BEHAVIORAL and MENTAL HEALTH

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BEHAVIORAL and MENTAL HEALTH

ABA Education Foundation (formerly Bridges)
Comprehensive ABA-centered behavioral intervention for infants and children, consultation, assessment, parent trainings, and advocacy services.
7860 Mission Center Ct. #100
SD, 92108
619-272-0090
www.bridgesaba.com

ACES, Inc.
Behavioral and educational support for children with Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders.
3731 Sixth Ave. #100,
SD, 92103
619-278-0884
www.acesaba.com

Advanced Neurobehavioral Health of Southern CA
(See listing under Assessment and Evaluation)

AEFCT (Autism Experts Empowering Families and Children Together)
Service provider for children with ASD supporting families in San Diego County: in-home one-on-one ABA therapy, consultation, assessments, educational support, parent and professional training, social skills training and family support groups.
4669 Murphy Canyon Rd. #212
SD, 92123
858-569-0056
www.aefct.com

Alta Families
In-home or community-based ABA consultation services for children with ASD, including parent education.
858-345-2025
www.altafamilies.com

Alternative Teaching Strategy Center
(See listing under Education)

Anger Management Associates
Pete McClintock M.A., LMFT
Provides individual and group therapy for all ages and families. Specializes in ADD, depression, anxiety, anger management, and parenting, including anger management groups for children and teens.
3411 Third Ave.,
SD, 92103
619-299-0975
www.petemcclintock.com

Ascent Psychological Services
Lauren Elder Ph.D. offers behavioral and cognitive assessment to treat behavioral and developmental concerns and anxiety through play therapy, parent coaching and a variety of therapies.
3505 Camino del Rio S. #212
SD, 92108
858-888-9062
www.ascentpsychological
services.com

Autism Interventions and Resources (AIR)
Collaborates with parents and agencies dedicated to providing behavioral services to children and adults with developmental disabilities based exclusively upon the science of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).
949-457-9203
www.hopeisintheair.com

Autism Spectrum Consultants (ASC)
Behavioral and educational plans and implementation.
5080 Shoreham Pl. #103
SD, 92122
858-272-2662
www.autismconsultants.com

Autism Spectrum Therapies (AST)
A leading provider of ABA services, AST’s programs are designed for infants to adults with developmental needs. They provide comprehensive training and support for families, schools and communities and work with regional centers, private insurance and Tricare.
4719 Viewridge Ave. #100
SD, 92123
866-727-8274
www.autismtherapies.com

Autistically Inclined
Family support from a relationship-based team addressing each individual’s unique expressions in all things sensory, behavioral and communicative, while inspiring kids to want friendships and connection. Trains parents and professionals to implement Natural Play Therapy.
1261 San Elijo Rd. S.
San Marcos, CA 92078
760-918-0616
www.autisticallyinclined.com

Behavior Frontiers
Unique ABA programs for individuals with Autism and ASD.
8555 Aero Dr. 
SD, 92123
858-244-5176
2888 Loker Ave. E. #309
Carlsbad, CA 92010
760-691-1513
www.behaviorfrontiers.com

AVID Behavioral Day Program
In-home behavioral intervention and ABA intervention services for infants and children with ASD or developmental delay.
562 W Grand Ave.
Escondido, CA 92025
760-498-4931
www.avidbdp.org

Behavioral Health and Wellness Center
Bilingual staff provide ABA & Behavior Therapy services to individuals ages 2-21. Services include care coordination, collaboration with other providers, pyscho-education, and parent training. We accept Medi-Cal, have a quick intake process and no waitlist.
3111 Camino del Rio N. #400
SD, 92108
760-278-3112
www.bhwc-va.com

Brain Learning, Education,  Assessment and Treatment
Neuropsychological and educational assessment, educational consultation and treatment for children and adolescents.
5550 Baltimore Dr. #150
La Mesa, CA 91942
619-324-9764
www.brainlearning.com

Brain Treatment Center
Through the use of MeRT, pain-free and non-invasive system of electromagnetics pulses, this process improves communication and strengthens brain functionality in individuals with Autism and ASD, Depression and PTSD.
2918 Fifth Ave. #300
SD, 92103
619-255-2101
www.braintreatmentcenter.com

