Harm reduction and Narcan presentation for the Grammy’s nonprofit, Musicares on 1/17/19 from 11 AM- 1 PM. Hosted by Pacific Solstice, CCAPP, and Musicares.

Qualified, Experienced & Ethical Therapists

Pacific Solstice is founded, owned, and run by a team of licensed, qualified, and caring mental health professionals with advanced degrees and decades of experience in the fields of substance use disorder and behavioral health.

Frustrated by the lack of quality, reputable, and ethical intensive outpatient treatment programs for our own private-practice patients, our team of professionals joined together to form our own. As Pacific Solstice, we collaborate to provide individuals and their families with state-of-the-art treatment, innovative therapies, and a genuine passion for helping our patients live happier, healthier lives. We’re not here to make a profit, but to make people whole again.

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Dr. Evan Fewsmith


Dr. Evan Fewsmith is the Founder and President of Pacific Solstice. He holds both a Masters Degree in Marriage Family and Child Therapy, as well as a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. He is a licensed mental health professional with 20 years of experience in the field of substance abuse and mental health. His experience also includes work with domestic violence shelters, probation camps, drug courts, and family mental health clinics. He specializes in depression, anxiety, chemical/alcohol abuse and dependency, adult survivors of abuse and trauma.

He is the Co Founder of Strength in Support, a nonprofit for veterans and their families. He is a clinical member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and is licensed by the Board of Behavioral Sciences (MFC # 39289).

Dr. Fewsmith is both an effective and passionate agent of change not only due to his decades of education training and clinical experience, but also from his own personal recovery from childhood sexual abuse/trauma, a severe learning disability, and over 28 years of sobriety from a 12 year long drug and alcohol addiction.

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Tom Buckley, BSW, CADC II

Chief Operating Officer

Tom Buckley is the Director of Outreach for Pacific Solstice Behavioral Health Treatment Center in Laguna Hills, California. At Pacific Solstice, he also works as a counselor and clinical supervisor. He is a leader in the Southern California addiction treatment community as a result of his 20 years of experience in the addiction and mental health communities of Southern California. His clinical work as a drug and alcohol counselor (CADC II) and Social Worker combined with his education, training and experience in community outreach, business development, and marketing make him a unique member of both our clinical and outreach teams. Tom also is a husband and father of twin teenage sons, which also aids him in understanding the struggles of our young clients, as well as their parents in our Young Adults Program.

“Whether I’m working with at-risk youth in group homes, the homeless and mentally ill population of Skid Row, or the forensic population in LA County jails, my motivation has always been and will always be to provide resources, support, and hope, to all of those affected by addiction.”

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Dr. Ryan Wright

Board Certified Psychiatrist and Addiction Medicine Specialist

Dr. Wright is a Board Certified Psychiatrist currently practicing in Newport Beach, CA. He provides general psychiatric services for adult patients who are experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, or thought disorders. For every new patient, Dr. Wright provides a comprehensive initial psychiatric assessment and offers subsequent mental health treatment including medication management and individual psychotherapy.

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Katie Bryan MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Board Certified Art Therapist

Katie Bryan is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Board Certified Art Therapist. She is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University. She has worked in a variety of mental health settings including an inpatient addiction treatment center, a residential treatment for adolescent girls, a non-public school, a suicide prevention center hotline, and a community mental health center. She now works in a private practice with locations in Los Angeles and Orange County. Over the course of her clinical work she has often marveled at the way that art-making can help people illuminate many facets of themselves.

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Abby Vinson MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Abby Vinson is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and has received her Masters Degree in psychology from California State University, Northridge. Specializing in addiction and trauma, Abby has vast experience working with substance abuse and dual diagnosis at prominent treatment centers, such as Promises, Authentic Recovery Center, and One to One Treatment. Abby has worked in community mental health at Airport Marina Counseling Service. Currently in private practice in West Los Angeles, Abby provides psychotherapy to individuals, families, and couples. Abby is in the process of completing her doctorate at the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis and is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner. Abby has also trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and participated in the program in mindfulness at MARC/UCLA.

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Gillian Poe

Certified Yoga and Wellness Instructor

Gillian has been cultivating her personal practice and passion for yoga for over 15 years, exploring various styles and techniques to heal and strengthen the mind, body and connection to spirit. In 2010 she became a Yoga Alliance certified instructor through Yoga Works. Most recently she trained with Richard Miller and the team at the Integrative Restoration Institute in iRest Yoga Nidra, a transformational practice bringing healing and deep peace. Gillian is committed to making yoga accessible to everyone, and her classes reflect her compassionate and intelligent approach to instruction. She is passionate about empowering students on their unique and personal journey through the practice. “It is a great honor and pleasure to help my clients discover their authentic practice and the many benefits of yoga. Working with new and beginner students is a joy for me, as I get to share the gift of the practice and watch their transformation unfold. This is a wonderful exchange on both sides.” Gillian’s background in Corporate HR and wellness program management as well as culinary and nutrition training allows her to offer a holistic approach to corporate and private clients seeking additional support on the path to total well-being.

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Jason Le


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Christine Hensley

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Christine is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, Associate Professional Clinical Counselor and holds a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University.

Her philosophy : “Whether its relationship struggles, anxiety, depression, loss or stress that is causing your pain, I want to help. I believe in customized and creative solutions for people. Everyone has a different personality and a unique set of problems, so everyone’s path to healing should be designed differently. I use CBT, EFT, DBT and other scientifically proven methods of treatment. We will find a way to utilize your individual strengths and help you to better cope with the battles you are facing. I believe that it’s never too late to re-create the life you want to live.”

It’s time. Get help.

Call (949) 200-7929

Don’t put your life on hold any longer. Call today to speak confidentially with a qualified Pacific Solstice counselor from our Orange County treatment center.

We’ll help you take the next step toward putting your life back together. You don’t have to give up hope. And you don’t have to take this journey alone. Recovery starts with a simple phone call.

Free Support Group

Families of loved ones struggling with addiction and mental health issues need help too. Join our supportive group of family members who come together to share experiences and find common ground. Open to all, this free support group in Orange County meets every Tuesday from 6-7pm at:

Pacific Solstice
23461 So. Pointe Dr., Suite 340
Laguna Hills, CA 92653

Insurance coverage

At Pacific Solstice, we believe quality mental health services and addiction treatment should be accessible and affordable. We accept a wide range of PPO insurance providers, including the ones listed below. At this time, we do not accept Drug Medi-cal, Medicare, or Medicaid.

BlueCross BlueShield
Health Net
Medical Mutual
United Healthcare


Pacific Solstice Events

Harm reduction and Narcan presentation for the Grammy’s nonprofit, Musicares
1/17/19 from 11 AM- 1 PM.
Hosted by Pacific Solstice, CCAPP, and Musicares.

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