Accreditation, Certification, and Membership

“In the end, it comes down to safety, trust, and transparency. Everyone seeking treatment, for themselves or someone they love, is wanting consistent, quality clinical care and to live each day over the course of the treatment experience with the ability to breathe and be relieved of worry. I’m proud of the measures and partnerships we have in place to ensure these aspects of care are of the highest priority.”
– Courtney Tracy, Chief Executive Officer

Below is a list of the numerous memberships, certifications, and accreditations Good Heart Recovery holds ensuring our commitment to the highest quality of care.


California Department of Health Care Services

The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) provides 24-hour and non-24-hour facilities with certification and licensure based on the services that are provided. Good Heart Recovery has successfully achieved facility certification through the state of California as a result of our program exceeding the minimum levels of service and quality necessary to be State-certified and continue to be in substantial compliance with all standards set forth by the state of California. The Department serves as a regulatory body that will continue to assess our program, at minimum, biennially to ensure the quality and safety of our direct health care services including all aspects of our treatment from intake procedures and treatment planning to fiscal practices and operational management.


  • Assured safety of health care services

  • Quality clinical practices

  • Compliance with State regulations


Joint Commission Accreditation

The Joint Commission is a private, not-for-profit organization that rigorously assesses and evaluates a facility’s quality of care including medical and clinical practices and internal policies and procedures. The mission and vision of the Joint Commission and Good Heart Recovery align in that both organizations strive for the safest, highest-quality care, treatment, and services to be provided to individuals always. Our facility achieved Joint Commission accreditation representing our commitment to the highest standard of quality and safety for all those that we serve. Our facility grounds, individualized and evidence-based clinical and medical treatment, and health and safety protocols were consistently noted to be within the highest caliber of standards in the healthcare industry, next to leading hospitals and doctor’s offices.


  • Trusted risk management and reduction

  • Truly individualized care and treatment

  • Highest upheld standards of health and safety practices


SAMSHA-Approved Treatment Provider

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration serves as a governmental agency that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. In order to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness in the United States, they have developed a vetting process to ensure that only State-licensed and accredited facilities can be accessed through governmental approval. Good Heart Recovery has been listed on SAMSHA’s specialized Behavioral Health Treatment Services list after annual and continuing review of the services we provide including the ability to use insurance to cover the cost of a client’s treatment stay.


  • Government-approved health care

  • Verified licensure and accreditation

  • Correct and accurate program representation


NAATP Membership

The National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers is a non-profit organization that aligns with treatment facilities striving for legal and policy-driven clinical and operational protocols within the client care they provide. Good Heart Recovery serves our clients with the best clinical practices, quality control initiatives, and standards outcomes that qualify us for membership to this prestigious community. Annual membership to the NAATP confirms our commitment to providing a comprehensive model of care that includes medical, biopsychosocial, and spiritual services to individuals and family members affected by addiction.


  • Reviewed efficacy of treatment outcomes
  • Facility staff receives care-driven education and training
  • Applied evidence-based treatment methods


BHAP Membership

The Behavioral Health Association of Providers supports Good Heart Recovery’s clinical programming through accessible information and resources on clinical compliance and helps to ensure that we provide the best practices known in our evolving clinical and healthcare field. Enforcement of state, federal, and other legal requirements for behavioral health providers such as Good Heart is also a key component to the membership of this association. Through BHAP, Good Heart is able to advocate for its clients and engage in meaningful collaborations with other facilities across the nation who serve to impact and reduce mental health illnesses.


  • Nationally-recognized clinical collaboration

  • Legal and ethical guideline adherence

  • Assurance of best-practice treatment


SBCAMFT Membership

The California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, specifically, the Santa Barbara branch of CAMFT, has been a partner of Good Heart Recovery since its inception. 50% of Good Heart Recovery’s overall staff, including our CEO and Clinical Director, adhere to the code of ethics set forth by CAMFT and each hold or are completing, at minimum, a Master in Clinical or Counseling Psychology. We as an organization continue to follow the pathway of this association by aligning with their mission of advancing the therapy profession, maintaining the highest of standards, and remaining qualified to provide quality health care.


  • Cooperative advocacy and representation
  • Commitment to public mental health care
  • Highest professional ethics and protocols


CCAPP Certification

The California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals is recognized by the California Department of Health Care Services as an accrediting body. Not only is Good Heart Recovery a CCAPP “Program of Distinction”, which means that we are recognized as an excellent treatment provider, but 25% of our treatment and administrative staff, those that are not Master’s level clinicians, are also specifically credentialed and/or registered with CCAPP, ensuring these staff members are ethical within their scope of practice, hold specific educational requirements to treat our clients, and have appropriate experience to treat our specific population.


  • Accredited program and staff members

  • Ethical and legally guided client care

  • Consistently updated addiction practices


NAADAC Membership

The Association for Addiction Professionals, formerly known as the National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors, serves as an international organization that promotes healthier outcomes for individuals who suffer from addiction through prevention, intervention, quality treatment, and recovery support. Being a member of the NAADAC, Good Heart Recovery holds itself to a code of ethics that include confidentiality, culturally-diverse practices, clinically-appropriate client assessments and evaluations, and research-based programming for clients.


  • Up-to-date, science-based client services
  • Clinical training and education for our staff
  • Nationally certified program options

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