3 Ways Mariposa Center is Improving Lives in Orange County

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One of the common misconceptions for individuals suffering from mental health challenges and substance addiction is that there is no way out. When you’re in the midst of an internal struggle, seeing the light at the end of the tunnel can seem impossible.

Mariposa Center, a treatment and recovery center in Southern California, has spent years proving that this simply isn’t true by improving lives in Orange County. We have witnessed the transformational impact of recovery firsthand, and we continue to invest in people who want a healthier and more balanced life.

3 Ways Mariposa Center is Improving Lives in Orange County

Mariposa Center’s healing mission encompasses many services and proprietary programs. The most impactful services include mental health counseling, substance abuse treatment, and equine therapy.

1. Mental Health Counseling

GI Joe said it best – “Knowing is half the battle.” To that end, if you or someone you know is struggling with mental health challenges related to anxiety, depression, or trauma, identifying those issues is the first step toward overcoming those challenges.

Further, the licensed and experienced counselors at Mariposa Center have decades of combined experience with these struggles and are ready to help. The Mariposa staff combines proven principles with modern innovations to guide individuals, couples, and families on the road to recovery.

Do you need to speak with someone about mental health treatment? Click here or call Mariposa Center at (714) 547-6494 to take the first step on your healing journey.

2. Substance Abuse Treatment

Like mental health difficulties, recovering from a substance abuse disorder often requires asking for help as a catalyst for healing. 

The Mariposa team is deeply committed to treating southern Orange County’s substance abuse epidemic. These challenges include opioid abuse as well as alcoholism and other forms of addiction.

Mariposa uses a three-part system for substance abuse treatment. The system includes education about the adverse effects of addiction, relapse prevention through support groups, and individual counseling. Mariposa Center also offers outpatient, gender-specific group substance abuse programs to aid in recovery.

3. Equine Therapy

Many individuals recovering from trauma or addiction find that they are ill-equipped to handle the heightened emotions and sensations that they experience as a part of the healing process. 

Mariposa is proud to be an Orange County counseling center that offers equine therapy with a licensed therapist. This form of therapy has a transformational impact on people working to reconnect with their natural emotional responses. Horses are incredibly empathetic, and interacting with them gives recovering individuals the chance to see their emotions “mirrored” in the animal’s response to them.

We Need Your Help With Improving Lives in Orange County

Mariposa Center has operated continuously as a non-profit since 1997, thanks to the generous contributions of our donors and partner network. 

Without financial support and the hard work of our volunteers, of course, the programs above wouldn’t be possible. The entire Mariposa Center team is humbled by and grateful for the donations we receive. Those donations also enable us to help those in need throughout southern Orange County.

“Transforming lives is really at the core of what we do at Mariposa. Getting to see patients change and grow as they participate in our programs is truly inspiring.”

Dr. Krista Driver, LMFT; President & CEO, Mariposa Center

Finally, Mariposa Center works with local non-profits and mental health service providers. We support a shared goal of delivering critical services in a timely and effective manner. As allies with the shared mission of improving lives in Orange County, we encourage other organizations as we work together to bring about a healthier, happier future.

Support Mariposa Center’s mission to improve lives in Orange County with a tax-deductible donation now.

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