Andrew Levander, LMFT, M.A.C., is a California and Nevada Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who holds National certifications as a: Master Addictions Counselor, Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor, Certified Bereavement Counselor, Certified Cognitive Behavioral therapist, Certified Internet Addiction and Web Psychology Specialist and is a Workplace Mediation Specialist. Andrew developed the first residential treatment program specifically serving adolescents who struggle with self-injury and has run programs for self-injury, process and chemical addiction and associated behavioral disorders. He has over twenty-four years of experience in adolescent, adult and family psychotherapy and fifteen years of national/international teaching in the field and study of addiction, social work, counseling, family systems and social service management Andrew was the recipient of the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health Service Innovations Festival Award; “Enhancing Treatment Quality through Program Innovation”. He was featured on Oprah, The Dr. Phil Show, The John Walsh Talk Show, NBC News, CNN, and a special on E! Entertainment as well as featured in Time Magazine, The Boston Globe, The Los Angeles Times and many other national media outlets. In 2002 and 2010, a documentary on Andrew’s unique treatment program aired on the Discovery Channel. Andrew is currently the Chief Clinical Officer at Vanity Wellness Center where he continues to be of service to those in need of compassionate specialized care for the treatment of addiction, trauma and mental health.
Vanity Wellness CenterADD YOUR REVIEW
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- Financing is Available
- Medicare is not Accepted
- Medicaid is not Accepted
Vanity Wellness Center designed the Addiction & Recovery model of care after decades of research and thousands of hours spent with adolescents in various stages of recovery. Our Relational Model of Care was designed to re-introduce men and women, to themselves, in a more loving way. Free from the negative effects of addiction and addictive behaviors that have led to unwanted consequences and loss. The structure of our recovery program is unique in that it meets the complex challenges that people traditionally face. Our Model of care was designed with our client’s sobriety and wellness in mind and together; we form therapeutic relationships that are secure, safe and honest. The therapeutic relationships at Vanity Wellness Center will promote ideas, creativity, connection and long-term sobriety. These valuable relationships will help you or your loved ones find freedom from the long-term isolating effects of addiction. The addiction and recovery services at Vanity Wellness Center will be your partner in finding solutions, safety and sobriety.
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
- Dual Diagnosis
Many of our clients suffer from addiction along with mental health issues. Since our goal is to address the underlying issues of each client we are uniquely qualified to help those with Dual Diagnosis, also referred to as co-occurring disorders. We have a Doctor, Psychiatrist, nurse and Masters level therapists on site to address the complex issues of each of our clients.
- Partial Hospitalization Program PHP
We use proven and innovative treatment programs designed to fit the needs of a very diverse client base. PHP is the highest level of outpatient care available. We employ a world class treatment team composed of Licensed therapists, certified counselors, Doctors, Psychiatrists, Nurses and registered treatment technicians. Each client is matched with a personal therapist AND a case manager. This personal treatment team will work with the client to prepare an individualized treatment team and will meet regularly to discuss and make changes as necessary based on client progress.
- Intensive Outpatient Program IOP
At Vanity Wellness Center each client will have full access to all of the resources that our program has to offer. Our Case Managers can assist clients in aftercare planning, job search, resume building, and life skills, as well as putting together a plan to live a long term health and happy life.
- Outpatient Detox
Outpatient Detox programs are custom designed for each individual based on clinical necessity. Our team consists of Doctors, Psychiatrists, Licensed Therapists, Nurses, And Certified Counselors.
Andrew Levander LMFT M.A.C - Clinical Director
Mona Roberts MFT - Program Director
An experienced CEO and Program Director with excellent management skills and strategic planning. Before her position as a program director at Vanity Wellness Center she was the CEO of Mona Roberts Production Inc. for 10 years where she organized events at high end Hollywood venues. In 2009 she also created People 4 People Foundation non profit 501c organization with her board of directors which continues to thrive and help families and children in need.
Dr. Adrian Khouri - Medical Director
Dr. Khoury graduated from the Universidad Eugenio Maria De Hostos Escuela De Medicina in 1986. He works in Sun Valley, CA and 3 other locations and specializes in Forensic Psychiatry, Internal Medicine and Psychiatry. Dr. Khoury is affiliated with Pacifica Hospital Of The Valley. Dr. Khoury is the Medical Director of Vanity Wellness Center and sees clients weekly. Dr. Khoury takes the time to listen to each client and work with them to develop a sensible treatment plan and make adjustments as necessary.
Hilario Vasquez CADC 2 - Case Manager
Hilario is a seasoned clinician with over 8 years working in treatment with a wide range of populations and treatment settings. He is a certified addictions counselor dually accredited (CADC-II/CATC-III) and soon to have his master’s in social work from Cal-State Northridge (CSUN). He has led youth programs such as juvenile drug court (JDC), the juvenile justice crime prevention act (JJCPA), and the gang intervention and prevention program (GIP). Hilario maintains ethical integrity while using his wide knowledgebase of evidenced based practices such as CBT, DBT, seeking safety, motivational interviewing, and solution focused therapy. Hilario is a master of group facilitation of all kinds including client-family groups and an excellent case manager linking clients to resources beneficial to personal life enhancement. We are privileged to have Hilario as part of the awesome team that makes Vanity Wellness Center the best out-patient treatment center in Los Angeles.
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