Now enrolling clients at our premier outpatient clinic with healing therapists in Woodland Hills, California!

Now enrolling clients in Woodland Hills, California, our outpatient treatment program provides therapists dedicated to helping adolescents and teens with mental health issues.  

Our therapists will help your family get the mental health treatment you need in your Los Angeles County community. Our counselors specialize in helping youths who are struggling with behavioral health issues like anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), grief, and substance use through a uniquetherapeutic framework, an intensive outpatient program (IOP), and a therapeutic day treatment program (also known as a partial hospitalization program, or PHP).   

How Our Therapists Can Help

We offer individual, group, and family therapy as well as therapeutic/peer mentoring, home health care services, addiction treatment, and parent coaching. Our outpatient treatment in Woodland Hills includes a therapeutic day treatment program and IOP for those who need frequent, intensive care.  

Services We Provide Across the Embark Continuum of Care

Conditions Our Therapists Treat

Anxiety, depression, and suicide are on the rise, and youthsare at risk today more than ever before. Too manyadolescents and teens in and near Woodland Hills go through life struggling with behavioral health challenges like anxiety, depression,addiction, and trauma.It doesnt have to be this way.Our therapists helpyouthsovercomedifficult mental health issues andcreate a life filled with joy.   

Our Therapists and Team

Carly Bachrach

Position: Executive Director, Woodland Hills
Carly Bachrach began her career in the behavioral health field in 2010 as a residential counselor at a co-occurring treatment facility in Malibu, California. Quickly realizing her passion for helping others along their journey to recovery, Carly decided to pursue a master’s in psychology from Phillips Graduate University, where she became a school counselor, earning her Pupil Personnel Services and Child Welfare and Attendance credentials. Over the course of her career, Carly has worked in various levels of care serving a wide variety of individuals. These experiences have ranged from serving at-risk youth as a school counselor in Los Angeles, to working as a Residential Manager at a program for individuals with intellectual and physical differences in Aurora, Colorado. Additionally, Carly has held the role of Director of Operations for dual diagnosis partial hospitalization and outpatient clinics in Los Angeles, as well as Program Director for residential facilities specializing in mental health. Working from a collaborative and team perspective, Carly cultivates a compassionate and cohesive environment for the team, which in turn supports the highest possible level of personalized care for clients and their families. She finds joy in sharing her knowledge and expertise in the service of mental health and is thrilled to be dedicating herself now to tackling Embark Behavioral Health’s Big Hairy Audacious Goal, to take adolescent and young adult anxiety, depression, and suicide from the all-time highs of today to all-time lows by 2028.

Carly Bachrach

Executive Director, Woodland Hills

Carly Bachrach began her career in the behavioral health field...

Dr. Steven Khoubian

Position: Psychiatrist
Dr. Khoubian is originally from Los Angeles and received his bachelor’s degree in biopsychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. During his undergraduate studies, he focused on the biology of the brain and researched how the medication olanzapine stimulates new nerve growth in the brain. He received his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati and completed his residency at the Mountain Area Health Education Center in Asheville, North Carolina. While there, he learned advanced treatments such as transcranial magnetic therapy (TMS) and electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). In addition, he incorporates techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy and psychodynamic psychotherapy into his practice. He has worked in several settings, including Cedars Sinai Medical Center and The Julian F. Keith Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Center. He enjoys logic puzzles, reading, podcasts, and trying new restaurants in his spare time.

Dr. Steven Khoubian


Dr. Khoubian is originally from Los Angeles and received his...

Elysse Rhodes

Position: Executive Assistant
Elysse Rhodes is the Executive Assistant at our Embark Behavioral Health Woodland Hills Outpatient Clinic. She is originally from Northern California and moved to Southern California to continue her education. She holds a B.S. in Health Science from California State University, Channel Islands. Elysse began her career in the behavioral health field during her last year of college and quickly found her passion for bringing healing to individuals who have been through a traumatic or stressful life experiences. She truly believes in helping people find healthy perceptions of themselves and strengthen their relationships so they can know themselves as peaceful, whole and safe through empathy, compassion and meaningful connections. Consecutively, she is working towards her MFT license to eventually become a practicing therapist working with adolescents and young adults. Outside of work, Elysse enjoys spending time with family and friends, trying new local restaurants and traveling.

Elysse Rhodes

Executive Assistant

Elysse Rhodes is the Executive Assistant at our Embark Behavioral...

Lindsey Araiza

Position: Clinical Director
Lindsey is a skilled clinician with a strong background in adolescent and adult mental health and substance abuse recovery. She is experienced in providing individual, group and family therapy, and has worked as an administrator and a therapist in a variety of intensive in-patient and outpatient settings. Lindsey was previously the Clinical Director of a Residential Program for adolescents, as well as the Program Director of a Partial Hospitalization Program for adolescents, where she provided clinical supervision to therapists, and counseling to clients and families as they managed a variety of challenges. Lindsey utilizes a combination of evidenced-based modalities tailored to fit the unique needs of clients and their families, which may include psychodynamic therapy, structural family therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and mindfulness. Her specialties include the treatment of anxiety and depression, substance abuse, and trauma. Lindsey is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and earned her Bachelor’s Degree at Barnard College of Columbia University. She went on to pursue a Master’s in Social Work from California State University, Northridge.

