ASPIRE- Hoag Hospital

Hoag Hospital’s Pickup Family Neurosciences Institute has launched a program to address the glaring community need related to teen mental health. ASPIRE (After School Program: Intervention and Resiliency Education) is an intensive outpatient program for adolescents, ages 13-17, with primary mental health disorders and possible co-occurring substance abuse challenges. The program guides teens and their families through an eight-week curriculum of skills-based training in stress management, resiliency, interpersonal communication, mental health and substance abuse education. The ASPIRE program at Hoag is now accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) for teens to receive high school credits, one of the first mental health programs in Southern California to address both mental health education while earning credits towards graduation. For more info Click Here

Dr. Sina Safahieh MD- Specializing in Psychiatry

Prerna Rao - Clinical Manager of ASPIRE

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