Evolve Residential Treatment Programs

Woodland Hills, California

Personalized Recovery in a Healthy Atmosphere

At Evolve Woodland Hills, teens live full-time on-site in a gated estate minutes away from Topanga State Park and the picturesque Santa Monica Mountains. This treatment center feels like an intimate, well-lived in home and provides ample room for activities, reflection, and healing. We’re in a residential neighborhood, but driving down our curved driveway is like entering a private, secluded oasis. Floor to ceiling windows fill the house with natural light. 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 a short drive from countless hiking trails, the Topanga Nature Center, and popular recreational attractions like Eagle Ranch, Trippet Ranch, and the beautiful beaches between Santa Monica and Malibu.

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, evidence-based therapy every day. 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 Woodland 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:

Music, Art, and Dance

Social Outings



Physical Fitness

Equine-Assisted Therapy (Horses)

Evolve Woodland Hills Staff

  • Melissa Vallas, MD
    Melissa Vallas, MD
  • Brendan Bonner, LMFT
    Brendan Bonner, LMFT
    Clinical Program Director
  • Allexis Umadhay, LVN
    Allexis Umadhay, LVN
    Facility Nurse
  • Avana Pace, ACSW
    Avana Pace, ACSW
    Primary Therapist

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Photos of Our Woodland Hills Program

Location Details

We’re located five minutes from Highway 101, twenty 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
  • Fully renovated open-plan home with floor to ceiling windows
  • Large kitchen with modern amenities
  • 3 acres of peaceful greenspace
  • A full-size pool
  • Large patio for eating, group sessions, and downtime
  • Separate, standalone office structures for individual therapy
  • TV room with large flat-screen for movie nights
  • School area with computers, printers, and everything needed for school work, personal enrichment, and therapy assignments
  • On-site chef
  • Garage converted to a fully equipped gym with free weights, treadmills, elliptical trainers, weight machines, rowing machines, yoga accessories, and boxing gear

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 – Sunday: 8:00 am – 10:00 pm