Immediate availability at our premier outpatient clinic with healing therapists in Woodland Hills, California!

We’re now enrolling clients at our Woodland Hills, California, outpatient treatment programwhose therapists are dedicated to helping adolescents and teens with mental health issues like obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).

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 OCD, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and grief 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).

Now Offering OCD Treatment

For adolescents and teens struggling with symptoms of OCD like intrusive thoughts or repeatedly checking to see if the door is locked, our specialized OCD treatment track could help.


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We work with most insurance companies. Contact us and we will walk you through a free insurance verification. 

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Our Therapists and Team

Dr. Minoo Mahmoudi, MD

Position: Psychiatrist
Dr. Minoo Mahmoudi, MD is a board-certified psychiatrist with the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She is a fellow of Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and board certified in adult psychiatry, and child and adolescent psychiatry in Canada. She attended medical school in Iran. She then went to Canada after graduation from medical school. She joined the psychiatry residency program at university of Manitoba, Canada in 2009, and completed her residency training in 2014. She completed a one-year fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of Manitoba. She then joined the department of psychiatry at the University of Manitoba as a staff faculty where she worked as an inpatient and outpatient psychiatrist. She then moved to Toronto and worked as a staff psychiatrist at Youthdale Treatment Centre. She provided care to children and their families, and adults in Toronto. She then moved to the United States with her family. She completed 2 years of psychoanalytic psychotherapy training at New Centre for Psychoanalysis in Los Angeles. She then worked as an outpatient child & adolescent and adult psychiatrist at Community Psychiatry/Mind Path Health in Beverly Hills and Santa Monica from 2019 until 2022. She has worked as the consulting psychiatrist for the inpatient stabilization eating disorder unit at Torrance Memorial Medical Centre since 2019. Dr. Mahmoudi is experienced in working with children and their families; not only in assessment, and pharmacotherapy treatment, but also providing parenting and behavioral strategies, family and individual therapy. She enjoys working with children and adults, with various concerns including but not limited to ADHD, ASD, eating disorders, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, personality disorders, trauma, and OCD. She believes in a holistic approach and has experience in different modalities of psychotherapy, including supportive psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), interpersonal therapy (IPT), psychodynamic psychotherapy, and family therapy. Dr. Mahmoudi strives to provide a safe and healing environment to her patients and their families. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and working out. She likes different workouts, spinning, Pilates, core training, and kick boxing.

Dr. Minoo Mahmoudi, MD


Dr. Minoo Mahmoudi, MD is a board-certified psychiatrist with the...

Dr. Mustafa Rehmani, DO

Position: Psychiatrist
Dr. Mustafa Rehmani is a child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist in private practice providing mental health services in Los Angeles. Having trained in both the east and west coasts, Dr. Rehmani has a wide range of experience with psychiatric illnesses affecting all age groups in multiple therapeutic settings. He has gained experience at some of Los Angeles’ most prestigious hospitals including Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles and is currently an assistant clinical professor at The Keck School of Medicine. When describing Dr. Rehmani, his fellowship program director shared “Dr. Rehmani intuitively does this thing that is tricky but so important in psychiatry. He engages his patients with the warmth and familiarity of a friend while carefully never losing the professional accountments, and therapeutic intention of a psychiatrist.” Dr. Rehmani has been described by his patients as warm, empowering, easy to talk to, and someone who “just gets it.” He is dedicated to helping patients realize their potential. Dr. Rehmani’s areas of clinical expertise include child/adolescent and adult general psychiatry, autism spectrum disorders, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, depression, treatment-resistant depression, bipolar spectrum disorders, ADD/ADHD, psychotic disorders, and psychiatric symptoms in medically complex patients among others. After completing his undergraduate studies in biological sciences and economics at The University of Rochester, he earned a post-bach in religious studies, then earned his medical degree from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed a year of residency training in family medicine before pursuing his passion in psychiatry. Dr. Rehmani completed his residency in adult psychiatry at the University of Rochester Medical Center where he was trained in the biopsychosocial model. Wanting to gain knowledge from both coasts, Dr. Rehmani came to Los Angeles to complete his child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at LAC/USC medical center, where he served as chief fellow during his final year. Beyond his professional endeavors, Dr. Rehmani enjoys playing and watching football, exploring new cuisines, learning about new cultures, and binge-watching the latest sci-fi series.

