Clinical Resources for Families 

General Clinical Resources:

 Association for Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies

  • This website provides information about behavioral and cognitive therapies, and how to locate therapists.
  • (P): (212) 647-1890
  • abct.org

 Psychology Today

  • This website provides searchable lists of local mental health professionals, treatment centers, and support groups, as well as articles and more information about mental health conditions and research.
  • http://therapists.psychologytoday.com

 Child Mind Institute

  • This website provides resources for children’s mental health.
  • childmind.org

 Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (SCCAP)

  • This website provides families, children, and adolescents information about clinical care based on psychological science.
  • clinicalchildpsychology.org

 Mental Health Systems Inc

  • They address behavioral health issues through prevention, early intervention, integrated treatment, diversion and vocational programs. They serve children, adolescents, adults, homeless people, military families, adult offenders under federal, state and county jurisdictions.
  • https://www.mhsinc.org/

 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

  • They provide resources and treatment options for those with mental health issues and substance use disorder. Their website also lists a variety of hotlines including:
  • https://www.samhsa.gov/

SAMHSA’s National Helpline

Disaster Distress Helpline

Veteran’s Crisis Line

Drug-Free Workplace

 

Clinical Resources near San Diego State University (North County San Diego):

North County Health Services (multiple locations)

  • They provide comprehensive and affordable health care at 13 locations in North county.
  • (P): (760) 736-6767
  • nchs-health.org

 Vista Community Clinic (multiple locations)

  • They provide community health services, including maternal care and health and mental health support, at low-cost for families, teens, and children.
  • (P): 760-631-5000
  • vistacommunityclinic.org

 North County Lifeline

  • They provide behavioral health support, youth development services, housing stability, and child abuse prevention and intervention.
  • (P): 760-726-4900 (Vista); 760-757-0118 (Oceanside)
  • nclifeline.org

 SDSU Psychology Clinic

  • They provide evidence-based psychological services. They also provide individual and family therapy for children and adolescents having emotional or behavioral problems, and couples therapy for adults having relationship problems.
  • Fees for therapy range from $15 to $95, on a sliding fee scale
  • (P): (619) 594-5134
  • https://clinpsyc.sdsu.edu/sdsu-psychology-clinic/

 North County LQBT Resource Center

  • They serve the LGBTQ community, providing a safe space, awareness, visibility, and sustaining equality and inclusiveness.
  • No fees associated with services
  • They provide programs and services including: LGBTQ-friendly mental health professionals directory, support groups, HIV prevention and care, Project Youth, substance abuse recovery programs, resources for homelessness and immigration.
  • For those who need mental health support, including referrals or are interested in these services, please email at info@ncresourcecenter.org
  • (P): (760) 994-1690
  • https://www.ncresourcecenter.org

 

Clinical Resources for San Diego County:

 First Five San Diego

  • They provide young children with healthy development screenings, dental care, preschool programs, parenting workshops, and more.
  • (P): 888-534-7785
  • first5sandiego.org

 Child, Youth and Families System of Care

  • They provide a variety of behavioral health services to children, adolescents, and families living with mental health difficulties.
  • They are also a suicide prevention and intervention hotline.
  • They provide mental health crisis intervention, information, and referral in San Diego County (resources for those with Medi-cal and people without health insurance)
  • Free phone service
  • Hours of operation: 24/7
  • (P): 888-724-7240
  • sandiegocounty.gov/hhsa/programs/bhs/mental_health_services_children

 San Diego Center for Children

  • They provide resources for children and families, including: educational prevention, psychological assessments, outpatient Family Wellness Center, school-based therapy, etc.
  • (P): (858) 277-9550
  • https://www.centerforchildren.org/our-services/

 2-1-1 San Diego

  • They provide resources and connect people with community, health, and disaster services. They serve San Diego County.
  • Free phone service
  • Hours of operation: 24/7
  • (P): 2-1-1
  • https://211sandiego.org/

 National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) San Diego

  • They provide support groups, educational meetings, a library, and classes on mental illness.
  • NAMI San Diego Helpline
    • They provide non-crisis phone support and referrals for people with mental illness and their loved ones.
    • Hours of Operation: 10 am-5 pm, M-F
  • (P): (800) 523-5933 or (619) 543-1434
  • https://namisandiego.org

 Many additional child mental health resources link from NAMI

 San Diego Family Care

  • They provide culturally competent, affordable, accessible medical care, mental health care, and multicultural health promotion
  • They have locations in central San Diego.
    • Linda Vista Health Care Center
      • (P): (858) 279-0925
    • Mid-City Community Clinic (Adults)
      • (P): (619) 563-0250
    • Mid-City Community Clinic (Children)
      • (P): (619) 280-2058
    • https://sdfamilycare.org

 La Maestra Community Health Centers

  • They provide quality health care on a sliding fee scale to low-income and immigrant residents in San Diego.
  • They serve the following communities: City Heights, El Cajon, National City, and Lemon Grove.
  • (P): (619) 280-4213
  • https://www.lamaestra.org

 Union of Pan Asian Communities (UPAC) in San Diego

  • They provide multicultural, multilingual, physical and mental health services to Asian, Pacific Islander and other ethnic communities.
    • Mid-City Location
      • (P): (619) 229-2999
    • Serra Mesa Location
      • (P): (858) 268-4933
    • Child and Adolescent Mental Health
      • (P): (619) 232-6454
    • https://www.upacsd.com

San Diego Psychological Association: 

  • They provide a comprehensive list of mental health providers and resources for San Diego.
  • https://sdpsych.org