Pacific Teen Treatment

Residential Treatment for Teens & Families


Located just minutes from the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Monica Mountains, Pacific Teen Treatment is dedicated to creating a nurturing and healing environment to treat the contemporary issues facing today’s teenager. 

Staffed by experienced, highly trained professionals, the program treats only six clients at a time to provide a highly personalized treatment experience, specifically tailored to the needs of each client and family.  We believe in a family-focused approach, with all family members playing an integral role in the treatment process.
Our areas of specialization include teen mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and teen trauma and various behavioral issues including school avoidance, social isolation, and addiction issues, which can expand beyond substance abuse to also include social media, gaming and internet addictions.  In order to best treat the whole person, the program includes an academic component and a focus on exercise, nutrition, and wellness.

An admissions specialist is available 24/7 to answer questions or to provide a complimentary assessment. Help is just a call away.    (800) 531-5769

Dedicated to treating the underlying issues and not just the behaviors our program features:


Featuring a 2:1 client to staff ratio

Non-punitive approach to treatment

Comprehensive diagnostic testing & Psychiatric Evaluation

Individual Therapy six days a week

Group Therapy multiple times a day

Family Therapy multiple times a week

PTT is an out of network with all insurance companies but can accept most private insurance. Unfortunately, we are not able to work with Medi-Cal or other state-funded insurance policies.

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Family Testimonials

  • 5 star review  The team at PTT helped everyone in the family during a very difficult time. Jeremy has created an amazing, holistic program that treats each client as an individual. His team of staff are caring, kind, intelligent people who are there to help and support your teen through the process. I would highly recommend PTT to any family who are at the point where they feel their teen needs more support and guidance than they can provide at home.

    thumb D K
    March 17, 2022
  • 5 star review  Thank God for PTT! The entire staff and program are professional, caring, involved, and effective. Our family cannot recommend PTT more. It's not hyperbole to say they saved our daughter. ❤️

    thumb John Bryson
    March 14, 2022
  • 5 star review  I LOVE PTT. The entire staff is amazing (like seriously incredible). Kathie and Jeremy are so nice, Dr. Kimn was so helpful, all the therapists made me feel safe and important. The CA’s were so fun but were also always there to talk when I needed it. The teacher was so nice and on top of things so I actually ended up getting ahead in school. The cleaning staff was amazing and so thoughtful. Cyril’s cooking was soooo yummy. We had “house meetings” so the staff would really take into consideration the needs and likes/dislikes of the clients so we always felt heard. The groups we did were really fun and diverse. The outings are fun. The grounds are so pretty. Going into a house with a bunch of random kids was intimidating at first but at the end of the day the environment at PTT made it easy for us all to connect and I have made some really good friends whilst being at PTT, it was really beneficial to know I had people going through something really similar to me. Most importantly PTT has changed my life. I was in a really bad place before PTT (depression, trouble with substances, family issues and more). PTT staff worked with me and my family to help me love life again and I’m very grateful for that. Also the dogs Gator and Yeti are adorable. PTT is honestly the best and I loved my time there and since being out of PTT for around 6 weeks I can confidently say I’m a different person for the better and I love life again. P.S if any of the staff see this I love and miss you guys!!! ZoKr <3

    thumb Zo Kr
    February 21, 2022
  • 5 star review  I’m not sure how I found PTT (there are so many programs out there, some good some terrible), but I am so grateful that I did. PTT staff provided our kid with incredibly comprehensive care that included family and parent therapy, which was crucial. Thanks to PTT, we are now in a place where recovery seems possible, even likely, for our kid. If you’re searching for help for your teen, it can’t hurt to give PTT a call. Jeremy, the program’s founder, is incredibly knowledgeable and can help you decide if it’s the right fit for your loved one.

    thumb Sarah
    November 21, 2021
  • 5 star review  I had two stays at PTT, they were both extremely helpful and helped me bounce back after some really rough spots in my life. If you are looking for a place to help with mental health this is definitely the place for you😊. All of the staff is really kind and supportive. As there are only 6 clients at a time everyone's experience is truly tailored to what they need at the time. I loved both of my stays and I recommend this facility to anyone who is struggling with mental health, addiction or eating disorders. --LySm

    thumb Lydia Smack
    November 21, 2021
  • 5 star review  In my opinion, PTT is an outstanding facility. PTT was my daughter's third residential treatment facility and the only one so far to make a noticeable difference in her. Unlike other facilities we have been involved with, the program at PTT is much more involved. Also, the focus is not only on the individual person, but the family dynamic as well, to help ensure long-term benefits of the program. We were impressed with the entire staff at PTT and they worked with us on insurance issues we had. I could not be more happy with the facility and the outcome.

