TAO South


275 E. Baker Street, Suite A
Costa Mesa , California  92626

About TAO South

TAO South, operated by Telecare Corporation, is a client-centered, recovery-oriented and culturally sensitive Full Service Partnership (FSP) in Costa Mesa, which is located in Orange County, California. This program is aptly named Telecare and Orange Adult Mental Health Services or TAO (South), which means the process of nature by which all things change and that is to be followed for a life
of harmony.

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TAO South uses a multidisciplinary team, which includes a psychiatrist, a nurse, a Masters prepared team lead, and personal service coordinators with a background in drug/alcohol, vocational rehabilitation and/or housing/community resources. This program offers a low staff to client ratio and it provides 75 % of services in the community, such as the client's home, the mall, a coffee house, a park, or wherever the client is comfortable.

Recovery Model

This program follows Telecare’s Recovery-Centered Clinical System (RCCS), an innovative recovery framework that incorporates the latest research and evidence-based practices. RCCS emphasizes doing no harm and supporting and enlivening recovery. The recovery model incorporates such approaches as motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), harm reduction, and other consumer-centered therapeutic interventions.

About Telecare

Telecare is a family- and employee-owned company that has been treating individuals with serious mental illness since 1965. We specialize in innovative, outcomes-driven services for high-risk individuals with complex needs. Our programs are recovery-focused and clinically effective and are designed in partnership with local, county, state and other behavioral health organizations.