Las Encinas Recovery Center

2.8 (21 reviews) ADD YOUR REVIEW
2900 East Del Mar Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91107
8775798140 Visit Website
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  • Insurance is Accepted
  • Financing is not Available
  • Medicare is not Accepted
  • Medicaid is not Accepted
Treatment Insights

Aurora Behavioral Health’s Las Encinas Hospital offers comprehensive residential and intensive outpatient addiction treatment services to chemically dependent individuals struggling with substance abuse. Services provided include assessment and detoxification, individualized treatment planning, individual and group therapy, family counseling, and life skills training featuring topics such as healthy coping, relaxation techniques, stress management, and assertiveness. Aftercare services are provided upon discharge as needed.

Las Encinas Recovery Center 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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I called this AM to see how my family member was doing, as I could hear in their voice that they were crying during a previous phone call, and the Mental Health Worker, ANNABELLE, informed me she was ...


My daughter was sent here on a 51-50 involuntary hold. To preface this review I never expected the Ritz Hotel or that she would be treated like royalty. My 20 yr old daughter (with anxiety/mood issues...


I am extremely concerned after reading the horrific reviews about the facility. My loved one checked in today and I seriously want to go out there at 11pm and have him checked out. I’m so worried, t...


I have read the reviews on this site and it sounds like a lot has changed since I was here. My experience was a lifesaver! I am Dualdiagnose alcoholic/drug addiction/bipolar/ diabetic. I spent 17 days...


My daughter was admitted there on July 25 under Coroner admit. Hospital not in her network. Social worker asked her for 3,000.00 to cover admission. A list of hospitals were emailed to social services...


This is the worst place you can imagine. It needs to get shut down! Please do not send anyone you love to this place. My experience - I meet my roommate and he is on his way out the room. He shakes...


The Briar program is different from the rest. I was treated like a a real person. I've been to other facilities that seem to focus more on the type of insurance I have or the amount I can pay up front...


This facility has helped my family a great deal. The Briar program put me on the path to recovery. I appreciated going to a facility in Pasadena that actually taught me about life skills and not just ...


i cannot even begin to express my disdain for this hospital. If you are a diabetic....STOP and rethink your decision of coming here. I am a 30 year type one diabetic and have a great knowledge and han...


Do not leave your love one there they are horrible




A family member a patient at Las Encinas for 17 days; she was there to get stabilized on her medications so that she could go to a residential treatment center. We were extremely dissatisfied with v...


Strength: location, attractiveness and comfort. Weaknesses: overmedicate .disappointed in the outcome for my family member


The facility has undergone a change in ownership affecting patient care.


Las Encinas is one of the rare facilities that takes Medicare for Detox. They also have a Dual Diagnosis outpatient program which is great because many addicts have a mental illness diagnosis in addit...


Had classes twice a day. Rest of the time you just sat around talking, smoking cigarettes.

Areas of Focus
Chemical Dependency

The Chemical Dependency Program offers medically monitored hospital inpatient detoxification. Continued treatment and rehabilitation is available through our residential treatment center and intensive outpatient programs.

Psychiatric Treatment

The quality of the environment and the clinical staff is the foundation of our mental health treatment. Las Encinas Hospital’s treatment is provided in a warm and friendly environment by well-trained, highly motivated staff that takes pride in delivering quality care.

Key Staff Members
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    Warren "Beau" Christenson, DO - Co-Director of Aurora Las Encinas Hospital Chemical Dependency Services

    Board Certification: Adult Psychiatry Specialty: Addiction Dr. Christenson, affectionately known as “Dr. Beau”, is Co-Director of Aurora Las Encinas Hospital Chemical Dependency Services. He joined Las Encinas Hospital in 2011, after completion of an Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine in Texas. Dr. Christenson’s academic career includes a Psychiatry Residency at University of Southern California. He has significant experience at the Houston/DeBakey Veterans Administration Hospital and the prestigious Menninger Clinic in Houston, Texas. He earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Touro University in Nevada and holds a B.S in Biology from Pacific Union College in Napa Valley, California.

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    Daniel Thomas Suzuki, M.D. - Medical Director

    Certifications: Psychiatry and Neurology Specialties: Adult Psychiatry Dr. Suzuki is the Medical Director of Aurora Las Encinas Hospital. He joined the medical staff of the hospital in 1988, and also is a partner at San Marino Psychiatric Associates in San Marino. Dr. Suzuki received his undergraduate degree at Stanford University, attended medical school at Northwestern University Medical School and completed his residency at the UCLA San Fernando Valley Program in Psychiatry. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the USC Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Suzuki was selected by his fellow physicians as a “Top Doc”, as published in the June 2009 edition of Pasadena Magazine.