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Mental Health and Wellness

Ethos and History


Our exclusive Veterans Mental Health Program has the hallmarks of exceptional care, support, camaraderie, and honor. We created the Veterans-Only Mental Health Program in direct response to the lack of comprehensive and customized treatment that is specifically tailored to Veterans and their unique issues. We provide an entirely unique psychiatric treatment program wherein Veterans receive the treatment and care they deserve from knowledgeable, experienced, and compassionate professionals. Veterans who participate enjoy top-quality accommodations in one of the most picturesque coastal towns in San Diego. At our Mental Health Treatment Center, every day, Veterans become the very best version of themselves.

Our History

Since 2004, Solara Mental Health has distinguished itself as one of the finest behavioral health care programs in the entire treatment field. From our very beginnings, we have effectively combined comprehensive and progressive psychotherapeutic programming, combined with the best holistic practices, in a safe, respectful, and world-class coastal setting.

Our first program, the Eating Disorder Center of Newport Beach, was entirely novel and highly respected for its superior treatment and successful outcomes. Building on that success, we soon opened a 6-bed residential treatment facility in renowned Laguna Beach. Since then, we have slowly and methodically expanded our treatment facilities reach over time with centers in Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, and Pacific Beach, California.

Today, our treatment centers have evolved to be exclusively for Veterans. From our accommodations to our full range of programming to our treatment team to our supportive activities, we are the most comprehensive Veterans mental health treatment program in the country.

We welcome all qualified Veterans, who seek us out based on our reputation and commitment to providing unparalleled treatment, highly dedicated staff, and top-drawer accommodations.

What Our Clients Say


Solara was truly a life-changing experience for me and for our children, because of what you did for my wife! The treatment team was phenomenally supportive and perfect for helping her with her anxiety and depression. We are all now moving forward to put our lives back together and it started with you all in Pacific Beach. Thank you for what you do.


The program has given me the tools I needed to really gain stability. For the first time in years - maybe for as long as I can remember, actually, I’m learning how to cope and manage my stressors and triggers. I now believe that I can find some relief and happiness.


We are so grateful to you for the treatment and care you provided our daughter. She is doing unbelievably well now thanks to your program. We will gladly tell anyone we encounter that needs treatment about the wonderful work you do at Solara.


Even though I’m not religious, I realized when I got sober that for the first time in my life I wanted to explore my spiritual side. I benefited hugely from the individual spiritual sessions that I had with Chris. I’m really grateful for that aspect of the whole treatment experience.

M.P. – Father

Your program provided our daughter with the most masterful therapist we have ever encountered (and we have used many).  She has had an unbelievable ability to see the long-term trajectory of our daughter’s treatment and to approach her treatment in stages that fit where my daughter’s development was.  We can’t say enough positive about her.


The Solara program is truly amazing. I’ve never had more clarity or more good energy in my entire life. The attention the physicians and the therapists gave me was outstanding. I feel like they truly understood and addressed my issues, which had consumed my life for years. Thank you all.

R.M. – Father

If not for Solara Mental Health, I am almost positive that our daughter would not be as advanced in her treatment, and would not have the almost miraculous confident and positive outlook that she has.


I have never felt better than I do now, since completing your program. The truly caring and supportive staff and the intensive program changed my life. What a neat place to stay for treatment - I love Pacific Beach! I have learned skills and behavior to move forward with my life thanks to you.


The Solara Treatment Program was a life-changing experience for me. To be able to heal in such a beautiful, peaceful environment, with such a terrific treatment team, was so amazingly positive. I have found my true self, again. I thank you and my family thanks you for helping me become the person I was meant to be.

Michelle Family

I want to thank you and the entire staff and support system at Solara for taking such good care of my sister. On behalf of my entire family, we want you all to understand that your patience and kindness stretches further than you can see… Thank you, again and again, from the bottom of my heart.

Watson Family

Solara’s program was such a positive experience for our mom (and for us)! She had become almost impossible to deal with. Your entire staff was phenomenally supportive and kind and patient with her. We feel like we’ve got our mom back, now.


The therapists and counselors and really whole team were extremely beneficial to me and my understanding of my issues. The treatment plan they developed was exactly what I needed