OPI was founded specifically to support young adults as they navigate life’s critical challenges. We offer a comprehensive and effective continuum of care in treating the most debilitating of diagnoses.

We are a private pay mental health program, specializing in DBT for young adults of all genders who are struggling with emotional dysregulation and interpersonal issues.


At Optimum Performance Institute, we offer a continuum of care that includes the Short-Term Residential (STR) and Long-Term Program to assist in navigating the right level of care for young adults. Each program specializes the use of DBT and allied clinical and transitional modalities to treat young adults between the ages 17-28 of all genders who are struggling with emotional dysregulation, interpersonal issues and other challenges to ensure long-term success in life. OPI uniquely flexes support depending upon a client’s needs, whether that is short-term acute stabilization, ongoing outpatient treatment or long-term residential support for everlasting growth.

Situated in a safe community close to Los Angeles, clients are able to explore the community through weekly recreational and cultural outings and utilize the rich resources the city provides such as an endless array of school, employment and volunteer opportunities. 


What makes OPI unique is its combination of strong clinical support alongside community integration. At OPI we treat the whole person, not just the diagnosis.


Transitioning into adulthood is a more daunting task than ever before. And it’s even more difficult for our young adults who are already dealing with other challenges and conditions.

No matter the challenge, OPI offers young adults the individualized help they need to find joy and lead meaningful lives. Whether coming here from home or another program, whether struggling to complete high school or college or start a career, we offer an individualized plan tailored for each person. And we don’t just focus on the problems. We uncover each young adult’s greatest possibilities. Located in Woodland Hills, CA, just outside of Los Angeles, we offer the perfect place for participants to take classes, practice new life skills, and transition successfully into the “real world.”

I am missing you all greatly, and I mean the entire OPI staff. It was such a great opportunity for me to be able to come to the facility and really learn some great skills that I now put into effect daily without even having to think about it.

Kelsey B.


The overall OPI program is designed to provide the right level of structure and care needed for each young adult. OPI's three uniquely structured program levels give us the ability to identify the best immediate solution while allowing room for change and growth.

This is the best decision ever. I can feel it, I can see it, there is a list of my own goals, and you know, this time I know I am not going to the hospital again and putting my life on hold. You coached me how to go to my goals and dreams.

Dora V.

3 Levels of Support to meet your needs, no matter what they are

OPI Intensive

The most structured level of care at OPI, this program is for those who need solid guidance as they learn to navigate the real world.

OPI Standard

A less structured level of care at OPI, this program is for less complex individuals and those transitioning from OPI Intensive. OPI Standard provides structure while allowing participants more freedom and the ability to explore.

OPI Short-Term

OPI STR is a short-term residential program that is licensed by the Department of Social Services and certified by the Department of Health Care Services. OPI STR offers Intensive therapeutic care that provides the opportunity for struggling young adults to stabilize before transitioning back to Independent living.



OPI was founded specifically to support young adults as they navigate life’s critical challenges. Our comprehensive, highly therapeutic program has proven effective in treating the most debilitating of diagnoses.

Why We Are Different From Other Treatment Programs

Who we serve

At OPI we work with all genders, ages 17-28, who deal with mental health challenges which stop them from seeing their true potential and path to independence.  With varying levels of care and staffing, we have the ability to specialize and handle complex diagnoses. Our highest level of care includes a specialized program for young adults needing therapeutic structure and stability. 

Real World Each and Every Day

At Short-Term Residential, participants reside in a beautiful home located in a safe community in Woodland Hills. At the Long-Term program, from day one, participants live in local apartment complexes, which provide a real-life environment.  At all levels of care, therapeutic groups are integrated into the daily program to teach skills related to emotional, social, vocations, and adaptive functioning. Some of these include social skills, dating/relationships, fitness, communication, nutrition, healthy living and self-care. They experience real-life situations to practice the skills they have acquired in their individual and group experiences. They learn to function in diverse communities, understanding how to communicate and respect others who are different from themselves. 

At the Long-Term program, they learn to cook for themselves and to grocery shop. We help them search for paid or non-paid work opportunities that permit a greater sense of independence, self-esteem and the meaning of responsibility. They learn to budget their own weekly allowance, learn to appropriately monitor their use of personal cell phones and computers, and learn to demonstrate time management skills. They can date, socialize and still have fun. But they do this in a safe environment, with varying levels of supervision that are there to help them recognize and recover from mistakes and errors in judgment


Achieving Independence

Every participant has their own therapist/case manager who helps guide them toward an independent life.  Depending upon their interests, a single day may consist of going to school or to a job, volunteering at an animal shelter or taking surf lessons.  It also includes group and individual psychotherapy sessions, one-to-one life skills management training, medication management meetings with a psychiatrist, etc.

Pursuing their own interests’ acts as a “springboard” to help them see life‘s potential and begin to move forward.  Through life coaching sessions and specialization, we help clients develop persistence and resilience.  Persistence to meet set goals and resilience to persevere when the going gets tough.