Sober Stages Inc. Outpatient Program

Treatment Center, PhD, MA, LAADC


Verified by Psychology Today
(818) 593-0069 Website

Sober Stages Inc. Outpatient Program

Treatment Center, PhD, MA, LAADC


Verified by Psychology Today


Sober Stages Inc. Outpatient Program
19562 Ventura Blvd
Suite 233
Tarzana, CA 91356
Call Sara Bivans
(818) 593-0069
Offers online therapy


Sara Bivans , PhD, MA, LAADC Director & Licensed Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor. As a seasoned Addiction Professional and a Licensed Advanced Alcohol & Drug Counselor, who is dedicated to helping clients develop a coherent sense of self so that they can conduct their lives free of substance abuse. Sara is licensed by the California Consortium of Addiction Professionals as an Advanced Alcohol & Drug Counselor and has over ten years of experience working in a non-profit corporation which provided behavioral healthcare services including chemical dependency. Sara has a Doctorate Degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute, has earned a Master of Arts Degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University, Los Angeles, and has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Humanities with an emphasis in Theater from the University of Southern California and has a Certificate in Alcohol/Drug Counseling from the University of California, Los Angeles Extension Program.


When you decide to become a client of Sober Stages Inc. Outpatient Program, you can expect to glean an immeasurable wealth of insight into what is involved in your substance abuse issues. You can also expect to be treated with respect and compassion. You can expect to learn a lot about yourself. Recovery is largely a process of self discovery. When you complete your treatment at Sober Stages Inc. Outpatient Program, you can expect everything to look differently than it did when you first walked through the doors: ripe with purpose, abundance, beauty, and possibility.


The mission at SSIOP is to help the addict achieve personal growth and development so that a stage of change in the addiction cycle can be achieved and maintained. Between family, work, and school, finding the time needed to treat a substance abuse issue isn’t always easy. Life’s demands can cause roadblocks to recovery, which is why we at Sober Stages Inc. Outpatient Program (SSIOP) there are flexible program schedule for substance abuse treatment that allows clients to get the treatment they need. The SSIOP philosophy is based around the stages of change model of recovery. Sober Stages Inc. Outpatient Program (SSIOP) believes that if someone has the willingness to work a program of recovery, then a stage of change activation can continue to occur to the point of long term sobriety. SSIOP offers individualized treatment plans based on our client’s needs, with day and evening outpatient treatment options available. Sober Stages Inc. Outpatient Program (SSIOP) has a unique approach to addiction, located in a very clean, safe and easily accessible area.


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Accepted Insurance Plans
  • APS Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • BHS | Behavioral Health Systems
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • Coventry
  • Empire BlueCross BlueShield
  • GEHA
  • HMC Healthworks
  • Health Net
  • Holman Group
  • Humana
  • MHN | Health Net
  • MHNet Behavioral Health
  • Magellan
  • MultiPlan
  • Optima
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health
  • PHCS Network
  • TriWest
  • UMR
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Out of Network
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  • Years in Practice: 13 Years
  • License: California / 190813AP
  • School: Pacifica Graduate Institute
  • Year Graduated: 2011


Sober Stages Inc. Outpatient Program
19562 Ventura Blvd
Suite 233
Tarzana, CA 91356
Call Sara Bivans
(818) 593-0069
Offers online therapy
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Gambling
  • Grief
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Medication Management
  • Men's Issues
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD)
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • School Issues
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Video Game Addiction
  • Weight Loss
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Thinking Disorders
  • LGBTQ+

Client Focus

Alternative Languages: Spanish
  • Adults
  • Aviation Professionals
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Immuno-disorders
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Little Person Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Vegan Allied
  • Veterans

Programs and Services

Treatment Programs
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Rehab
  • Continuing Care
  • Depression
  • Drug Rehab
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorder
  • Intervention
  • Medication-Assisted Detox
  • Outdoor Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Sex Addiction Program
  • Substance Use
  • Support Living
Out / Inpatient
  • Intensive Outpatient Program
  • Long Term (>30 Days) Residential

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • EMDR
  • Intervention
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation
  • Trauma Focused
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group


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Last Modified: 25 Oct 2022
Sober Stages Inc. Outpatient Program

Treatment Center, PhD, MA, LAADC