We provide individual, family, and group therapy for children, adolescents, young adults, and adult family members with an emphasis on working with the entire family. Psychiatry services are available for medication management. Additional services include case management and parenting groups.
1. Individual, Group, & Family Therapy
Our clinical team includes licensed clinicians, advanced doctoral and masters interns, and trainees who provide evidence-based treatment. Therapy approaches are strength-based and collaborative with parents, caregivers, and other providers.
2. East County Outpatient Program
For over 13 years, we have partnered with the County of San Diego Behavioral Health Services and several East County school districts to provide extensive outpatient therapeutic services for children and families that may not otherwise receive the counseling and skill-building they so vitally need.
At any point, between 100-150 children, ages 0-21, are enrolled in our school-based mental health outpatient program. Children and teens receive comprehensive services that focus on individual coping, communication and social skills, improved emotional health and overall well-being at home, school and in their community.
Who is Helped?
We support children, teens, and young adults who are Medi-Cal beneficiaries, underinsured, or uninsured, whose behavioral health challenges are significantly impacting their daily functioning. The partnership with the County of San Diego and school districts (La Mesa/Spring Valley, Grossmont, Lemon Grove and Lakeside) allows students in 27 elementary, middle and high schools to receive services on their school campus and at our La Mesa location. Family participation in services is key to successful outcomes. Case management support is also available to assist families in obtaining additional services to help their children succeed. Psychiatry services for medication evaluation and management are available to youth receiving therapy services at the clinic.
However, any child or youth in San Diego county– underinsured, uninsured or with Medi-Cal – can be referred in for therapy at our La Mesa, San Marcos, and Kearny Mesa locations. Parents or caregivers can learn more about this option by calling (619) 668-6200.
Additionally, we welcome any school district interested in partnering with us to offer our therapeutic services to their students. School districts may call us at (619) 668-6200 or send an email to Susana Hanna.
3. Child & Youth Psychiatry Services
Our Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist provides a thorough and comprehensive assessment in order to assess for medication management needs and treatment.
4. Family Action Plan
Our Family Action Plan© is an assessment of family needs that informs treatment planning and builds access to needed community resources.
“As a family and individually, we each learned more effective communication skills, how to practice patience and effective coping mechanisms.”
Contact our Family Wellness Center
For more information about our Family Wellness Center and to schedule an appointment, please contact:
San Diego Center for Children
Family Wellness Center
6386 Alvarado Court, Suite 310
San Diego, CA 92120