UCSD Department of Psychiatry Gifford Clinic Outpatient Services

UC San Diego Health provides expert psychiatry and behavioral health care to people throughout the Southern California region.

Our clinicians are dedicated to helping patients and families affected by mental illness by providing state-of-the-art, evidence-based, personalized, and compassionate mental health care.

Our psychiatric services include both clinic-based and hospital-based services for adults and seniors.

In addition to excellent patient care, UC San Diego is a top research center for psychiatric conditions and innovations in therapy.

Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital’s Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Skills Intensive Outpatient Program

Marsha Linehan, PhD, ABPP, created DBT, an integration of cognitive-behavioral techniques and mindfulness skills that is powerful with people who have mood, anxiety, addictive, impulse control, and personality disorders. It is a research-based treatment that helps identify the relationship between thoughts, feelings and behaviors, and their impact on life situations. The DBT Skills IOP at Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital is an adaptation of Dr. Linehan’s program. It will offer Skills Training Groups over an eight-week period. Groups will focus on teaching participants skills to tolerate distress, interact with others effectively and regulate intense emotions.

Alvarado Parkway Institute

Alvarado Parkway Institute is recognized for its ease of access to mental health services and comprehensive inpatient and outpatient programs tailored to meet the specific needs of each patient. Our team of skilled physicians and mental health professionals carefully assesses and triages prospective patients to address their specific needs. We use an integrated, multidisciplinary approach to provide rich and innovative programs for treatment of psychiatric and addictive disorders. Our goal is to provide rapid stabilization and interventions that allow our patients to live happier, healthier lives.

San Diego Unified School District: New Dawn High School and Day Treatment Program

New Dawn High School, a day rehabilitation program, is an alternative high school for students whose underlying mental health issues impede their ability to benefit from an education within a comprehensive school setting. The goal of the program is to offer sufficient educational supports to enable the student to return to a more traditional school environment. Following a period of stabilization of symptoms and behavior, students are eligible for dual enrollment at a comprehensive setting.

New Alternatives: Cajon Valley School

New Alternatives Cajon Valley School Project provides a day rehabilitation for children in the El Cajon School District.

San Diego Unified School District: Marcy Day Treatment Program

Marcy School, a day rehabilitation program, is an alternative high school for students whose underlying mental health issues impede their ability to benefit from an education within a comprehensive school setting. The goal of the program is to offer sufficient educational supports to enable the student to return to a more traditional school environment.

Aurora Behavioral Health Care: Adult Services Program

Aurora Behavioral Health Care provides an inpatient treatment program and a partial hospitalization day treatment program for adults with mental health issues, including those who have co-occurring substance abuse problems (dual diagnosis).

Casa de Amparo: Residential Services

Casa Kids, prenatal through 18 years old, who have been traumatized by severe child abuse or neglect, stay at the Casa Kids Campus, a safe and nurturing setting on 11.4 acres of land in San Marcos, California. Each Casa Kid receives comprehensive trauma informed care tailored to their individual physical, social, emotional, developmental, and educational needs, while also ensuring they have as many healthy childhood experiences as possible. Casa de Amparo is licensed to accept ambulatory and non-ambulatory children and those with special healthcare needs. It is the only licensed group home in San Diego County serving pregnant and/or parenting foster youth.

New Haven Youth and Family Services

New Haven offers a day treatment program and a residential treatment program that runs 24 hours a day, seven days a week in 12 six-bed residences throughout Vista, Oceanside and San Marcos. Our program works to engage and instruct youth who have been unsuccessful in public school due to behavioral, mental health, substance abuse, learning disabilities and/or truancy problems.

Aurora Behavioral Healthcare

Restoring health, hope and a positive future, Aurora Behavioral Healthcare San Diego is an 80-bed, private, full service behavioral health care facility, located in the Carmel Mountain Ranch area of Rancho Bernardo in northern San Diego County. The facility provides a variety of inpatient, day treatment and outpatient services for San Diego, and its surrounding county areas. Aurora San Diego is a leader in the delivery of evidence based, outcome driven care as illustrated in the development of our PRIDE Initiative: Professional Responsibility In Daily Endeavors. Aurora San Diego provides inpatient behavioral health and chemical dependency services for children, adolescents, adults, and older adults. Additionally, Aurora San Diego provides award winning specialized evidenced based treatment programs to United States active duty service members and their family members stationed throughout the world.