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Resurgence Behavioral Health

3151 Airway Avenue, Suite E1 , Costa Mesa, California, 92626
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We believe that for every addiction, there should be a personalized treatment process. This will depend on you as an individual, your drug of choice and the severity of your addiction. We’re proud to say that every member of our staff is rigorously trained in our integrated philosophy. This includes executives, admissions personnel, medical professionals, therapists, counselors and support staff. We focus on a two-part, integrated treatment approach: Changing your unhealthy habits and behaviors, and Creating a new, amazing life you’ll be proud of and excited to live. We’ll teach you coping skills, of course. We’ll train you to work on your thoughts, feelings and behaviors. We’ll help you develop habits to stay motivated. We’ll inspire you to examine your strengths and passions. We’ll guide you capitalize on them. We’ll support you as you design and lead a meaningful, happy, addiction free life.

Facility Highlights

  • SMART Recovery Program
  • Art Therapy
  • 4 miles to Newport Beach
  • On-site cooking and homemade meals


  • 12-Step
    The term “12 Step Program” describes a way to recover from addiction that is based on the model developed by Alcoholics Anonymous. Many drug and alcohol treatment centers base their treatment on 12 steps –the first three of which are situational, the next four addressing the practical issues created by the addiction, followed by two steps focused on making amends for hurting others. Steps 10 and 11 involve a deeper examination of the previous steps and the final step is focused on helping others avoid and recover from addiction.
  • Individualized Treatment
    Some facilities have an addictiontreatment protocol that all patients or clients are expected to follow, while others customize or individualize treatment based on a person’s unique needs and circumstances. Factors that may affect treatment decisions include age, lifestyle, medical conditions, type of drug, religious beliefs, etc.
  • Dual Diagnosis and Co-occuring Disorders Treatment
    These two terms describe a person who is not only addicted to drugs or alcohol, but also has a mental or emotional illness, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc. Facilities that treat patients with dual-diagnosis or co-occurring disorders provide psychiatric treatment in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation services.
  • Process Abuse Treatment
    Not all addictions involve mood-altering chemicals. The term “process addiction” describes the unhealthy use of behaviors (including eating, gambling, sexual activity, shopping, internet use, etc.) that has spiraled out of control and into the realm of addiction.
  • Aftercare Support
    Addiction recovery does not end with discharge after completing a rehab program. Facilities that offer aftercare planning and/or support work with patients to ensure sustainable recovery by helping to plan and make arrangements for transitional or sober living, help with housing, vocational counseling, etc.

Facility Settings

  • Beach Community
  • Executive
  • Luxury
  • Residential Neighborhood

Meet the Staff

  • Steve Fennelly
    Steve FennellyCEO
    Steve Fennelly is the founder and CEO of Resurgence California and holds a place in his heart for those in recovery. He has served the recovery community since 2009 when he founded Solid Landings Behavioral Health and realized his long held dream of creating a culture of recovery and “Gold Standard” quality service to those his program served and employed. Through his experience in recovery, Steve has developed a sense of what it takes to change lives and carry the message that recovery and an enhanced overall quality of life are possible. Steve earned his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Accounting and Finance from Albertus Magnus, located in New Haven, CT, in 2001 and from there, he went on to found his first company Fennelly construction where he demonstrated his ability to create a quality product and grow a business from small beginnings to countless successes. Through his non-stop efforts, Steve grew Solid Landings Behavioral Health by over 200% in just three years and earned the prestige of the having the number one place to work in a private company in 2015. Solid Landings also received the “Gold Standard of Excellence” through its Joint Commission Accreditation in both Las Vegas and Austin locations and has received a three year accreditation from CARF in Costa Mesa. Recognition by both organizations affirmed the companies’ national recognition and commitment to excellence. Following his successes in business and program development, Steve continued to expand his experience and his desire to help others by being appointed to the Board of Directors of the REACH Foundation of Orange County which provided resources to those who struggled with addiction based on need. This was the first non-profit Steve was involved with. In addition to the above accolades, Steve was named one of the 100 most influential people by the Orange County Register for his work in addiction treatment in 2015. Resurgence California is proud to have Steve at the helm of their ship guiding them through any kind of weather.
  • Kristen Garubba, MA, EdD, LMFT
    Kristen Garubba, MA, EdD, LMFTExecutive Director
    Kristen is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and comes to us from a clinical and administrative behavioral health background. Educational achievements include both her masters and doctorate in psychology from Argosy University. Her training includes: substance abuse recovery, trauma focused therapies, as well as family, individual, couples and group therapy. Kristen is also able to serve as a clinical supervisor to registered interns. Her work with multiple populations and clinical presentations has led her to gain a wide breadth of experience and an ability to work with many different types of clients. Kristen has the ability to develop rapport with all those she works with due to her: patience, warmth, and overall compassion which has led to success with even the most difficult of cases and situations. Additional achievements include developing a recovery program for Solid Landing’s Long Beach branch (Hope’s Landing),which required building a recovery program from the ground up. She was also tasked with creating a clinical and operations team while developing a program that met both clinical, regulatory, and client needs. Within 6 months, the program grew from 12 to 22 beds and treated levels of care from RTC to IOP. Her team development and family team approach helped create a success story for the clients and staff alike. Kristen’s main focus is overall client health, meeting the needs of all program participants including staff, and creating a clinically sound environment.
  • Dr. Christian Small
    Dr. Christian SmallMedical Doctor
    Dr. Christian Small is a board certified psychiatrist and family medicine physician. Dr. Small’s treatment philosophy is founded upon the idea that empathy, self-empowerment, and the re-establishment of trusting relationships are key to recovery. Dr. Small utilizes the latest in evidenced-based medical treatment to treat addiction. He is also skilled in treatment of dual diagnosis clients, outpatient detox, and other psychiatric disorders. He is a graduate of the University of Hawaii John A Burns School of Medicine and completed a combined residency in Psychiatry and Family Medicine residency at UCSD.
  • Tiffany Nicolau CADCII
    Tiffany Nicolau CADCIIProgram Direcotr
    Tiffany Nicolau, CADCII – As the Program Director, Tiffany Nicolau brings extensive knowledge of quality care standards established by the Joint Commission and DHCS, experience in addictions treatment and successful program management to the team. With over 9 years of experience in addictions treatment, Tiffany has held many roles within the industry ranging from a Case Manager to a Program Director to a Corporate Compliance Officer. Tiffany focuses on strong relationship based leadership, bringing empathy, compassion and insight, so as to provide a culture within the facility that promotes healthy boundaries and allows those trying to recover, the ability to immerse themselves in their treatment and have fun while they are in treatment. Working with the Leadership Team of Resurgence California Tiffany continues to create a culture that promotes the health and wellbeing of all that seek help.

