Healing Therapists at Our Premier Outpatient Clinic in Woodland Hills

Embark Behavioral Health provides therapists dedicated to helping adolescents with mental health issues at our new outpatient treatment program in Woodland Hills, California.

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

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How Our Outpatient Program Can Help

Our Woodland Hills clinic offers individual, group, and family therapy as well as therapeutic/peer mentoring, home behavioral health care services, addiction treatment, and parent coaching. Our therapists can help your adolescent address and overcome mental health issues that may be affecting your family’s everyday life.

Services We Provide

Group therapy office for adolescents struggling with anxiety and depression in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles.

Conditions Our Therapists Treat

Anxiety, depression, and suicide are on the rise, and youths are at risk today more than ever before. Too many adolescents in and near Woodland Hills go through life struggling with not only anxiety, depression, and suicidal ideation but also eating disordersobsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), addiction, and trauma. It doesn’t have to be this way. Our therapists can help your child create a life filled with joy.

Start your healing journey today.

Nearby Programs and Therapists in Los Angeles

Woodland Hills Outpatient Program FAQ 

During outpatient counseling, your adolescent will meet with a local therapist while maintaining their daily schedule. For those who have moderate mental health symptoms and a daily routine that is not negatively impacting their mental health, outpatient therapy may be a good option.  

Outpatient visits to our clinic can involve weekly individual counseling sessions with one of our therapists. We also offer group therapy through our intensive outpatient program and our therapeutic day treatment program.   

There are many benefits to outpatient treatment at our clinic. Our outpatient program allows adolescents to maintain work and school schedules and receive support from friends and family while receiving counseling — and at a more affordable cost on average than most inpatient treatment options.  

The main difference between weekly individual counseling sessions, the intensive outpatient program, and the therapeutic day treatment program at our Woodland Hills clinic is the amount of time your adolescent will spend in treatment. Weekly individual therapy sessions require the least amount of time and can be scheduled at a specific time of day. An intensive outpatient program takes place in the evening to accommodate school and work schedules and typically meets three hours a day, three to four days per week, for a total of nine to 12 hours per week. A therapeutic day treatment program typically meets 5.5 hours a day, five days a week, for a total of 27.5 hours per week.   

The main difference between inpatient hospitalization and outpatient treatment is the treatment setting. Our outpatient services, which include IOP and day treatment options, provide a good option for adolescents whose needs can be met by visiting a therapist in their local Woodland Hills neighborhood while living at home and maintaining their daily routine. Inpatient hospitalization treatment is a good option for those who need to leave their home and receive dedicated 24-hour care in a hospital setting to overcome mental health and substance abuse issues.  

The length of outpatient treatment depends on each youth’s particular needs and whether your adolescent is attending weekly individual therapy sessions or participating in a therapeutic day treatment program or intensive outpatient program in Woodland Hills. On average, outpatient treatment at our clinic can last from three months to one year. If a deeper level of treatment is needed, adolescents can step up a level in care to an inpatient hospitalization treatment program.  

Our Therapists and Team

Ali Griner - Therapist - Woodland Hills CA

Ali Griner

Position: Therapist
Ali holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University and received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from California State University Northridge. Ali is a relational therapist who uses a strength-based approach; assisting clients in developing insight into their identity in order to help them walk through life authentically.  Ali implements a more hands-on, experiential approach when clients are not benefiting from traditional talk therapy. She strives to provide an encouraging, non-judgmental place for clients to share their experiences and is not afraid to be direct when needed. Depending on the client’s unique need, Ali utilizes tools from DBT, CBT, Narrative Therapy, Logotherapy, Motivational Interviewing, and loves Psychodynamic interventions such as dream interpretation. In her free time she loves to swim, snowboard, bike, create, read/learn and spend time with loved ones.
Ali Griner - Therapist - Woodland Hills CA

Ali Griner

Therapist

Ali holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology with an...

Alisa

Position: Therapist
Alisa received a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Phillips Graduate Institute. She has a strong passion for the field of psychology and for supporting others on their life path through the power of therapy. She began her work at the California Counseling Center providing therapy to children, adolescents, couples and families. She also served as a child therapist, for the Los Angeles Unified School District, where she conducted both individual and group therapy for students at an elementary through high school level. Her passion for the mental health field began as an undergraduate student at UCSB where she volunteered as a Paraprofessional Counselor, for the Family Service Agency Suicide Crisis Helpline. She also worked as a research assistant at Verdugo Mental Health Clinic. She has had extensive training in Social Skills and Violence Prevention/Anti-Bullying and has run countless social skills groups and parenting workshops.  Alisa additionally has training in DBT, CBT and TF-CBT. Alisa is enthusiastic about the work that she does at Embark and the opportunity to help young adults and teens on their journey. She believes in the importance of finding joy and balance in life and building a healthy repertoire of skills to manage day-to-day life. When Alisa is not working she is focused on her other passion which is her family. She loves spending time with her husband and two daughters.

Alisa

Therapist

Alisa received a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy...

