Partial Hospitalization Program

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A full-day mental health treatment program that serves as a transition from or alternative to inpatient hospitalization. PHP is group-based and also offers individual and family therapy, as well as psychiatry services. For teens ages 13-18, PHP provides teens and families with high intensity, positive interventions that promote healthy development and daily functioning.


All programs are in-person. Lunch and snacks provided.

Monday – Friday

9:00am – 3:30pm


Multifamily group | 2:30pm – 3:30pm

Evidence Based  •  Individualized  •  Trauma Informed  •  Outcomes Driven

Group Therapy

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills Training
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Behavior Activation
  • Life Skills
  • Art-based Interventions

Weekly Caregiver Group

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills Training
  • Psychoeducation and Support
  • Communication
  • Relationship Building

Additional Program Components

  • Dedicated time for academics
  • Family and Individual Therapy
  • Medication Management
  • Outdoor recreation

The program is designed for teens with:

  • Anxiety, depression, other mood disorders
  • Chronic stress or trauma
  • Family conflict
  • Relapse prevention post recovery
  • Difficulty meeting home, school, and social expectation

Our team of experts:

  • Licensed child and adolescent psychologist
  • Mental health therapist
  • Psychiatrist
  • Counseling and clinical student interns
  • Youth coach
Safe Zone Trained

Contact our Partial Hospitalization Program

For more information about our Partial Hospitalization Program, please contact:

  • Address

    San Diego Center for Children
    Main Campus:
    3002 Armstrong Street
    San Diego, CA 92111

Si necesita ayuda para su hijo(a) o tiene preguntas, llámenos al (858) 277-9550.

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