With over 20 years’ experience working in treatment and owning and operating sober living homes, Kevin Cuillen is well versed in the vision and activities of Lido’s unique mental health housing program in Newport Beach. Kevin oversees housing for Lido Wellness Center where our goal is to provide a safe, friendly, and inviting place to work on recovery and personal growth.
Hiking the local hills, walks on the beach, a swim in the ocean, or biking the paths are just a few important activities Kevin has incorporated into the Lido Wellness Center housing program. He is passionate about the community and makes good use of the natural recovery resources available; this includes using fresh air, sunshine, and exercise as a complement to the program that is designed for mental health treatment.
He cares deeply about providing an opportunity for patients to take a break from the day-to-day to solely work on themselves in a beautiful beach community.
Kevin takes pride in the work that contributes to seeing people regain their lives. An important part of that is the ability to provide a safe, supportive environment where people can live while overcoming issues holding them back from living the life they deserve. His vision for the team is to create an environment filled with kind, caring, supportive individuals doing their best to help people struggling with mental health issues.
About the unique program and his part in co-founding Lido Wellness Housing, Kevin shares, “There are a lot of dual diagnosis programs but very few ‘true’ mental health programs. If someone is suffering from depression or trauma and do not have a substance abuse problem, an addiction treatment facility is not the right fit for them. Basically, there was a big need that we felt we could meet.”
For his own personal and mental health, Kevin is diligent to exercise daily, eat well, actively work a 12-step program, attend church regularly, create family activities, connect with friends, walk his dogs at the beach, coach/mentor others, and participate in therapy.