Ascend Healthcare for Adolescents

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4346 Empress Ave
Encino, CA 91436
8006461202 Visit Website

Paying for Treatment

  • Insurance is Accepted
  • Financing is Available
  • Medicare is not Accepted
  • Medicaid is not Accepted

Treatment Insights

Ascend Healthcare provides residential treatment to teens in a luxurious and comfortable environment, with a focus on evidence-based therapies. We stress the critical roles that family and empowerment play within one’s journey to recovery. We connect with teens, helping them with their self-esteem, offering comprehensive educational services and providing them with support systems to last them well beyond their tenure at our facility. We treat many disorders, including substance abuse, depression, anxiety and trauma.

Ascend Healthcare for Adolescents 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.

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Ascend is responsible for my son getting his life back. He has a complex medical history, in addition to a serious opiate addiction. Other programs denied his participation based on his medical concer...


Ascend healthcare facility offered a very warm and caring home for our son's healing process. They were very attentive to the kids needs and many different therapy options were available.

T. R.

On all levels, from staff and facility, through academics and activities, to real lasting recovery, this has been a top of the line experience. Whole person-in-context view point that allows for true ...


Excellent program for my Grandchild. Strengths:Caring. Weakness:Deep specialized treatment for complex psychiatric issues.


Super caring staff. They treat you like family. Experience changed my life. Owner is incredibly caring - and did I say that food is amazing! These guys are awesome.


Caring staff, beautiful surroundings, deeply caring about the teen, wide variety of therapies.From the first moment we made a phone call, Ascend staff held our hand, walked through the process, and ul...


Caring staff, diverse program of educational and therapy options, awesome food. Highly recommend this place. They work with you on addressing your needs, making financial aspects as accommodating as p...


I highly recommend Ascend Healthcare to any family considering treatment for their child. The facility and the staff are top notch. Everyone there has been incredibly supportive, kind and empathetic t...

Areas of Focus
Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment

These two terms describe a person who is not only addicted to drugs or alcohol, but also has a mental or emotional illness, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc. Facilities that treat patients with dual-diagnosis or co-occurring disorders provide psychiatric treatment in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation services.

Individualized Treatment

Some facilities have an addiction treatment protocol that all patients or clients are expected to follow, while others customize or individualize treatment based on a person’s unique needs and circumstances. Factors that may affect treatment decisions include age, lifestyle, medical conditions, type of drug, religious beliefs, etc.

Key Staff Members
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    Jess Beck - Clinical Director, LCSW

    Jessica comes to Ascend with over 10 years of experience in mental health treatment with both adolescents and adults. As the former Acting Director of the Addictive Behaviors Clinic at the West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Medical Center, she developed expertise in the field of evidenced-based addiction treatment. At the VA medical center, Jessica trained colleagues on therapeutic practices and provided treatment to hundreds of at-risk veterans. Jessica also gained extensive experience in the treatment of depression, anxiety, and trauma while working at medical facilities, community-based outpatient programs, and a residential treatment center. Jessica is passionate about helping her clients identify their personal values, strengthen their resiliency, and learn ways to effectively manage emotions. Her therapeutic approach is holistic in nature and builds upon her client’s strengths to help them live a full and meaningful life. Jessica received her Masters in Social Work from California State University, Long Beach and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California.

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    Linslee Egan - Psychiatrist

    Dr. Egan studied neuroscience at the University of Texas before moving on to medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). After having her first child at the end of medical school, she became interested in child behavior and development, and pursued residency and Child and Adolescent fellowship at UCLA, specializing in the early diagnosis and treatment of childhood disorders and working with families to improve communication and relationships in order to help children thrive. Since her early training, Dr. Egan has devoted part of her work to low-income community clinics in the Los Angeles area.