MeNTAL HEalth youth services
Family Therapy Services for At-Risk Youth
East County Behavioral Health Clinic—San Diego Youth Services
1870 Cordell Court, Suite 101, El Cajon, CA 92020
CALL: (619) 448-9700 for more information
Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Evening appointments available
The clinic has three main components:
- The Community Assessment Team, Youth-At-Risk component serves youth who are at-risk for entering the juvenile justice system due to delinquency, oppositional behavior or drug/alcohol use with other problems.
- The School Linked Therapy component serves youth with behavioral, emotional or psychological problems in the following school districts: Lakeside Union, Santee and the Grossmont Union High School District.
- Family therapy approach to solving problems.
Crossroads Family Center (CFC)
1679 East Main St., Suite 102, El Cajon, CA 92021
CALL: (619) 441-1907 to schedule an appointment
CFC is a community-based mental health program designed to provide a full range of culturally and linguistically competent, strength-based comprehensive integrated mental health services to seriously disturbed children, youth and their families living in the East County or Mountain Empire. The family includes any caregiver or significant
members in the client’s life. This program is certified as a Medi-Cal provider by the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency and the California Department of Mental Health.
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Evenings by appointment
Fees and Funding
CFC is primarily funded through contracts with the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency and is part of the San Diego System of Care. The program accepts clients with Medi-Cal up to age 21. They also take clients with no insurance, up to age 18, with funding through the Mental Health Services Act. Uninsured clients pay a fee on a sliding scale based on the family monthly gross income. In addition, they accept SED Healthy Families with approval from the County of San Diego and clients with AB2726 as a part of their Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) for mental health services. No one is denied services based on inability to pay.
Services are provided by a team which includes: mental health clinicians, case managers, a registered nurse and a psychiatrist.
Treatment services include:
- Individual Therapy
- Family Therapy
- Group Therapy
- School-Based Services
- Home-Based Services
- Case Management
- Crisis Intervention
- Psychiatric Services Including Evaluation
- Medication Management Services
- Integrated Mental Health and Substance Use Treatment
Family Health Centers
1234 Broadway, El Cajon, 92021 (Between 1st and 2nd Avenue)
Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30am-5pm
Services: Healthy Development Services (East Region) Offers developmental, behavioral and basic needs support for families with children 0-5 including case management and parenting classes.
Funded by First 5 San Diego.
9245 Activity Road, Suite 200 | San Diego, CA | 92126
T: (858) 684-3080 | F: (858) 684-3181
Their Community Behavioral Health Services department provides expertise and support to adults, children, adolescents and their families. We’ve tailored our services to meet individual, family and neighborhood needs and provide community-based solutions to local issues. Our counselors provide services at our main counseling offices as well as neighborhood locations such as schools and police and sheriff’s departments.
Treatment services include:
- Adolescent Group SABRE: An 8-week group counseling focusing on Anger Management, Anti-theft, and Reduction of Dangerous Behaviors
- Adolescent Group Cornerstone: An 8-week support and counseling group for youth with substance abuse challenges
- Parent Education and Support
- Couples and Family Therapy
- High-risk Juvenile Diversion
- Drug and Alcohol Treatment
- Anger Management
- Life Skills
Rady Children's Hospital
Outpatient Psychiatry Department
3665 Kearny Villa Rd #101
San Diego, CA 92123
Office: (858) 966-8459
Rady Children’s Psychiatry Department provides comprehensive mental health and psychosocial services to children, adolescents and their families within a full-service pediatric medical facility.
We offer a full range of outpatient services for conditions including depression, anxiety, attention deficit disorders, behavior problems, psychosis, and eating disorders.
Inpatient services are provided for children and teens with psychiatric illness, eating disorders and medical/behavioral disorders.
Outpatient Clinics Locations- Click Here
- Diagnostic evaluations
- Medication evaluations
- Treatment including individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy and parent education
Sovereign Health Group Treatment Center
Serving Adults, Adolescents, and Families
Rancho San Diego Facility:
2815 Steele Canyon Rd.
El Cajon, CA 92019
24 Hour Hotline: (866) 615-7266
The Sovereign Health Adolescent Program offers treatment programs to adolescent males and females between 12 and 17 for Addiction, Mental Health and Co-occurring Conditions. After a thorough assessment of each teen they are given a customized program in order to best treat them for their specific problem. Our residential rehab is staffed by compassionate and multidisciplinary staff who are trained to work with adolescents and are with them through every step of their treatment. Sovereign Health Group is a dual diagnosis mental health & substance abuse facility working with adolescents between the ages of 12-17. We are a residential treatment facility for adolescents who have failed lower levels of care (outpatient, intensive outpatient, etc) or have symptoms debilitating to their functioning.
Insurance assistance is available and is PPO based.
Traveling Stories | Literacy Training At The StoryTent, El Cajon
Information Provided By: County Of San Diego Mental Health Services
Traveling Stories provides literacy training and support through a rewards system proven effective on even the most reluctant reader. A "StoryTent" is set up weekly, in this case, in front of the El Cajon Library. Children are encouraged to read by themselves, out loud with a volunteer, or volunteers can read to your child if they're not yet reading on their own. For every book read, children are awarded 1 "book-buck" which they can redeem for prizes. Children are taught delayed gratification and are encouraged to save their book bucks to buy higher priced items.
9:00 am-5:30 pm, Monday-Friday
San Diego County
Walk-in for more information
Children ages 2-12 years old. No Documents Required. Children are encouraged to walk up and join the StoryTent in front of the El Cajon Library.