Kevin Cuillen

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.

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Alison Vazquez

At Lido Wellness Center (LWC), Alison performs multiple jobs such as assisting patients with daily activities, collecting and recording patient data, and communicating with and monitoring patient behavior. She has worked in the mental health and dual diagnosis field for over 15 years, having the honor of witnessing her patients grow and experience healing. Alison believes that LWC chose her, just as much as she chose LWC. She believes that LWC acutely reflects her mission in providing compassionate care for people in need of a champion.

In her position, she enjoys working and communicating with people from all around the world, and providing individualized care, as needed. Alison works directly with each patient, supporting their specialized treatment plans and providing a safe and supportive environment for all. The most rewarding aspect of her job is building camaraderie with those she serves and establishing connections on a personal, human-to-human level to better understand the ways in which she can help them overcome their challenges. She believes that it is a professional privilege to work at LWC and she looks forward to every day that she can make an impact in patients’ lives.

Alison has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice-Forensic, and is currently earning a Master of Arts in Psychology. She applies LWC’s principles of balance in her own life by prioritizing time spent with her seven children and five grandchildren. She also enjoys time spent with her dogs Coco, Siri, and Hershey. She embraces her spirituality and Native American heritage by practicing prayer with sage in an effort to stay grounded and balanced with the universe.

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