About Us

Learn more about Compassion Recovery Centers and how we can help you find your personal path to healing from substance abuse and mental illness at our Orange County treatment center.
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Our History

Compassion Recovery Centers was established in 2019. Located in beautiful Laguna Hills, CA, Compassion began as an idea, born out of an intense desire for bringing compassion and change to our recovering communities across the USA.

Frustrated by the lack of quality treatment centers, we sought to provide a refuge that was ethical, affordable & provided something unique and great for our clients struggling with substance abuse addiction in California. A serene healing center that combined real compassion with spiritual, mental, and emotional healing modalities. A place where we could build a real community – with trust, growth, and recovery as its pillars.

We care deeply about the wellbeing of our communities

We know that community support represents the cornerstone of healing. That’s why Compassion Recovery Center emphasizes therapeutic and group connections, along with individual and personalized drug and alcohol therapy in Laguna Beach. We help our clients master the tools for recovery – learning how to live a more fulfilling life, achieving their dreams, and becoming the person they were always truly meant to be.

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Our Mission

We at Compassion Recovery Centers are dedicated to helping men and women recover from a hopeless state of mind and body caused by substance abuse and mental illness.

The benefits of choosing Compassion Recovery Centers as your treatment provider

Our goal is to offer personalized solutions to each client at Compassion Recovery Centers.
Recreational & Adventure Therapy
Private, Personalized Treatment
In-Person & Virtual Treatment Options
Medication Management & MAT
Judgement-Free Environment
One-On-One Counseling

Treatment That Works By People Who Care

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We are fully accredited by The Joint Commission, the highest level of accreditation possible for a treatment center.


We are a Legit Script certified treatment provider.


Certified by DHCS

We are certified by the California Department of Health Care Services.



We are a pet-friendly treatment center in Orange County, CA.

A Team of Compassionate Treatment Experts

We believe that through compassionate, individualized programming, anything is possible. Learn more about our expert team of mental health professionals with over 35+ years of combined experience.
elisa edwards

Elisa Edwards

Program Manager
Dr. Daryl Sparks

Dr. Daryl Sparks

Primary Therapist
Maila Wilson LMFT

Maila Wilson LMFT

Primary Therapist
Dr. Jonathan Haidak

Dr. Jonathan Haidak

Primary Therapist, Group Facilitator
James Moore, AMFT

James Moore, AMFT

Primary Therapist, Group Facilitator
Tara Etemad-Haary, M.A., AMFT

Tara Etemad-Haary, M.A., AMFT #141224

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (#141224)
Gilbert Isaac

Gilbert Isaac, CADC II

Group Facilitator
Avi Sherbill

Avi Sherbill

Breathworks Group Facilitator

Compassion Recovery Centers By the Numbers


Clients Helped


Years of Experience


Millions Addicted


Compassion Guaranteed

Explore our boutique, modern outpatient facility in Orange County, CA.

Client Lounge
Client Lounge
Case Management
Case Management
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Housing Available
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Centrally Located
Centrally Located
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