Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 12/17/2020

As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Sierra by the Sea to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at Sierra by the Sea.

  • This restriction has been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff has received infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance has been provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are being monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.
  • We are in communication with our local health department to receive important community-specific updates.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit

Meet the Staff

Michelle Beaudoin

Chief Executive Officer

CEO, Sunrise Ranch and Sierra by the Sea

Michelle Beaudoin began her 20-year career in behavioral health as a substance use disorder counselor in an inpatient treatment facility in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York. Over the years she has dedicated herself to transformational servant leadership with an emphasis on collaborative relationship building, strategic problem-solving, and program development. She most recently served as Senior Vice President of a California-based behavioral health non-profit agency overseeing over $40 million worth of contracts located throughout Southern California to include children, youth, and adult mental health programs, drug court programs, a perinatal residential program, and teen recovery centers.

Michelle is a graduate of the SAMHSA Women’s Addiction Services Leadership Institute, the NIATx Change Leader Academy, and was a DSM-V Clinical Field Trial Investigator. She was selected to participate in the New York State Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services Special Task Force for the Development of Gender Responsive Treatment Guidelines.

During her years of service in New York, she was the co-chairperson for the NYS Alcohol and Substance Abuse Providers’ Women & Families Committee, Steering Committee, and served on the Programming Committee. In addition, she created and facilitated a statewide mentorship program for developing women professionals in the substance use disorder treatment field. She was also on the Board of Directors for the NYS Coalition Against Sexual Assault and currently serves on the Pacific Southwest Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Advisory Board.

Michelle has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University at Albany, a Master’s in Clinical Psychology from Union Institute and University, and a Masters in Fine Arts in Fiction Writing from Southern New Hampshire University. Michelle’s MA thesis focused on mitigating compassion fatigue in substance use disorder counselors, a topic about which she has researched and lectured extensively.

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We Accept Insurance
The following are some of the providers with whom we work regularly
  • Cigna
  • Optum
  • United Behavioral Health
  • and many more...

Recovering from substance use disorders is a challenging journey that feels more doable in an environment that tends to each individual’s complex needs and strengths. Our goal is to foster a treatment experience that is built on compassion, hope, and caring, and fueled by excellence in the provision of evidence-based and trauma-informed care.

– Michelle Beaudoin, MA, MFA, NCC, CADC-II
Marks of Quality Care
These accreditations are an official recognition of our dedication to providing treatment that exceeds the standards and best practices of quality care.
  • American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)
  • California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)