Register

Log in

Programs

Age Group(s): Teens

Gender(s): Male, Female, Transgender

Message program

Visit website

Ascend Healthcare is an adolescent residential treatment center in Los Angeles treating mental health and substance abuse disorders. The program is offered for adolescents aged 12 to 17 of all genders and gender identities. The center is four large homes in Los Angeles, CA with full amenities and picturesque grounds and pools. Teens learn how to self-regulate in a healthy and functional manner in a safe and nurturing environment among their peers. School is attended on-site during treatment each day, and days consist of a wide variety of personalized individual and group therapies. Parents are required to participate in the program with their child on family days, and a robust family therapy program is incorporated.

Teens participate in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and other trauma treatments, along with a full spectrum of experiential therapies such as art therapy, music therapy, surf therapy, equine therapy, horticulture, drama therapy, poetry therapy, sensorimotor therapy, and more.

** Ascend Healthcare accepts all PPO insurance policies.
** Ascend Healthcare is in-network with Anthem Blue Cross, BCBS, ComPsych, First Health, and Kaiser Permanente.
** Ascend can do single-case agreements (SCAs) for most insurance plans that do not have out-of-network benefits.

Ownership Type
Private Company – Owners On-Site

Name of Parent Company
N/A

Name of Sister Company
N/A

Type of Land
Privately Owned

Do your students receive insurance coverage for more than two weeks?
Yes

Do you have an insurance utilization person?
N/A

Is the program on any insurance panels?
Yes

Religious Affiliation?
No

Please specify the type of religious affiliation
N/A

Minimum Age of Participants
12

Maximum Age of Participants
17

Can program support 18-year-olds if they enroll before 18?
Yes

Program can accept students with I-20 Visa?
No

Average Length of Stay (months)
2

Maximum Enrollment
24

Location of Program
Suburban

Dorm/Housing
Doubles

How does the program prevent students from leaving (running) from the program
Students are Always in “Line-of-Sight” with staff

Does the program have more than one location for this particular program?
Yes

Family Involvement
HIGH: Family Expected on weekly calls (or more) & to attend all family workshops (weekly , monthly or quarterly)

Percentage of Aid to Adoptive Family Students
0

Percentage of Court Ordered Students
0

Percentage of Private Pay Students
0

Percentage of School Funded Students
0

Percentage of State Funded Students
0

Housing
N/A

Community Service Requirement
N/A

Random Drug Testing
N/A

Transportation Options
N/A

Support Services
N/A

House/Community Meetings
N/A

Are participants required to do chores in the house/community?
N/A

12 Step Meetings on Location
N/A

Type of Students
N/A

Types of Workshops Offered
N/A

Accommodations
N/A

Use of Personal Vehicle
N/A

Use of Electronics
N/A

Location of Workshop
N/A

Average Length of Workshop
N/A

Professional Associations/Affiliations
N/A

State and/or National
Joint Commission (JCAHO)
State License

Academic Accreditation
Other

Is there individual therapy?
Yes, part of the program cost

Number of individual therapy hours student receives on a difficult week?
5

Number of individual therapy hours student receives on typical week?
3

Percentage of licensed therapists?
> 50%

Therapist average case load
3

Percentage of full time therapists who have a private practice outside a program?
< 50%

Does the Clinical Director carry a case load?
No

Is there group therapy?
Yes

Average number of hours per week facilitated by licensed therapist
30

Average number of hours per week of group processing? (i.e. run by staff, interns, grad students, etc.)
15

Average number of formal family therapy hours per week (not social calls to teen)
6

Is Skype accessible for family therapy?
Yes

Are there Additional Professionals? (Select all that apply)
N/A

Are there Medical rule outs
Yes

Possible Medical Rule Outs
N/A

Is there a minimum BMI
Yes

Can Program accept insulin-dependent diabetics
No

Psychiatrist
N/A

Percentage of students on meds at enrollment
> 50%

If psychiatrist is available to students, what percentage of students change meds?
N/A

Types of Therapy Offered
12 Steps Groups
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Animal-Assisted Therapy
Art Therapy(with certified art therapists)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills
Equine Assisted or Therapeutic Horse Back
Expressive Art Therapy
Eye Movement & Desensitization and Reprocessing
Motivational Enhancement Therapy
Play Therapy
Psychodynamic Therapy
Psycho educational
Recreation Therapy
Seeking Safety
Telephone Therapy
Other

Does the program have a level/phase system?
Yes

If yes, are phases/levels tied to privileges?
Yes

Does program have a milieu-driven residential model? (Staff are trained in model)
Yes

