Mental Health Facility in Orange County, California

Outpatient Mental Health Facility in Costa Mesa, California

Tucked among bamboo, only 5 minutes from Newport Beach, CA you arrive at the entrance to Barn Life Recovery. Upon arrival one immediately understands that this is a special place. With lush green bamboo scraping a clear blue sky and an entrance flanked by twin guardian lion statues, people feel instantly protected, safe and free here.

The Barn Life

Our facility includes several outdoor nooks and crannies with seating areas, indoor space for group activities, individual offices, and a large outdoor atrium for practicing yoga or tai chi. Originally built by farmers, the old barn is our central building. Holding group therapy, sound healing and jam sessions, the barn is our lighthouse. It is a beacon signaling a safe place to land, take a breath, discover ourselves and chart a new path forward.

Outpatient Mental Health Facility

The care providers at Barn Life Recovery’s outpatient mental health facility work with clients in an open and social environment. This allows clients to practice new behaviors in a safe setting without the fear and scrutiny of everyday life. Giving clinicians the advantage of seeing clients through a much more comprehensive lens improves treatment outcomes.

What is Community-based Treatment?

Community-based treatment is the opposite of a psych ward. Instead, community mental health consists of day programs and outpatient treatment with a focus on life skills support and case management along with employment and housing support when needed. Barn Life was the first community-based program in California and we continue to provide innovative approaches to this type of care.

bamboo lined entrance to Barn Life Recovery

About The Barn

Before Barn Life Recovery, the barn served as a workshop for a pair of retired navy boat builders who perfected their craft in this space. Building ships by hand and pursuing a joint passion, they persevered despite many mistakes and missteps along the way. We honor them by displaying their tools and craft in our hallways, reminding us to continue in their tradition. Everyone grows at the Barn. Everyone perfects their craft. Everyone begins their journey to self-mastery. And everyone is welcome.


We are in-network with all PPO plans. We are proudly a certified Tricare provider. We are now able to work with Magellan Health/Blue Shield of CA HMO plans.

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Hear From Those We've Impacted

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Barn Life is uniquely special. As someone who has had long stretches of sobriety with "traditional" communities and methods, Barn Life stepped in when I started struggling during the pandemic and said "traditional" methods failed to help.The staff here are exceptional. This is a truly subjective statement, but it is my honest opinion that the people from the owner (Hi Matt!) to EVERYONE else works there because they believe in the work and want to share the tools they found.Barn Life and their little sibling, Peer Mental Wellness were the launchpad from a shell of an existence to person with self-love/respect, and a life-mission of personal development.

Steven D.
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Best for someone looking for spiritual healing in addition to their mental health healing.

Luka P.
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Barn life is probably one of the most amazing facilities you could ever attend when it comes to mental illness. This was the first place that popped up when I was searching for help and I’m so thankful that it did. The environment is very therapeutic, the staff is awesome, and the group discussions and activities were so helpful in me understanding what I was experiencing. Do not hesitate to be a part of this place. It’s literally a game changer. I was only there for 6 weeks but I wished I stayed at least 6 months. Ever since returning home, I’ve been much happier and my perspective has changed dramatically. I’ve done things and participated in events at my college that I never thought I would be able to do. This place is truly amazing and I’m forever grateful that I found this place.

Ariana E.
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Through trial and error of trying to stay sober this program is definitely the most caring and supporting of them all if anyone needs help and is willing to help themselves I suggest barnlife they will for a fact give you the push you need and the tools to keep you going

Mason T.
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My daughter has been at Barn Life Recovery now for two months. It was my last resort to send her 9 hours away from me. She has been in drug and mental health rehabs in and out for two years. This was my last stitch effort to save my daughter and get her back to herself. Alyssa and I spoke multiple times before deciding. Their willingness to do everything for her and the different teams they have work with them is amazing. My daughter is happy again and clean and sober. She loves it there in their outpatient program. They restore your faith in humanity. They help restore someone who is broken in so many places to themselves. They have put the light back in my daughters eyes. They are committed to helping each person who truly wants the help. They assist in helping them get jobs and be responsible members of society. I recommend their program to anyone wanting to recover from drug, alcohol and mental health.Thank you to all the people at Barn Life who have made my daughter smile and bring the light back to her eyes. I am truly grateful.DawnaLee

DawnaLee W.
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I am alumni from Zen Recovery Path / a great place , and live a happy healthy life ever since / great peaceful place to recover // Namaste

Michael M.



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