Director of Admissions
Ai Kusuhara
Admissions Phone
Physical Address
4670 Encino Ave
Encino, CA
polaristeen.com
Polaris Teen Center offers residential treatment for teenagers between the ages of 13 and 17. Their team addresses the needs of these teens in a unique way, offering 24/7, private, evidence based treatment in a comfortable, safe setting. The typical client profile at Polaris will be someone whose mental health disorder(s) has significantly impaired their everyday functioning. Usually, in the case of teens, this means that they have been struggling to keep up in school, problems with peers, or having difficulties at home. Residential Programs & Mental Health Treatments: • Depression / Major Depressive Disorder • Patterns of Self-Harm, and Suicide Ideation • Anxiety • PTSD • Bipolar Disorder • Gender Identity Disorder / Gender Dysphoria • Emerging Personality Disorder • Borderline Personality Disorder • ADD / ADHD • Autism Spectrum Disorder • Eating Disorders • Substance Abuse Disorders • + other conditions Each client will attend at least three individual sessions per week with a licensed clinician. School is held five days per week, led by a credentialed teacher who ensures educational goals are met. Polaris' programs give teens the tools they need to thrive in life - promoting lasting recovery and growth. Between the intense commitment to mental healthcare of the organization’s independent owners, the ability to provide a dynamic range of recovery options, and a devotion to using effective, evidence-based approaches. Polaris has been consistently rated as a leading option in teen residential psychiatric treatment.

General Information

Private Company - Owners On-Site
Privately Owned
Ari Brown

Residential Treatment

No
13 - 17
Yes
Yes
2 Months
3
Suburban
Single Rooms with Private Baths
Single Rooms with Shared Baths
Doubles
Locked Facility
Yes
HIGH: Family Expected on weekly calls (or more) & to attend all family workshops (weekly , monthly or quarterly)
0%
0%
0%
0%
0%

Insurance

Call for more Information
Full Time Staff Member
No

Therapy - Individual

Yes, part of the program cost
20 Hours
15
All therapists are licensed by the state of operation
6 Clients
No

Therapy - Group

No

Additional Professionals & Medical Rule Outs

> 50%
No
No
Yes

Treatment Modalities

Yes
Call For More Information
No
Art
Meditation
Yoga
No

Staff

1:0
No
No
College Degree
60 Hours

Academic

8 - 12
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1:1
Traditional teacher-led class
Teachers support blended learning
Yes
Yes
Year Round School (either quarters, trimester, semesters)
Yes
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Tests
Not Applicable
N/A

Transition Programming

Yes
Additional Therapist To Work With Student Or Family As Transition
Formal Transition To Another Therapist
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Nuts & Bolts

No
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Los Angeles International Airport [LAX]
0.5 Hours
> 50%
No
Call For More Information
No
call for more information
1 Hours

DX Assessment / Psychiatric Hospital

No
13 - 17
Yes
Yes
2 Month
3
House
Single Rooms with Private Baths
Single Rooms with Shared Baths
Doubles
Staff Secured
Yes

Family Participation

Family Workshops Available
Flexible length of call with therapist per week
Parents Visit as Needed
MIDDLE: Family can opt in & out of their involvement based off the timing and current issues in treatment

Insurance

Call for more Information
Full Time Staff Member
No

Therapy - Individual

15 Hours
All therapists are licensed by the state of operation
5 Clients
Not Applicable
No

Therapy - Group

Yes
15 Hours
0 Hours
0 Hours
Yes

Additional Medical Professionals & Medical Rules Outs

> 50%
No
No
Yes

Staff

3
Yes
Yes
Some College
60 Hours
Awake
> 50%

Academic

8 - 12
1:2
Traditional teacher-led class
Teachers support blended learning
Packets with teacher support

Transition

Customized to the needs of the family.
> 50%

Evaluation

30 Days
Yes
Multidisciplinary Team

Accreditation

State License:
Certified by the State of California
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Nuts & Bolts

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Los Angeles International Airport [LAX]
1 Hours
> 50%
No
call for more information
1 Hours
0%
0%
0%
0%
0%
Mission Statement
Polaris Teen Center offers evidence-based psychiatric treatment for teens and adolescents ages 13 to 17. Polaris’ mission is to assist teenagers through the initial phase of addressing and treating a mental disorder that has significantly impaired everyday functioning. Polaris empowers clients and their families to transform their lives, replacing hopelessness, despair and self-destructive behaviors, with renewed optimism, confidence and a plan for moving forward. As a part of this mission, Polaris focuses on providing a customized treatment curriculum specific to the needs of each client. Polaris' carefully orchestrated residential program adopts an evidence-based approach to healing, emphasizing input and feedback from teenagers and their families. Adolescents suffering from mental health disorders like generalized anxiety disorder, major depressive disorder, eating disorders like bulimia or anorexia, PTSD, or gender identity disorder face a unique set of challenges that are often difficult to confront. Many teens often find themselves afraid, alone, and unsure where to turn. Polaris’ hand-picked team of mental health experts specialize in leading patients towards a path of long term recovery. At Polaris client recovery is the number one priority. Polaris uses a comprehensive, sustainable approach to healing that equips clients with the skills and tools needed to sustain long-term happiness and growth.