New Directions for Women, Costa Mesa, California

Tewinkle Park in Costa Mesa, California, USA
2607 Willo Ln
Costa Mesa, CA, 92627

Overview of New Directions for Women

New Directions for Women is a behavioral healthcare provider for women with centers located in Costa Mesa, California. The facility has over 35 years of experience in providing rehabilitation to women. In 2013 they opened two centers, one that separately hosts women with children and another for pregnant women and women who do not have children.
This facility offers specialized treatment plans to better meet the individual needs of each prospective client. Treatment commences with a thorough assessment by a medical and clinical team that arrives at a diagnosis for every new client. Depending on this initial assessment individualized treatment plans are drawn up. Detox facilities are also provided on-site for clients who may need it with 24×7 supervision and medical support available on hand.

Accommodation and Food

New Directions is located a few minutes walking distance away from the Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve. Consequently, the campus is situated in the midst of a tranquil natural setting surrounded by picturesque views and scenic grounds. This ensures that the residents have the peace and quiet requisite for their recovery.
The residential quarters at both facilities hold a combined capacity for housing 30 residents at a time. In the facility for women with children, the rooms are shared by the mothers and their children with cribs provided to those who need it. Additional children’s playrooms are also available supervised by licensed care workers for when the mothers are attending therapy.
The residential quarters for the single or expecting women offer rooms on a sharing basis that are equipped with twin sized beds and closets. Meals comprising of healthy food options are provided in a common dining space three times a day.

Treatment Options at New Directions for Women

The facility offers both inpatient residential treatment and outpatient treatment. This ensures that both clients needing intensive residential care as well as those who have work or familial obligations to attend to while undergoing treatment can avail rehabilitation here. They also provide Sober Living facilities for clients who have completed treatment but wish to continue living in a safe space away from the temptations posed by alcohol and drugs. The treatment options offered here are:

Inpatient services

  • Substance abuse treatment program
  • Dual Diagnosis program
  • Detox

Outpatient services

  • Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)
  • Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
  • Sober Living

Therapy Choices at New Directions for Women

New Directions offers a range of therapies that combine traditional evidence-based techniques with more experiential options. The extensive therapy choices offered at the facility include the following:

  • Group therapy
  • Individual counseling
  • Medically monitored detox
  • 12 step meetings
  • Grief/anger management
  • Art therapy
  • Relapse prevention
  • Psychodrama
  • Sex addiction therapy
  • Trauma therapy
  • Yoga therapy
  • Family dysfunction therapy
  • Horticultural therapy
  • Equine therapy
  • Recreational therapy
  • Aftercare

Payment Options and Insurances

New Directions for Women works closely with all their prospective clients to ensure that all payment options are thoroughly explored. They charge a sum of $18,000 for treatment lasting a period of 30 days. The facility aims at providing rehabilitation to people irrespective of their economic means and as such, offers partial scholarships to economically challenged clients who need it.
They provide admissions officers who are assigned to each client. They are tasked with ascertaining eligibility and also walking clients through the payment options available to them. They accept payment for their services through both self-pay in the form of credit, cash, or bank transfer, as well as through a variety of insurances. Some of the insurance providers accepted here include:

  • Aetna
  • United Healthcare
  • Beacon
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • ILWU
  • Cigna
  • MHN
  • Optum


  • Accredited by CARF
  • Licensed by DHCS

New Directions for Women Amenities

Residential treatment at the facility usually lasts for a period of 90 days. The treatment offered at New Directions comprise of a wide variety of therapies that range from 12 step philosophy to wilderness therapy. The multidisciplinary team at the facility ensures that clients receive a full continuum of support starting from detox to aftercare.
Furthermore, the facility also believes that chemical dependencies often develop due to underlying untreated mental health issues or end up causing such issues. As such, they provide dual diagnosis support for co-occurring mental disorders that patients may also be suffering. All these amenities combine to make New Directions a good choice for women who are single, expecting, or have children they support.


With a resident to staff ratio of 2 to 1, New Directions ensures that each client receives round the clock supervision and attentive care. The qualified staff member comprises of administrative staff and a chef. The clinical staff includes a consulting psychiatrist, certified addiction counselors, meditation facilitators, a licensed child care worker, Master’s level therapists.
Additionally they also employ a personal trainer, a Native American facilitator, a drum circle facilitator, and a psychodrama facilitator. Some of the important staff members associated with the facility and their respective roles are as follows:

Sue Bright
Executive Director

Sue Bright has about 30 years of extensive experience in the field of behavioral healthcare management. As executive director, she is in charge of coordinating with various department heads to ensure compliance with quality standards and growth. She also specializes in overseeing admission and intake processes as well as clinical services.

Tania Bhattacharyya
Foundation Executive Director

Tania Bhattacharyya is the executive director of New Directions for Women foundation. She has over 10 years of experience in the field of behavioral healthcare and public relations. As executive director, she manages the development of public relations and fundraising while also establishing collaborations with other non-profit organizations. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Social Behavior from the University of California, Irvine.

Gina H. Tabrizyf
Chief Clinical Officer

Gina Tabriz has over 20 years of experience in the field of behavioral healthcare specializing in trauma, codependency, and addiction. She is a licensed practitioner as a Marriage and Family Therapist and also holds certifications in hypnotherapy, EMDR, and psychodrama. As clinical officer she is in charge of overseeing the mental health division.

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