Director of Admissions
Alicia Brown
Admissions Phone
Physical Address
4346 Empress Ave
Encino, CA
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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, sensori-motor therapy, and more. Ascend Healthcare accepts all PPO insurance policies, is in-network with Anthem Blue Cross, BCBS, ComPsych, First Health, and Kaiser Permanente, and Ascend can do single-case agreements (SCAs) for most insurance plans that do not have out of network benefits.

General Information

Private Company - Owners On-Site
Privately Owned
Effie Goldberg

Residential Treatment

No
12 - 17
Yes
No
2 Months
24
Suburban
Doubles
Students are Always in "Line-of-Sight" with staff
Yes
HIGH: Family Expected on weekly calls (or more) & to attend all family workshops (weekly , monthly or quarterly)
0%
0%
50%
0%
0%

Insurance

Yes
Full Time Staff Member
Yes

Therapy - Individual

Yes, part of the program cost
5 Hours
3
> 50%
3 Clients
No

Therapy - Group

Yes
30 Hours
15 Hours
6 Hours
Yes

Additional Professionals & Medical Rule Outs

> 50%
diabetes, high medical complexity, but willing to review case-by-case.
Yes
No

Treatment Modalities

Staff

1:3
Yes
Yes
High School Diploma
16 Hours

Academic

6 - 12
College
1:6
Teachers support blended learning
Packets with teacher support
Yes
Yes
Year Round School (either quarters, trimester, semesters)
Yes
Yes
Tests
Yes

Transition Programming

Yes
Formal Transition To Another Therapist
Family Or Student Coaching Support For Certain Amount
full time discharge planner, alumni network
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> 50%

Accreditation

State License
CA
none

Nuts & Bolts

Yes
Call for more information
No
Call for more information
Los Angeles International Airport [LAX]
0.75 Hours
> 50%
No
No
No
Elopement
Major Injury | Death
Runaways
0 Hours
Mission Statement
At Ascend Healthcare, we support our teens and families through evidence-based treatments and a unique clinical approach. Our team nurtures each individual through a journey of acceptance and change, establishing a path for a thriving future.