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Phoenix House Academy in Los Angeles

Lake View Terrace, California

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11600 Eldridge Avenue
Lake View Terrace, CA 91342
1 888 671 9392

Admission Counselor
Charles Richardson
crichardson@phoenixhouse.org
1 888 671 9392

Our Team

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Frank Sanchez

Director of Mental Health Services
Frank, a marriage and family therapist, serves as director of mental health services.
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Jonathan Whitfield, M.D.

Medical Director
As medical director, Jonathan treats psychiatric issues and oversees the clients’ medical treatment.
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Pouria Abbassi, P.E.

Senior Vice President and Regional Director
Pouria brings executive experience in the hospitality, sports, and entertainment industry.
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Elizabeth Stanley-Salazar

Vice President & Director of Clinical Services
Elizabeth has worked for 20 years in treatment & prevention.

Treatment Approach

Our treatment philosophy is based on the understanding that addiction is a chronic disease. Individuals suffering from substance use disorders deserve evidence-based treatment in settings that offer privacy and dignity.

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Insurance and Payment Options

Our experienced staff is skilled at working with all types of insurance providers to help you access the treatment you need. Phoenix House is an in-network provider for most major insurance carriers, managed care programs, and Medicaid.

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FAQs

Do your programs accept insurance?

Yes, Phoenix House California accepts most insurance plans, including: Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross, LifeSynch-Humana, APS Healthcare, MHN, Cigna, HealthNet, and Value Options. We also accept United Behavioral Health and partners.

What is your policy towards involving family members?

Family involvement is an integral component in the treatment process. Individual family sessions, multifamily group therapy sessions, and parent and significant other education groups are offered as part of each client’s individualized treatment plan. Phoenix House invites families to special informational and educational sessions, provides them with appropriate printed resources in English or Spanish, (including…

Will I be able to continue working and/or go to school while in treatment?

Individualized treatment plans are designed by each client and his or her therapist, taking into account goals and provisions for continued employment and/or education.

Our Core Services

Assessment and Evaluation Services

In various locations, Phoenix House provides independent assessments and evaluations of substance use disorders as requested by individuals, families, schools and the Criminal Justice System.
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Adolescent Residential Services

The Phoenix House Academies for Youth offer intensive substance abuse and mental health services with high school academic programs in CARF-accredited facilities.
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Mental Health Services

Substance abuse and addiction often go hand-in-hand with mental health issues, and Phoenix House offers treatment programs designed specifically to meet this need.
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Prevention and Education Services

Phoenix House’s prevention and education services highlight the dangers of drug use, reinforce self-esteem, and educate youth and adults to make positive choices.
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Adolescent Outpatient Services

Phoenix House adolescent programs provide treatment in a safe, supportive environment that gives youth and their families a chance to break free from substance abuse. Teaching adolescents how to regain control of their lives is the essence of Phoenix House’s adolescent treatment programs.
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Additional Services

High School

Los Angeles County Office of Education maintains a fully accredited high school on-site.  Academic tutoring is available for those who are unable to attend school on a daily basis.  In an effort to create educational continuity, all students are instructed through self-paced educational materials.

Family Services

Our services include counseling, family therapy, parent education, and group activities for families of adolescents in treatment.

Recreation and Fitness Program

A full-time coordinator and team of coaches and recreation therapists assess each teen’s fitness level and help them set personal fitness goals. Three times a week, teens participate in planned indoor and outdoor activities, which are supplemented by dance, yoga, and recreational outings.

Phoenix Rising Music Program

An on-site music studio gives our residents an extraordinary creative outlet where they can write and record their own music and an opportunity to learn valuable skills.

Medical and Nursing Services

Health, medical, and dental services are provided by staff nurses, consulting physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, and dentists, and through partnerships with community clinics and medical centers.

Speakers Bureau

Young residents enrolled in treatment participate in community outreach activities to teach their peers about the dangers and consequences of substance abuse. Residents appear as speakers at sessions, classes, and panels held at local schools, community centers and other locations.

Speak Up! Workshops

These small group workshops are designed to promote better understanding between at-risk youth and the police.

Phoenix Rising Music

Our California Teens Sing Their Hearts Out

With the help of Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Kara DioGuardi, teen clients in our Phoenix Rising Music Program tell their stories and heal through song. In their own words, our state-of-the-art recording studio and expressive arts program exemplifies “love, vision, joy, and determination.”

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