Elisabeth White

Position: Enrollment Director
Elisabeth White received her undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University in May 2002. She went on to complete her master’s degree from the California Institute of Integral Studies, with a focus in Community Mental Health, in 2012. Her focus was on Harm Reduction and Buddhist psychology while in graduate school. Elisabeth has a history of working in community-based organizations and those active in improving policies regarding behavioral health treatment in the United States. Elisabeth initially came to OPI in 2020 as a Life Coach. Once Ms. White obtained her LMFT, she transitioned to her current position as Enrollment Director for Embark at Woodland Hills. Ms. White focuses on CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing, and a trauma-informed approach when working with clients. She uses these techniques to empower clients to activate their own healing and recovery. Elisabeth helps support clients in integrating the skills learned in treatment to create sustained wellness. Along with her duties as Enrollment Director, Elisabeth runs weekly groups, provides individual therapy sessions, and works closely with family members and loved ones to facilitate long-term client recovery.

Elisabeth White

Enrollment Director

Elisabeth White received her undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University in...

Grant Gamble

Position: Counselor
Grant Gamble is a Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor (CADC-II). He started working in dual-diagnosis treatment in 2015 as a primary case manager for a residential young adult program. Grant received his Bachelor of Arts, in Psychology, from California State University of Northridge. Grant is trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and is a Certified SMART Recovery Group Facilitator. Grant has experience working with clients diagnosed with both substance abuse and mental health diagnoses. He has a great interest in and understanding of the recovery process for teens and young adults. Grant believes in an entire mind and body connection in order to maintain long-term recovery. He focuses on helping steer client’s focus to their individualized treatment plan by supporting them in five major competencies he believes are essential in the life long recovery process (Life Skills, Recovery, Fitness, Productivity, and Emotional Well-Being). Grant is an avid swimmer, surfer, and live music attendee!

Grant Gamble

Counselor

Grant Gamble is a Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor (CADC-II)....

Hannah Sandler

Position: Therapist
Hannah graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from California State University Northridge and earned her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Alliant University.  She is trained in DBT, TF-CBT, and has expertise in Parent Effectiveness Training. Hannah has worked in the mental health field, in multiple settings, since 2010. She has a passion for working with the neurodiverse population, as well as neurotypical teenagers and young adults. In her free time, Hannah enjoys the beach, hiking, traveling, and spending time with her bulldog, Cinderella.

Hannah Sandler

Therapist

Hannah graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from California...

Jessica Breton

Position: Executive Director
Jessica Breton has been at OPI since 2009, holding the positions of licensed therapist, Clinical Program Director and now Executive Director. Jessica holds a BA in psychology from University of California at Santa Barbara and has a Masters degree from Phillips Graduate Institute in Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. She received Training in Mentalization-based Treatment Approach in Psychotherapy for Borderline Personality Disorder through UCLA Semel Institute. She also has training in Treating Multiple Severe Disorders with Dialectical Behavioral Therapy with Michael Hollander, Ph.D., from Harvard/McLean Hospital. Additionally, Jessica has training in Trauma Focused CBT and CBT. Prior to Embark, Jessica has served as a Marriage and Family Therapist with the California Family Counseling Center, has worked in several Los Angeles Unified School District elementary, middle and High Schools and has maintained a small private practice. Ms. Breton is a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. At her heart, She is a passionate clinician. Jessica strongly believes that the relationships we build with clients and staff members helps to create an environment conducive to growth, healing, and change. When not at work, Jessica loves spending time with her husband and 2 boys.

Jessica Breton

Executive Director

Jessica Breton has been at OPI since 2009, holding the...

June Dean

Position: Therapist
June earned her Master’s in Social Work from California State University Northridge. Her passion for mental health stems from her desire to foster healing within her community and to end the stigma around mental health. She has spent most of her professional career serving adolescents, young adults, and families within the Department of Mental Health. She has experience working alongside clients who experience an array of challenges including Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, and Substance use. She utilizes an array of evidence-based practices to guide treatment including CBT, TF-CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing, and trauma-informed interventions. June utilizes a strengths-based and family systems approach to help clients and their families find hope, joy, peace, healing, and purpose in their lives. In her free time, June enjoys spending time in nature, binge-watching Netflix, fitness, and spending time with her husband and dogs. “Healing takes courage, and we all have courage, even if we have to dig a little to find it.” – Tori Amos

June Dean

Therapist

June earned her Master’s in Social Work from California State...

Nearby Programs and Therapists in Los Angeles

If our Woodland Hills program is not close to your home, check out our West Lost Angeles outpatient clinic. Located near the beautiful Santa Monica Mountains, our West L.A. location provides intensive outpatient treatment and therapeutic day treatment programs to adolescents, teens, and young adults struggling with mental 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, teen, or young adult needs, Embark Behavioral Health offers exceptional treatment and therapy options across the United States.

From virtual counseling to short-term residential programs, our continuum of care will provide the right level of treatment to help your child overcome difficult mental health challenges.

Contact us today to learn more about our 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

Hours

  • 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 therapists serve a variety of locations near Woodland Hills 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