SANTA BARBARA, Calif., March 06, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Evolve Treatment Centers for Teens is excited to announce the opening of a new Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) and Intensive Outpatient (IOP) treatment center in downtown Santa Barbara. The new day and evening treatment programs, now open and accepting clients, will serve teens struggling with substance abuse, mental health and/or behavioral issues. The grand opening celebration, which includes food, tours and a staff meet-and-greet, will be on March 13, 2019 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 1029 State St.

At Evolve Santa Barbara, teens will receive evidence-based, solution-focused treatment through daily group sessions, multifamily sessions, individual therapy, family therapy, addiction recovery and psychiatry. Evolve emphasizes Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Cognitive Behavior Therapy while incorporating experiential and mindfulness-based activities such as surfing, hiking, yoga, art, music, rock climbing, gardening and more. Seeking Safety, an evidence-based treatment for adolescents struggling with posttraumatic stress disorder and substance abuse, will also be offered.

“Our licensed staff, coupled with our combined decades of experience with the adolescent population, has allowed us to help thousands of teens on the path to recovery,” says Dr. Lauren Kerwin, Executive Clinical Director at Evolve Treatment Centers. “Now, we are thrilled to expand our reach to families in Santa Barbara.”

The PHP level of care provides teens with a full day of programming five days a week. The IOP offers three hours of programming three to four evenings a week. In both programs, teens will receive daily group sessions and educational support, in addition to one psychiatry session and one family therapy session per week. Two individual therapy sessions per week are offered at the PHP level, while one individual therapy session per week is offered in IOP. 

“I look forward to serving as a resource and partner to the parents and community of Santa Barbara as we work together to build a network of treatment and support for our struggling teens,” says Matt Metcalf, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Program Director at Evolve Santa Barbara. “Our goals should always be awareness, prevention and early intervention.”

The new center, located at 1029 State Street in Santa Barbara, marks Evolve’s 11th treatment center in California. Other locations nearby include Ojai, Camarillo and Agoura Hills. 

The grand opening celebration on March 13 is free and open to the public; please RSVP. For more information about Evolve’s treatment centers, or to receive a free assessment, contact Evolve at (877) 455-7009 or visit www.evolvetreatment.com.

About Evolve Treatment Centers
Evolve Treatment Centers, accredited by CARF and the Joint Commission, offers the highest caliber of care for teens, 12 to 17 years old, who struggle with substance abuse and/or mental health issues. Evolve offers a full continuum of care, including Intensive Outpatient (IOP), Partial Hospitalization (PHP), and Residential Treatment Programs (RTC). To learn more, visit www.evolvetreatment.com or call (877) 455-7009.

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