Evolve Residential Treatment Programs

Tarzana, California


Individualized Recovery in a Family Setting

At Evolve Aura, teens live in a beautiful two-story, six-bedroom English Tudor-style house in a quiet, peaceful, residential neighborhood. Located in the Central South San Fernando Valley two blocks south of Ventura Boulevard and the 101, we’re minutes from local shops and walking distance to the Tarzana Cultural Center. This private treatment facility looks and feels like a real home. Beveled floor-to-ceiling windows fill every room with natural light and cast refracted prisms across the interior spaces, creating a unique, airy atmosphere perfect for healing, growth, and recovery. A swimming pool, tennis court, gym area, and large yard offer daily opportunities for personal reflection and group recreation.

Teenagers at Evolve Aura 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 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 Recovery Plan based on specific needs and goals. Recovery Plans at Evolve Aura include a combination of the following therapeutic modes:

Individual Therapy

Group Therapy

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Mindful Walking

Yoga

Mindful Cooking

Meditation

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

Equine-Assisted Therapy (Horses)

Social Outings

Surfing

Music, Art & Theater

Physical Fitness

Hiking

Evolve Aura Staff

  • Gillian Dowlou, MS, LMFT
    Gillian Dowlou, MS, LMFT
    Program Director
  • Chirlee Germain, LVN
    Chirlee Germain, LVN
    Facility Manager
  • Paria Zandi, LMFT
    Paria Zandi, LMFT
    Primary Therapist
  • Megan Fehte, AMFT
    Megan Fehte, AMFT
    Primary Therapist
  • Dr. Arastou Aminzadeh, M.D.
    Dr. Arastou Aminzadeh, M.D.
    Affiliated Psychiatrist

Photos of Our Aura Program

Location Details

We’re centrally located on Aura Avenue in Tarzana, twenty miles west of downtown Los Angeles. We’re a half hour drive from Malibu, Santa Monica, Pasadena, and everything L.A. has to offer. 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
  • Common room with a large flat screen TV for movie nights
  • Foosball table
  • Large, fully renovated kitchen with all the amenities
  • Cozy breakfast/dinner nook
  • Fully equipped garage gym with weight benches, barbells, free weights, treadmills, yoga accessories, and medicine/workout balls
  • Two backyard gazebos for outdoor social time or quiet reflection
  • Lagoon-Style swimming pool with tasteful stonework and landscaping
  • Pool house converted to private individual therapy and office space
  • Expansive back yard for relaxing, playing frisbee, and room for a future vegetable garden
  • Full-size tennis court/basketball court
  • 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.

Treatment Hours

Monday – Friday: 6:00 am – 10:00 pm
Saturday: 6:30 am – 10:00 pm
Sunday: 8:00 am – 10:00 pm