Outpatient Treatment Center + Recovery Residence
On Campus Solutions for a National Problem
Support for students currently enrolled at USC, students enrolled at nearby colleges AND college-aged students who want to get back on a college track!
We provide on-campus care and support for college students struggling with mental health and substance use disorders so they can remain engaged in a successful and safe college experience. We want to keep students in college, and help those whose academic studies have been interrupted due to mental health and substance use disorders, Get Back on a College Track.
The Haven Recovery Residence
University Gateway Apartments
3335 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90007
The Haven Outpatient Center
UUC Building, 4th Floor
817 W. 34th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90089
PEER TO PEER MENTORING & MONITORING
The Haven’s innovative Mentoring and Monitoring Program provides the tools for students, parents and school administrators to distinguish casual partying from serious substance misuse and treat accordingly. This harm-reduction program provides peer recovery mentors, (regular/randomized) drug testing, and community support for students and parents seeking answers and accountability.
About The University of Southern California
Founded in 1880, USC is one of the world’s leading private research Universities and a global center for arts, technology and international business. The Wall Street Journal ranks USC 17th among more than 1,000 public and private universities and among the top 25 Universities, USC ranks No. 2 in engagement and No. 4 in environment, a measure of diversity and inclusion. USC’s faculty includes 4,000 scholars, researchers, teachers and mentors including five Nobel laureates. The University offers “Limited Status Enrollment” opportunities for students who wish to take courses at USC without formally applying for admission to the university. This is a popular option that many Haven students have taken advantage of in cases where they are on leave from other colleges, returning to college after a medical leave or desiring to get on a college track. Earned academic credits can easily be transferred to other institutions if desired. For more information, go to https://arr.usc.edu/services/registration/limitedstatus.html
HEAR FROM OUR STUDENTS
WHAT PARENTS ARE SAYING
“I can't recommend enough. This has been a great environment for my son to live with other college students who are in recovery. The small community is housed in a luxury apartment building with other USC students, right across the street from campus. No need to commute to school or live with parents. This is a great way to be a part of campus life and be in a sober STUDENT oriented community. The students and staff are fantastic! Great location and environment. So positive! This is an ideal way for students who have a problem with addiction to stay sober and stay in school.”
--Parent of Former USC Haven Student
“The Haven is aptly named. The people here are knowledgeable, compassionate, insightful, and generous. They understand the struggles of bright young adults trying to move forward from substance abuse to success, anticipating their struggles and meeting their needs in ways that are uncanny. As the community grows it just keeps getting better. There's no road map to finding the ideal environment for someone working toward recovery. If you have found THE HAVEN, LEAP AT THIS OPPORTUNITY! Tell others about it! There is no safer, better choice out there.”
--Parent of Former USC Haven Student
THE HAVEN PROGRAM AND STAFF
Our local Haven team includes licensed clinicians, peer recovery coaches and individuals who are passionate about helping college students receive care and support for their mental health and substance use challenges.
Rebecca Udell, Ph.D, LMFT, CSAT-C
Clinical Director and Community of Practice Leader
Dr. Rebecca Udell received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from USC, her M.A. in Psychology from Antioch University and a Ph.D. from Pacifica Graduate Institute. She brings extensive experience working with college students to The Haven at College, working previously as a psychotherapist at Loyola Marymount University and Pepperdine University, where she provided crisis intervention, cognitive behavioral therapy and alcohol and drug counseling. Currently an Adjunct Professor at her alma mater, Pacifica Graduate Institute, Rebecca is a member of CAMFT, AMFT, GPALA, NAMI, and IITAP.
KIMBERLY BROWN, MD
MEDICAL DIRECTOR, PSYCHIATRIST
Medical Director Dr. Kimberly Brown, MD, is a graduate of the USC/Keck School of Medicine and double-boarded in General Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry. Dr. Brown provides psychiatric evaluations for all students upon admission to the Haven’s Primary Mental Health Program, and evaluations, individual sessions and medication management for all Haven students as needed. She completed her internship at Cedars-Sinai and finished her residency at USC/Keck where she served as Chief Resident of Outpatient Services and received specialized training in psychodynamic, intensive short-term and cognitive behavioral therapy techniques. Following graduation, she pursued an Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship at the UCLA/Sepulveda Valley program. She has practiced in a variety of settings including the Veteran’s Administration, emergency psychiatry, and hospital based psychiatric services. Dr. Brown is a staff physician at Cedars-Sinai for the Consult-Liaison department and has a private practice at the Cedars office tower.
Amos Van Landingham, B.A.
Student Care Manager
Amos Van Landingham brings over a decade of experience working in the substance abuse treatment field to their work at The Haven at College, overseeing Student Care Managers across the Haven at College Outpatient Centers. Their past roles ranged from Transitional Living House Manager to Residential Technician, Marketing, Print Production Management, and National and International Event Management. Having gotten sober as an undergrad at UCLA, graduating with a B.A. in Sociology and Women’s Studies, they passionately serve Haven students knowing first-hand the challenges of getting sober in college.
Sabrena Bryce, M.A.
Program Director and Clinician
Sabrena Bryce is The Haven Outpatient Center’s Supervisor of Case Management and The Haven Recovery Residence’s Program Director. Sabrena has a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University, and is also a certified yoga instructor with a keen interest in the mind-body connection. She often incorporates psychosomatic tools and techniques, Jungian therapy, and mindfulness into her work. Sabrena comes to The Haven at College with extensive experience both as a case manager and group facilitator treating substance abuse and mental health issues. Sabrena believes that substance abuse does not define any client and that each person she treats is unique with the possibility of a full, meaningful and recovered life ahead of them. She works with each client to explore and create a road map toward the goals and life they are looking to create. She feels that that love, laughter, authentic connection and accountability are the framework of lasting recovery. Sabrena is thrilled to be part of The Haven at College team, where she can utilize her education, instinct, and personal history to empower and inspire each client’s individual journey.
House Manager and Community Leader
Max began working with The Haven at USC as a senior resident/peer ambassador in 2017. In the subsequent two years, he has proven himself a rock in The Haven community. Max now serves as a House Manager at the USC Residence. He is set to graduate in May of 2020 with a B.A. in International Relations & Management Organization, and is vigorously pursuing a career in entertainment. If Max is not in class, or on an adventure with the residents, you can catch him at a feature premiere or live recording of one of his favorite podcasts.