Downey, CA

Downey Residential Mental Health Program

Discovery Mood & Anxiety
9844 Pangborn Avenue
Downey, CA 90240

PROGRAM FEATURES
Residential
Female 11-17

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COVID-19 Update: In-person residential treatment is still offered at this location. Learn about all that we are doing to protect the safety and wellbeing of our patients and staff.

Our Downey location is a 6-bed residential treatment center for female adolescents age 11-18 who face mental health challenges. The facility includes an all-female staff where our clinicians provide customized treatment using therapies that are most effective for each individual client. Along with one-on-one and family sessions, we offer weekly consultations with a psychiatrist and a registered dietitian. Our clients also participate in Equine Therapy.

We are housed in a beautiful five-bedroom home right off of Florence Street. As an added feature, our facility has a large in-ground pool.

Insurances we accept at this location include but are not limited to Kaiser, Humana, Cigna, and Unicare. Please remember that the insurances we accept change frequently. Our insurance team will verify your coverage. 

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MEET THE TEAM

Lori Teves, MA, PsyD

Lori Teves, MA, PsyD

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Dr. Lori Teves offers a caring approach using mindfulness and positive psychology to emphasize a person’s positive traits and behaviors, and to increase a person’s ability to use their personal instincts to find wisdom, growth, healing, and fulfillment within themselves.

In addition to her role at the Discovery Mood and Anxiety Program, she is an adjunct professor at Antioch University. She began working with patients of all ages and backgrounds in 2000 and found that the life stories and experiences of people were unique and personal and deserves individual attention and support.

Dr. Teves has worked within a variety of community-based settings, with children, adolescents and adults ranging from 7 to 75-yeaars-old, who were struggling with psychological issues, relationship difficulties, substance abuse, and traumatic experiences.

Dr. Teves completed her bachelor’s degree in Business Management at the University of Phoenix, and she also holds a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Phoenix. She received her doctorate in Applied Clinical Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2017, and is preparing to take her licensing examination. Dr. Teves is trained in EMDR.

Evelyn Vega, BA

Evelyn Vega, BA

FACILITY MANAGER

Evelyn has been working with Discovery for the past 6 years in various locations and various roles. Evelyn graduated from California State University Long Beach in 2014 with her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and a minor in Spanish. Shortly after graduating she began her work with Discovery Mood and Anxiety Program as a milieu counselor at the Atlantic location working one-on-one with female adolescent clients who were struggling with mental health and some eating disorders. She ran therapeutic groups and collaborated with fellow team members to ensure the best care of every adolescent .Evelyn quickly discovered her passion for working with adolescents who are in need of better coping skills, support and motivation.

After working for a year with female adolescent clients, Evelyn was given the opportunity to support staff and clients at the Whittier location in 2015. There she provided support to therapists in translating family sessions with Spanish speaking families and continued to support clients and staff. Evelyn, has since been promoted from being primary milieu support to clients to being a Facility Manager ensuring that client care and the facility runs smoothly on a daily basis. In 2017,Evelyn enjoyed the challenge of working with teens who struggle with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders at the 6 bed all male facility and 16 co-ed substance facility in Long Beach . Her passion and dedication to helping adolescents continues to grow while providing support to staff, clients and families at the Downey Mental Health residential treatment center.

Dr. Michael Louie

Dr. Michael Louie

PSYCHIATRIST

Dr. Louie received his medical degree from Western University of Health Sciences and went on to complete his psychiatry residency training at Loma Linda University.  He is well versed in treating adult, child and adolescent, and geriatric patients.  Dr. Louie has an understanding and ability to treat a range of disorders including depression, anxiety, eating disorders, addiction, and psychosis.

Angelica Dominguez, BS

Angelica Dominguez, BS

DIET TECHNICIAN

Angelica received her Bachelor of Science degree with a double major in Dietetics and Food Science at California State University Long Beach. She had the wonderful opportunity of participating in study abroad for one semester in Florence, Italy, where she took culinary classes. Following her graduation from CSULB, Angelica backpacked in Thailand for a month and traveled to China. These eye-opening experiences, along with her passion for cooking and interest in mental health brought her to join the team at Discovery Mood & Anxiety. It brings Angelica joy to cook dinners for our patients while getting to know them, and supporting them through their journey of wellness.

