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Women’s Rehab
in Orange County, CA

Covenant Hills’ women’s treatment center is a dual diagnosis treatment center for women only located in picturesque Dana Point, California. Here we specialize in helping women who suffer from drug addiction and/or alcoholism, while also addressing any emotional or psychiatric issues that may be contributing to the addiction problem.

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Women’s Rehab in Orange County, CA

Covenant Hills’ women’s treatment center is a dual diagnosis treatment center for women only located in picturesque Dana Point, California. Here we specialize in helping women who suffer from drug addiction and/or alcoholism, while also addressing any emotional or psychiatric issues that may be contributing to the addiction problem.

women addiction treatment


Mitigating outside distractions and unnecessary complications is essential to achieving your full potential throughout addiction recovery. While addiction doesn’t play favorites, men and women deal with varying issues, emotions, and situations when battling addiction. As a woman, you will trudge through many different circumstances throughout your recovery journey than men. Because of this, a gender-specific addiction treatment program that is hyper-focused on your unique situation and needs may be the best recovery route for you.

Top Women’s Rehab in Orange County

Studies have shown that developing sexual and intimate relationships in treatment have negative consequences regarding completing treatment and achieving long-term personal success and sobriety. While this is an isolated example, it effectively highlights a potential distracting factor associated with co-ed treatment facilities and the unforeseen temptations affiliated with shared traumatic experiences.

The road to recovery is notoriously bumpy. Full of distractions and roadblocks, navigating this journey requires complete commitment while actively avoiding all unnecessary distractions along the way.

Enrolling in a gender-specific treatment program narrows the scope of potential complications within the therapeutic environment. Additionally, it ensures that the content of the treatment program will be specifically focused on topical areas uniquely impacting your progress and personal journey.

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Meet Our Specialized Team

Heather Schwartz

Heather Schwartz
(Clinical Director, Therapist)

Carice Blazo

Carice Blazo
(M.A., LAADC, Ordained Minister)

Name: Richard E. Jackson
Position: Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

With over 10 years of experience working in addiction treatment, Elizabeth is highly qualified to act as the executive director for Covenant Hills. With a bit of a developing role in the company, Elizabeth directly oversees the day-to-day operations and clinical programs for the women and with the men’s programs. She oversees improvements through evaluation of our current processes and procedures to ensure consistency and effectiveness. She also handles the clinical program development to ensure that our programs are dynamic, engaging, and educational.

Elizabeth Steele

In her own words, “I struggled with addiction throughout my teens and into early adulthood. I have been to treatment quite a bit myself, so I think it really helps me to empathize with the client experience. Going through treatment is often one of the more challenging experiences that our clients will have in their entire lives. When they aren’t internally motivated or want to leave, I understand that, because I have been there. When they can’t imagine the rest of their lives without a drink or a drug, I get it. I was also an incredibly difficult client in treatment, so I tend to have a special place in my heart for the clients who may have some behavioral issues; I always try to keep in mind that if there weren’t staff members willing to fight for me even when I was a little more rough around the edges, I likely wouldn’t be alive today.”

Elizabeth loves working with clients and families. She strongly believes that recovery should be fun and that getting sober should open doors, as opposed to closing them, so she always tries to build clinical programs that reflect these principles.

Again she says, “Bottom line, I am sick of seeing young people dying unnecessarily, and I want to help support clients in living a life beyond their wildest dreams.”

Name: Heather Schwartz
Position: Primary Therapist

According to Heather, the greatest pleasure of being the primary therapist at Covenant Hills women’s facility is watching the beautiful evolution of change in others. She remains “ridiculously passionate” about the work she does on a daily basis, which includes being an integral part of the multi-disciplinary treatment team providing individual, group, and family therapy, as well as formulating unique and specific treatment plans of each resident.
Her educational background includes a BS in pastoral ministries and psychology (Vanguard University) and a Master’s of Science in Clinical Psychology (Vanguard University). She is also a California licensed marriage and family therapist, a certified eating disorder specialist, and is EMDR certified.
She educates from the efficacy of positive interventions and believes that everyone gets stuck once in a while, but she maintains that “it’s never too late to be who you might have been.”

Heather Schwartz

Name: Carice Blazo
Position: Ordained Minister, Pastoral Counselor

Carice Blazo is a Pastoral Counselor at the Company’s women’s treatment facility in Dana Point. Carice holds a B.A. in Psychology, an M.A. in Pastoral Counseling, and is an ordained minister. As a regional director at Christian non-profit educational organization, TeachOverseas.org, Ms. Blazo discipled, evangelized, taught, trained and equipped individuals and groups in their educational and spiritual journeys. Ms. Blazo has 6 years of experience in management and administration in addiction treatment centers.

Carice Blazo