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BEHAVIORAL and MENTAL HEALTH
ABA Behavior Therapies and Testing
We are a team of dedicated Masters level clinicians operating as ABA Therapists and dedicated to providing the best possible care and treatment for individuals with extra behavioral needs. We combine the best of traditional psychological practices with natural environment focused ABA therapy to help our clients and their families grow and succeed. Assessment, testing and IEP support and child advocacy available.
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
Utilizing a functional behavior assessment, this program for Autism/ASD and other developmental disabilities provides a detailed plan to reduce challenging behaviors and improve social skills. An ABA-focused Life Skills Development Plan prioritizes problem behaviors and identifies strategies to reduce or eliminate their occurrence.
830 E. Vista Way #108
Vista, CA 92084
Behavioral and educational support for children with Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders.
3731 Sixth Ave. #100
Advanced Neurobehavioral Health of Southern CA
(See listing under Assessment)
Alternative Teaching Strategy Center
(See Listing under Autism)
Anger Management Associates
Pete McClintock M.A., LMFT
Provides counseling services for children, adolescents, adults and families. Specializes in ADD, depression, anxiety, anger management, and parenting and provides individual, family, couples and group therapy, including anger management groups for children and teens.
3411 3rd Ave., SD, 92103
Ascent Psychological Services
Lauren Elder Ph.D. performs behavioral and cognitive assessment to address and treat behavioral and developmental concerns and anxiety through play therapy, parent coaching and a variety of behavioral therapies.
3505 Camino Del Rio S. #212
Autism Experts Empowering Families and Children Together (AEFCT)
(See listing under Autism)
Autism Interventions and Resources (AIR)
Group of professionals collaborating 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).
Laguna Hills, CA
Autism Spectrum Consultants (ASC)
Behavioral and educational plans and implementation.
5080 Shoreham Pl. #103
Autism Spectrum Therapies (AST)
A leading provider of ABA services, AST’s tailored 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 companies and Tricare.
4719 Viewridge Ave. #100
Family support from a relationship-based team that addresses each individual’s unique expressions in all things sensory, behavioral and communicative, while inspiring kids to want friendships and connection. They train parents and professionals to implement Natural Play Therapy for deeper, more fulfilling relationships.
AutiZm & More
Mary Von Witzleben, Ph.D, BCBA-D and Reena Patel specialize in using a multi-disciplinary approach to evaluate and create behavioral and educational strategies for families in home, school and community settings to help children with developmental disabilities achieve their fullest potential.
Behavioral Health Department at Rady Children’s Hospital
Central SD: 858-966-5832
North Inland: 760-294-9270
North Coastal: 760-758-1480
Crisis Center: 760-730-5900
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
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 reimbursement.
Deerfield Beach, FL
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 for 0-12 year olds and San Diego Superior Court Programs. Fee for service and help with PPO reimbursement.
2777 Jefferson St. #200
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Center for Thoughtful Lasting Change, Inc.
Sherry Casper Ph.D.
Helps students achieve successful outcomes through psychological assessments, educational consultation, direct interventions and consultations for behavior management.
9606 Tierra Grande St. #203
625 3rd Ave.
Chula Vista, 91910
Chadwick Center for Children and Families – Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego
A range of trauma-focused therapies, assessments and interventions for children of all ages and their caregivers and parents.
Dr. Clarence Perry, MD
Clinical psychiatrist specializing in learning disorders, special needs and all areas of psychiatric need.
3368 2nd Ave. #I, SD, 92103
Comprehensive Autism Services and Education (CASE), Inc.
Agency specializing in behavioral, social and educational needs of children with Autism. Utilizes an individual and integrated approach to working with methodologies for all ages and levels of function. Offers consultation services to families and school districts. Trainings for ABA, Discrete Trial Training, Structured Teaching, Pivotal Response Training and Facilitated Play are available for parents, teachers and related staff. Friends’ Club program facilitates social understanding skills for children in preschool through high school.
