginning to end and ensures patients have the resources they need throughout their stay and after discharge.

We accept most insurance plans and encourage anyone in need of help to contact us to learn more.

Outpatient programs provide structured, extended mental health treatments without the need for an inpatient stay. Mental health challenges can alternate between periods of control and crisis. This is true whether you are dealing with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, psychosis, schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress or a combination of one or more of these conditions. If the crisis is life-threatening, then inpatient care may be needed. Outpatient programs are another option for patients in crisis who are not at risk to harming themselves or others.

Outpatient services

  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy techniques
  • Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy skills group
  • Developing coping skills
  • Self-esteem enhancement
  • Managing grief and loss
  • Complimentary treatment, such as education by nurses and pharmacists, is included to support mental health and wellness

The Mental Health and Wellness Clinical Institute in Laguna Beach offers two outpatient mental health programs that provide structured mental health treatments without the need for an inpatient stay.

Partial hospitalization program

A Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) is one where patients spend the bulk of the day in a treatment setting, but continue to live at home or in another independent setting. At Mission Hospital, our Mental Health PHP has patients in treatment from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily. Patients attend six different group therapy sessions that are led by licensed clinical social workers and marriage/family therapists.

Intensive outpatient program

The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is a daily program in which patients attend three group sessions. It can be entered directly or as a transitional step after completing the PHP or inpatient programs. The Mission Hospital Mental Health IOP has two time options daily:

  • 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • 12:30-3:30 p.m.

Conditions treated

We offer treatment for a variety of mental health challenges including depression, PTSD and psychosis. Specialty tracks are provided for treatment in these areas:

  • Anxiety
  • Dual diagnosis – this is when a patient is experiencing both a mental health challenge and a substance use condition
  • Bipolar

Providence Mission Hospital offers specialized treatment and services for pregnant or postpartum women experiencing maternal mental health disorders, also known as perinatal mood and anxiety disorders through our Maternal Mental Health and Wellness Program.  We offer a wide variety of services including:

Maternal Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

Mission Hospital’s Maternal Mental Health and Wellness Intensive Outpatient Program is tailored to help moms improve their ability to cope and function in their daily life, including caring for themselves, their baby and their family. The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) includes:

  • Group therapy and individual treatment for a variety of motherhood challenges for women who are pregnant or postpartum
  • Ongoing psychiatric evaluation, follow-up and medication management
  • Weekly family group
  • Intensive outpatient level of care requires patients attend 3-4 days per week for three psychotherapy groups a day, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m
  • As part of the baby bonding experience between mother and baby, we encourage and welcome bringing your newborn or infant with you.

To schedule a free evaluation for the Maternal IOP call: 949-499-7504.

Pregnancy and Postpartum Support Group

This ongoing virtual support group is for pregnant or postpartum women having feelings of anxiety, sadness, isolation and/or depression. Facilitated by a registered nurse certified in Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders through Postpartum Support International.

  • The group is held every Tuesday from 10 - 11 a.m. No fee. 
  • For instructions on how to join the virtual support group call: 949-499-7504 or email MHLBMHOP@stjoe.org.
Maternal Mental Health Referral Line

If you have questions about what kind of help is available, or are having difficulty connecting with mental health providers that take your insurance, please call us directly for assistance.

This free referral line will help connect you to mental health providers in the community such as counselors, psychotherapists and psychiatrists specially trained to work with pregnant and postpartum mothers. Unanswered calls will be returned within 2 business days.

Maternal Mental Health Referral Line: 949-499-8663

Please be advised that this is not a crisis line nor does it handle emergencies. People in crisis should call 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.

Psychiatric and emotional illnesses are very similar to medical and surgical conditions. They can be chronic or acute, but no matter your symptoms, we’re here to help. If you are considering Mental Health and Wellness services for yourself or for a loved one, please consult our qualified medical staff today by calling:

An individualized courtesy benefit verification will be completed on your behalf. We are contracted with most insurance plans.