Sherman Oaks, CA

Sherman Oaks Outpatient Mental Health Program

Discovery Mood & Anxiety
15250 Ventura Boulevard Suite 1100
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

PROGRAM FEATURES
Intensive Outpatient
Partial Hospitalization
All Genders All Ages

GET IN TOUCH CALL 714.828.0808

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COVID-19 Update: Online telehealth is offered for intensive outpatient treatment as an option to patients living in California, Florida, Oregon and Texas.

In-person intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization is also offered at this location. Residential treatment continues to be offered at our residential facilities for individuals in need of a higher level of care. Learn about all that we are doing to protect the safety and wellbeing of our patients and staff.


Our day treatment program provides care for partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient levels of care. Treatment is customized and employs a variety of evidence-based modalities, including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and more. Here, clients benefit from one-on-one therapeutic support as well as group sessions in a supportive environment of peers where they can safely practice new skills that are transferable to home.

Insurances we accept include but are not limited to Anthem Blue Cross, Cigna, Beacon, Unicare, TriCare, and United Health. For more information on what other insurances we accept, please visit our insurance page.

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

George Livengood, MS, LMFT

George Livengood, MS, LMFT

VICE PRESIDENT

George is a licensed marriage and family therapist with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital and mental health industry across the greater Los Angeles area. Skilled in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), crisis intervention, individual therapy, family therapy and group therapy, he has had the privilege of working with adults and adolescents in some of the premier treatment centers in the area. George has extensive experience working with those experiencing depression, anxiety, substance use and eating disorders. Additionally, he is a proven leader, administrator and clinical supervisor who works well in a multidisciplinary team.

Robert Thomas

Robert Thomas

EXECUTIVE PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Robert graduated from Pacific Oaks in Pasadena, California, with a bachelor’s degree in psychology-human development. He went on to continue at Pacific Oaks, and received his master’s degree in marital and family therapy. He is a member in good standing with the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT). Robert is also a clinical staff consultant to the Mental Wellness Network foundation in Ontario, Canada. In addition, Robert is the founder and owner of “just BE you” Life Strategies ~ Coaching.

He has worked in a variety of mental health positions, ranging from program director, lead primary therapist and on-call therapist in multiple settings, ranging from RTC, PHP, IOP, sober living and private practice. Robert’s clinical specialties cover dual diagnosis/co-occurring disorders, depression and anxiety, ODD, sexuality, relationship issues, creative self-expression, narcissism, youth and young adult populations, and parent advocacy. 

His theoretical perspectives consist of dual components of his personal/experiential journey combined with his behavioral studies in human development, marital and family therapy, family systems and life coaching as an integrative approach completely tailored on an individual basis per patient. As the program director of Discovery Mood & Anxiety Program Sherman Oaks, Robert’s objective is to continue to help build a multi-dimensional program which re-enforces the four components in our mental health division: individual work, family work, medication management and stabilization, and positive peer culture. Robert combines his passion and motivation to lead and model what Discovery Mood & Anxiety Program strives to promote, which is the well-being of individuals and families in the communities that we serve.

Taylor Bowman

Taylor Bowman

PRIMARY THERAPIST

Taylor is an associate marriage and family therapist registered through the Board of Behavioral Sciences (#109654). Taylor works through an emotion-focused and cognitive-behavioral approach to assist clients in processing through current and long-standing emotional challenges and fostering an environment that promotes healing. Taylor enjoys working at Discovery because it has allowed her to work in both group and individual settings to connect with patients from all walks of life. Taylor enjoys working with the Discovery team to bring a well-rounded, team-based approach to treatment.

Tory McKelvey

Tory McKelvey

PRIMARY THERAPIST

Tory is an associate marriage and family therapist, who graduated summa cum laude from Touro University with a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Western Kentucky University. Prior to joining Discovery Mood & Anxiety Program, she worked in residential and outpatient programs with both adults and adolescents struggling with depression, anxiety, personality disorders, trauma and substance abuse. Tory likes to integrate multiple therapeutic modalities into treatment, such as CBT, DBT and psychodynamic approaches and is passionate about finding what works best for each individual patient. She strives to create a calm, empathetic and non-judgmental atmosphere where patients feel comfortable connecting with their authentic selves. 

