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Evolve Treatment Centers Tarzana

5.0 Excellent (2 Reviews) |
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5358 Vanalden Ave.
Tarzana, California 91356

Financial & Insurance Details

  • Insurance
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Financing


  • Residential Neighborhood

Facility Highlights

Our evidence based treatment includes DBT, CBT, ABA, 12-step support, family therapy and alumni aftercare.

With only 6 beds per home, we are able to focus intensely on each client’s recovery.

Our experts work with teenagers struggling with addiction, behavioral, emotional or mental health issues.


At the Residential level of care, clients live on-site with 24-hour support and supervision. With 6 clients per home, Evolve is able to instill strength in our teens through physical, emotional and spiritual healing. Evolve's treatment focuses on adolescent Substance Abuse, Mental Health, PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, Asperger’s, ODD, ADHD and OCD. Through DBT, we teach the skills to regulate emotions and improve impulse control. Our evidence based treatment includes dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), applied behavioral analysis (ABA), 12-step support and family therapy. Clients receive regular individual sessions with their licensed primary therapist, psychiatric evaluations and psychological testing, if needed. We maintain a setting that provides a sense of security, while simultaneously providing a nurturing environment that includes comfortable living quarters, school area, fully equipped gym, swimming pool, chef, ample grounds, basketball, tennis and/or volleyball courts, ping-pong and more.

Facility Center Details

  • Residential Treatment
  • Detox Services
  • Behavioral Disorder Treatment
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Outpatient Services
  • Intensive Outpatient Services
  • Sober Living Home
  • Day School
  • Private Rooms
  • Pet Friendly
  • Exceptionally LGBT Friendly
  • Men Only
  • Women Only


  • CARF
  • ADP


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Meet The Staff

Alyson Orcena, LMFT
Clinical Program Director

Alyson is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with close to a decade of clinical experience in a variety of settings, including residential treatment, private practice, and community-based mental health. She’s trained in multiple evidenced-based practices including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), and mindfulness. She’s worked extensively in residential treatment, both in administrative and clinical roles, and has come to specialize in the treatment of co-occurring disorders. As the Clinical Program Director at Evolve’s Tarzana location, Alyson oversees all clinical and administrative aspects of the program, supervises the MFT and ASW interns on staff, and runs several DBT groups. In her free time, she enjoys yoga, Netflix marathons, trying new restaurants with her husband, and taking walks with her dog, Sloopy.

Gena Davis, RN
Facility Manager

Gena is a licensed vocational nurse with over a decade of experience working with adolescents. She began as a counselor to adolescents on probation, in foster care, or affected by childhood abuse and trauma. She’s worked in group homes such as Harbor View Medical Center and Starview Behavioral Center, and served for years as a psychiatric nurse for dual-diagnosis teens at the Center for Discovery. She’s passionate and committed to helping at-risk youth work through their challenges and achieve success.


User Reviews

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I sent my daughter to this program for intensive DBT treatment her suicidal thoughts. The skills they taught her at really helpful. She is now in a DBT outpatient program and is doing great. I highly recommend you send your teen here. The staff are DBT experts!
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intensive evidence-based treatment (DBT, CBT) provided, serene accommodations, staff who are helpful and proficient in working with teens, experiential therapies offered none Evolve Tarzana is a great place for teens seeking recovery from substance use and/or mental health disorders. Staff there are warm and supportive while providing a structured environment (which teens definitely need!). The program involves intensive DBT as well as activities that really help teens discover who they are and what they are passionate about (equine therapy, surf, etc.). Evolve Tarzana definitely helps teens turn their lives around. I would highly recommend to any family in need of help!
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