A Premier Residential Treatment Center in Los Angeles

Embark at OPI is a residential treatment center in Los Angeles, located in the San Fernando Valley region of California, that offers an inpatient mental health program perfect for teens and young adults struggling with substance abuse issues and behavioral health issues like anxiety and depression. Our short-term residentialprogram's beautiful location in Southern California provides a peaceful, serene setting for your family member to reflect and grow.   

For young people of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions in the Los Angeles area struggling with anxiety, depression, anger issues, substance abuse, suicidal ideation, and other mental health issues, the earlier they’re diagnosed, the more effective our residential treatment center can be. Identifying behaviors and symptoms early and getting help, including specialized care, can prevent further and more severe problems from developing later.  

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Tour Embark at OPI

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Insurance Reimbursement at Embark at OPI

Short-term residential treatment at Embark at OPI is frequently reimbursed by insurance plans. To determine if your insurance plan will cover the cost of inpatient care, contact our team or fill out our insurance verification form. We’ll work with your insurance company for free to help you understand your benefits. Let us help you demystify insurance coverage for short-term residential treatment.


We Serve Families Across the Country

Embark at OPI offers coed short-term residential care and support for teens and young adults who may be struggling with behavioral health issues. Located a short drive from the Los Angeles city center, our residential treatment center is proud to offer clients and families in Southern California and around the country customized inpatient mental health treatment from clinicians who use evidence-based methods.

Short-term care at Embark at OPI typically lasts between one and three months. Those best suited for short-term residential treatment often come to our Los Angeles center from another program or an unsuccessful living environment, seeking 24-hour mental health care. At our trusted therapeutic campus, we provide empathetic and supportive inpatient treatment so teens and young adults can overcome their mental health challenges. They learn how to better manage their daily life tasks and make healthy lifestyle changes.

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Embark at OPI

6123 Woodlake Ave,

Woodland Hills, CA 91367

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A Day at Embark at OPI

Embark at OPI offers a structured, supportive environment designed to promote healing, self-care, and emotional wellness. The schedule for clients at our Southern California facility includes mental health and daily living activities, individual and group therapy, exercise, and meals. This approach, in combination with family therapy, is designed to build confidence, strengthen relationships, and improve social-emotional functioning.  

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Wake Up

8 a.m.

9:30 a.m.
Group Therapy

11 a.m.

12:30 p.m.

1 p.m.

4 p.m.

4 p.m.
Family Therapy

6 p.m.

8 p.m.
Living Skills

9 p.m.
Wind Down

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Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment at Embark at OPI

At Embark at OPI, we believe that substance abuse and addiction co-occur alongside many mental health struggles. With that in mind, our residential treatment center helps young people in Los Angeles understand how to navigate difficult drug and alcohol issues while also overcoming mental illnesses like obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety, and depression. Embark at OPI treatment options include self-management and recovery training (SMART), substance abuse recovery, substance abuse counseling, and substance abuse education. 

Conditions We Treat at Embark at OPI

Inpatient Treatment and Therapies Offered at Embark at OPI

Our facility's mental health services are highly recognized. Specialized inpatient treatments and areas of focus at our Southern Oregon location include: 

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)

Trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT)

Self-management and recovery training (SMART)

Experiential therapy

• Substance abuse recovery

• Recovery groups

• Substance abuse education

• Substance abuse counseling

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Therapeutic Activities at Embark at OPI

In addition to traditional therapy methods, our residential treatment center’s beautiful location will allow teens and young adults to participate in therapeutic and experiential activities like music therapy, sensory activities, walking/hiking, and cultural events.

All offerings fall within one of the five domains of functioning: social functioning, emotional functioning, intellectual functioning, physical functioning, and spiritual functioning. Experience participating in each of these five domains can help young people learn how proactive activities can improve mental health.

Here are some examples of activities teens and young adults can participate in at our beautiful Southern California location:

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Animal interactions


Music therapy 


Horticultural therapy 

Sensory work 


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Service projects 



Dinner out  

Community events  

Nutrition coaching 

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Cultural events 

Attending plays 

Improv workshops 

Educational workshops 

Career workshops 



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Strength training 






Fitness coaching  

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Sound bath

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Embark at OPI FAQ

During inpatient treatment at our Los Angeles center, young people maintain a shared schedule designed to help heal mental health and substance abuse issues. On a typical day, they’ll wake up at the same time, eat a healthy breakfast, do yoga or meditate, participate in a range of group and individual therapies, take part in therapeutic activities like sound baths or swimming, and wind down at night with a nutritious dinner and group support. This shared schedule provides 24 hours of care so that teens and young adults can learn healthy ways of living and overcome difficult mental health issues.    

The difference between a typical inpatient treatment program and short-term residential treatment at Embark at OPI is the environment. While a typical inpatient facility has a hospitalization environment, our residential treatment center provides a nurturing, healing setting in beautiful Los Angeles where teens and young adults can work through difficult mental health issues.  

The length of treatment differs for each teen and young adult, but on average, short-term treatment at Embark at OPI lasts around 90 days. 

Young people seek out short-term residential treatment at Embark at OPI due to the intensive 24-hour care it can provide for a wide range of mental health and substance abuse issues. For teens and young adults who have safety issues or a lack of support at home or who need a high level of care after an inpatient hospitalization or outpatient treatment, a short-term residential program can be a good option.  

Inpatient treatment at our Southern California facility can be necessary when a young person’s mental health needs are too great for an outpatient center or when they’re stepping down a level of care from a hospitalization program. It can also be a good option if someone feels unsafe at home or is trying to break out of a negative daily routine.  

Your healing journey starts here.

Contact us today to learn more about our programs and how they are changing teens' lives across the U.S., helping them embrace a fulfilling and purposeful future that is free from anxiety.

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