BLVD Treatment Centers

Ratings & Reviews
Recovery.org Reviews
  • Overall: 4.7
  • Accommodations: 4.9
  • Meals: 4.4
  • Effectiveness: 4.9
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Contact Information
448 S. Hill Street Suite 303
Los Angeles, CA 90013
8889059099
  • $ Paying for Treatment
    • Insurance is Accepted
    • Financing is Available
    • Medicare is not Accepted
    • Medicaid is not Accepted

Treatment Insights

The BLVD philosophy emphasizes mindfulness, meditation, trauma work, giving back, creative self expression, community, and the importance of laying solid groundwork for a soulful and sustainable recovery. The approach to addiction is tri-fold, offering treatment that focuses on the mind, body and spirit. Through comprehensive outpatient services for alcohol and drug addiction, BLVD helps clients change their negative self perceptions and beliefs. Treatment is based on AA’s 12-Steps of recovery, and is administered in conjunction with group and individual therapy sessions.

BLVD Treatment Centers Reviews and Ratings Details

The following is based on a combination of Surveys of Alumni, Staff, Loved Ones, and Reviews and Ratings from around the web.

Reviews at a Glance

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Mc

This organization is the most disenjenuine organization on this planet.... you need to stay away from this place.

S.C

Very high standard of treatment and care in a modern, hip environment

Anonymous

It's great at what it does. Easy to understand. I had a great exxperience with the facility. They were very kind and invovling with the care and treatment. Would definitely recommend to those in need.

SDF

They focus on mindfulness as the basis for treatment.

JW

Very compassionate therapists. Lots of art and meditation therapies. Very little 12 step practices, but constant access to 12 step meetings. EMDR is AMAZING! Sometimes the staff seems a bit disorganiz...

Daniel

The quality of therapists is extremely high. Clinicians and support staff are extremely dedicated. Able to provide a wide variety of services and options. The facilities are well designed and comforta...

NM

The facility is designed and furnished really well. I never felt like I wanted to leave early, or like I didn't want to be there. Everyone's case manager was awesome. I would have been happy with any ...

JO

It's awesome. It's really cool.


Areas of Focus
Medical Detoxification

Drugs and alcohol have widespread effects throughout your body, including but not limited to the addiction and/or physical/psychological dependence that develops with substance abuse over time. Many organ systems are affected by addiction and will react to withdrawal. The term “medical detoxification” means that there is a trained and licensed medical professional onsite to monitor your vital signs and protect your physical and emotional health as your body goes through withdrawal.

Holistic Therapy

Facilities that offer “holistic therapy” see and treat patients in the context of their entire lives and health status. They treat the “whole person,” not just the addiction.

Client & Family Support Groups

Group therapy is a vital component of addiction recovery treatment, considered as important and effective (sometimes even more so) than individual therapy. Benefits include reducing isolation and loneliness and providing the opportunity to learn from others in recovery. In the addiction setting, group therapy is run by trained professionals who guide participants toward a shared goal of recovery.

Animal Therapy

Animal therapy (also called animal-assisted therapy and pet therapy) supports recovery and emotional wellbeing by helping people develop relationships with animals. Animal therapy can be a one-time or ongoing experience.

Key Staff Members
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    Dr. Lauren Costine, PhD - Chief Clinical Officer

    Among her extensive list of accomplishments, Lauren Costine is a clinical psychologist, author, educator, advocate, activist, and one of BLVD’s founding members. Her work focuses on addiction and codependency issues, co-occurring disorders, depth psychology, psychodynamic and family systems modalities, and LGBTQ-affirmative psychotherapy. Previous to her work at BLVD, Lauren acted as the Family Counselor at a local substance abuse recovery center for over five years. Lauren is also currently an Adjunct Faculty member in the Masters of Psychology program at Antioch University.

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    Alexia Rigos, LMFT - Therapist

    Volunteering and then interning at various schools, Alexia’s work would take her into addiction counseling. For the next three years she worked at a treatment center specializing in treating clients with addiction, HIV, and co-occurring disorders. She also volunteered regularly at a Hollywood non-profit organization where she and her brother would serve food to inner city underprivileged youth while providing them a safe place to gather and socialize. Now, as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Alexia believes that it was the love and support of her own family that drove her passion to want to help others in need.

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    Damien Gonsalves - Therapist

    Discovering a passion for psychology as an undergrad, he would pursue a Masters of Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy at Antioch University with a specialization in LGBTQ-affirmative psychology. Prior to his experience at BLVD, Damien worked for Elements Behavioral Health in a boutique program called SAID (Substance Abuse and Intimacy Disorders). In his role as Clinical Case Manager he provided psycho-education on addiction, relapse prevention, and relationships. Damien also completed a clinical traineeship at Being Alive in West Hollywood.