Lindsey Araiza

Clinical Director

Lindsey is a skilled clinician with a strong background in...

Naira Chehras, LMFT

Position: Enrollment Director
Naira is a licensed marriage and family therapist and has been in the mental health field for the last 7 years. She received her master’s degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in marriage and family therapy from Pepperdine University. During her master’s program, Naira worked with neurodivergent children providing behavioral and family therapy to clients and their families. There, she realized her passion for helping clients and families and pursued a life aimed towards growth and healing. She began her career providing therapeutic services utilizing CBT, DBT, and a variety of other approaches to children and their families within the community. She found fulfillment through her work with children and wanted to expand her experience to include working with individuals who struggle with substance abuse. Soon after, she began working at a treatment facility and acute psychiatric hospital providing services to patients in treatment with co-occurring diagnoses. Naira has since continued her work as a therapist working with a diverse range of clients and modalities. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, playing with her dog, and spending time with her loved ones.

Naira Chehras, LMFT

Enrollment Director

Naira is a licensed marriage and family therapist and has...

Stacey Spencer

Position: Therapist
Stacey Spencer has an extensive background in art and music, which informs her creative therapeutic approach. In 2012, she received her bachelor’s degree in gender studies from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. Here, Stacey built a foundation for working with LGBTQIA+ individuals and communities, dedicated to empowering gender expansive youth and young adults. Furthering this commitment, Stacey pursued her master’s degree in clinical psychology with a specialization in LGBTQIA+ affirmative psychotherapy from Antioch University in Los Angeles. She completed her traineeship at a non-profit outpatient mental health clinic in Sherman Oaks, focusing on depth psychology and experiential modalities. After receiving her MA, Stacey worked in an intensive outpatient program where she facilitated individual and group therapy for preteens and teens with severe depression and anxiety. Stacey is trained in evidenced-based treatment methods including DBT and motivational interviewing, which she weaves into interventions that include art, play, and experiential therapy. She is passionate about helping people reconnect with joy, hope, curiosity, and courage. With her eclectic experience and flexible approach, Stacey loves finding the right tools to meet the diverse needs of adolescents and families.

Stacey Spencer


Stacey Spencer has an extensive background in art and music,...

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Woodland Hills Outpatient Program FAQ 

Nearby Programs and Therapists in Los Angeles

If our Woodland Hills program is not close to your home, check out ourWest Lost Angeles outpatient clinic. Located near the beautiful Santa Monica Mountains, our West LA location provides intensive outpatient treatment and therapeutic day treatment programs to adolescents, teens, and young adults struggling with behavioral health challenges like anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and/or substance use issues. 

A Continuum of Mental Health Care Offered Across the U.S.   

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If outpatient therapy, which includes intensive outpatient and therapeutic day treatment programs,does not offer the level of care your adolescent or teen needs, Embark Behavioral Health offers exceptional treatment and therapy options across the United States.  

From virtual IOP to short-term residential programs, our robust continuum of care can provide the right level of treatment to help youths overcomedifficult mental health challenges.    

Contact us today to learn more aboutour programs and how they’re changing the lives of adolescents, teens, and young adults across the U.S., helping them embrace a fulfilling and purposeful future.   

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Embark Behavioral Health

21051 Warner Center Lane, Suite 140,

Woodland Hills, CA 91367


  • Sunday Closed
  • Monday 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Thursday 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Friday 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed

Areas Our Therapists Serve 

Our program serves a variety of locations throughout Los Angeles, including: 


  • Woodland Hills 
  • Canoga Park 
  • Calabasas 
  • Encino 
  • Reseda 
  • Northridge 
  • Chatsworth 
  • Sherman Oaks 
  • Thousand Oaks 
  • Bel Air 
  • San Fernando 
  • Agoura Hills 
  • Santa Monica 
  • Culver City 
  • Oak Park 
  • Westlake Village 
  • Glendale 
  • Pasadena 
  • Lynn Ranch 
  • Santa Rosa Valley 
  • Camarillo 
  • Westwood 
  • Brentwood 
  • Simi Valley 
  • Brandeis 

What Are IOPs and PHPs, and What Should You Expect?

Therapeutic day treatment programs, also known as partial hospitalization programs (PHPs), and intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) provide healing mental health treatment that can help your adolescent, teen, or young adult overcome difficult behavioral health challenges. Here’s what you need to know about these outpatient therapy options and how they fit into Embark Behavioral Health’s continuum of care, offered across the United States.