Ascend Healthcare Promotes Brittany Cohen, LCSW to Executive Director
Los Angeles, CA, January 1 – Ascend Healthcare, leading provider of residential treatment for adolescents struggling with mental health and resultant substance use disorders, has promoted Brittany Cohen, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, to Executive Director. She had previously served as Director of Operations and Planning for all three of Ascend’s residential homes.
“I’m incredibly excited about the team of professionals that we’ve built,” said Brittany. “The clinical work, when focused through the loving lens we use to examine and evaluate kids’ needs, is really changing lives for them and their families. That’s our goal, and I’m most fulfilled when that’s happening.”
Brittany attained her bachelor’s degree at the University of Arizona and her Master’s in Social Work at the University of Southern California. She is an LCSW with clinical experience working in outpatient and residential settings with children, adolescents, and adults. She has significant experience treating depression, anxiety, mood disorders, substance use disorders, trauma, and executive functioning impairments.
“Brittany brings a wealth of clinical and program-building experience which has been phenomenal to watch being put into action. Her capacity to streamline systems while simultaneously ensuring the highest caliber of client-care is incredible,” said Effie Goldberg, owner and Managing Director of Ascend’s Healthcare’s residential treatment centers. “She just has an incredible sense of people and it shows in the staff and in the clients we treat every day.”
Ascend Healthcare is a residential treatment center located in Encino and Santa Clarita, CA, both suburbs of Los Angeles. Ascend offers a 45-90 day, an insurance-based program of treatment for mental health and substance use disorders. The adolescent treatment center’s program serving ages 12 -17 is designed to treat the entire family system and help teach teens of all genders and gender identities to emotionally self-regulate in a healthy manner, helping families evolve into safe and supportive units. Ascend Healthcare is licensed by the State of California.
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