A Premier Short-Term Residential Treatment Center in Los Angeles

Our short-term residential treatment center in Los Angeles, located in the San Fernando Valley region of California, 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  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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Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment at Our Los Angeles Treatment Center

Our therapists believe that substance abuse and addiction co-occur alongside many mental health struggles. With that in mind, our residential treatment center helps youth 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. Our facility’s treatment options include self-management and recovery training (SMART), substance abuse recovery, substance abuse counseling, and substance abuse education.

Conditions We Treat

Inpatient Treatment and Therapies Offered

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

Insurance Reimbursement

Short-term care at our Los Angeles treatment center 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.

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We Serve Families Across the Country

Our facility 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.

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A Day at Our Los Angeles Treatment Center

Our program 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.

7 a.m.
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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Therapeutic Activities

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

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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Our Therapists and Team

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...

Lindsey Araiza, LCSW

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, LCSW

Clinical Director

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

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Los Angeles Treatment Center FAQ

During inpatient treatment at our Los Angeles center, youth 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 main differences between our short-term care and a typical inpatient treatment program are the treatment environment and length of stay. Our beautiful location in Los Angeles  provides teens and young adults with residential treatment in a healing, nurturing setting and a schedule that mirrors home life but with therapy mixed in throughout the day. Inpatient treatment usually takes place in a hospital environment. Our facility also provides a longer treatment time, lasting around 90 days on average compared to an inpatient hospitalization stay that often lasts for several days. 

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

Youth from all over the United States can come to our Los Angeles facility for the intensive 24-hour care it can provide for a wide range of mental health and substance abuse issues. For youths 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, our short-term residential treatment center can be a good option. 

Our residential treatment is necessary when your teen or young adult’s mental health needs are too great for outpatient care or when they’re stepping down in treatment intensity, for example from an inpatient hospitalization program. Short-term care can also be a good option if someone feels unsafe at home or is trying to break out of a negative daily routine. 

It can be hard for teens and young adults to think about or accept going to a short-term residential treatment center to address their difficult mental health issues. Help motivate your child to embrace this type of treatment by asking open-ended questions about their situation and how this experience could improve it. Reassure them you’ll provide support by participating in family therapy during their stay and maintaining regular communication with them while they’re at the facility. Share success stories from short-term residential treatment programs. We’re happy to provide a few testimonials from our Embark locations

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

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If short-term residential programs don’t offer the level of care your teen or young adult needs, Embark Behavioral Health offers a range of exceptional treatment and therapy options across the United States.

From virtual counseling to outpatient therapy, our robust 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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6123 Woodlake Ave,

Woodland Hills, CA 91367