Teen Treatment Center California

Our Unique Approach to Teen Wellness

Introduction to OC Teen Center

Welcome to our space, where the journey of adolescent wellness begins with a step into understanding and care. At OC Teen Center, our goal is woven into the fabric of genuine compassion and expert knowledge, aimed at nurturing the mental health of teens. Being a beacon of hope and healing, we shine a light on the path to recovery and growth for our young ones.

Our Unique Approach to Teen Wellness

What sets our center apart is not just our facility or our services, but the heart and soul of our mission - providing personalized, doctor-led therapy sessions. With a maximum group size of five, we ensure that each teen receives the focus and attention they need to navigate their challenges.

Under the guidance of Dr. Sayeh Beheshti, MD, and Dr. Lauren Armstrong, PsyD, our approach is more than just treatment; it's about building a relationship. Every session, every activity is designed to foster a safe environment where teens feel heard and understood.

Exploring Our Facility

Spanning over 5000 square feet, our center is more than just a space; it's a haven. We believe in the healing power of comfort and engagement, which is why we offer fully stocked snack areas, games, puzzles, and creative outlets. These amenities provide a balanced experience, encouraging teens to explore their interests and talents between therapy sessions.

Focusing on Comprehensive Teen Treatment

Depression and Anxiety

At OC Teen Center, tackling depression and anxiety is at the forefront of our mission. Our specialized programs cater to these widespread challenges, empowering teens to understand and manage their symptoms.

Trauma and Self-Esteem Issues

Our team is deeply invested in helping teens overcome trauma and build a positive self-image. Through tailored interventions, we aim to instill resilience and self-love in our young clients.

Behavioral and Developmental Disorders

Our expertise also extends to addressing behavioral and developmental disorders. By focusing on the root causes, we guide teens toward healthier coping mechanisms and social interactions.

Meet Our Team

Leading the charge is Dr. Sayeh Beheshti, whose vision and dedication have created a nurturing environment for both staff and clients. Alongside her, Dr. Lauren Armstrong brings specialized insight into adolescent psychology, enriching our therapeutic practices.

Supporting them are Winnie Cruz and Zach Boike, among others, who play crucial roles in maintaining the warm and welcoming atmosphere of our center. Their contributions ensure that every teen and family member feels valued and supported.

Celebrating Treatment Success

Success stories are what drive us forward. Witnessing the transformative journey of teens who enter our doors as troubled souls and leave as confident individuals is our greatest reward. By measuring outcomes and continually refining our programs, we maintain our commitment to excellence in adolescent mental health care.

Why Choose OC Teen Center?

Embark on a Journey to Wellness

If you or someone you know is navigating the tumultuous waters of adolescence, we invite you to reach out. At OC Teen Center, every teen's story is met with open ears and open hearts. Together, we can chart a course toward recovery, growth, and fulfillment. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can support your teen's journey to a brighter future.

Meet Our Team

Why Choose OC Teen Center for Your Teen's Mental Health Journey?

At OC Teen Center, our approach is distinctively nurturing and expert-driven. We emphasize small group therapy sessions led by highly qualified doctors, ensuring that each teen receives individualized care. This approach allows us to delve deeply into each adolescent's unique challenges, providing targeted support that large-scale programs simply cannot match. Our facility has been thoughtfully designed to foster a sense of comfort and engagement, from our fully stocked snack areas to various creative and recreational outlets, creating a balanced therapeutic experience that respects and addresses the multifaceted nature of adolescent well-being.

Moreover, our foundational belief in the power of personalized care, led by dedicated professionals like Dr. Sayeh Beheshti and Dr. Lauren Armstrong, ensures that every family's journey with us is grounded in understanding, compassion, and expert guidance. These elements combined make OC Teen Center an unparalleled choice for families seeking comprehensive and compassionate mental health support for their teens.

Addressing Common Concerns: Is My Teen's Behavior a Phase or a Larger Issue?

It's a common question many parents grapple with. Adolescence is, by nature, a time of significant change and development, often marked by emotional ups and downs. However, distinguishing between typical teenage behavior and signs of more serious mental health issues is crucial. Key indicators such as prolonged periods of sadness, withdrawal from social activities, significant changes in sleep or eating habits, or escalating aggressive behavior could suggest underlying mental health challenges that require professional attention.

At OC Teen Center, we approach each teen as a unique individual, considering their full history, current behavior, and expressed feelings to discern between temporary phases and more profound issues. Remember, acknowledging and seeking help for mental health concerns is a sign of strength and can set your teen on a path to a more fulfilling and balanced life.

How Do Tailored Interventions Work in Practice?

Tailored interventions are at the heart of our work at OC Teen Center. This means that we go beyond generic treatment plans to craft personalized therapy sessions that reflect each teen's specific needs, preferences, cultural background, and personal growth goals. For instance, while one teen may benefit from art therapy to express and manage their feelings of anxiety, another might find cognitive behavioral therapy more effective in challenging negative thought patterns associated with depression.

Our team's broad expertise allows us to blend various therapeutic modalities, creating a rich, adaptive therapeutic experience. This adaptive approach not only respects the individuality of each teen but also fosters a deeper engagement with the therapy process, enhancing the potential for positive outcomes.

Celebrating Success: What Does Treatment Success Look Like?

Success in mental health treatment, especially with adolescents, can look different from one individual to the next. For some, success is the marked reduction of symptoms, such as fewer anxiety attacks or a significant improvement in mood. For others, success might be found in renewed interest in hobbies, improved relationships with family and friends, or better performance at school.

At OC Teen Center, we celebrate all forms of progress, understanding that each step forward is a victory in its own right. Our commitment to ongoing assessment and program refinement ensures that we remain responsive to each teen's evolving needs, maximizing the possibility of a successful treatment outcome. We love to share stories (with permission) of teens who have turned corners, big and small, as a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the effectiveness of compassionate, tailored care.

How Can Parents Encourage Reluctant Teens to Engage in Therapy?

Encouraging a reluctant teen to participate in therapy can be challenging. Open, non-judgmental conversations about mental health, emphasizing that seeking help is a sign of strength, not weakness, can be a good starting point. At OC Teen Center, we recommend inviting your teen to tour our facility, meet our team, and learn about our approach in a pressure-free setting. This can demystify the therapy process and help them feel more in control and less anxious about the idea of getting help.

Additionally, highlighting the aspects of our center that align with their interests (be it art, music, or simply our cozy hangout areas) can also make the prospect of therapy more appealing. Our team is here to support families in navigating these conversations, making the path to therapy as smooth as possible for both teens and their parents.

Do You Have More Questions or Comments?

We understand that the journey to finding the right mental health support for your teen can be filled with questions and uncertainties. If you have more questions about OC Teen Center, our approach, or how we can support your teen and family, please don't hesitate to reach out. Engaging with concerned parents and community members not only helps us clarify doubts but also allows us to continuously improve our services. We're here to make a difference in the lives of adolescents and their families, fostering a community of wellness, understanding, and growth.


Teen Treatment Center California
OC Teen Center
+1 (714) 716-5044
Teen Treatment Center California
3188 Airway Ave Unit L
Costa Mesa CA 92626 US

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