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

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


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


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

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...

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


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


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

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


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

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...

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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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Short-Term Residential at OPI

21051 Warner Center Ln #105,
Woodland Hills, CA 91367