Evolve | Comprehensive DBT Teen Treatment Center 

Treatment Center

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Evolve | Comprehensive DBT Teen Treatment Center 

Treatment Center

Verified by Psychology Today


Residential Teen Treatment at Evolve Vanalden
Tarzana, CA 91356
Call Admissions Department
(855) 465-0573
Ask about video sessions


Adolescent DBT Residential Treatment in CA

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based treatment proven to help teens struggling with emotion dysregulation, self-harming behavior, suicidal ideation, and other mental health issues. Evolve’s Comprehensive DBT residential treatment center is the first of its kind in California and one of only a handful in the entire country. Many of our teens struggle with depression, anxiety, trauma, borderline personality disorder, addiction or other high-acuity issues. We offer individual therapy (at least 3 times a week), family therapy (2 times a week, with out-of-state families participating remotely), DBT Skills Training Groups (4 times a week), and skills-coaching (24/7). Teens learn how to practice Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, Distress Tolerance, and Interpersonal Effectiveness within a warm, accepting environment. We have one of the highest staff:patient ratios in the nation, serving only six teens at any given time. Our adherence to Comprehensive DBT protocols, trained DBT clinicians, and deep commitment to safety are reasons why thousands of families from all over the country choose Evolve’s DBT treatment center for their teens.  

What Does “Comprehensive DBT Treatment” Mean? 

Our Comprehensive DBT program in California is fully licensed and accredited by CARF and the Joint Commission. A “Comprehensive DBT” treatment center means that the program includes all four components of traditional Dialectical Behavior Therapy: DBT-focused individual and family therapy, skills training, skills coaching, and weekly consultation team. Our DBT residential treatment center in L.A. is a fully compliant Comprehensive DBT program. Evolve’s Executive Clinical Director has been intensively trained in DBT through Behavioral Tech (the premier institute for DBT) and is now a respected leader in Comprehensive DBT Residential Programming for Adolescents. To ensure your teen is continuously receiving the highest standard of care, our treatment team of clinical and medical professionals meet weekly to evaluate their treatment administration and your teen’s progress. Since many of our patients struggle with high emotional reactivity, our licensed DBT clinicians and counselors are specially trained to respond to crises and provide in-the-moment, face-to-face skills coaching for your child 24/7. 

Location and Admissions  

Treatment centers like ours, which set the standard for excellence in DBT and clinical care overall for teens, can be hard to find elsewhere. We ensure your child’s safety 24/7 with strict line-of-sight policies, state-of-the-art monitoring techniques, and 1:1 observation of patients when necessary. Our licensed clinicians, psychiatrists, primary therapists, and Master’s-level counselors have extensive experience in treating the complex challenges facing today’s adolescents and addressing the underlying causes of mental health issues—not just the symptoms. Your teen will learn practical, evidence-based ways to regulate their high-level emotions, control impulses, tolerate distress, and communicate more appropriately. Evolve’s beautiful, gated residential treatment center is located in a quiet neighborhood in Southern California. It offers comfortable accommodations, a swimming pool, onsite chef, fully equipped gym, school room, and self-soothe room to practice DBT coping skills. To schedule a complimentary assessment by our Admissions Clinician (a licensed, DBT-trained therapist), call Evolve today.  


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Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • AmeriHealth
  • Anthem
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • ChoiceCare Network
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • Coventry
  • Empire BlueCross BlueShield
  • Health Choice
  • Health Net
  • MHN | Health Net
  • MHNet Behavioral Health
  • Magellan
  • MultiPlan
  • Optima
  • Optum
  • Oxford
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Out of Network
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  • License: California / 198209708

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Carf International
  • Certificate Date: 2020
  • Certificate: The Joint Commission / 588016
  • Certificate Date: 2020


Residential Teen Treatment at Evolve Vanalden
Tarzana, CA 91356
Call Admissions Department
(855) 465-0573
Ask about video sessions
  • Child
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Substance Use
  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Identity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Medication Management
  • Men's Issues
  • Narcissistic Personality (NPD)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Video Game Addiction
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Thinking Disorders
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

  • Teen
  • Preteen

Programs and Services

Treatment Programs
  • Addiction
  • Depression
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Equine Therapy
  • Teens & Adolescent Residential
Out / Inpatient
  • Intensive Outpatient Program
  • Long Term (>30 Days) Residential
  • Short Term (<30 Days) Residential

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Applied Behavioral Analysis
  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Intervention
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • Structural Family Therapy
  • Transpersonal
  • Trauma Focused
  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group


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Last Modified: 16 Mar 2022
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