Evolve Topanga Residential Treatment for Teens

Topanga, California

Personalized Recovery in a Healthy Atmosphere

At Evolve Topanga, teens live full-time on-site in a private estate at the edge of Topanga State Park in the picturesque Santa Monica Mountains. Our Topanga center feels like an intimate, well-lived in home and provides ample room for activities, reflection, and healing. Spectacular views greet our teenagers every morning, and amazing sunsets over the coastal hills make evenings a perfect time for contemplation and personal growth. We’re minutes from countless hiking trails, the Topanga Nature Center, and popular recreational attractions like Eagle Ranch and Trippet Ranch, but our best feature is right here on the property: state-of-the-art horse stables, a corral, and a spacious riding area.

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

Individual Therapy

Group Therapy

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

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, and Dance


Physical Fitness


Evolve Topanga Staff

  • Sara Delaney, LCSW
    Sara Delaney, LCSW
    Program Director
  • Annette Valdez
    Annette Valdez
    Facility Manager
  • Brittany Burke, MS, LMFT
    Brittany Burke, MS, LMFT
  • Ray Rabbani, MFTi
    Ray Rabbani, MFTi
  • Dr. Arastou Aminzadeh
    Dr. Arastou Aminzadeh
    Affiliated Psychiatrist

Photos of Our Topanga Program

Location Details

We’re located five minutes from Highway 101, ten minutes from the Pacific Ocean, and an hour drive from downtown Los Angeles. We provide a safe, nurturing environment that features:

  • Comfortable, well-appointed living quarters
  • 5 acres of peaceful gardens, trees, and ponds
  • A full-size pool
  • TV room for movie nights
  • School area with computers, printers, and everything needed for school work, personal enrichment, and therapy assignments
  • On-site Equine Therapy program
  • On-site chef
  • Modern horse corral and riding area
  • Tennis and basketball court
  • Fully equipped gym

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