Dr. Mustafa Rehmani, DO


Dr. Mustafa Rehmani is a child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist...

Selene Cervantes

Position: Primary Therapist
Selene is a Primary Therapist at our Embark Behavioral Health Woodland Hills Outpatient Clinic. In 2018 she received her B.A. Degree in Psychology from California State University, Northridge and in 2021 her M.S. in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from California Lutheran University. During her graduate program she specialized in Attachment Theory which she has used to guide her individual and family work. Selene has comprehensive knowledge in working with individuals and their families using evidenced based modalities such as CBT, TF-CBT and DBT. Selene came from a background working in outpatient, private and residential care settings where she has gained experience in working with individuals with a wide range of presenting concerns, ages, and cultural experiences. Her goal is to provide a client entered and humanistic based approach to help guide clients into envisioning and building a life worth living. In her free time, Selene, enjoys discovering new restaurants, traveling, taking on DIY projects and engaging in acts of self-care.

Selene Cervantes

Primary Therapist

Selene is a Primary Therapist at our Embark Behavioral Health...

Shanika Jones

Position: Licensed Vocational Nurse
Shanika Jones, LVN, has been in the medical field for over ten years. She started her career as a medical assistant and enjoyed working with patients so much that she decided to go back to school to become a licensed vocational nurse. She has experience with memory care, substance abuse, and mental health disorders. While working as an LVN, she decided to advance her career and is currently in school for her BSN. Shanika loves to dance and that is why she takes every opportunity to incorporate music and dance into her routine both at home and at work.

Shanika Jones

Licensed Vocational Nurse

Shanika Jones, LVN, has been in the medical field for...

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,...

Elysse Rhodes, BA

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, BA

Executive Assistant

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

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...

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...

Carly Bachrach, MA, PPS

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, MA, PPS

Executive Director, Woodland Hills

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

How Our Therapists Can Help

We offer individual, group, and family therapy as well as therapeutic/peer mentoring 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 youths are at risk today more than ever before. Too many adolescents and teens in and near Woodland Hills go through life struggling with behavioral health challenges like anxiety, OCD, depression, and trauma. It doesn’t have to be this way. Our therapists help youths overcome difficult mental health issues and create lives filled with joy.

Start your healing journey today.

Woodland Hills Outpatient Program FAQ 

During outpatient counseling at our Woodland Hills clinic, your adolescent or teen will meet with a local therapist while maintaining their daily schedule. For those who have moderate mental health symptoms and a daily routine that’s not negatively impacting their mental well-being, outpatient treatment may be a good option.

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

There are many benefits to outpatient treatment at our Woodland Hills clinic. Our programs allow adolescents and teens 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 how long your adolescent or teen 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 goal of outpatient therapy at our Woodland Hills program is to help adolescents and teens overcome difficult behavioral health issues like anxiety, OCD, and depression. They’ll visit one of our therapists for weekly individual counseling sessions or an intensive outpatient or therapeutic day treatment program.

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

The length of outpatient treatment depends on each youth’s particular needs and whether they’re attending weekly individual therapy sessions or participating in a therapeutic day treatment 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 service is needed, adolescents and teens can step up a level of care to an inpatient hospitalization. 

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 LA location provides intensive outpatient and therapeutic day treatment programs to adolescents, teens, and young adults struggling with behavioral health challenges like anxiety, depression, OCD, and eating disorders.

Multicultural Family Success Adolescent Teen Anxiety Treatment Embark Behavioral Health

This location is part of our robust continuum of care that offers different levels of service, including a virtual intensive outpatient program (IOP), throughout the U.S.!

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Embark Behavioral Health

21051 Warner Center Lane, Suite 140,

Woodland Hills, CA 91367


  • Monday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Thursday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

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Areas Our Therapists Serve in Los Angeles

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

Start your healing journey

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Phone: 747-263-0201

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 child, 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.