Phoenix House Academy of Orange County in Santa Ana

Santa Ana, California

Our Team

Scott Van Camp - Director of Adolescent Services Phoenix House Orange County

Scott Van Camp

A program director, Scott has worked to provide therapy and outreach for at-risk kids since 1990.
Phoenix House California

Jonathan Whitfield, M.D.

Medical Director
As medical director, Jonathan treats psychiatric issues and oversees the clients’ medical treatment.

Elizabeth Stanley-Salazar

Vice President & Director of Clinical Services
Elizabeth has worked for 20 years in treatment & prevention.

Treatment Approach

Our treatment philosophy is based on the understanding that addiction is a chronic disease not a moral failing. Individuals suffering from substance use disorders deserve evidence-based treatment in settings that offer privacy and dignity.

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Insurance and Payment Options

Our experienced staff is skilled at working with all types of insurance providers to help you access the treatment you need. Phoenix House is an in-network provider for many major insurance carriers, managed care programs, and Medicaid.

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Do your programs accept insurance?

Yes, Phoenix House California accepts most insurance plans, including: Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross, LifeSynch-Humana, APS Healthcare, MHN, Cigna, HealthNet, and Value Options. We also accept United Behavioral Health and partners.

What is your policy towards involving family members?

Family involvement is an integral component in the treatment process. Individual family sessions, multifamily group therapy sessions, and parent and significant other education groups are offered as part of each client’s individualized treatment plan. Phoenix House invites families to special informational and educational sessions, provides them with appropriate printed resources in English or Spanish, (including…

Will I be able to continue working and/or go to school while in treatment?

Individualized treatment plans are designed by each client and his or her therapist, taking into account goals and provisions for continued employment and/or education.

Our Core Services

Assessment and Evaluation Services

In various locations, Phoenix House provides independent assessments and evaluations of substance use disorders as requested by individuals, families, schools and the Criminal Justice System.
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Adolescent Residential Services

The Phoenix House Academies for Youth offer intensive substance abuse and mental health services with high school academic programs in CARF-accredited facilities.
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Mental Health Services

Substance abuse and addiction often go hand-in-hand with mental health issues, and Phoenix House offers treatment programs designed specifically to meet this need.
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Prevention and Education Services

Phoenix House’s prevention and education services highlight the dangers of drug use, reinforce self-esteem, and educate youth and adults to make positive choices.
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Additional Services

High School

Orange County Department of Education maintains a fully accredited high school on-site, and academic tutoring is available for those who are unable to attend school on a daily basis. In an effort to create educational continuity, all students are instructed through self-paced educational materials.

Family Services

Counseling and activities for families of adolescents in treatment, including family counseling and a variety of family-centered activities.

Medical and Nursing Services

Health, medical and dental services are provided by staff nurses and consulting physicians, psychologists and dentists, and through linkages established with community clinics and medical centers.

Recreation and Fitness Services

Includes assessment and setting of personal fitness goals. Planned indoor and outdoor activities occur three times a week for each teen which are supplemented by dance, yoga and recreational outings.

Speakers Bureau

Youth participate in community outreach activities, appearing as speakers at sessions, classes, and panels held in local schools, community centers and other locations, to teach their peers about the dangers and consequences of substance abuse.

Phoenix Rising Music

Our California Teens Sing Their Hearts Out

With the help of Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Kara DioGuardi, teen clients in our Phoenix Rising Music Program tell their stories and heal through song. In their own words, our state-of-the-art recording studio and expressive arts program exemplifies “love, vision, joy, and determination.”

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