Long Beach, CA

Atlantic Residential Mental Health Program

Discovery Mood & Anxiety
425 E 31st Street
Long Beach, CA 90807

PROGRAM FEATURES
Residential
Male 11-17

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This all-male facility serves adolescents who struggle with mental health issues and co-occurring substance use. The home-like setting includes 3 bedrooms and 3 baths, creating an atmosphere in which counselors can focus on supporting young men in learning how to manage their emotional struggles in healthy and appropriate ways by developing skills to cope with their urges for substances and high-risk behaviors.

The program utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and experiential therapy that incorporates Surf Therapy and physical activities which reinforce emotional regulation and awareness. Parents are included in some therapy sessions and the program provides for multi-family groups and visitation on weekends to support both our clients and their families in achieving growth and reconciliation.

The facility is conveniently located right off the 405 freeway, close to the interchange between the 405 and 710, between Pasadena and Elm avenues in Long Beach.

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Peter Fowler, MA, NCC

Peter Fowler, MA, NCC

EXECUTIVE PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Peter is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. Prior to becoming a therapist, Peter spent two years as a high school history teacher in New York City. It was during this time that he recognized the unique needs of adolescents and became more focused on their individual growth. In addition, Peter has over a decade of experience working with adolescents in other capacities including youth organizations and summer camps.
Peter loves helping adolescents navigate the difficulties of this stage of life and helping them get on a path that leads to physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual healthiness and personal success. His goal is to create a safe environment where he can work with the client on developing self-awareness of their strengths and needs and identify healthy short and long term goals. In addition, he loves helping families reconnect and grow together after years of chaos and pain into a loving and healthy family. During his free time Peter enjoys playing volleyball, enjoying the outdoors whether it be out running, hiking, or surfing, and spending time with his family.
Alexis Teague

Alexis Teague

SENIOR FACILITY MANAGER

Lexie has been working with Discovery for the past 9 years in various roles. She started as an overnight counselor, then became a full-time recovery counselor with the clients, and has held various administrative roles for the facilities she has worked at. Currently, she is a Senior Facility Manager supporting Atlantic house and some of the other facilities. She entered this field due to getting sober when she was 17 years old and wanting to support other young people in their sobriety and overall recovery. She has a great talent in connecting with kids who are struggling with sobriety and motivation and is great at helping them find their goals and passions. When Lexie is not at work she loves spending time with her family, her pets, and going to Disneyland.

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.

Kia Octaviano

Kia Octaviano

Dietitian

Kia has been with Discovery Mood & Anxiety Program for three years. She began as the diet technician for the Atlantic House and transitioned to work as a counselor. Kia continued to intern for Discovery, and continues to work at the Atlantic House, Pacific Place and Whittier locations as a dietitian. Kia completed her Bachelor of Science degree at California State University, Long Beach, and moved on to complete her didactic internship at Oakwood University in Alabama. She loves to work on the floor with the patients because she believes building rapport with the patients help her do her job better. Kia believes that recovery from any mental health illness, whether that includes disordered eating patterns or not, can always include building towards a healthy lifestyle with knowledge of how to feed the body well.

Randolph Pearson

Randolph Pearson

PRIMARY THERAPIST

Randolph is currently a primary therapist at the Atlantic House as well as a Non Violent Crisis Intervention Instructor. He has a masters degree in marriage and family therapy. He did some post graduate academic training in behavioral analysis, as well as received a certification through The Crisis Prevention Institute as an instructor. Randolph works out various modalities in supporting his clients these include cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, music therapy, motivational interviewing, Gestalt, and existential theory.  He has worked in human services for almost 15 years.  He began working as a skills teacher supporting adults with developmental and physical disabilities in increasing their independence at home and in their communities. He then worked with youth on probation as well as young children struggling with emotional disturbance and trauma as a behavior coach. Just prior to working at Discovery, he was a behavior analyst/consulting supervisor overseeing assessment and implementation of behavioral analysis and therapy. He supported families and individuals with severe behavioral concerns as well as neurological and developmental delays posing risks to self and others. One of Randolph’s favorite literary works is Dante’s The Divine Comedy. In this book, Dante must make a perilous journey with only the spirit Virgil as his guide. Virgil was only able to provide verbal counsel and encouragement while Dante had to engage choice and persevere the physical dangers himself. This encapsulates his passion as a therapist, to help people see the power and Discovery Mood and Anxiety of their own choice and will. In his personal time he performs, records, and produces music with various musical groups. He has a passion for experiencing as well as creating art and music. He also have a lifelong passion for learning, and continues to increase his breadth as a therapist through academic journals, training, and books.

Shelby Thirkill

Shelby Thirkill

Shelby previously worked as a bereavement counselor for Hospice Hawaii on Oahu for her graduate internship. Although she loved working at Hospice, when she moved back to California she wanted to get some new experiences. She started at Atlantic as a counselor and then started as a part-time therapist and rose to becoming a Primary Therapist. Shelby has done a great job getting connected with the clients and their families and runs the Multi-Family Group on the weekends. In her spare time, she enjoy racing ultramarathons and testing herself in the desert and mountains. She has completed three 100 mile ultramarathons and she believes racing and training has prepared her to handle whatever life throws at her.

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LONG BEACH RESIDENTIAL MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM

This all-male facility serves adolescents who struggle with mental health issues and co-occurring substance use. The home-like setting includes 3 bedrooms and 3 baths, creating an atmosphere in which counselors can focus on supporting young men in learning how to manage their emotional struggles in healthy and appropriate ways by developing skills to cope with their urges for substances and high-risk behaviors.

The program utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and experiential therapy that incorporates Surf Therapy and physical activities which reinforce emotional regulation and awareness. Parents are included in some therapy sessions and the program provides for multi-family groups and visitation on weekends to support both our clients and their families in achieving growth and reconciliation.

The facility is conveniently located right off the 405 freeway, close to the interchange between the 405 and 710, between Pasadena and Elm avenues in Long Beach.

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OUR TEAM

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Discovery Mood & Anxiety
425 E 31st Street
Long Beach, CA 90807

PROGRAM FEATURES
Residential
Male 11-17

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