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Discovery Mood Anxiety Program Whittier in Whittier, CA

Discovery Mood Anxiety Program Whittier is a 25-bed residential facility providing evidence-based and holistic treatments for adolescents with mood, anxiety, and related disorders.

Discovery Mood Anxiety Program Whittier Overview

Discovery Mood Anxiety Program Whittier, located in Whittier, California, is a 25-bed residential mental health facility focused on stabilizing and recovering adolescents aged 11-17. Established in 1997, it offers gender-inclusive care with a unique ESTEEM System™ that combines evidence-based treatments and holistic therapies.

Discovery Mood Anxiety Program Whittier aims to create a supportive environment that fosters long-term success through healthy boundaries, effective communication, and reestablishing healthy habits.

  • Provides a multidimensional approach with the proprietary ESTEEM System™, combining various therapeutic techniques.
  • Specializes in treating mood and anxiety disorders, high-functioning autism, and complex trauma in adolescents.
  • Offers an integrated School Support Program, ensuring academic progress during treatment.
  • Includes experiential therapies like equine therapy and music therapy, contributing to holistic care and recovery.

Primarily serving adolescents with mood and anxiety disorders, Discovery Mood Anxiety Program Whittier also supports those with depression, self-harm behaviors, bipolar disorder, and reactive attachment disorder.

  • 1+ Accreditations
  • 23 Conditions Treated
  • Insurance Accepted
  • 3 Levels of Care
  • 17 Therapies & Programs



The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) is a non-profit organization that specifically accredits rehab organizations. Founded in 1966, CARF's, mission is to help service providers like rehab facilities maintain high standards of care.

Conditions and Issues Treated

Opioid + Opiate Addiction Treatment in Whittier, CA

Opioid addiction has become a significant health problem in the United States. In 2015, there were 91 opioid overdose-related deaths per day, with a substantial increase in mortality rate in 2014.

When opioid addiction has reached a point where a person’s life becomes unmanageable, treatment options are available to help them get sober. Treatment that includes medical care with medications and counseling can help a user transition into sobriety.

Levels of Care

This center offers a variety of custom treatment tailored to individual recovery. Currently available are Inpatient, Outpatient, Partial-Hospitalization, with additional therapies available as listed below.

Inpatient treatment for alcoholism or drug addiction is an option that provides the addict with a supportive environment in which they can stop using. After detox, an inpatient treatment center provides a structured environment for the addict to recover from their addiction and begin taking steps toward a lifetime of sobriety.

This type of treatment is appropriate for addicts that are most in need of intensive care and supervision. This includes those who were unable to quit on their own, those who need more structure than they can get in outpatient treatment, and those whose addiction has led them into legal trouble or severe health problems.

Outpatient treatment is often used for drug addicts in drug rehab. Outpatient treatment consists of counseling and therapy sessions. This form of treatment is also called ‘day-treatment’. The outpatient treatment process begins with the addict’s initial detox period, lasting about ten days.

Outpatient treatment is used for those who are at moderate risk for ‘slipping back’ into the addiction, for those who:

  • Are not currently experiencing any side effects from withdrawal and can handle social pressure
  • Can handle stressors that might trigger relapse
  • Have a stable living environment or have moved out of their previous environment, which was not conducive to being sober
  • Have a support system that allows them to go to a facility a few times a week while still keeping their current responsibilities
  • Have no legal obligations, being either on parole or probation, that require them to seek treatment at a mandatory facility
  • Are not currently experiencing any side effects from withdrawal and can handle social pressure
  • Have a stable living environment or have moved out of their previous environment, which was not conducive to being sober
PHP is an alternate option for inpatient rehabs or residential programs. The patients stay in or near Whittier, California, close to the treatment center, and attend the different forms of therapy in-person for several hours a day. Treatment duration varies from one to six months. It’s similar to intensive rehab but runs much shorter because the patients don’t need 24-hour monitoring. Partial hospitalizations generally have more freedom when it comes to family visits.

Partial hospitalization programs offer another level of addiction treatment at Discovery Mood Anxiety Program Whittier.

Therapies & Programs

Because no single treatment is effective for all addicts, the goal of treatment and therapy should be to figure out what works best for each individual. Tolerance and withdrawal levels differ from person to person, affecting the treatment intensity required. Addiction treatment should aim to help addicts develop healthy coping mechanisms for dealing with their addiction and its underlying causes.

Family therapy is beneficial for people who are in addiction treatment services because it offers addicts the opportunity to work with their family members to better understand what led them to make choices that contributed to their addiction.

This type of therapy helps family members reach a deeper understanding of how they can best support their loved one during recovery. It also helps the addict better understand their own motivations and triggers that led them to turn to substance abuse.

Family therapy can help addicts in the following ways:

  • Assists family members in processing difficult feelings so they don’t blame or resent recovering addicts
  • Assists family members in understanding how addiction has impacted the addict and everyone who is involved with them
  • Allows the addict to take responsibility for their actions, while encouraging improved communication skills
  • Helps family members understand how to best support an individual in recovery so addicts don’t relapse again.

Group therapy can help build a stronger support system and give addicts in Whittier, CA insight into their addiction that they gain through shared conversations. Group therapy occurs in a controlled group environment, exclusive of one on one meetings. This makes it safer for patients to feel comfortable sharing the struggles they’re going through and gaining perspective.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive-behavioral therapy that helps patients understand the relationship between their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. It is beneficial for those whose addictions and behaviors stem from severe mental health issues. The term “Dialectic” means the integration of opposites. In substance abuse, DBT refers to accepting the patient’s addiction and working to change their thoughts and behavior. It improves life skills such as controlling intense emotions without reacting impulsively, resolving interpersonal conflicts effectively, and promoting awareness about self and others.

Cognitive-behavioral therapy is a technique that is used to help people with addiction. Specifically, it is a way of identifying thoughts and behaviors that cause the addiction. It is typically used in an individual counseling session.

The content explains cognitive behavioral therapy and how it works to address some behaviors that may be leading to unintended consequences in their life, as well as its benefits for those seeking sobriety.

It works by helping people to talk through their issues and addressing the thoughts that cause said behaviors. It is an excellent way of learning about oneself and one’s perception of the world.

Payment Options

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  • Self-Pay / Cash
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Military Insurance
  • IHS/Tribunal/Urban
  • State-Financed
  • Sliding Scale
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    Location & Contact

    Discovery Mood Anxiety Program Whittier Location and Directions
    11911 Washington Blvd
    Whittier, CA 90606

    Phone Number
    (657) 301-4423

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    Discovery Mood Anxiety Program Whittier Location and Directions

    11911 Washington Blvd
    Whittier, CA 90606
    (657) 301-4423


    Gender Female, Male

    Age Adults (20+), Children (0-12), Seniors (65+), Teenagers

    Modality Family, Group, Individuals

    Listed December 11, 2022

    Updated July 2, 2024

    Whittier, California Addiction and Treatment

    More than 3 million of California's citizens are addicted to illegal drugs. Almost 800,000 people use hard drugs, almost 5 million use marijuana, and another 2.1 million abuse alcohol every year. Other substance abuse issues such as binge drinking and teen drug use are also common. Many illegal drugs such as cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, and marijuana are smuggled into the state from Mexico.

    Whittier, a diverse Los Angeles suburb founded by Quakers, offers a family-friendly vibe with access to outdoor recreation and a revitalized Uptown area. However, the city is not immune to the devastating impact of substance abuse, with Los Angeles County reporting a significant increase in opioid-related deaths and a concerning trend of fentanyl being detected in 90% of methamphetamine-related deaths in 2019.

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