Evolve Treatment Centers Bel Air in Los Angeles, CA

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600 N. Sepulveda Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90049

Evolve Treatment Centers Bel Air Philosophy

The IOP level of care provides clients with three hours of treatment, three to five days a week, from a team of highly trained therapists. 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 inpatient level of care in an outpatient setting through individual, group and family therapy with a focus on dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, applied behavior analysis (ABA) and 12-step supports. We offer a variety of psycho-educational support and DBT parenting courses, 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.

Our highly trained clinical team includes a psychiatrist, nurses, licensed therapists, certified counselors and recovery coaches. All of whom bring comprehensive knowledge and expertise to the treatment experience. With locations in Camarillo and West Los Angeles, California and Brooklyn, New York, the Evolve PHP, IOP and OP programs provide a warm and supportive environment that includes private therapy offices, group therapy suites, indoor and outdoor interaction spaces, state-of-the-art technology and educational tools.

Areas of Specialization

  • Process Abuse Treatment
    Not all addictions involve mood-altering chemicals. The term “process addiction” describes the unhealthy use of behaviors (including eating, gambling, sexual activity, shopping, internet use, etc.) that has spiraled out of control and into the realm of addiction.

  • Individualized Treatment
    Some facilities have an addiction treatment protocol that all patients or clients are expected to follow, while others customize or individualize treatment based on a person’s unique needs and circumstances. Factors that may affect treatment decisions include age, lifestyle, medical conditions, type of drug, religious beliefs, etc.

Facility Highlights

Professional treatment that addresses each client’s emotional, psychological, physical and spiritual healing.

Through DBT, we teach the skills necessary to regulate emotions and improve impulse control.

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

Meet the Staff

Shelly Sprague, CADC-CAS

Clinical Program Director

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Shelly Sprague, Clinical Program Director for Bel Air Treatment and Bel Air Valley Detox, brings a wealth of both clinical and personal experience to her role. She has both a sincere desire and interest in helping clients achieve happiness and success in all areas of their lives. Shelly has treated patients through her relatable and individualistic approach for over 20 years in a variety of settings, including Pasadena Recovery Center, Las Encinas Hospital and Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew. An alumni of the recovery process herself, Shelly is an expert in chemical dependency counseling and has successfully treated hundreds of clients throughout the years. As the Clinical Program Director, she is responsible for leading and coordinating therapists, interns, psychiatrists and technicians. She manages and develops the facility’s educational curriculum, guarantees quality and continuity of care and makes it her top priority to collaborate with each client and empower them to make positive changes and choices through their recovery process.

Sarah Rosenheck

Facility Manager

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Sarah Rosenheck, Facility Manager of Bel Air Treatment and Bel Air Valley Detox, was born and raised in Los Angeles. Her understanding and knowledge of managing facilities comes from 10 years of experience in working for natural health centers, substance abuse and mental health facilities, as well as successful financial institutions. She is responsible for ensuring a comfortable and safe environment for patients to receive care and for staff to work. Her expertise ranges from customer service to development and implementing of proper procedure and protocol for all staff. She applies her extreme attention to details daily with duties ranging from training and supervision of employees, facility maintenance, accounts payable and human resources. Most importantly, it is her position to make sure the facility runs smoothly and efficiently to meet the needs of the staff and clients. When not working she enjoys photography, DIY projects and cooking for friends, family and co-workers.

Rehabs.com 360 Guide

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Located in the community of Bel Air, Calif., Evolve Treatment Center of Bel Air is one of seven treatment facilities operated by the treatment provider. The Bel Air location provides a partial hospitalization program (PHP), an intensive outpatient program (IOP), and a traditional outpatient program for adolescents (ages 12 to 17) struggling with chemical dependency and co-occurring mental health concerns. If detoxification is required, Evolve coordinates with appropriate facilities to stabilize the client before they enroll into a treatment program.


Upon admission, clients participate in an initial assessment to ensure an outpatient-based program is an appropriate level of care. The assessment also identifies individual needs and helps clinicians to form personalized treatment plans. Evolve Treatment Center of Bel Air offers three level of treatment intensity.

In Evolve's partial hospitalization program (PHP) typically lasts 30 days, in which clients participate in five hours of daily programming, five days a week, while IOP involves three-hour sessions, three to five sessions per week, and typically lasts 60 days. The facility's traditional outpatient program involves one or two-hour sessions, held one or two times per week. In some cases, clients may “step-down” through the levels of care to receive a comprehensive continuum of care.

Evolve’s programming blends evidence-based treatment methods and 12-step participation with experiential therapies to help clients identify contributing factors of their substance abuse. During outpatient sessions, clients participate in both group and individual counseling sessions that utilize cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), which are designed to identify and modify irrational thinking and behavior.

The counseling sessions are designed to improve coping skills, promote free expression, set recovery goals, and process emotional issues. Clients with co-occurring disorders may also receive psychiatric evaluations and medication management. To include loved ones in treatment, the facility offers multi-family support groups and facilitates family counseling sessions.

In addition to counseling sessions, clients are also introduced to the principles and practices of the 12-step model of recovery. As a facility designed for adolescents, Evolve Treatment Centers also provides career and college counseling, linkages to vocational training opportunities, educational support, and student advocacy.

Along with traditional programming, Evolve's PHP also incorporates mindful-based stress reduction (MBSR) activities, which may include organized hikes, meditation sessions, guided yoga, and cooking classes. To promote healthy lifestyle changes, clients may also participate in fitness regimens, boxing classes, music, art, and movement therapy, equine therapy, surfing trips, and attend social outings. Before completion of any level of care, clinicians coordinate with loved ones and the client to help form a comprehensive discharge plan.


Evolve Treatment Centers’ outpatient programs are facilitated by a multidisciplinary team comprised of licensed substance abuse counselors, nurses, therapists, and recovery coaches. To address psychiatric concerns, the facility may also consult with psychiatrists. According to the facility's website, PHP offers a client-to-staff ratio of 3:1.


The sole alum polled by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing, R.J., praised the facility, offering a perfect five out of five-star rating for the facility's overall effectiveness. "Friendly staff and stimulating groups. This place taught me effective coping skills and really gave me the motivation to stay sober!!," R.J. wrote.


The one employee polled by Rehabs.com to date agreed with this positive assessment, also offering a perfect five-star rating for the facility's overall effectiveness. "I've never enjoyed working at a treatment center as much as I do at Bel Air Treatment by Evolve," the employee wrote.

Secondary sources revealed generally positive opinions of Evolve Treatment Centers as a whole. On Indeed, 12 employees gave the treatment provider an average rating of 3.4 out of five stars.[1] While a majority of reviewers felt the facility provided quality treatment, most criticisms tended to concern management. "If it was run by people that knew what they were doing, it would be great," one representative reviewer wrote.


Evolve Treatment Centers accepts a range of private insurance plans and is in-network with Anthem Blue Cross and Healthnet.

[1] https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Evolve-Treatment-Center/reviews

Published on December 2017

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My daughter was here and the Lead staff are terrible. Very elitist and rude. Would not recommend working at this place or placing a loved one. They are money hungry, hire the wrong people and overlook very qualified people. WOULD NOT recommend. They are all a little full of themselves and the treatment is mediocre.

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Best IOP in SoCal!!! Friendly staff and stimulating groups. This place taught me effective coping skills and really gave me the motivation to stay sober!!

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I've never enjoyed working at a treatment center as much as I do at Bel Air Treatment by Evolve. Great area, motivated team, and successful program!

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