Teen Comprehensive DBT Treatment at Evolve Tarzana

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Teen Comprehensive DBT Treatment at Evolve Tarzana

Treatment Center

Verified by Psychology Today


Teen Treatment at Evolve Vanalden
Tarzana, CA 91356
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(844) 290-0171
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Top Residential DBT Program for Teens

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) has a high, research-proven success rate for adolescents with depression, anxiety, high emotional sensitivity, self-harming behaviors, and/or suicidal ideation. Our Comprehensive DBT treatment program is suited for teens ages 12-17 who struggle with these and other mental health, behavioral, and/or substance abuse issues. Evolve is one of the only treatment centers in the country that offers a Comprehensive DBT residential program for teens. We incorporate all four Comprehensive-DBT requirements: individual & family therapy, 24/7 in-the-moment skills coaching, skills training groups, and weekly consultation team. Teens learn the four core skills of DBT: Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, Interpersonal Effectiveness, and Distress Tolerance. Adolescents also benefit from weekly psychiatric supervision, daily academic support, and daily experiential therapies including equine, surf, drama, music, art, yoga and more. At Evolve Vanalden, we don’t just learn DBT—we live it. Whether during breakfast, group, downtime, or a midnight crisis, our therapists and residential counselors help our teens practice DBT skills at all hours of the day and night.

Treatment, Safety & Staff at Evolve

A residential DBT program like ours—high-impact, fully compliant, and adolescent-specific—is hard to find in many other states. Our deep commitments to high-quality DBT, safety, and continuity of care make us the provider of choice for adolescents from all over the country. Our staff:client ratio is one of the highest ratios in adolescent treatment centers. Serving only 6 teens at a time, we ensure their safety 24/7 via line-of-sight policies, state-of-the-art monitoring, and 1:1 observation as needed. Our Executive Clinical Director, a respected leader in DBT, has been Intensively trained at Behavioral Tech, the premier DBT institute in the nation. She ensures all staff members in our home (including our chefs!) receive ongoing training in the most up-to-date DBT techniques. Our licensed therapists and counselors conduct daily check-ins and provide in-the-moment, face-to-face DBT coaching for your teen whenever they need it, 24/7. Every encounter of the day is another opportunity for our teens to practice their skills—at breakfast, rec hour, or bedtime. Every week, our treatment team discuss your teen’s individual progress in a formal Consultation Team meeting.

Residential DBT Treatment

To ensure that our Comprehensive DBT program is appropriate for your child, we conduct a detailed phone assessment prior to admission and gather pertinent clinical and medical history. (Prior exposure to Dialectical Behavior Therapy is not a prerequisite for admission into our program.) Our licensed Admissions Clinician, also a DBT-trained therapist, then reviews this information to provide clearance to admit. In addition to our Comprehensive DBT treatment center, we also offer DBT-Informed programs at all other Evolve locations. Our DBT-informed programs provide a strong skills-training component, in conjunction with other evidence-based treatment modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Seeking Safety, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, and others. The combination of therapeutic approaches in each treatment plan depends on the specific needs of the adolescent in treatment. Evolve is fully licensed and accredited by both CARF and the Joint Commission, and we accept most private insurance plans. Call our Admissions Team to set up a free assessment and insurance verification 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
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.


  • License: California / 198209708

Additional Credentials

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


Teen Treatment at Evolve Vanalden
Tarzana, CA 91356
Call Admissions Department
(844) 290-0171
Ask about video sessions
  • Child
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Substance Use
  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • 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 Transitions
  • 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

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)
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • 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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