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

AblePathways
Utilizing a functional behavior assessment, this program for Autism/ASD and other developmental disabilities uses an ABA focused lifeskill development plan to reduce challenging behaviors and improve social skills.
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)

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 Autism) 

Anger Management Associates Pete McClintock M.A., LMFT
Provides counseling services for all ages 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
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).
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  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. Train parents and professionals to implement Natural Play Therapy for more fulfilling relationships.
1261 San Elijo Rd S.
San Marcos, CA 92078
760-918-0616
www.autisticallyinclined.com

AutiZm & More
Mary Von Witzleben, Ph.D, BCBA-D and Reena Patel use 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

AVID ABA Services, Inc.
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 Department at Rady Children’s Hospital
Outpatient psychiatry.
San Diego County locations
858-966-5832
www.rchsd.org/programs-services/behavioral-health-2/

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

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.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.
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
625 3rd Ave.
Chula Vista, CA 91910
619-369-5050
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, their caregivers and parents.
858-966-581
www.chadwickcenter.org

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

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 Drive, 4th Floor
SD, 92103
619-543-7745
www.ucsdcareprogram.com

Comprehensive Autism Services and Education (CASE), Inc.
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 for children with ASD. 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
Peer2Peer text and chat support services provide a non-crisis peer support live chat and text service for youth and teens of military family members who are at-risk and/or dealing with potential behavioral health issues including those who struggle 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

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.
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

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

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 insurances accepted.
3555 Kenyon St. #101
SD, 92110
10731 Treena St. #105
SD, 92131
619-600-0683
www.familyguidanceandtherapy
.com

Fred Finch, San Diego Regional Center WrapAround Program
With referral from the SD Regional Center, this mental health 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
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

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 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

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

Key to Behavior
Megan Sprague, M.S., BCBA provides behavioral intervention and family support for children with Autism and other disabilities.
760-565-2348
www.keytobehavior.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

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

Learning Development Services
Neuropsychological assessment, counseling and consultation.
3754 Clairemont Dr.
SD, 92117

858-581-5050

www.learningdevelopment
services.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

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

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 mental health and mental illness through advocacy, education, research and service. Offers a range of 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 has provided 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

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. #240
San Marcos, CA 92069
760-743-1449
www.mtnshadows.org

Motiva Associates
Comprehensive therapy for special needs, behavioral issues, grief and bereavement.
Multiple Locations throughout San Diego County

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

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) 

Phoenix House
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 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.
855-832-6727
www.teampbs.com

“Positive Discipline for Children with Special Needs”
Written by Jane Nelsen, Steven Foster and Arlene Rafael. Helps 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 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 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 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.
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, 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 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 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
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 home.
866-740-6502
https://dworakpeck.usc.edu/research/centers-affiliations/telehealth

Xcite Steps ABA Therapy and Behavioral Services
Provides 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.
858-428-0222
www.excitesteps.com

 

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