Abby Jacques

Abby Jacques

FACILITY MANAGER

Abby has been working with Discovery since February 2019. She was hired as a counselor and has spent her time working directly with patients and supporting them during their time in treatment. Currently she is the facility manager for the Sherman Oaks outpatient program. Abby graduated from California State University, Fullerton, in 2017 with a B.A. in psychology and minor in visual arts. Abby also has experience in behavioral therapy and social skills groups with children and teens. Abby integrates her love for art and uses it as a tool for self-expression and healing with individuals during their time in treatment. Abby is currently pursuing her master’s degree in counseling psychology with an emphasis in marriage and family therapy and is set to complete her program in May 2021. In her free time, Abby enjoys drawing or painting, going for jogs and seeing live music.

Naomi Duffy

Naomi Duffy

PRIMARY THERAPIST

Naomi’s priority is to create a warm and safe space for you to freely share your thoughts and feelings. Her hope is, with time, she can come together with clients to better understand the root of the emotions they are experiencing. Her intention is to walk with her clients on their journey as they come to understand themselves more fully. She strongly believes in open curiosity paired with synergy which is a bedrock to a trust-based relationship. She aspires to aid clients and families in building on their own strengths and learn additional skills that empower them to better manage life’s challenges.

She uses narrative therapy and a psychodynamic approach rooted in attachment theory. She is also trained in cognitive-behavioral therapy and mindfulness and use these modalities in collaboration with her client as warranted. Her background is in working with substance use and various addictive behavior patterns. She also worked with individuals, groups, and families.

She obtained her master’s degree from New York University Silver School of Social Work. She is currently a Licensed Master’s Social Worker in the State of New York and an Associate Clinical Social Worker in the State of California.

Thomas Lubey

Thomas Lubey

PRIMARY THERAPIST

T.J. is an associate marriage and family therapist (#103000) who graduated from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology with a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and received his bachelor’s degree from Towson University. Before joining the Discovery team, he worked at a community mental health counseling center, and worked with tri-morbid clients experiencing homelessness across Los Angeles County. Through his professional experience, he has built tools to treat depression, anxiety, trauma, and substance use disorders. Taking an integrative approach to treatment, T.J. implements elements of CBT and psychodynamic approaches to help patients find a way to make therapy work for them by meeting them where they are. He’s also on a mission to help patients integrate self-compassion as they build on their recovery during their time with the Discovery Mood and Anxiety Program.

FREE SUPPORT GROUPS

Discovery Mood & Anxiety provides free support groups for individuals, loved ones, and professionals. Find out more about how to join our free support groups.

SHERMAN OAKS OUTPATIENT MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM

COVID-19 Update: Online telehealth is offered for intensive outpatient treatment as an option to patients living in California, Florida, Oregon and Texas.

In-person intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization is also offered at this location. Residential treatment continues to be offered at our residential facilities for individuals in need of a higher level of care. Learn about all that we are doing to protect the safety and wellbeing of our patients and staff.


Our day treatment program provides care for partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient levels of care. Treatment is customized and employs a variety of evidence-based modalities, including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and more. Here, clients benefit from one-on-one therapeutic support as well as group sessions in a supportive environment of peers where they can safely practice new skills that are transferable to home.

Insurances we accept include but are not limited to Anthem Blue Cross, Cigna, Beacon, Unicare, TriCare, and United Health. For more information on what other insurances we accept, please visit our insurance page.

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

FREE SUPPORT GROUPS

Discovery Mood & Anxiety provides free support groups for individuals, loved ones, and professionals. Find out more about how to join our free support groups.

GET IN TOUCH / CALL 714.828.0808

Discovery Mood & Anxiety
15250 Ventura Boulevard Suite 1100
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

PROGRAM FEATURES
Intensive Outpatient
Partial Hospitalization
All Genders All Ages

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Preferred In-Network Provider for All Major Health Insurance

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