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South Coast Counseling, Inc.

693 Plumer Street, Costa Mesa, California, 92627
South Coast Counseling specializes in treating a wide variety of addictions and underlying psychological issues. By treating the whole person and approaching the disease of addiction from all angles, our clients are given the opportunity to achieve lasting recovery.

Facility Highlights

  • Masters Level and Doctorate Level Psychotherapists
  • In Business Since 1968
  • A+ BBB Rated


  • Creative Arts Therapy

    Writing, making art or engaging in theater can be deeply therapeutic for people working to recover from addiction. Many facilities offer one or several forms of creative arts therapy as a way to help patients learn to express their feelings in productive ways.
  • Family Program

    Research shows that the odds of successful, sustained recovery from addiction are far higher when family members and loved ones are involved in treatment. Drug and alcohol addiction often have genetic roots, whether related to substance abuse, mental illness or both. Family dynamics also play a role and, often, family members are the first to realize a loved one has developed an addiction. Also, it’s important for family members to understand and embrace the lifestyle changes that are required to sustain recovery.

Facility Settings

  • Beach Community

Meet the Staff

  • Tarek Greiss, MD
    Tarek Greiss, MDMedical Doctor/Program Director
    Dr. Tarek R Greiss is a board certified cardiac anesthesiologist who joined the Elite Care Team at the commencement of 2015. He received a BA in Economics from the University of Washington then his Medical Doctorate from The George Washington University. After completing his residency in Anesthesiology and fellowship in cardiothoracic anesthesiology he went on to work in private practice for several years. Dr. Greiss entered the world of addiction recovery through the front door, as a client. He is a recovered impaired professional who navigated the very difficult road to durable recovery through an intense trial and error period. Through an initial rocky course of recovery, Dr. Greiss identified the many shortcomings in traditional treatment and has worked with Elite Care to develop a state of the art Impaired Professionals Program, designed to assist addicted professionals in maintaining or regaining their professional stature and attaining durable recovery.
  • Jack Motley
    Jack MotleyCAADC-II/ Executive Director
    Jack Motley has been with SCC for over 30 years. An intervention specialist and CADC-II, he has personally touched the lives of thousands with addictive disease. He has maintained a spirit of humility and service and embodies a life of successful recovery. Jack maintains weekly contact with all clients coming through SCC and keeps in touch with the vast alumni network of South Coast Counseling.

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    South Coast Counseling is an incredible facility. My sister went here and and has now been sober for 90 days. She has a beautiful outlook on life. That staff was truly incredible and caring.
    T F.
      My son has been in and out of rehabs all his life (since age 19. He is now 44 and South Coast Counseling has saved his life and mine. He has been s ober for 2 years. Consider SCC the way to save your loved one. Thanks to all that worked with Marty. You are my angels.
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      Horrible facility. Took $15k then said the treatment facility could not help my wife. Then they wouldn't refund the money. Stay away!!!
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      He's been sober since Sept 7 for 1 year and has a good job and fantastic.
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      South Coast Counseling is the best treatment center I have ever been to (and I have been to over half a dozen). You feel like family when you are here. There is a lot of staff always accessible to you from nurses to counselors to therapists. You really get the feeling that they care about you and your recovery. The food was always amazing, they took us to a really nice gym every day, and we went to the beach often for groups and recreation so don\'t forget your gym clothes and bathing suit! I have been clean since my detox and I can\'t wait to go back and get a cake for my one year of sobriety in a few short months!! I would recommend SCC to anyone that needs to go to treatment for the first time or the 6th time because it didn\'t work before like me :) Sincerely, Brittany