Evolve Dove Song Residential Treatment Center

Encinitas, California

Encinitas is a beachside community in the North County area of San Diego, famous for its natural beauty, cozy residential neighborhoods, and easy access to a variety of recreational activities. Nestled in this peaceful and quiet location, Evolve Dove Song residential treatment center helps adolescents diagnosed with mental health, substance abuse, and/or behavioral issues.

Teens live on-site in our beautiful, newly renovated home for an average of 30-60 days, and receive round-the-clock treatment, support, and supervision. Evolve Dove Song specializes in treating teens diagnosed with depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, non-suicidal self-harm, psychosis, and other high-acuity mental health issues. Additionally, as a dual diagnosis treatment center, our clinicians have the training, expertise, and experience required to treat co-occurring mental health and alcohol/substance use disorders.

The Evolve Treatment Experience

Residential treatment at Evolve is unique. Our facilities are the opposite of the cold, clinical, antiseptic hospital environment you may expect from a residential treatment center. Our treatment centers look and feel like homes because we believe in the healing power of the family dynamic. That’s also what they are: homes in residential neighborhoods chosen to give teens a sense of comfort and belonging. We design our treatment homes to put our teenagers at ease, so they can focus on what matters: growth and recovery. Our teens feel like they’re in a personal, individualized recovery center built to meet their specific therapeutic needs – because that’s exactly where they are.

A quick drive takes residents of Evolve Dove Song to beaches, hiking trails, public parks, horse ranches, commercial areas, medical facilities, and more. This allows our clients to participate in recovery-and treatment-friendly outings and excursions. Treatment takes work, but we know our teens can form practical coping skills while learning about themselves, having fun, and building enriching new relationships. We encourage personal growth and lay the foundation for sustainable, lifelong recovery.

Custom Treatment Programs

With no more than six teens in residence at a time, Evolve Dove Song offers solution-focused, evidence-based therapy and individualized treatment plans. Everything we do is geared toward changing behavior and finding the right combination of therapy and support for your teen. 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 Dove Song include a combination of the following therapeutic modes:

Individual Therapy

Group Therapy

Family Therapy

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)



Mindful Walking

Mindful Cooking

Our teens also take part in a wide range of innovative experiential therapies, including but not limited to:

Equine-Assisted Therapy (Horses)

Music & Art



Physical Fitness

Social Outings

Evolve Dove Song Staff

  • Arthur Chou, MD
    Arthur Chou, MD
  • Joseph Remaley, LCSW
    Joseph Remaley, LCSW
    Clinical Program Director
  • Kristen Morris, LVN
    Kristen Morris, LVN
    Facility Nurse
  • Julie Lai, AMFT
    Julie Lai, AMFT
    Primary Therapist
  • Chloe Heit, ASW
    Chloe Heit, ASW
    Primary Therapist

Photos of Our Dove Song Program

Dove Song Location Details

We’re located ten minutes from I-5 and a half an hour from downtown San Diego and the San Diego International Airport.

Our newly renovated 5,000 square ft. home provides a safe, nurturing environment that features:

  • Comfortable living quarters with modern amenities
  • Dedicated spaces for therapy sessions and group time
  • School area with everything required for academic and therapy assignments
  • Fully equipped kitchen & family-style dining area
  • On-site chef
  • Outdoor seating for meals and/or groups
  • Swimming pool with stunning mountain views
  • Fully equipped gym

A Full Continuum of Care in San Diego

In addition to our Dove Song residential treatment center, Evolve also offers a partial hospitalization program (PHP) and intensive outpatient program (IOP) in San Diego. These programs allow teens the chance to continue their growth and treatment progress while remaining within our excellent network of care.