Evo Health and Wellness, Treatment Center in Venice
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Evo Health and Wellness

Evo is an outpatient addiction treatment program that respects where you are and where you want to go. Evo’s goal is your lasting health and wellness, working with each person’s needs as a whole, complex person. You identify outcomes that work for you, based on what's best for your life.

1-800-803-0635 ext. 00712
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Venice, California 90291

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Treatment and Services Offered:

    • Addiction Rehab
    • Addiction Services
    • Alcohol Rehab
    • Buprenorphine Services
    • Drug Rehab
    • Dual Diagnosis
    • Family Therapy
    • Group Therapy
    • Individual Therapy (Psychotherapy)
    • Psychological Evaluation
    • Sex Addiction Program
    • Substance Abuse Recovery
    • Substance Abuse Rehab

Accepted Age Groups:

  • Adults
  • Elders

Specific Populations Treated:

People who don't want to label themselves, People who don't call themselves addicts, Professionals, College students, Survivors of trauma, Diverse populations, LGBTQ, gender non-conforming

Types of Therapy Offered:

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Anger Management
  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT)
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Breathwork
  • Client-Directed Outcome-Informed Therapy (CDOI)
  • Collaborative Therapy
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT)
  • Dance / Movement Therapy (DMT)
  • Family Attachment Narrative Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Middendorf Breath Experience
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET)
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Nonviolent Communication (NVC)
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Somatic Experiencing (SE)

Concerns Treated:

  • Abuse / Survivors of Abuse
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Career Counseling
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emptiness
  • Exercise Addiction

Languages Accomodated:

  • English

Facility Amenities:

  • Beach Access
  • Meditation Room
  • On-Site Social Events
  • Yoga

Setting (outpatient / inpatient):

  • Intensive Outpatient Treatment
  • Outpatient
  • Sliding scale fees and plans are available at this center

  • We provide free initial face to face consultations at this center

  • Free phone consultations are always available at this center

  • We can provide documentation for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fee Information:

Free 1 hour consultation. Fees are on a sliding scale based on income.

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 Gali Barak , LMFT

When working with clients, Gali’s style is collaborative, conversational, and genuine. She believes that when people can begin to see themselves as dynamic, the possibilities are endless. She supports clients to move toward their own dreams and hopes. The scope of Gali’s clinical experience includes work with individual adults, adolescents, families and couples. She has a particular expertise in working with problematic relationships to substances, food, and body image. Her early experiences as a client in therapy helped formulate the firm position that every story is complex and that there are no simple conclusions. She takes no experience for granted. At Evo, Gali works to build a community that supports healing. Part of the program emerged from her experience at Alternatives Behavioral Health, where she supported clients to renegotiate their relationships to substance use. She worked side-by-side with clients to identify goals to improve their lives, including abstinence or moderation. Gali holds a Masters in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University, where she specialized in postmodern and narrative therapies.

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 Koorosh Rassekh , MMFT

Koorosh knows addiction because he’s lived it. He also has extensive experience as a therapist, with a focus in both addiction treatment and mindfulness. At the Matrix Institute on Addictions, Koorosh specialized in working with young adults dealing with drugs, alcohol, and addiction issues. As Director of Mindfulness at Alternatives Behavioral Health, he helped develop a program to support clients to successfully adopt their desired lifestyle, whether abstinence or moderation. Koorosh holds a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Southern California (USC) and a Bachelor of Science in Public Policy and Management from USC. He has undergone extensive training in multiple therapeutic approaches, including: Assertive Community Reinforcement Approach (ACRA), Community Reinforcement Approach (CRA), Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP), Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Motivational Interviewing, and numerous meditation and mindfulness techniques. Koorosh has a love for biking, surfing, meditation, and yoga. He has a four-year-old son who also keeps him in shape.

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 Kim Perry , LCSW

Kim believes that one of the most important ways to work successfully in helping people through difficult times involves building community and accessing resources. With over 30 years of experience in the field of social work, she has found this to be true with young people as well as adults dealing with major life changes. Previous to working at Evo, Kim held clinical and administrative positions within the Department of Adolescent Medicine at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and at the Los Angeles Free Clinic. She has had extensive experience with high-risk young people, including those dealing with pregnancy, parenting, HIV, gang affiliation, and substance use. At Evo, Kim supports clients in the “Engagement” track of the program to make concrete changes toward stability and identifying purpose in their lives. Her aim is to empower people with knowledge, resources and access on their road to achieving their goals. She holds a Master of Social Work from Boston University.

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 Adhithi Padmanabhan , MFTi

Through collaborative conversations, Adhithi supports clients in identifying what’s important to them and recognizing that they are the experts on their own lives. She invites clients to take a critical look at common social norms and ideas and to explore their relationship to these dominant ideas. Before becoming a therapist, Adhithi spent over 10 years working in business and technology. She returned to school to complete her graduate studies in Clinical Psychology at Antioch University, where she focused on postmodern, social justice, and collaborative therapies. Her clinical experience includes working with youth in prisons and LAUSD high schools. Using a narrative approach, she has worked with individual adults, families and couples. At Evo, Adhithi draws from her writing and literature background to support clients as they transform the narratives of their lives.

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License/Accreditation Information

Evo is in the process of becoming a licensed program in the state of California.

About Our Center

What if success doesn't have to equal sobriety? Most treatment programs offer a one-size-fits-all approach to recovery, with abstinence as the sole goal of treatment. While this works for some people, it does not work for all.

Evo is an outpatient addiction treatment program in Venice, California that respects where you are and where you want to go. Evo’s goal is your lasting health and wellness, working with each person’s needs as a whole, complex person. We work with you to identify outcomes that work for you, based on what's best for your life.

No judgment or moralizing. We believe you are doing your best, even when it is most challenging. We don't think you are sick or broken, and we don't think "tough love" works. Instead, we provide compassionate, loving care.

You don't have to stop to start. And success doesn't necessarily equal sobriety. You set goals that work for you, whether they include complete abstinence or moderation.

Integration into your life. We combine the effectiveness of the most intensive and successful programs. You don't have to put your life on pause for treatment. Integrating care into your everyday life leads to long-term success.

Learn more about Evo's program.

Evo welcomes people who:
- Have tried abstinence and it hasn't worked
- Want to quit harder drugs, but explore moderating their drinking
- Have habits they want to change, but don't call themselves addicts
- Want to take preventative steps to address substance use before it becomes a problem
- Want comprehensive treatment, but can't take a month off work or school to go to rehab
- Have "relapsed" multiple times and want an alternative approach to recovery

or Call Evo Health and Wellness 1-800-803-0635 ext. 00712

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