Solara Mental Health Mission & Philosophy
Experience the tranquility and privacy of our peaceful, coastal enclave, while you receive the finest care available from our treatment experts – and enjoy holistic therapies, deluxe accommodations, and new activities along the way.
Mental Health and Wellness

Mission and Philosophy

Our Mission

Our straight-forward mission is to facilitate the healing our clients deserve, with the greatest comfort and respect, from the most experienced and supportive team of treatment experts.

Our Program Philosophy

We believe that everyone should be the very best version of her or himself. And we believe that those who suffer from mental illness can become their best selves through expert treatment from passionate, caring professionals in a highly comfortable healing environment.

Our Philosophy on Psychiatric Medications

While there is considerable controversy surrounding psychiatric medications, our experience and outcomes indicate that medication can be a vital component of successful treatment for mental illness. That stated, so many clients arrive at our program with multiple, compounding, and even contra-indicated prescribed medications that actually create more problems than they relieve. Therefore, it is imperative that we evaluate and manage every client’s prescriptions. This often involves removing medications that are excessive, inappropriate, or ineffective. After we obtain a clear understanding of the client’s needs, we may prescribe superior medications in the proper dosages. Once medication management is successfully accomplished, the client invariably functions at a considerably higher level, which enables her or him to then focus on other effective treatment options like psycho-therapy, education, and lifestyle modifications, which can be equally as effective as medication, and which can often remove the continuing need for prescriptions.

Our Philosophy on Treatment Modalities

Solara Mental Health, we provide a broad spectrum of therapeutic treatment modalities including traditional, and second and third wave cognitive behavioral therapy, such as dialectical behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and mindfulness based stress reduction, as well as eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), among others.

We complement these first line evidence based treatments with psychodynamic therapy, educational therapy, somatic experiencing, sensory motor therapy, and biofeedback.

We also utilize creative therapies, like drumming, music, drawing, painting, knitting, and others. Physical and body therapies include yoga, meditation, and mindfulness, combined with exercise and nutrition. We believe that providing clients a breadth of therapeutic options and activities allows them to respond and progress with the therapies that ‘speak’ to them and promote maximum healing and wellness, which they can continue to develop over time.

What Our Clients Say

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.

Terri

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.

Alex

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.

Husband

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.

Lynn

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.

Lauren

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.

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.

Dad

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.

Bill

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.

Bradley

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

Solara Mental Health A unique, in-residence psychiatric treatment program.
Clients will receive care from compassionate, experienced professionals wherein clients enjoy deluxe accommodations in one of the most picturesque coastal enclaves, helping clients become the very best version of themselves.
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