Builders of Eloquence and Engagement, LLC (BEE, LLC)
Non-public RPM provider offers behavioral intervention plans and supervision to improve education, communication and quality of life.
619-777-6057
www.beellc.org

Butterfly Effects
Community-based provider of ABA therapy services for individuals with Autism and other related disorders in home and community environments. Helps families develop an individualized therapy plan, web-based progress and results tracking, and assistance with insurance.
888-880-9270
www.ButterflyEffects.com

California Association for Behavior Analysis
Promotes the science and theory of behavioral analysis by supporting research, education, an annual conference for parents and educators, and many other resources.
400 29th St. #518
Oakland, CA 94609
805-275-2143
www.calaba.org

Carlsbad Counseling Center
Psychotherapy and counseling for families and individuals with ASD, Anxiety and Bipolar Disorder/OCD as well as play and expressive therapies for families, parenting groups and San Diego Superior Court Programs. Fee for service and help with PPO reimbursement.
2777 Jefferson St. #200
Carlsbad, CA 92008
760-434-9694
www.carlsbadcounselingcenter.com

Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Inc. (CARD)
Provides assessment and ABA therapy for children and adults with Autism.
Multiple offices in San Diego, Carlsbad and Chula Vista
858-278-6603
www.centerforautism.com

Center for Integrative Wellness
Dr. Sehgal specializes in tweens and teens with anxiety, depression, chronic illness, spinal cord injury and other conditions. Provides pre-surgical evaluations to ensure the patient is able to understand and cope with procedures.
5348 Carroll Canyon Rd. #101
SD, 92121
858-829-8852
www.cbtwellness.com

Center for Thoughtful Lasting Change, Inc. Sherry Casper Ph.D.
Helps students achieve successful outcomes through psychological assessments, educational consultation and interventions for behavior management.
9606 Tierra Grande St. #203
 SD, 92126
625 3rd Ave.
 Chula Vista, CA 91910
619-369-5050
www.ctlcsd.com

Centria Autism
Provides ABA therapy for kids with Autism through clinical expertise and an individualized treatment approach. Offering in-home services in San Diego County and center-based services in Costa Mesa.
Throughout San Diego County
855-772-8847
www.centriahealthcare.com

Child Mind Institute
Online resources for behavioral disorders, mental health diagnoses and learning disorders.
www.childmind.org

Cognitive Assessment and Risk Evaluation (CARE) at UC San Diego
Helps identify, assess and treat adolescents and young adults who are experiencing changes in their thoughts, behavior or emotions that might be associated with developing serious and/or disabling mental problems.
140 Arbor Dr., Fourth Floor
SD, 92103
619-543-7745
www.ucsdcareprogram.com

Linda Collins, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist
More than 15 years experience in social skills training, writing goals for children with Autism/ASD and providing support for parents. Provides consultation and training to school districts and programs serving children with Autism.
5190 Governor Dr. #104
SD, 92122
858-536-8985
www.mindfultherapydoc.com

Community ConNext
Community-based Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) program for individuals ages 12-22 that exhibit challenges in communication, culturally appropriate behaviors, and social competency in real life settings.
858-603-9835
www.CTA-CommunityConNext.org

Community Psychiatry
Dr. Joseph Mawhinney has been treating kids with special needs and mentoring fellow clinicians throughout his career.
8950 Villa La Jolla Dr. #C217
SD, 92037
858-638-8125
www.communitypsychiatry.com

Comprehensive Autism Services and Education (CASE), Inc.
Offers consultation services to families in Carlsbad School District, ABA trainings, Discrete Trial Training, Structured Teaching, Pivotal Response Training and Facilitated Play for parents, teachers and staff for children with ASD. Friends’ Club facilitates social understanding skills.
785 Grand Ave. #101
Carlsbad, CA 92008
760-720-4964

Cortica
Clinic of Dr. Suzanne Goh, a board-certified pediatric neurologist and author with expertise in the diagnostic testing, evaluation and biomedical and behavioral treatment of children with Autism and other neurological conditions that impact brain development, cognition, and behavior.
7090 Miratech Dr.
SD, 92121
858-304-6440
www.corticacare.com

Counseling Cove-San Diego Youth Services

Intensive, outpatient mental health services, trauma informed care and case management for ages 12–20 who are homeless or have run away from home. Comprehensive approach is community-based, client and family-driven and culturally competent.

