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Mental Health

Labels and mental health diagnoses can be either freeing in their ability to make sense of complex feelings and symptoms, or restrictive, as each tends to come with it’s own special stigma. At Thrive, our clinical team is trained to assess and diagnose a wide range of mental health issues and curious enough to look beyond them.

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Thrive Treatment℠ Offers Innovative, Expert, Evidence-Based Treatment for Mental Illness at Our Treatment Center in Santa Monica, CA.

Is the Oppositional Defiant Disorder or ADHD diagnosed in adolescence really a result of complex trauma? Is the substance use an answer to an underlying chronic depression long ago dismissed and unaddressed?

At Thrive we take the time to get to know each individual, their stories and help to create a new purpose; not to fight against mental illness but to strive for mental well-being.

We treat each individual with the understanding that behaviors and emotions experienced in substance use can mimic many of the symptoms used to diagnose major mental health disorders.

With that in mind, we create a strong foundation of support and understanding both in therapeutic relationships with clinicians as well as among peers. We hope to foster acceptance and empathy among those with a wide range of symptoms and diagnoses; with that goal in mind, we provide psycho-education on the mental health topics listed below to all of our clients.

Through education and proximity, our clients begin to develop empathy for others and find acceptance and understanding for themselves.

How Do We Treat Mental Health?

With over 48 million Americans suffering from a mental health disorder, the need for quality mental health treatment in Los Angeles has never been more important. That’s where Thrive Treatment℠ comes in.

Our evidence-based, clinically structured program combines modern and traditional therapies through our expert treatment programs for success in recovery.

Our mental health treatment services in Los Angeles include:

Mental Health Disorders We Treat


In a constantly changing, fast-paced world, anxiety may feel like the norm. Sometimes, our clients enter treatment and have no idea that the unease, constant worrying, fatigue and poor concentration even qualifies as anxiety. Luckily…one of the most pervasive, yet treatable mental health concerns.

Anxiety Related Disorders: Generalized Anxiety, OCD, Social Anxiety, Panic

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Trauma & Stress

Almost everyone experiences some sort of trauma in their lives. Bullying, abuse, divorce, loss, a health crisis or a natural disaster. In all of these situations, and in many more, one experiences a profound lack of safety, and, for traumatized individuals, this lack of safety never goes away. The effects of trauma are physical, mental and emotional and can stem from events deep in a person’s past. At Thrive, our goal is to create a safe space where clients can begin to release toxic shame, come to understand their physical reactions to trauma, and understand the significant relationship between traumatic experiences and substance use. As we continue to learn more about trauma and trauma related disorders, we begin to find that diagnoses like depression, anxiety, and other behavioral issues are really symptoms and part of a larger whole.

Trauma and Stress: PTSD, Complex/Developmental Trauma

Mood Disorders

Rarely will a person engaging in persistent substance use and not experience some level of depression or serious destabilization of their mood. With a return to normal sleep schedules, diet and physical activity, some will find these symptoms resolve themselves.

For others, they may find that the depression or severe mood swings (Bipolar Disorder) are what fueled their substance use in the first place. In these cases we provide education allowing clients to learn about their symptoms without the influence of drugs and alcohol, incorporate medication management and assessment by a psychiatrist into their treatment plan if necessary, and help them find their own motivation for change.

Mood Disorders: Depression, Bipolar I, Bipolar II

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Eating Disorders

Despite evidence that nearly 1 in 3 individuals struggling with an eating disorder are male (according to the National Eating Disorder Association), men continue to live in shame and isolation regarding body image and disordered eating behaviors.

Eating Disorders: Bulimia, Anorexia, Binging

Personality Disorders

Recent research on substance use disorders points to a high correlation between substance abuse and maladaptive personality types. At Thrive we spend a great deal of time identifying the specific nature of a client’s addictive personality and how it relates to their use. This is often the most challenging work that we do at Thrive but we believe that helping clients to better manage in this area drastically improves treatment outcomes.

Personality Disorders: Borderline, Narcissistic, Antisocial, Dependent

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We Work with Most Insurance

At Thrive Treatment℠ we accept most private insurance plans and we are in network with Cigna, MHN Health Net, First Health, and Anthem Blue Cross.  Additional payment options are available so don’t hesitate to give us a call so we can get you the help that you need.

“Great program with friendly staff! I highly recommend you to check it out! They know what they are doing! Tanner R. is the man and provides great customer service! Talk to him and he will point you in the right direction.”
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“Thrive treatment is a top notch program with one of the best clinical teams in LA. When I have clients at Thrive, I know without a doubt they are receiving the authentic help that they desperately need. Thanks Clayton for the amazing program you have built!”
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“Great program with friendly staff! I highly recommend you to check it out! They know what they are doing! Tanner R. is the man and provides great customer service! Talk to him and he will point you in the right direction.”
David F.
“I am grateful for the immediate attention I received from Matt at Thrive Treatment℠ center. He is sensitive and caring and he graciously spent time with me and my husband to help our family situation. In just a short amount of time he made a big difference and gave us hope. He definitely is passionate about helping people and gave us great perspective and advice.”
Laura B.

Find Healing & Recover Today

When you choose Thrive Treatment℠, you can expect a truly individualized program that utilizes evidence-based therapies to assist clients on the path to long-term recovery. 

If you are ready to take action, contact us today or fill out our free insurance verification form here.

We are here to help you find lasting recovery once & for all at Thrive Treatment℠’s intensive outpatient program in Santa Monica.

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