Polaris was created by a team of mental health professionals whose life’s work is to help young people and their families. As a highly-focused teen treatment center, we identify the unique qualities of your child and adjusts to their needs. At Polaris, our team believes in a different approach to recovery. We address teenage mental health disorders in a unique, mindful way; allowing adolescents to confidently begin the journey into the next chapter of their lives.


The teen years are an especially vulnerable time for young people. The formation of identity begins as we bridge the gap between childhood and adulthood. Adolescents with psychological and behavioral health issues may think, feel and act in ways that are confusing, frightening, and unmanageable for both their parents and themselves. A breakdown in family communication and functioning can lead to a sense of despair and hopelessness. There is hope. Our Residential Treatment Centers for Teens provide proven, evidence-based care that addresses these complexities, reuniting families in the process.


We provide adolescents with a safe haven for recovery, growth and healing. Many teenagers find settings at home and at school stressful, pressure-filled and overwhelming. This can result in depression, drug or substance abuse, eating disorders, and other self-destructive behaviors. As a parent, it can be hard to know where to turn for help. Our mission is to provide the best possible treatment for your son or daughter. Our clinical trained staff treats the whole person by using customized, tailored strategies. Because our focus is exceptional care, we keep our census small. This allows our team of clinical experts to provide the time and attention necessary to create a treatment plan specific to each patient’s needs. Each teen works with licensed therapists with a variety of backgrounds, providing a tailored, evidence-based approach to recovery.



Together, under the supervision and guidance of our skilled program therapists, Polaris teens make healthy lifestyle changes that provide them with a foundation for lasting recovery. Our network of experienced and caring teen treatment experts focus on creative therapeutic options that work. We utilize proven treatment modalities that create a solid foundation. Our mission is to give patients the tools they need to thrive in everyday life. All of our primary and family therapists are trained in the Post Induction Therapy model of developmental immaturity for Trauma Informed Care.



Addressing mental health issues in the adolescent stage can make a distinct impact in changing the trajectory of a young person’s life. Polaris offers trusted treatment that has helped hundreds of teens become the best versions of themselves. Your child requires a team of dedicated, experienced experts skilled at assessment, treatment and aftercare planning. 

Our state-licensed program is diligent about maintaining excellence in our standard of care, and has been nationally accredited by both the Joint Commission and the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP).

Discover the Polaris Difference. Contact our intake & assessment team to learn about our program, schedule a tour or to verify insurance benefits.




Our experience, personalized attention, and evidence-based treatments are what distinguishes our organization as one of the best residential treatment centers for teenagers. Our staff has dedicated their lives to treating troubled teens. We take an individualized approach to treatment that includes a variety of proven modalities.


Feeling comfortable and safe are absolutely essential to a successful recovery. The approach was to create an environment that was both peaceful and private, yet central enough to Los Angeles, with access to the best clinicians and recreational activities that our teens so enjoy. We provide need-adapted treatment that is detached from the stigma of mental healthcare.


One of the reasons the teenage years are particularly difficult is because they are a challenging transition between childhood and adulthood. Because we specialize in addressing the specific needs of adolescents, we know what it takes to help them overcome the challenges they are facing, and prepare them to thrive as adults.


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