Residential DBT Treatment at Evolve Los Angeles

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Residential DBT Treatment at Evolve Los Angeles

Treatment Center

Verified by Psychology Today


Top-Rated Comprehensive DBT Program

Our Comprehensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) residential treatment center in L.A. is perfect for teens ages 12-17 who struggle with mental health, behavioral, and/or substance abuse issues. Dialectical Behavior Therapy has a high success rate in adolescents with depression, anxiety, high emotional sensitivity, self-harm, and/or suicidal behaviors. Our program incorporates all four requirements of a formal Comprehensive-DBT program: individual/family therapy, 24/7 in-the-moment skills coaching, skills training groups, and weekly staff consultation team. (For out-of-state families, we conduct family therapy sessions via HIPAA-compliant video conference.) In our skills-training groups, teens learn the four core skill-sets of DBT: Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, Interpersonal Effectiveness, & Distress Tolerance. Adolescents benefit from psychiatric supervision, academic support, and experiential therapies: equine, surf, drama, music, art, yoga and more. While our primary modality is DBT, we also incorporate CBT, 12-Step Supports, Relapse Prevention, PTSD treatment, and other evidence-based modalities depending on your teen’s clinical needs.

Teen Treatment at Evolve

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. We are fully licensed and accredited by CARF and the Joint Commission. Our 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. We have one of the highest staff:patient ratios in the nation, serving only six teens at any given time. 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. Upon discharge, our clinical team and dedicated discharge coordinator will work closely with you and your local providers to create a smooth transition back home, complete with family-based aftercare plans.

Safety Comes First

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 Los Angeles. 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
  • Beacon Health Options
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 (ABA)
  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Intervention
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • 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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