619-525-9903
www.sdyouthservices.org/what_we_do/services/mental-health-services/counseling-cove

Courage to Call
Peer2Peer text and chat support services provide a non-crisis peer support live chat and text service for youth and teens of military families at-risk and/or dealing with potential behavioral health issues, including struggles with alcohol or drugs.
9465 Farnham St.
SD, 92123
858-636-3604
www.courage2call.org

Coyne & Associates
ABA and early intervention services for children ages 1-12.
3550 Camino del Rio N. #104
SD, 92108
760-815-9536
www.coyneandassociates.com

East County Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI)
Comprehensive team works with children and their families to improve adult-child relationships at school and at home, using The Incredible Years evidence-based model to prevent behavioral problems and serious mental illness.
619-258-6877 x3253
www.sdyouthservices.org/what_we_do/services/mental-health-services/prevention-and-early-intervention

Family Connections Therapy
Parent and child therapy with specialties in Anxiety, Depression, foster care and adoption, and parent education.
11838 Bernardo Plaza Ct. #250
SD, 92128
858-776-8804
www.familyconnectionstherapy.com

Family Guidance and Therapy Center of Southern California
Provides ABA, individual, couples and group therapy, art therapy, school-based consultation and educational testing. Licensed SDRC vendor of RDI (Relationship Development Intervention). Variety of insurance accepted.
3555 Kenyon St. #101
SD, 92110
10731 Treena St. #105
SD, 92131
619-600-0683
www.familyguidanceandtherapy.com

Dr. Joshua Feder, MD
Specializes in DIR/floortime interactive play/behavioral therapy.
415 N Highway 101
Solana Beach, CA 92075
619-417-7506
www.joshuafedermd.com

Dana Fillmore, Psy. D.
Provides counseling and therapy services for children with special needs and their families.
2262 Carmel Valley Rd. #D
Del Mar, CA 92014
858-755-7844
www.danafillmore.com

Fred Finch CARES
Provides comprehensive psychological and neuropsychological assessment, early intervention, ABA therapy, parent education, social skills, and individual/family therapy for those impacted by ASD and other neurodevelopmental disorders Treatment offered in school, in-home and clinic-based programs.

10174 Old Grove Rd. #100
SD, 92131
858-444-8823
www.fredfinch.org/cares

Fred Finch, Specialized Wraparound Program
Family-centered, community-based program offers assessment and intervention, individual and family counseling, case management, caregiver/parent coaching, and access to psychiatric support and medication utilizing a strengths-based team approach to create sustainable stability.
3845 Spring Dr.
Spring Valley, CA 91977
619-281-3706
www.fredfinch.org

Fred Finch Youth & Family Services
(See listing under Education)

Gateway Learning Group
Provides behavioral and educational plans for children with Autism or ASD.
2525 Camino del Rio S. #335
SD, 92108
877-264-6747
www.gatewaylg.com

Kirstin Hall, B.C.B.A.
Helps child development through parent education and in-home strategies. Reviews IEPs and helps parents advocate for quality behavioral support plans.
619-871-5126
www.KHallBCBA.com

Innovative Therapy 4-Kids, Inc.
(See listing under Speech and Language)

International Bipolar Foundation
Advances research to eliminate Bipolar Disorder, provides and enhances care, resources and support services and works to erase the stigma associated with mental illness through education.
8755 Aero Dr. #310,
SD, 92123
858-598-5967
www.ibpf.org

Intricate Mind Institute (IMI), LLC
Provides cognitive-behavioral and social communication/interaction skill training for all with ASD, ADHD, LD, DD and/or anxiety, depression, behavior problems, social challenges or executive functioning problems.
2247 San Diego Ave. #136
SD, 92110
858-205-9809
www.intricatemindinstitute.com

Kickstart
Clinical team serves ages 10-25 and their families who are at risk for mental illness and experiencing symptoms. Provides confidential assessments, individualized treatments for participants and families and community awareness campaigns to ensure early detection.
6160 Mission Gorge Rd. #100
SD, 92120
619-481-3790
www.kickstartsd.org

Julie D. Kunin, Ph.D.
Clinical psychologist for adolescents and families.
211 W Robinson Ave.
SD, 92103
619-787-4406
www.juliekuninphd.com

