Emily Eckstein, PsyD, LMFT

Clinical Director

Dr. Emily Eckstein, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, completed her graduate and doctorate studies at the California School of Professional Psychology, Alliant International University in San Diego. There she focused her research on the role of society and community on relational dynamics and mental health. An East Coast native, Emily began her education in Maryland, receiving a bachelor’s degree in political science and art. After moving to San Diego, she earned a master’s in marriage and family therapy, going on to complete a doctorate in psychology.

Specializing in working with adults with severe mood and thought disorders and co-occurring substance use disorders, Dr. Eckstein has had diverse clinical experience. Her professional background includes both administrative and clinical practice as the residential program manager of a long-term, co-occurring treatment facility in Southern California. Additionally, Dr. Eckstein has extensive experience working in various settings, including the juvenile justice system and community based acute residential facilities. In both her residential and private practice work, she has a passion for clinical competency in therapeutic practice with members of the LGBTQ community. In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Eckstein is an adjunct faculty member at Alliant International University, where she has taught both diversity classes as well as psychopharmacology.

Dr. Eckstein brings with her an emphasis on the role of reparative experience in the recovery process. She believes deeply in the importance of integrity, compassion and connection when working with clients. Seeing community and service as essential components of recovery, she also recognizes the value of a life lived intentionally and has a personal focus on mind/body/spirit balance. In her free time, Dr. Eckstein enjoys art, international travel, hiking and spending time with her family and multiple pets.


Dear Friends,

On November 10, 2018, the Woolsey Fire destroyed The Canyon at Peace Park’s treatment facility. At this time, The Canyon at Peace Park is not accepting patients for any services. We arranged for the safe and seamless discharge or transition of all patients when we were forced to evacuate due to the fire.

For over 12 years, The Canyon at Peace Park has been privileged to provide integrated treatment for addiction and co-occurring disorders to patients across the nation. Our main focus has always been on our patients and their success. We have served hundreds of patients and their families, providing exclusive treatment and services for a wide range of behavioral health and addiction issues.

Our trained, compassionate staff has been committed to delivering quality patient care with dignity and respect, with the goal of helping our patients return to their communities as healthier individuals. We are extremely proud of the sacrifices of those who worked every day, often under challenging circumstances, to positively impact our patients’ lives.

We thank the physicians and staff for their expertise and dedication in providing high quality, compassionate treatment and care to the patients we have served.

We look forward to carrying on The Canyon at Peace Park’s legacy through our outpatient locations in Santa Monica and Encino. Foundations Recovery Network also has other residential and outpatient facilities around the country offering the same high quality of service you’ve come to expect from us.

If you need help finding treatment, please visit foundationsrecoverynetwork.com or call for more information.

To request medical records please contact UHS-NRO Records Department. Fax a copy of the completed/signed ROI form to FAX# (615)-997-1200 or it can be emailed to [email protected] If you need additional guidance on medical records, please call (615) 312-5834


The Canyon at Peace Park Leadership Team