All Kinds of News for August 09, 2017
Ascend Healthcare has opened a residential treatment center (RTC) in Encino specializing in the treatment of adolescents struggling with mental health and substance-abuse issues. The new RTC is co-ed and accepts teenagers from age 12 to 17. The center is located in a home in Encino Hills, south of Ventura Blvd.
Helmed by Clinical Director Meg Newman LMFT, the program is a minimum of 45 days, trauma-focused treatment plan that is individualized and tailored specifically for each child’s unique challenges, and addresses the underlying trauma causing kids to "self-medicate" a variety of complex bio-psycho-social issues. Both Seeking Safety and The Trauma Resiliency Model are utilized. Each adolescent receives individual therapy twice a week, group therapy daily, family therapy weekly, and group family therapy weekly. Evidence-based therapies include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), brainspotting, and mindfulness. Experiential therapies include, but are not limited to, art and music therapy, horticultural therapy, psychodrama, equine therapy, surf therapy, and more.
The center is pet-friendly and clients are permitted to bring their animals.
About Ascend Healthcare
Ascend Healthcare is the vision created by owner FE Goldberg, previously National Director of youth non-profit NCSY, when he noticed teenagers slipping through the cracks, due to substance abuse and underlying mental health issues. The center seeks to help both teens and their families learn to self-soothe and emotionally regulate in a healthy and holistic manner. Ascend’s center currently accepts out-of-network insurance benefits and can be reached directly at 747-247-2176 with any inquiries.