If yes — select all that apply
Twelve Step Facilitation Therapy
Client Centered/Person Centered Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Family Teaching Model
Positive Peer Culture

Integrated Wellness
Art
Breathing Techniques/Breath Work
Meditation
Yoga

Does program use time out rooms?
No

Line staff to student ratio during awake hours
1:3

Does program run background checks on all staff?
Yes

Is there an educational requirement for staff?
Yes

If Yes, what is it?
High School Diploma

Average number of hours staff are trained before their first shift
16

Are night staff awake or asleep
Awake

What percentage of the line staff are full time employees?
> 50%

Grades Served
K-12
Possible Community College/College

Average student to teacher ratio
1:6

Teaching/Classroom
Teachers support blended learning
Packets with teacher support
Online school/Classes

Is the program able to implement IEP’s
Yes

Can Program handle a student who is more than two grade level’s behind in reading?
Yes

Academic Calendar
Year Round School (either quarters, trimester, semesters)

Can program support a student to complete a GED?
Yes

Can program support a student who wants vocational training?
Yes

Does the school have AP Classes or the ability to give or take a student to the AP Test?
Tests

Does the academic program have the ability to provide ACT or SAT Tutoring (on or off site)?
Yes

Does program have transition services for students?
Yes

If Yes, select all options that apply to your program
Formal Transition To Another Therapist
Family Or Student Coaching Support For Certain Amount
Other

Are there additional fees that apply to transitional options?
Call for more information

Percentage of families that participate in various transition programming?
> 50%

Scheduled or rolling admissions?
N/A

Is there an enrollment fee/outfitting fee/payment in advance?
N/A

If applicable, is the last month’s fees due at enrollment?
N/A

Cost per month/workshop/programming (in USD)
N/A

Percentage of clients who return home, or to a more traditional setting (like transitions to college or gap year, boarding school, etc.)
> 50%

Does a student have to sign themself into the program?
No

Link to Weekly or Daily Schedule
N/A

For licensed programs, but state or under 18, please select Incidents required to be reported to the state:
Elopement
Major Injury | Death
Runaways

What is the typical amount of time a family should expect before hearing about an major incident?
0

What is the average number of clients you see per year?
100

Professional Associations/Affiliations
National Association of Therapeutic Schools & Programs (Professional Member)

Payment Type
N/A

Has the program previously been part of an evidence-based study?
No

Is the program presently part of an evidence-based study?
No

Link to the study that the organization is part of
N/A

Type of Family Therapy/Work Offered
N/A

Family involvement
N/A

Who completes the psychological evaluation?
N/A

Minimum length of stay
N/A

Does the student receive a neuropsychological evaluation?
N/A

Type Of Programming For Students
N/A

Typical Student
N/A

Minimum IQ
N/A

Interview Requirements for Applicants
N/A

Additional Therapy
N/A

Therapist Case Load at Peak Season
N/A

Percentage of licensed therapists?
N/A

Average number of days/week therapist is in the field
N/A

Number of Individual Sessions with Therapist
N/A

Integrated Wellness Support
N/A

Do clinical assistants work with lead therapists?
N/A

Percentage of full time therapists who have a private practice outside of wilderness?
N/A

Do any of the therapists operate more than one group at peak season?
N/A

What percentage of participants receive psychological evaluations?
N/A

Does program receive a fee for evaluation or referral?
N/A

Additional levels of care offered by facility
N/A

Types of eating disorder care provided
N/A

Specialized Programming
N/A

Is program focused on full recovery?
N/A

Computer Access
N/A

Cell Phones
N/A

Academic Options
N/A

School Name (if applicable)
N/A

School Website (if applicable)
N/A

Ownership Type

Name of Parent Company
N/A

Name of Sister Company
N/A

Type of Land
N/A

Do your students receive insurance coverage for more than two weeks?

Do you have an insurance utilization person?

Is the program on any insurance panels?
N/A

Religious Affiliation?

Please specify the type of religious affiliation
N/A

Minimum Age of Participants
N/A

Maximum Age of Participants
N/A

Can program support 18-year-olds if they enroll before 18?

Program can accept students with I-20 Visa?

Average Length of Stay (months)
N/A

Maximum Enrollment
N/A

Location of Program

Dorm/Housing
N/A

How does the program prevent students from leaving (running) from the program

Does the program have more than one location for this particular program?

Family Involvement

Percentage of Aid to Adoptive Family Students
N/A

Percentage of Court Ordered Students
N/A

Percentage of Private Pay Students
N/A

Percentage of School Funded Students
N/A

Percentage of State Funded Students
N/A

Housing
N/A

Community Service Requirement

Random Drug Testing
N/A

Transportation Options
N/A

Support Services

House/Community Meetings

Are participants required to do chores in the house/community?

