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Wright Institute of Los Angeles (WILA)


The Basics

The Wright Institute in Los Angeles (WILA) is a non-profit outpatient treatment facility that offers affordable care for chemical dependency and mental health. WILA was established in 1974, and since then has served over 17,000 clients with individual, group, and family treatment to address a number of issues like depression, anxiety, eating disorders, grief and loss and more. WILA’s treatment specializes in psychodynamic psychotherapy to delve into each client’s past experiences and traumas to discover the underlying cause of each client’s existing disorders.

Treatment and Staff

Initial intake begins with a phone interview that typically lasts about 15 to 20 minutes to determine whether or not WILA is the right facility for each client, and if it seems like a good fit, an in-person assessment is scheduled. The facility offers extended hours so those who work full time or have busy personal lives are able to see their therapists on a flexible schedule.

Treatment is heavily based on the relationship each client has with their therapist, and the length of treatment is determined by both parties. There is no set amount of time any client is expected to stay in their program, it all depends on if the client feels like they’ve accomplished their primary treatment goals, which are discussed at the beginning of therapy.

Group therapy through WILA offers a variety of options, including gender specific and dual diagnosis support groups. Groups lengths vary from a 10 week cycle to ongoing and meet once or twice a week in the evenings. Topics of discussion cover past traumatic experiences, handling mental health disorders, managing stress, coping skills, anger management and a specialty group for men who are about to become fathers for the first time.

Treatment at WILA is mainly focused on mental health disorders with chemical dependency being included in that category. Typically, treatment for clients who are dealing with addiction are recommended to seek intensive treatment before pursuing therapy here as aftercare and ongoing support. Programming is not based on the 12 steps, though the counselors do suggest that for clients who have dealt with an addiction to seek out any additional support that would be helpful, and are able to recommend community meetings. Otherwise evidence- based therapy models are utilized, like CBT.

The clinicians at WILA are, for the most part, postgraduate fellows who are supervised by LCSWs, psychologists and other mental health professionals.


Couples and adult family therapy services are offered on an individualized basis.

In Summary

WILA provides quality care at an extremely affordable rate. This is an excellent choice for clients who are in need of some support during a time of crisis or simply as a maintenance, and the professional staff works hard to aid each person in discovering their goals and guiding them towards it.

Wright Institute of Los Angeles
11845 West Olympic Blvd Ste 505 W
Los Angeles, CA 90064

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