Evolve Gilroy Residential Treatment for Teens

Gilroy, California

At Evolve Gilroy, teens live full-time on-site in an amazing two-story gated home on ten breathtaking acres in the southern Santa Clara Valley, tucked between the Santa Cruz Mountains to the west and the Diablo Range to the east. This residential treatment location offers round-the-clock supervision, support, and treatment for teens struggling with substance abuse, depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, self-harm, and behavioral issues. We’re located far from the hustle and bustle of the city, high on a hill with a beautiful view of rolling farmlands, the town of Gilroy, and the coastal ranges in the distance. A family of deer share our grounds, and neighboring properties include vineyards and farms. We don’t hear traffic and car horns from our back patio – instead it’s roosters in the morning and wind rustling the trees in the afternoon. Sunsets from our dining room are beautiful: the valley fills with golden hues, and at night, the lights of Gilroy twinkle in the distance. Floor-to-ceiling windows, hardwood floors, a swimming pool, a free-standing cabana, and virtually endless greenspace makes Evolve Gilroy a picture of tranquility ideal for personal reflection, healing, and recovery.

The residential treatment experience at Evolve is unique. Our centers are the opposite of a cold, clinical, hospital environment. They’re designed to put our teenagers at ease, so they can focus on what matters: treatment and recovery. Our residents 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, with the right people, 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.

Personalized Treatment for Total Healing

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 Gilroy 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:

Music, Art, & Dance

Equine-Assisted Therapy (Horses)


Physical Fitness

Social Outings

Evolve Gilroy Staff

  • Shikha Verma, MD
    Shikha Verma, MD
  • Devon Corpus, LCSW
    Devon Corpus, LCSW
    Clinical Program Director
  • Becca Devencenzi, LVN
    Becca Devencenzi, LVN
    Facility Manager
  • Tehetna Nadew
    Tehetna Nadew
    Primary Therapist

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Photos of Our Gilroy Program

Location Details

We’re forty minutes from San Jose, an hour from Santa Cruz, and forty-five minutes from the picturesque beaches of Monterey Bay. We provide a tranquil, safe, nurturing environment with the following amenities:

  • Comfortable, well-appointed living quarters
  • Open plan home with a large, fully modern kitchen
  • School area with computers, printers, and everything needed for school work, personal enrichment, and therapy assignments
  • Free-standing pool cabana converted to a relaxing space for meditation, mindfulness activities, and individual reflection
  • TV room for movie nights
  • Dedicated spaces for therapy sessions and group time
  • Outdoor seating/eating/community areas
  • Free-standing double garage
    • One side converted to a fully equipped gym with free weights, treadmills, elliptical trainers, weight machines, rowing machines, and yoga accessories
    • Second side converted to an expressive arts studio, fully equipped for visual art, music, and other creative activities
  • Swimming pool overlooking the valley
  • 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.