Ascend Healthcare, Treatment Center in Encino
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Ascend Healthcare

Ascend Healthcare provides residential treatment to teens in a luxurious and comfortable environment, with a focus on evidence-based therapies. Our small group size ensures that each resident receives the highest quality of individualized programming.

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Encino, California 91436

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Treatment and Services Offered:

    • Dual Diagnosis
    • Residential Treatment
    • Small Residential Programs
    • Substance Abuse Recovery

Accepted Age Groups:

  • Teens

Specific Populations Treated:

Adolescents aged 13-17 struggling with substance abuse, mental health, and/or co-occurring disorders.

Types of Therapy Offered:

  • Animal-Assisted Psychotherapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Psychodrama
  • Self-Acceptance Training
  • Sport / Fitness Psychology
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

Concerns Treated:

  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Anxiety
  • Child and Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • OCD / Obsessions and Compulsions
  • ODD / Oppositional and Defiant Behavior
  • Panic and Panic Attacks
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Esteem
  • Young Adult Issues

Languages Accomodated:

  • English

Facility Amenities:

  • Culinary and Dining Services
  • Educational Classes
  • Equine Therapy
  • Garden
  • Gym
  • Organized Outings
  • Swimming Pool
  • Visitation Hours
  • Yoga
  • Surf therapy

Setting (outpatient / inpatient):

  • Teens and Adolescent Residential
  • Free phone consultations are always available at this center

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 Meg Newman , LMFT

Meg Newman is a licensed marriage and family therapist who has a BA in Psychology from the University of San Francisco and an MS in Educational Psychology with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy from California State University at Long Beach. Meg has supervised MFT trainees and provided individual and group psychotherapy for clients struggling with substance abuse, trauma, and other mental health disorders. Meg has worked in inpatient and outpatient settings with adolescents struggling with substance abuse, eating disorders, and other behavioral issues, and she notes that issues related to trauma lay beneath the presenting behaviors that bring clients in for treatment. She has received extensive training in evidence-based trauma treatments, and the Trauma Resiliency Model.

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 Linslee Egan , MD, Board Certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Dr. Egan studied neuroscience at the University of Texas before moving on to medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). After having her first child at the end of medical school, she became interested in child behavior and development, and pursued residency and Child and Adolescent fellowship at UCLA, specializing in the early diagnosis and treatment of childhood disorders and working with families to improve communication and relationships in order to help children thrive. Since her early training, Dr. Egan also continues to devote part of her work to low-income community clinics in the Los Angeles area.

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 Rae Balmuth , Education Specialist

Rae Balmuth has been a practicing educator in Los Angeles for over a decade. She is driven by a desire to provide each of her students with strong self-concept in both the classroom and community. Through privatized education organizations, Rae has offered tutoring, behavior therapy, and neurodevelopmental coaching. Her graduate program at University of California Riverside provided opportunities to work alongside school faculties as an educational aide and reading intervention coach. She combines traditional learning with opportunities for experiential application, and is skilled in understanding the array of cognitive, physical, and emotional factors that affect classroom performance. In addition to leading academic interventions, Rae has worked as an artist educator and practices dance, drawing, and yoga.

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 Sam Ross , MD

Dr. Sam Ross is a native of Los Angeles and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA in Biology from Yeshiva University. He earned his medical doctorate from Temple University and returned to Los Angeles to complete his training in Internal Medicine at Cedars Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Ross has a special interest in lifestyle, nutrition and weight loss. He enjoys teaching residents and medical students at Cedars Sinai. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for Cedars Sinai Health Associates.

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License/Accreditation Information

Licensed Care Provider of The Los Angeles County Dept of Child and Family Services

About Our Center

Ascend stresses the critical roles that family and empowerment play within one’s journey to recovery. We connect with teens, helping them with their self-esteem, offering comprehensive educational services and providing them with support systems to last them well beyond their tenure at our facility. We treat many disorders, including substance abuse, depression, anxiety and trauma. Programming includes 1:1 therapy sessions, group sessions, on-site education, and a host of experiential modalities through which to discover one's passion and feel empowered.

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