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. During their stay with us clients receive individual, group and family therapy with a focus on dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and Seeking Safety. We offer a variety of psycho-educational support and DBT family groups, as well as psychological testing, assessment and referral services. Additionally, clients engage in personal explorations through experiential therapies such as art and psychodrama, yoga, physical fitness, gardening, meditation, vocational pursuits and more.
Dr. Kerwin is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of California with over twenty years of clinical experience working with adolescents, adults, and families. She specializes in the treatment of suicidality, non-suicidal self-injury, substance use, eating disorders, and behavioral problems. Her clinical training began at the Center for the Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder at McLean Hospital (Boston, MA) where she worked with young adults with severe emotional instability and self-harming behaviors. As an intern at Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital, she worked with adolescents with serious emotional and behavioral difficulties. Dr. Kerwin followed her interest in youth and adolescent therapy to UCLA’s Child and Adolescent Mood Disorders Program, where she received specialized training for adolescents with suicidality and aggressive/destructive behaviors. During this time Dr. Kerwin also trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and psychological/neuropsychological assessment. Her extensive training in DBT includes specialty certifications in Adapting DBT for Adolescents, DBT in Residential Settings, Wise Minded Parenting, DBT in the Treatment of Binge Eating and DBT with Clients with Substance Abuse. At Evolve, Dr. Kerwin provides assessment and treatment, supervises professional training and development, and oversees all clinical services. Outside of Evolve, Dr. Kerwin enjoys sports, meditation, art and spending time with family, particularly her three children.More
Alyse is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who earned her Master’s degree from the University of Southern California. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with honors from UC Santa Barbara. Early in her career, Alyse worked with adults in outpatient therapy and case management. She has over six years of mental health experience treating adolescents and families in both residential and intensive outpatient settings. Alyse utilizes a person-centered therapeutic approach with her clients, while using tailor-fitted techniques gathered from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Structural Family Therapy, in order to best treat both mental health and substance abuse issues. Alyse promotes a client’s best version of themselves by using strengths-based interventions. As Program Director of Evolve’s West LA PHP/IOP, Alyse is dedicated to working with at-risk teens to help them create a life worth living. In her free time, Alyse enjoys hiking, playing beach volleyball, spending time with friends and family, and cooking plant-based meals.More
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