Elizabeth Capps, RDN

Elizabeth Capps, RDN

REGISTERED DIETITIAN

Elizabeth graduated from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Foods and Nutrition: Dietetics and a minor in physiology. During her dietetic internship through Cal Poly Pomona, Elizabeth completed her clinical rotations at City of Hope Medical Center, where she specialized in oncology. In addition to 13 other rotations, Elizabeth completed two rotations focused on disordered eating. It was during these rotations where she found her calling. Since becoming a registered dietitian, Elizabeth has dedicated her career to working in the mental health field focused on disordered eating and substance abuse. She has worked for various treatment centers as a registered dietitian. Most recently, she worked as director of nutrition services for an eating disorder treatment center and counseled patients in all levels of care, including residential, partial hospitalization, intensive out-patient and out-patient. Elizabeth is a Health at Every Size-informed practitioner, utilizes the 10 principles of Intuitive Eating, and focuses on partnering with her patients to help restore their relationship with food: mentally, physically and emotionally. Elizabeth believes that everyone can recover and live a fully satisfied life. 

Tanya Reyes, BA

Tanya Reyes, BA

EDUCATION LIAISON

Tanya Reyes has been the Education Liaison at the DMAP Downey location for two years. Tanya obtained her bachelor’s degree in Sociology from California State University, Long Beach. As an undergrad, Tanya worked as an English tutor for international students under the ALI program. Her work in this program allowed her to meet and help many students from different backgrounds and experiences. Tanya has always considered herself to be a compassionate soul, especially when working closely with female adolescents who struggle with mental health especially when undergoing tumultuous life events or diagnosis. Tanya has had the ability to work great with patients who have anxieties revolving school. Tanya has a great ability to meet patients where they are at to help them grow and adjust an has been a great advocate for them while they are here in residential. As an education liaison and mental health tech, Tanya is able to able to aid in both academic struggles and mental health struggles. Tanya continues to be grateful to be a part of our patient’s journey while in treatment.

Kimberly Argil

Kimberly Argil

PRIMARY THERAPIST

Kimberly received her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy from Azusa Pacific University. She has over four years of experience helping a wide range of individuals & populations. Kimberly specializes in the treatment of mental health disorders and issues related to depression, self-harm, suicidal ideation, developmental delays, anxiety/stress, family/relational problems, trauma and substance abuse. Kimberly has an integrative approach that evaluates the individual needs for each client.

Prior to joining Discovery Mood & Anxiety, Kimberly worked in various settings including outpatient PHP and IOP programs, community mental health, and school programs providing services that assisted my clients with symptom management and stabilization to prevent the frequency of inpatient hospitalizations.

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DOWNEY RESIDENTIAL MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM

COVID-19 Update: In-person residential treatment is still offered at this location. Learn about all that we are doing to protect the safety and wellbeing of our patients and staff.

Our Downey location is a 6-bed residential treatment center for female adolescents age 11-18 who face mental health challenges. The facility includes an all-female staff where our clinicians provide customized treatment using therapies that are most effective for each individual client. Along with one-on-one and family sessions, we offer weekly consultations with a psychiatrist and a registered dietitian. Our clients also participate in Equine Therapy.

We are housed in a beautiful five-bedroom home right off of Florence Street. As an added feature, our facility has a large in-ground pool.

Insurances we accept at this location include but are not limited to Kaiser, Humana, Cigna, and Unicare. Please remember that the insurances we accept change frequently. Our insurance team will verify your coverage. 

LEARN ABOUT OUR COVID CLEAN COMMITMENT

OUR TEAM

TAKE A VIRTUAL TOUR

GET IN TOUCH / CALL 714.828.0808

Discovery Mood & Anxiety
9844 Pangborn Avenue
Downey, CA 90240

PROGRAM FEATURES
Residential
Female 11-17

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