Learning Development Services
Neuropsychological assessment, counseling and consultation.
3754 Clairemont Dr.
SD, 92117
858-581-5050
https://learningdevelopmentservices.com

L.E.T.S. Grow
SDRC contracted provider of ABA therapy to improve academics, cognition, play skills, social skills and more. Consultation, assessment and early intervention services available.
7373 University Ave. #202
La Mesa, CA, 91942
619-713-0737
www.letsgrowaba.com

Lovaas Institute
Behavioral intervention for children diagnosed with Autism or a related disorder.
310-410-4450
www.lovaas.com

Maxim Healthcare Services
(See listing under Respite/Childcare/Skilled Nursing)

MeBe
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Speech and Language Pathology, verbal behavior therapy and social skills groups for children on the Autism spectrum for home and school.
8885 Rio San Diego Dr. #340
SD, 92108
619-795-9925
www.mebefamily.com

Mental Health America (MHA) of San Diego County
Nonprofit dedicated to addressing mental health and mental illness through advocacy, education, research and services, including Breaking Down Barriers, which helps increase access to services for persons with severe mental illness dually diagnosed with another disability.
4069 30th St.,
SD, 92104
619-543-0412; 800-273-8255
www.mhasd.org

Mental Health Systems, Inc.
Nonprofit providing innovative and cost-effective mental health and drug and alcohol rehabilitation services to families since 1978.
9465 Farnham St.,
SD, 92123
858-573-2600
www.mhsinc.org

Motiva Associates
Comprehensive therapy for special needs, behavioral issues, grief and bereavement.
Multiple locations throughout San Diego County
www.motivaassociates.com

Mountain Shadows Spectrum Solutions
Comprehensive services for families affected by Autism and other disabilities including assessment, behavioral consultation, ABA therapy, and IEP, parent and school supports.
970 Los Vallecitos Blvd. #240
San Marcos, CA 92069
760-743-1449
www.mtnshadows.org

My Colors Speak, Inc.
Inclusive, all ages, ABA art program offering creative treatment programs for all abilities in 1:1, parent/child and small group sessions.
858-860-5093
www.mycolorsspeak.com

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) San Diego
Offers support and information for family members, consumers and people affected by mental illness.
5095 Murphy Canyon Rd. #320
SD, 92123
619-543-1434; 800-523-5933
www.namisandiego.org

Jennifer Oke, Ph.D.
Clinical child psychologist specializing in the treatment of children with ASD. Offers evaluations, early intervention, individual therapy, parent training and sibling support groups.
5677 Oberlin Dr. #214
SD, 92121
858-452-9596
www.drjenniferoke.com

People’s Care Autism Services
Strives to enhance the lives of children diagnosed with Autism and other developmental disabilities and their families through assessment, ABA, school intervention, parent education, social skills groups and adult services.
1045 E Pennsylvania Ave.
Escondido, CA 92029
760-488-6095
www.peoplescare.com

Dr. Clarence Perry, MD
Clinical psychiatrist specializing in learning disorders, special needs and psychiatric needs.
3368 2nd Ave. #I,
SD, 92103
858-966-5832

Pioneer Learning Center
(See listing under Education)

Deborah Pontillo, Ph.D.
Pediatric psychology with a special needs focus.
San Diego Kids First
12625 High Bluff Dr. #105
SD, 92130
858-692-4187
www.sdkidsfirst.com

Positive Behavior Supports Corporation (PBS)
Provides services for people with Autism and related disabilities, to help decrease challenging behaviors and increase appropriate behaviors and skill deficits through the use of ABA at home. Programs designed to empower caregivers and loved ones to support people in their natural routines.
855-832-6727
www.teampbs.com

Positive Discipline
Web-based resources and books with parenting tools, coaching tips, classroom management centered and around positive discipline.
800-456-7770
www.positivediscipline.com

PsyCare, Inc.
Private behavioral healthcare providing high quality psychiatric, psychological, counseling, and chemical dependency assessment and treatment services for children and adolescents, as well as parents.
858-279-1223
www.psycare.org

Psychiatric Centers at San Diego (PCSD)
Child and adolescent center.
1550 Hotel Circle N. #450
SD, 92108
619-692-1581
www.psychiatriccenters.com

Psychology 360
Comprehensive and collaborative psychological and psychoeducational assessment, diagnostics, placement recommendations and therapy for ages 5 and up for ADHD, Autism, Learning Disorders, behavioral concerns, memory, processing, Dyslexia and more. Forensic evaluations available.
5830 Oberlin Dr. #203
SD, 92121
858-877-3601
www.psyc360.com

Rady Children’s Hospital – Behavioral Health Services
Outpatient services including Torrey Hills Outpatient Psychiatry, Behavioral Health Urgent Care, clinic- and school-based services and inpatient services including Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Services (CAPS) and Eating Disorders/Medical Behavioral Unit.

