Lydia is a clinical psychologist with over fourteen years’ experience in the mental health field. She’s worked extensively with people suffering from substance abuse disorders, mood disorders, and problems associated with life transitions, bereavement, and ill health. An Irish citizen, she has a passion for travel and has incorporated this into her work as a clinical psychologist. She spent two years living in Cape Town, South Africa, where she received a Postgraduate degree with honors in psychology from Stellenbosch University and extensive training in community mental health issues. She worked in Malawi as a research assistant for an NGO assessing HIV prevalence and providing safe-sex education to people in rural communities. She settled in L.A. in 2008 and received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from CSPP Los Angeles. She was a Supervisor for the Chiron Crisis Response team for several years, going on-scene during crisis situations in the LA area to assist victims and witnesses. She worked in a private practice setting at the Saturday Center for Psychotherapy in Santa Monica where she found great reward working with a mostly young adult population. As Program Director of the Intensive Outpatient and Partial Hospitalization Program. Lydia is dedicated to working with at-risk youth and providing a safe space for teens who are struggling with life transitions.
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- Medicare is not Accepted
- Medicaid is not Accepted
The PHP level of care provides clients six hours of treatment, five days a week, from a team of highly trained therapists. At the Partial level of care, clients remain in their home environment while attending our full-day treatment program. Evolve PHP provides an effective alternative to residential or inpatient treatment and may be appropriate for those transitioning from one of these higher levels of care. The IOP level of care provides clients with three hours of treatment, three to five days a week. Evolve IOP may be appropriate for those transitioning from a partial hospitalization program (PHP) or for those who need more structure than weekly psychotherapy. The OP level of care provides clients with three hours of treatment, three to five days a week. Evolve OP may be appropriate for those transitioning from an intensive outpatient program (IOP) or for those who need more structure than weekly psychotherapy.
Evolve Treatment Centers - Los Angeles Reviews and Ratings Details
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- Creative Arts Therapy
Writing, making art or engaging in theater can be deeply therapeutic for people working to recover from addiction. Many facilities offer one or several forms of creative arts therapy as a way to help patients learn to express their feelings in productive ways.
- 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.
Lydia Mackeogh, Psy.D - Clinical Program Director
Chrystal Pfeiffer - Facility Manager
Chrystal received her BA in Sociology from UCLA, and brings 10+ years’ experience in healthcare business administration to the Evolve team. In addition, Chrystal has extensive volunteer experience, including tutoring and mentoring youth. Furthermore, she has a strong interest in substance abuse and mental health treatment, and believes whole-heartedly in the mission of Evolve. Chrystal also understands how vital our services are to the adolescent population as she herself relied on therapy services during her teen years as she navigated a difficult time in her life dealing with her mother’s terminal illness. When not at Evolve, Chrystal enjoys being a mother to a beautiful little girl.
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