    thumb Brian B
    July 21, 2021
  • 5 star review  This place is 5 star, it literally saved our daughter. When our daughter entered PTT she was in a deep depression and was extremely closed off, combative and suicidal. We tried several individual therapists and two different IOP groups unsuccessfully. She was not able to do school, wasn’t motivated to shower and didn’t want to be around her friends. All she talked about was not wanting to live, and what was the point. When she entered PTT she bonded with the other kids there immediately because she knew she was not alone in her struggle and could finally talk to kids her age who could relate to her feelings. PTT provided well trained therapists and staff who really bond with your kids. They are very down to earth. The house is feels safe and cozy and the back yard is huge with a nice little fire pit that they are able to sit at and have group. PTT provides many activities and they have a personal chef! Our daughter decided to go vegetarian during her stay there because they visited a farm and she held a chicken and fell in love with it. She then decided it was sad to eat chicken..but the chef was able to accommodate her for the rest of her stay and made her some fabulous tasting vegetarian meals. She was able to start school again while there. The teacher was very on the ball and was in touch with daughter’s school to get things going. I think it took two days for our daughter to get back into it. It’s so helpful that there is a program/schedule to follow. Nobody is forced to follow along, but I think if they don’t, they feel left out. Even during Covid, PTT was still able to take the kids out frequently to get ice cream or visit a local book store. It made things seem more normal during this state of craziness out there. Our daughter loved the group therapy. There were several activities where her peers could chime in and I think that was helpful for her. There was frequent contact with her 1:1 therapist, family groups and meetings for just my husband and I to get some therapy and feedback. It definitely was family inclusive. Dr. Kim was very involved and thoroughly explained his thoughts and reasoning if he recommended medications. He never pushed his agenda. His recommendation for meds for our daughter helped her to cope. She is still on the same medication routine and it is definitely working. He knows what he is doing. And it was comforting to know, just by coincidence, that when we got home and talked to our daughter’s psychiatrist (whom we love) that he actually went to medical school with Dr. Kim. We are so grateful and thankful to have found PTT. It was definitely the right choice. We have our kid back!!

    thumb Alexis Lee
    July 21, 2021
  • 5 star review  They gave us candy sometimes so I liked it.

    thumb Riley Scalise
    June 21, 2021
  • 5 star review  Good treatment center for teens who are trying to detox and get away for awhile. The social groups (group therapy) consisting of the clients and only one to two staff members are, from my experience, led by the teens. I got absolutely nothing out of it. One on one therapy sessions truly depend on your therapist. Can go either way. I believe lots of time was wasted when I was here about two years ago, alot of it consisted of sitting around, possibly talking to the other clients you jive with. I personally would never take my future child if they face a crisis, if i'm blessed enough to have one. Some of the staff were INCREDIBLY helpful, a few got under my skin for not really helping much. If your kid 14-17, maybe 18, is truly addicted to any substance or at a crossroads i'd recommend this place, otherwise find elsewhere. This place can be either good or bad for your kid, roll the dice.

    thumb UNK. H
    June 21, 2021
  • 5 star review  When we finally found the website for Pacific Teen, it provided the hope that we were desperately searching for our 15 year old son. Our local mental health options were either closed doors, scheduled too far out, or not what we were looking for. The first call to Jeremy was scary for me, but quickly reassuring that this program could be the right fit. And the availability was what we hoped for. Once our son was on board, the program proved to be what we hoped for and more. The clinical team is very sharp and communicative. The house is inviting. The schedule is well rounded. The staff is approachable, professional, and caring. Therapy is hard work, but there is still time for fun. And Malibu is hard to dislike. The approach on individual AND family involvement as valuable cannot be overstated - the whole family learns through the process. Treatment and therapy for the adolescent cannot happen in a bubble. So if I could give any advice: as much as it might be difficult on your time or schedule or finances, DO NOT miss Family Saturdays. Those days were so special and hard and therapeutic for our family; they were worth every bit of investment. We are currently 2 weeks post-discharge after our son's 38-day treatment, and adjustment to him home has been bumpy - not going to lie. But what we've all learned through the program has been completely life-changing for us, how we communicate and approach the bumps. We are immeasurably thankful and appreciative to the care, work, and support of Pacific Teen. Keep up the good work.

    thumb Jennifer Man
    March 18, 2020

Family Focused Treatment

At Pacific Teen Treatment, we believe it’s imperative for the family to be an integral part of the treatment process. We experience first-hand the research that links high success rates of adolescents leaving treatment programs to the quality of family therapy, to be true. In a society that’s often focused on individual success and personal achievements Family Therapy can often be overlooked. Placing a focus on the family treatment is our way of ensuring the best possible outcomes for the youth and families that we treat.

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Our admissions team can be reached 24/7 at  or call: (800) 531-5769

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