785 Grand Ave. #101
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Courage to Call, Mental Health Systems
Peer2Peer text and chat support services provide a non-crisis peer support live chat and text service for youth and teens who are at-risk and/or dealing with potential behavioral health issues including those who may struggle with alcohol or drugs. Works with youth who are searching for support groups, mental health services and/or supportive listening.
9465 Farnham St.
Coyne & Associates
Applied behavioral analysis and other therapies.
591 Camino de la Reina #1130
Deborah Pontillo, Ph.D.
Pediatric psychology with a special needs focus.
San Diego Kids First
12625 High Bluff Dr. #105
Dana Fillmore, Psy. D.
2262 Carmel Valley Rd. #D
Del Mar, CA 92014
Dr. Joshua Feder, MD
Specializing in DIR/floortime interactive play/behavioral therapy.
415 N. Highway 101
Solana Beach, CA 92075
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 Therapy). Variety of insurances accepted.
3575 Kenyon St. #102
Fred Finch, San Diego Regional Center WrapAround Program
With referral from the SD Regional Center, this program addresses the mental health of children with special needs and diminishes negative social behaviors. Employing family-centered, strength-based practices and a culturally competent approach, the program offers assessment and intervention, individual and family counseling, case management, caregiver/parent coaching, crisis response and access to psychiatric support and medication.
3434 Grove St.
Lemon Grove, CA 91945
Gateway Learning Group (formerly AIM)
Provides behavioral and educational plans for children with Autism or ASD.
6540 Lusk Blvd. #C256
Innovative Therapy 4-Kids, Inc.
(See listing under Speech and Language)
International Bipolar Foundation
Advances research toward the elimination of 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
Intricate Mind Institute (IMI), LLC
Provides cognitive-behavioral, cognitive enhancement and social communication/interaction skill training for children, youth and adults with ASDs, ADHD, LD, DD and/or
anxiety, depression, behavior problems, social challenges or executive functioning problems. Increases self-awareness, self-regulation, coping skills, social skills, attention and memory skills.
2247 San Diego Ave. #136
Julie D. Kunin, Ph.D.
211 W. Robinson Ave.
Key to Behavior
Megan Sprague, M.S., BCBA works with families to select programs in communication and language, learn-to-learn skills, academics, social and self-help skills. Each program and technique is individualized to your child’s unique learning style and may include individualized instruction, community-based programming and social skills,
Clinical team serving ages 12-25 and their families who are at risk for mental illness and experiencing symptoms. This early intervention process provides confidential assessments, individualized treatments for participants and families and community awareness campaigns to ensure early detection.
6160 Mission Gorge Rd. #100
Kirstin Hall, B.C.B.A.
Utilizes a range of methodologies to assess and develop behavioral, social skills and educational programs. Helps the development of the child through parent education and in-home strategies. Reviews IEPs and helps parents advocate for quality behavioral support plans.
Learning Development Services
Neuropsychological assessment, counseling and consultation.
3754 Clairemont Dr.
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. #201
La Mesa, CA, 91942
Linda Collins, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist
More than 15 years experience evaluating, designing and supervising the delivery of social skills training, writing relevant goals for children with Autism/ASD and providing support for parents. Provides consultation and training to school districts and programs serving children with Autism.
4455 Murphy Canyon Rd. #100-9
Behavioral intervention for children diagnosed with Autism or a related disorder.
Mental Health America (MHA) of San Diego County
Nonprofit dedicated to addressing all aspects of mental health and mental illness through advocacy, education, research and service. Offers a range of services, including Breaking Down Barriers Program, which helps increase access to mental health services for persons with severe mental illness dually diagnosed with another disability.
4069 30th St., SD, 92104
Mental Health Systems, Inc.
Nonprofit founded in 1978 to improve the lives of individuals, families and communities facing substance abuse and behavioral health challenges by providing mental health and drug and alcohol rehabilitation services in an innovative and cost-effective manner. Programs throughout the county.
