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About Starbridge Recovery

Your recovery is our profession.


30+ Years

Combined Experience

Expert Programming


Addiction Treatment

5-Star Rated Facility


Treatment Facility

What We Believe in...

Our Treatment Philosophy

At Starbridge Recovery we take the time and make the effort to “peel the onion” by exploring obvious and underlying factors that lead to drug & alcohol abuse.

Like any recovery program, we teach our clients recovery skills and help them to identify and explore the benefits of sobriety.   What makes us special, if not unique, is that we look at the entirety of the individual in front of us. We look at each client as a unique individual and identify the specific issues that each client must face in order to overcome the disease of addiction.

Our clients are in a continuous state of expanding self-awareness as they develop insights about who they are, cope with challenges and identify personal goals and responsibilities, driven by our comprehensive and perpetual evaluation process. 

Our objective is to provide our clients with not only better coping skills, identified resources, and support systems in their lives, but also a “life roadmap” upon discharge. This roadmap clearly spells out behaviors to engage in, in order to progress as well as personal strengths and interests to continue developing in an upward fashion. Personal limitations and areas of challenge are highlighted during treatment and factored into the equation of one’s personal goals.

What Makes Us Different?

A Personalized Recovery Experience.

Starbridge Recovery is not your typical “drug rehab” in Los Angeles, California. We strive to stand out by offering truly individualized care that aims to treat the mind, body & spirit of each and every client that walks through our doors. We understand the disease of addiction intimately. From learning how to cope with feelings to finding new passions in life, Starbridge Recovery’s boutique program in Studio City provides you with a path to recovery that works for you.

Unique aspects about our program are; structure, consistency, and learning through fun activities. Our family-style environment creates hope, a strong foundation, and bonding relationships to help open the mind and the heart and create new habits.

Our residential rehab program accepts a maximum of 6 adults at one time. This small number of clients allows for a highly individualized and extremely effective treatment for mental health issues such as trauma, depression and/or poor self-esteem that often lead to self-medication with drugs and/or alcohol.

Starbridge Recovery is located in Los Angeles, California in the Hollywood Hills area close to Universal Studios. We are a 6 bed facility in a well-designed home and beautiful environment. With a facility of this size, our clients receive a lot of individual attention and do not get “lost in the mix” as they do with some of the larger facilities.

Our objective is to provide our clients with not only better coping and identified resources and supports in their lives but also a “life roadmap” upon discharge which clearly spells out behaviors to engage in to continue progress as well as personal strengths and interests to continue to develop while personal  limitations or areas of challenge are highlighted and factored into the equation of one’s personal goal towards satisfaction.

Our treatment topics are unique and specialized to fit the culture of our clients.  Our curriculum includes exploring these areas and more:

  1. Comprehensive Assessment
  2. Improved Coping Skills
  3. Fear Management
  4. Work and Play-Identifying Career and Personal Interests
  5. Lifeskills
  6. Building Healthy Relationships
  7. Self-Care
  8. Developing Purpose and Self-Concept

Clinical outcomes are broadly agreed, measurable changes in health or quality of life that result from treatment. Constant review of our clinical outcomes establishes standards against which we continuously improve all aspects of our treatment.

Measuring change using clinical outcome measures is one way to monitor the clinical impact of the treatment services provided to clients. This information provides quality assurance around our clinical effectiveness and is extremely useful to all clinicians.

How to measure clinical outcomes?

Starbridge Recovery constantly strives to improve our client’s care experience. All aspects of this, from the improved behavioral health of an individual to improved treatment experience, can be measured.

Outcome measures can also be reported by clients and their families. Measures of treatment outcomes from the client’s perspective is an important part of Starbridge Recovery’s outcomes measurement process because they provide a client-led assessment of their overall treatment experience.

Experienced Professionals

Meet Your Treatment Team


Dr. Scott Courtney, MD

Medical Director

Lisa Sanding, LMFT

Clinical Director/ Primary Therapist

Danny Rizkallah

Program Director

Sydney Haupert

Admissions Coordinator

Courtney Pettis

Program Manager

Priscilla Nielsen, LVN


Monica Cobos


Stories of Hope, Healing & Recovery



A few words from our alumni, family & friends about Starbridge Recovery’s Studio City rehabilitation center.

Starbridge’s extensive family program and gender-specific setting are models for the effective treatment of adolescents with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. The comprehensive and integrated treatment approaches are key components necessary to address the needs of this specific population.
Marlena Anne J.
Mother of Alumni
Leaving a review under my daughters account, I was quite apprehensive at the prospect of flying across the country. But from the moment i was picked up I was treated with kindness, dignity, and smiles. The whole staff exceeded my expectations the nurses changed my life, the food was delicious and I had a beautiful room. I would recommend this highly, it’s a quiet place to find yourself again. Much love
Mother of Alumni
Starbridge Recovery made me feel safe, comfortable and free to be me. And the staff made me feel right at home especially the chef.Thank you so much for being there for me when I wasn't able to be there for myself. ❤️
Overall great experience, small and intimate. Quiet location with excellent staff and resources. Looking forward to seeing this place bloom into another great facility for those in need. Thank you Starbridge.
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Most Major Insurance Providers

We work with most major PPO & POS insurance plans to help cover most of the costs associated with our program. To find out if your insurance will cover the cost of our program, click the button below for a FREE consultation and insurance verification. Help is within your reach, Call Starbridge Recovery to start your path from addiction to lasting recovery. 

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