Virtual treatment available: DMA outpatient programs can also be accessed via online telehealth services.
Discovery Mood & Anxiety Program West Los Angeles is a day treatment program that provides care for those in need of an intensive outpatient program (IOP). Treatment is customized and employs a variety of evidence-based modalities, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) , acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and more. Here, patients benefit from one-on-one therapeutic support as well as group sessions in an encouraging environment of peers where they can safely practice new skills that are transferable to home.
Discovery Mood & Anxiety Program is a preferred provider with most major insurance companies. Our team of experienced insurance verification specialists will confirm not only if the level of care you are seeking is covered by your policy but also determine what, if any, out of pocket cost you would incur. Reach out to the team today to verify your coverage.
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.
MEET THE TEAM
Joi Johnson, MA, PsyD, PSB 94023434
Dr. Joi Johnson is a graduate of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, working toward clinical psychologist licensure. She holds both a Bachelor of Arts in Social Ecology from the University of California, Irvine as well as a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University. Dr. Johnson has worked in the field of mental health and human services for over 10 years. It has always been her goal to provide guidance and firm support to her patients and their families in their respective journeys toward empowerment, growth and healing. This started with her work as a behavioral interventionist with youths diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. It carried forward to the provision of therapy, case management and program direction in the community mental health sector and has arrived at her present work with the adolescents and families that Discovery Mood & Anxiety Program services at both the residential and outpatient levels of care. As a therapist, Dr. Johnson utilizes both cognitive behavioral therapy and family systems approaches to aid patients in working through their present struggles as well as in restructuring their thinking and behavioral patterns in ways that foster personal empowerment and growth. As program director of Discovery’s Los Angeles outpatient program, Dr. Johnson strives to lead her team of clinicians and mental health technicians in meeting the standard of excellence in care by providing quality therapeutic service that supports success for all of their patients and families in reaching the ultimate goal of stability and overall wellness.
Davina Saleh, ASW
Davina is a registered associate clinical social worker (#97475) who has worked with Discovery Mood & Anxiety Program since 2021. She received her BA in psychology & social behavior from the University of California, Irvine, and her Master in Social Work degree with a concentration in mental health from the University of Washington. Before joining the Discovery team, Davina worked with diverse populations in community mental health clinics including individuals experiencing homelessness and survivors of domestic violence. Her clinical experience has given her the tools to effectively work with adolescents and adults struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma and substance use. Davina works from a humanistic approach, blended with interventions from various evidence-based practices like cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, acceptance & commitment therapy and solution-focused therapy to tailor treatment to meet each person’s needs. She uses warmth and humor to build strong therapeutic relationships and create a safe environment for patients to explore, grow and connect with their authentic selves. When she’s not in the office, Davina loves baking, going to the beach, watching live music, and spending quality time with her family, friends and cat.
Erin Tayag, MSW, ASW
Erin started working with Discovery Mood & Anxiety Program in 2021 as a mental health technician III and transitioned to the primary therapist role. Erin is a registered associate clinical social worker who obtained her Master of Social Work degree with a specialization in mental health in 2021 from California State University, San Bernardino. She also received her BA in sociology- social service track in 2018 from California State University, San Bernardino. Prior to working at Discovery, Erin had experience at Kaiser Permanente Psychiatry where she had the opportunity to provide services to diverse populations ranging in various ages and socioeconomic statuses. Through her professional experience, Erin has been able to build her clinical tools to help treat depression, anxiety, trauma, bereavement, adjustment and substance use disorders. Erin takes an eclectic and integrative approach by implementing elements of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), motivational interviewing (MI) and solution-focused therapy (SFT) in her practice. Erin is passionate about working in the mental health field to help break the stigma behind mental health and normalizing receiving timely treatment and support when needed. In her free time, Erin enjoys arts and crafts, photography, taking care of her plants, and spending quality time with family and friends.
Taylor Ermoian, MSW, ASW
Taylor began working with Discovery Mood & Anxiety Program in 2022 as a primary therapist. In 2015, Taylor graduated from Goshen College with a bachelor’s degree in social work followed by graduating from the University of Kansas (Rock Chalk!) in 2016 with a Master of Social Work degree, focusing on clinical and international social work. Taylor has served in roles including refugee resettlement, grief and loss counseling, school social work and as an individual/group therapist in numerous settings. In addition, Taylor has been able to take his clinical skills abroad serving in East Jerusalem, Palestine as well as Yerevan, Armenia. With extensive experience utilizing dialectical behavior therapy, mindfulness technique, and solution focused therapy, Taylor uses his skillset to support the growth and healing of patients with a diverse background of challenges. Outside of work Taylor enjoys hiking, playing tennis and basketball, singing and playing guitar, traveling, going to music shows and surfing.
Hannah has worked with Discovery Mood and Anxiety Program since June of 2022. Hannah graduated from Cal State Los Angeles in 2018 with her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. Hannah worked as a behavior therapist for children with Autism, utilizing Applied Behavior Analysis. Before starting at Discovery Mood & Anxiety Program, Hannah was a Case Manager for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. As Facility Coordinator, Hannah ensures the program is clean, safe, and running smoothly on a day-to-day basis. In her free time, Hannah enjoys hiking, road trips, concerts, and trying new cuisines.
Here’s What Patients Say After Completing Treatment*
- 97% feel hopeful about their future*
- 95% believe they can handle life after treatment*
- 99% know what helps them get better*
“I came out of this program much stronger and more stable, with tools to help me in case I ever feel unstable again. I received more than adequate care here. I was given coping tools, the staff was very attentive and the groups were very helpful.” – Beverly W., former patient at DMA
“My daughter has made strides in this program and learned some invaluable coping skills. I highly recommend this program to other people who are suffering from mental health issues.” – Taneesha W., parent of DMA alumni
*Percentage includes adult and adolescent patients who admitted to the Discovery Mood & Anxiety Program in 2021 (between 1/1/21 and 12/31/21) and completed the Recovery Assessment Scale (RAS) (N = 2,278). Average length of stay is 34.2 days for those who completed treatment (did not discharge to a higher level of care, due to insurance, against treatment advice, transfer or administratively).