9465 Farnham St., SD, 92123
Mountain Shadows Spectrum Solutions
Comprehensive services for families affected by Autism and other disabilities including assessment, behavioral consultation, and ABA therapy, as well as IEP, parent and school supports.
970 Los Vallecitos Blvd. #100
San Marcos, CA 92069
Comprehensive therapy for special needs, behavioral issues, grief and bereavement.
815 Third Ave. #319
Chula Vista, CA 91911
282 Landis Ave.
Chula Vista, 91910
4660 El Cajon Blvd. #210A
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
N. 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
Pediatric Neurology Therapeutics
Medical 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.
People’s Care Autism Services
(See listing under Autism)
(See listing under Education)
Adolescent residential and educational program serving teens ages 13-17 with the dual diagnosis of substance abuse and mental health problems. Fully accredited with special education services and tutoring onsite.
Positive Behavior Supports Corporation (PBS)
Provides individualized 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 are designed to empower caregivers and loved ones to support people in their natural routines so they can be successful and self-sufficient.
“Positive Discipline for Children with Special Needs”
Written by Jane Nelsen, Steven Foster and Arlene Rafael. This book in the “Positive Discipline” series and its companion website help parents bridge communication gaps, defuse power struggles, avoid the dangers of praise, enforce a message of love, build on strengths, and hold children of all abilities accountable.
Private behavioral healthcare providing a wide net of high quality psychiatric, psychological, counseling, and chemical dependency assessment and treatment services for children and adolescents, as well as parent counseling.
Psychiatric Centers at San Diego (PCSD)
Child and adolescent center.
1550 Hotel Circle N. #450
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 also available.
5830 Oberlin Dr. #203
Rady Children’s Behavioral Health Urgent Care
Serves kids 5-17 struggling with urgent emotional or behavioral concerns that may pose a risk to themselves or others.
4305 University Ave. #150
San Diego Access and Crisis Line
24/7 access to mental health, drug and addiction counseling.
San Diego Center for Children
(See listing under Education)
San Diego County Mental Health Services
Offers a variety of treatment, rehab and recovery services to help people who experience persistent and severe mental illness or a mental crisis.
Emergency Screening Unit
730 Medical Center Ct.
Chula Vista, CA 91911
San Diego County Psychiatric Hospital
3853 Rosecrans St., SD, 92110
San Diego Psychological Association
4699 Murphy Canyon Rd. #105 SD, 92123
Sensory Learning Center International
As an intervention, the Sensory Learning Program effectively unites three modalities (visual, auditory and vestibular) into one, multi-sensory approach that works to improve perception, understanding and the ability to learn.
2124 El Camino Real #101
Oceanside, CA 92054
Specialized Therapy Services
(See listing under Education)
TERI Behavior Support Services
Board-certified behavioral analysts excel in designing positive behavioral interventions for those who have not benefited from conventional approaches to solving behavioral challenges. Specializes in Autism and severe behavior problems, and provides in-home, insurance-funded ABA services.
251 Airport Rd.
Oceanside, CA 92058
Therapeutic Approach to Growth
Offers individualized assessment, treatment and supports 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 customized learning environment based on RDI principles. Summer camps and programs available.
9466 Black Mountain Rd. #100
5411 Avenida Encinas #110
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Turnaround: Turning Fear into Freedom from Informed Therapy Services
Professionally developed audio treatment program that teaches children how to stop anxious thoughts, calm uncomfortable feelings, and use the most effective strategies to overcome anxiety.
Completely virtual counseling and therapy clinic that uses the latest online and video technologies to connect high-quality counseling and therapy providers to a diverse set of clients including adults, children, couples, families, and military personnel from the comfort and security of your own home.
Xcite Steps ABA Therapy and Behavioral Services
Innovative behavioral and mental health company providing the highest quality, individualized ABA therapy services, assessment and evaluation to kids, teens and adults in home, school and day care settings. Offers a range of client ratios for treatment, to ensure the most optimal environment to build skills and independence.