12 Step Meetings on Location
N/A

Type of Students

Types of Workshops Offered
N/A

Accommodations
N/A

Use of Personal Vehicle

Use of Electronics

Location of Workshop

Average Length of Workshop

Professional Associations/Affiliations
N/A

State and/or National
N/A

Academic Accreditation
N/A

Is there individual therapy?

Number of individual therapy hours student receives on a difficult week?
N/A

Number of individual therapy hours student receives on typical week?
N/A

Percentage of licensed therapists?

Therapist average case load
N/A

Percentage of full time therapists who have a private practice outside a program?

Does the Clinical Director carry a case load?
N/A

Is there group therapy?
N/A

Average number of hours per week facilitated by licensed therapist
N/A

Average number of hours per week of group processing? (i.e. run by staff, interns, grad students, etc.)
N/A

Average number of formal family therapy hours per week (not social calls to teen)
N/A

Is Skype accessible for family therapy?
N/A

Are there Additional Professionals? (Select all that apply)
N/A

Are there Medical rule outs
N/A

Possible Medical Rule Outs
N/A

Is there a minimum BMI
N/A

Can Program accept insulin-dependent diabetics
N/A

Psychiatrist

Percentage of students on meds at enrollment

If psychiatrist is available to students, what percentage of students change meds?

Types of Therapy Offered
N/A

Does the program have a level/phase system?
N/A

If yes, are phases/levels tied to privileges?

Does program have a milieu-driven residential model? (Staff are trained in model)
N/A

If yes — select all that apply
N/A

Integrated Wellness
N/A

Does program use time out rooms?
N/A

Line staff to student ratio during awake hours
N/A

Does program run background checks on all staff?
N/A

Is there an educational requirement for staff?
N/A

If Yes, what is it?

Average number of hours staff are trained before their first shift
N/A

Are night staff awake or asleep

What percentage of the line staff are full time employees?

Grades Served
N/A

Average student to teacher ratio
N/A

Teaching/Classroom
N/A

Is the program able to implement IEP’s

Can Program handle a student who is more than two grade level’s behind in reading?

Academic Calendar

Can program support a student to complete a GED?
N/A

Can program support a student who wants vocational training?

Does the school have AP Classes or the ability to give or take a student to the AP Test?
N/A

Does the academic program have the ability to provide ACT or SAT Tutoring (on or off site)?

Does program have transition services for students?
N/A

If Yes, select all options that apply to your program
N/A

Are there additional fees that apply to transitional options?

Percentage of families that participate in various transition programming?

Scheduled or rolling admissions?

Is there an enrollment fee/outfitting fee/payment in advance?

If applicable, is the last month’s fees due at enrollment?

Cost per month/workshop/programming (in USD)
N/A

Percentage of clients who return home, or to a more traditional setting (like transitions to college or gap year, boarding school, etc.)

Does a student have to sign themself into the program?
N/A

Link to Weekly or Daily Schedule
N/A

For licensed programs, but state or under 18, please select Incidents required to be reported to the state:
N/A

What is the typical amount of time a family should expect before hearing about an major incident?
N/A

What is the average number of clients you see per year?
N/A

Professional Associations/Affiliations
N/A

Payment Type
N/A

Has the program previously been part of an evidence-based study?

Is the program presently part of an evidence-based study?
N/A

Link to the study that the organization is part of
N/A

Type of Family Therapy/Work Offered
N/A

Family involvement

Who completes the psychological evaluation?

Minimum length of stay
N/A

Does the student receive a neuropsychological evaluation?

Type Of Programming For Students
N/A

Typical Student
N/A

Minimum IQ
N/A

Interview Requirements for Applicants
N/A

Additional Therapy

Therapist Case Load at Peak Season

Percentage of licensed therapists?

Average number of days/week therapist is in the field
N/A

Number of Individual Sessions with Therapist
N/A

Integrated Wellness Support
N/A

Do clinical assistants work with lead therapists?
N/A

Percentage of full time therapists who have a private practice outside of wilderness?

Do any of the therapists operate more than one group at peak season?
N/A

What percentage of participants receive psychological evaluations?

Does program receive a fee for evaluation or referral?
N/A

Additional levels of care offered by facility

Types of eating disorder care provided
N/A

Specialized Programming
N/A

Is program focused on full recovery?

Computer Access
N/A

Cell Phones
N/A

Academic Options

School Name (if applicable)
N/A

School Website (if applicable)
N/A