Financial Details

  • We Offer Financial Assistance to Clients
  • Financing Available

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Rehabs 360 Guide


Resurgence Behavioral Health is a substance use and behavioral health treatment center in Costa Mesa, Calif. One of just 197 (15 percent) of facilities that offers detox in the state of California, Resurgence Behavioral Health follows an integrated approach to treatment with two parts to it: changing unhealthy habits and behaviors and replacing them with coping skills, healthy habit development, and other practices dedicated to long-term recovery.

Many clients begin with a brief detoxification - one that’s supported by 24-hour medical care and lasts one to three days - prior to beginning active treatment.


The treatment approach at Resurgence Behavioral Health is integrated: it offers both faith-based and 12-step groups and evidence-based SMART Recovery meetings on-site and in the community. As the facility’s website notes, “every member of our staff is trained in, and supportive of, all kinds of addiction support groups.”

Following a thorough interview, intake process, many clients begin with a brief detoxification that’s supported by 24-hour medical care. Detox typically lasts one to three days.

Once they’ve reached residential treatment, clients begin learning coping skills and developing habits related to health and hygiene, money management, communication skills, and stress management. In groups, they’ll gain exposure to cognitive behavioral (CBT) and dialectical behavior (DBT) therapies, relapse prevention and life skills training, and what the facility outlines describes as “vulnerability studies” and “happiness projects.” Programming also befits individuals dually diagnosed with a substance use disorder (SUD) and a mental health disorder.

Resurgence Behavioral Health also run an intensive outpatient program (IOP) - one of just 517 (39.4 percent) of IOPs statewide - that’s available either as a stand-alone option or following a residential stay. Outpatient services, available seven days a week, consists of an initial assessment, process groups, and individual and family sessions.


Resurgence Behavioral Health has a team of medical professionals, therapists, counselors, admissions and support staff. Day-to-day programming is led by a certified alcohol drug counselor (CADCII), a board-certified psychiatrist, and a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT).


Resurgence can accommodate up to 22 clients at a time in modest gender-separate homes. On the ground floor, the residence has a full kitchen as well as multiple common room with couches and wall-mounted TVs. Rooms sleep to three per room, and outside are shaded seating areas with tables.


Feedback provided by a pair of alumni was positive. The two individuals who shared their personal experience with described the Costa Mesa facility as a “very nice place” with clean facilities and “great” food. “The staff here cares. It’s rare to find a place like this,” alum Matthew wrote to

On Google, in addition, where Resurgence Behavioral Health has a near-perfect average rating of 4.7 out of five stars from 27 individuals, former clients referred to the program they attended as “stimulating, thoughtful and therapeutic” and the staff as “professional” and “personable.”

“This place gave me a home after I had lost everything," wrote Jesse, one of over two dozen Google reviewers who gave five out of five stars: “They gave me a family when I felt completely alone and they gave me hope when I didn't have any left within myself.”[1]


A month-long stay at Resurgence Behavioral Health costs $22,000.

Prospective clients can also verify their insurance coverage and benefits on the facility’s website, making Resurgence Behavioral Health one of just 734 (56 percent) of facilities that accepts private health insurance statewide.

[1] GoogleReviews

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    The staff here cares. It’s rare to find a place like this. The facilities are clean and the food is great. I recommend Resurgence California to anyone trying to get clean and sober.


      Very nice place
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