Evolve Residential Treatment for Teens

Agoura Hills, California

Personalized Recovery

At Evolve Agoura Hills, teens live on-site in a beautiful two-story, four-bedroom home in a quiet, peaceful, secluded residential neighborhood in the eastern Conejo Valley. This private, gated, two-acre treatment facility sits far from the hustle and bustle of the city, near the Santa Monica Mountains and 25 minutes from the ocean. We’re surrounded by heritage oaks, bubbling streams, rolling green hills, horse ranches, and farmland. Our teenagers feel like they’re in a personal, individualized recovery center designed to meet their specific therapeutic needs—because that’s exactly where they are.

Treatment can be hard work, but we know that in the right environment our teens can develop practical coping skills, learn about themselves, have fun, and build enriching new relationships. We encourage personal growth and lay the foundation for sustainable, lifelong recovery.

Custom Treatment Programs

Our teens receive solution-focused, data-driven, evidence based, results-oriented therapy. Everything we do is geared toward changing behavior and finding the right combination of therapy and support. Since no two teenagers are alike, no two treatment plans are alike. During the admissions process, we conduct a thorough assessment, establish a baseline, and create an Individual Treatment Plan based on specific needs and goals. Treatment Plans at Agoura Hills include a combination of the following therapeutic modes:

Individual Therapy

Group Therapy

Family Therapy

Mindfulness Practices

Mindful Walking


Mindful Cooking


Our teens also take part in a wide range of innovative experiential therapies, such as:

Equine-Assisted Therapy (Horses)

Social Outings


Music & Art

Physical Fitness


Evolve Agoura Hills Staff

  • Melissa Vallas, MD
    Melissa Vallas, MD
  • Lianne Tendler, LMFT
    Lianne Tendler, LMFT
    Senior Clinical Program Director
  • Charlotte Tingler, LVN
    Charlotte Tingler, LVN
    Facility Nurse
  • Caitlin Gharibeh, AMFT
    Caitlin Gharibeh, AMFT
    Primary Therapist
  • Ellen Urtecho, ACSW
    Ellen Urtecho, ACSW
    Primary Therapist

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Photos of Our Agoura Hills Program

Location Details

We’re located in Old Agoura, thirty miles west of downtown Los Angeles. We provide a safe, nurturing environment that features:

  • Comfortable, well-appointed living quarters
  • School area with computers, printers, and everything needed for school work, personal enrichment, and therapy assignments
  • Fully equipped gym with free weights, treadmills, elliptical trainers, weight machines, yoga accessories, and boxing gear
  • Lagoon-Style swimming pool with waterfall and slide
  • Seasonal Creek
  • Relaxing, tree-filled greenspace with two covered outdoor eating/social areas
  • Basketball courts
  • On-site chef

This intimate recovery center serves a maximum of six teenagers at a time, with a 24/7 teen-staff ratio of 3:1.