Multiple locations
858-966-5832
www.rchsd.org

Rady Children’s Hospital – Chadwick Center for Children and Families
Programs and services that support the prevention, identification and treatment of abused and traumatized children as well as woment impacted by domestic violence.

Multiple locations
858-966-4011
www.rchsd.org

San Diego Access and Crisis Line
24/7 access to mental health, drug and addiction counseling.
888-724-7240

San Diego Center for Children
Serves children and families struggling with mental, emotional or behavioral health challenges. Offers family and youth assessments, outpatient therapy and psychiatry, Autism services, an intensive outpatient program for ages 13–18, and summer camps.

3002 Armstrong St.
SD, 92111
833-800-9105
www.centerforchildren.org

San Diego County Mental Health Services
Offers treatment, rehab and recovery services to people who experience persistent and severe mental illness or crisis.
Adults: 619-563-2700
Children: 619-563-2750
Emergency Screening Unit
 730 Medical Center Ct.
Chula Vista, CA 91911
619-421-6900

San Diego County Psychiatric Hospital
3853 Rosecrans St., SD, 92110
619-692-8200

San Diego Psychological Association
4699 Murphy Canyon Rd. #105
SD, 92123
858-277-1463
www.sdpsych.org

Sensory Learning Center International
As an intervention, the Sensory Learning Program unites three modalities (visual, auditory and vestibular) into one multi-sensory approach that works to improve perception, understanding and the ability to learn.
3144 El Camino Real
Carlsbad, CA 92008
760-434-3314
www.sensorylearning.com

Specialized Therapy Services
(See listing under Education)

TERI Behavior Support Services
Board-certified behavioral analysts design positive interventions for those who have not benefited from conventional approaches to solving behavioral challenges. Specializes in Autism and severe behavior problems; provides in-home, insurance-funded ABA services.
251 Airport Rd.
Oceanside, CA 92058
760-721-1706
www.teriinc.org

Therapeutic Approach to Growth
Offers assessment, treatment and support for children and adults with ASD and other disabilities in the form of art therapy, speech/language pathology, occupational therapy, educational supports, behavioral modification, RDI and yoga. Features the Sage Learning Center, a learning environment based on RDI principles. Summer camps and programs available.
9466 Black Mountain Rd.#100
SD, 92126
858-689-2027
5411 Avenida Encinas #110
Carlsbad, CA 92008
760-448-5837
www.TagforGrowth.com

Trumpet Behavioral Health
National Autism treatment provider that helps children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, social communication disorders and other developmental delays through center or home-based ABA therapy.
9920 Pacific Heights Blvd. #150
SD, 92121
855-824-5669
www.tbh.com/locations/autism-treatment-san-diego-california

Xcite Steps ABA Therapy and Behavioral Services
Provides individualized ABA therapy services, assessment and evaluation to kids, teens and adults in home, school and daycare settings.
858-428-0222
www.xcitesteps.com

YMCA Tides
Collaboration between YMCA Youth & Family Services and SDUSD to provide free individual, family and group counseling, case management, parent education, and teacher support to students ages 5–21 with Medi-Cal who attend schools in central San Diego. Available on a sliding scale for others.
4394 30th St.,
SD, 92104
619-281-8313
www.ymcasd.org/community-support/ymca-youth-and-family-services/behavioral-and-mental-health-services/school-based-counseling

Youth Behavioral Health Services Family Health Centers of San Diego
Team of psychiatrists and therapists tackle mood disorders, Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, sexual and gender identity issues, and treatment for trauma related to abuse, neglect or divorce. Accepts Medi-Cal, Covered California and uninsured patients with payments on a sliding scale.
619-515-2338
www.fhcsd.org

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