Teen Comprehensive DBT Treatment at Evolve Tarzana

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Teen Comprehensive DBT Treatment at Evolve Tarzana

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Teen Outpatient Treatment at Evolve Vanalden
Tarzana, California 91356
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Top Residential DBT Program for Teens

Evolve’s private Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) residential treatment program (RTC) in the San Fernando Valley features comfortable accommodations, a fully equipped gym, swimming pool, self-soothe room, and onsite chef. Located on Vanalden Avenue, in a peaceful, secluded neighborhood of Tarzana, our high-impact RTC offers evidence-based treatment to adolescents ages 12-17 struggling with depression, anxiety, self-injurious or high-risk behaviors, suicidal ideation, and/or addiction. As a fully compliant Comprehensive DBT program, our focus is on DBT (and CBT integrated with experiential therapies, including equine, surfing, music, art, drama, fitness, yoga, and more. We teach Dr. Marsha Linehan’s five core skill-sets of DBT: Core Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Distress Tolerance, and Walking the Middle Path. Teens participate in individual/family therapy at least five times a week, psychiatry sessions once a week, and daily groups such as Seeking Safety, Relapse Prevention, Skills-Application Groups, and Behavioral Activation. We also provide daily academic support to help your adolescent stay on track with schooling.

DBT Skills-Coaching, Treatment Team, & Safety

At Evolve, we only serve six teens at any given time. Our staff:client ratio is 3:1, one of the highest ratios in adolescent RTCs. In this deliberately small milieu, we not only teach DBT, we live it. Our staff have all been professionally trained in DBT, including at Behavioral Tech, Dr. Marsha Linehan’s premier institute. We incorporate all four requirements for a Comprehensive program, including skills-coaching and weekly consultation team. Our full-time therapists and counselors conduct daily check-ins and provide in-the-moment, face-to-face DBT coaching 24/7. Every encounter of the day is another opportunity for our teens to practice their skills—at breakfast, rec hour, or bedtime. They and the rest of our staff meet weekly to discuss your teen’s progress and their overall treatment administration. Our board-certified adolescent psychiatrist and our Executive Clinical Director are consultants to this treatment team as well. To ensure your child’s safety 24/7, Evolve utilizes state-of-the-art safety protocols such as strict line-of-sight policies, advanced monitoring technology, and 1:1 observation when needed.

Insurance Coverage and the Admissions Process

Accredited by CARF and the Joint Commission, our program is suited for teens stepping down from inpatient hospitalization, or as a step-up option for teens requiring more support than partial hospitalization (PHP) or intensive outpatient programs (IOP). To ensure that our Comprehensive DBT program is appropriate for your adolescent’s needs, we conduct a detailed phone assessment prior to admission. Our licensed, DBT-trained Admissions Clinician then reviews this information for clearance to admit. After your teen is accepted into our program, our multi-disciplinary team performs a comprehensive, face-to-face evaluation in order to develop a customized, solution-focused treatment plan. Every teen’s length of stay is individual and based on treatment progression; from day one, our dedicated discharge coordinator works with the primary therapist on a detailed aftercare plan that sets your teen up for a smooth transition back home. Call our Admissions Team to set up a free assessment and insurance verification today. We accept most private insurance and have strong relationships with many insurance companies, so we can advocate for you to maximize your benefits at every level of care.


  • License and State: 198209273 California


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Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • AmeriHealth
  • Anthem
  • Beacon
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • ChoiceCare
  • Cigna
  • Coventry
  • Empire BlueCross BlueShield
  • Health Choice
  • Health Net
  • MHNet Behavioral Health
  • Magellan
  • MultiPlan
  • Optima
  • Optum
  • Oxford
  • Pacific Blue Cross
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Out of Network
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Teen Outpatient Treatment at Evolve Vanalden
Tarzana, California 91356
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(844) 290-0171
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  • Child or Adolescent
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Substance Use
  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • 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
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • 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
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Thinking Disorders
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • 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 (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: 13 Jan 2020
Teen Comprehensive DBT Treatment at Evolve Tarzana, , Treatment Center in Tarzana

Teen Comprehensive DBT Treatment at Evolve Tarzana

Treatment Center