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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.
760-349-4200
www.abaGroup.org

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

AblePathways
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
760-230-5251
www.ablepathways.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)

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
619-299-0975
www.petemcclintock.com

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
SD, 92108
858-888-9062
www.ascentpsychologicalservices.com

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
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 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
SD, 92123
866-727-8274
www.autismtherapies.com

Autistically Inclined
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.
760-918-0616
www.autisticallyinclined.com

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.
858-848-0004
www.autizmandmore.com

Behavioral Health Department at Rady Children’s Hospital
Outpatient psychiatry.
Central SD: 858-966-5832
North Inland: 760-294-9270
North Coastal: 760-758-1480
Crisis Center: 760-730-5900
www.rchsd.org

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

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 reimbursement.
Deerfield Beach, FL
888-880-9270
www.ButterflyEffects.com

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
760-434-9694
www.carlsbadcounselingcenter.com

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
SD, 92126
619-249-6140
625 3rd Ave.
Chula Vista, 91910
www.drsherrycasper.com

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.
858-966-5814
www.chadwickcenter.org

Dr. Clarence Perry, MD
Clinical psychiatrist specializing in learning disorders, special needs and all areas of psychiatric need.
3368 2nd Ave. #I, SD, 92103
619-688-1383

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
760-720-4964

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.
SD, 92123
858-636-3604
www.mhsinc.org

Coyne & Associates
Applied behavioral analysis and other therapies.
591 Camino de la Reina #1130
SD, 92108
760-634-1125
www.coyneandassociates.com

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

Dana Fillmore, Psy. D.
2262 Carmel Valley Rd. #D
Del Mar, CA 92014
858-755-7844

Dr. Joshua Feder, MD
Specializing in DIR/floortime interactive play/behavioral therapy.
415 N. Highway 101
Solana Beach, CA 92075
619-417-7506
www.joshuafedermd.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 Therapy). Variety of insurances accepted.
3575 Kenyon St. #102
SD, 92110
619-600-0683
www.familyguidanceandtherapy.com

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
619-281-3706
www.fredfinch.org

Gateway Learning Group (formerly AIM)
Provides behavioral and educational plans for children with Autism or ASD.
6540 Lusk Blvd. #C256
SD, 92121
858-657-9117
www.gatewaylg.com

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
858-598-5967
www.ibpf.org

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
SD, 92110
858-205-9809
www.intricatemindinstitute.com

Julie D. Kunin, Ph.D.
211 W. Robinson Ave.
SD, 92103
619-787-4406

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,
760-565-2348
www.keytobehavior.com

Kickstart
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
SD, 92120
619-481-3790
www.kickstartsd.org

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.
619-871-5126
www.KHallBCBA.com

Learning Development Services
Neuropsychological assessment, counseling and consultation.
3754 Clairemont Dr.
SD, 92117
858-581-5050
www.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. #201
La Mesa, CA, 91942
619-713-0737
www.letsgrowaba.com

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
SD, 92123
858-536-8985
www.therapy4mindbody.com

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

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
619-543-0412; 800-273-8255
www.mhasd.org

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
858-573-2600
www.mhsinc.org

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
760-743-1449

Motiva Associates
Comprehensive therapy for special needs, behavioral issues, grief and bereavement.
815 Third Ave. #319
Chula Vista, CA 91911
619-691-1880
282 Landis Ave.
Chula Vista, 91910
4660 El Cajon Blvd. #210A
SD, 92115
619-827-1991 x272
www.motivaassociates.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

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
SD, 92121
858-452-9596
www.drjenniferoke.com

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.
SD, 92121
858-304-6440
www.gohmd.org

People’s Care Autism Services
(See listing under Autism)

Perfect Progress
(See listing under Education)

Phoenix House
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.
888-671-9392
www.phoenixhouse.org

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.
855-832-6727
www.teampbs.com

“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.
800-456-7770
www.positivediscipline.com

PsyCare, Inc.
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.
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 also available.
5830 Oberlin Dr. #203
SD, 92121
858-877-3601
www.psyc360.com

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
SD, 92105
858-966-5484
www.rchsd.org/programs-services/psychiatry

San Diego Access and Crisis Line
24/7 access to mental health, drug and addiction counseling.
800-479-3339

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.
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 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
760-434-3314
www.sensorylearning.com

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
760-721-1706
www.teriinc.org

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
SD, 92126
5411 Avenida Encinas #110
Carlsbad, CA 92008
858-689-2027
www.TagforGrowth.com

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.
Charlotte, NC
877-300-7436
www.turnaroundanxiety.com

USC Telehealth
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.
866-740-6502
www.usctelehealth.com

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.
858-428-0222
www.excitesteps.com

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