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We understand mental illness and the difficulties it creates for those who suffer from it. At our San Diego Mental Health Treatment Center we are sensitive to your challenges. Solara will find every possible solution to enable you to live the life that you are meant to live.



At Solara Mental Health we treat a broad array of mental health disorders in San Diego that include the following:

Distorted Thinking

Distorted thinking occurs when one suffers from repetitive, inaccurate, damaging thoughts. This type of thinking is symptomatic of numerous mental health disorders, including anxiety and personality disorders, among other. These distorted, inaccurate thoughts seem completely logical and truthful to the person thinking them, when in reality they are actually inaccurate and illogical.

At Solara Mental Health, we understand that identifying, addressing and correcting distorted thinking patterns is a vital to the healing process.   Our psychiatric facility’s expertly trained clinicians are highly capable of treating those who experience distorted thinking. [More]

Sexual Identity Conflict

Sexual identity issues occur when one is confused or conflicted by his or her sexual desires, sexual identity, sexual practices as well as other disorders. These conflicts are often intense and exacerbated by societal stigmas or family/peer pressure. Unresolved, these sexual identity conflicts can lead to feelings of self-loathing, hopelessness and isolation, as well as anxiety and depression. These feelings are especially acute when combined with a co-occurring mental health disorder.

We know how vital it is for individuals to find congruence in and peace with her or his sexual identity. Our program treats those suffering from sexual identity issues and conflicts. [More]

Failure to Launch

We often treat veterans who come to us from other mental health treatment facilities where their outcome was not as successful as anticipated or desired.  Finding themselves returning to old, destructive patterns and practices (which in many instances have intensified and become more acute) they desperately seek help and treatment that will last. Failure to launch in the context of psychiatric treatment is defined as the lack of achieving success or demonstrable improvement in mental health and wellness.  This often creates many of the following conditions:

  • Feelings of frustration, disappointment, and hopelessness
  • Lack of trust in self and the therapeutic process
  • Decreased self-confidence
  • Poor health habits
  • Inability to form and maintain healthy relationships
  • Lack of motivation in other areas of life, including education, work, and spirituality
  • Decreased sense of purpose

We treat those suffering from failure to launch in many contexts, which most often starts with successful mental health treatment. We have customized our program to help veterans free themselves from feelings of frustration and hopelessness, and realize lasting recovery. [More]

Phase of Life Issues

Most major life changes come in myriad forms, such as illness, death of a loved one, divorce, retirement, and the transition to being an “empty-nester.” Individuals display all manner of reactions to these changes like increased emotionality, persistent grief, uncharacteristic anger, hopelessness and aimlessness. Unresolved, these feelings can have a highly negative affect on the sufferer’s ability to function in normal activities.  Moreover, relationships with friends and family often become strained and damaged.  And finally, the development of mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression occur.

Our psychiatric program treats those, who exhibit these debilitating and destructive phase of life responses and behaviors.  Our ‘life change’ experts provide intensive and integrative therapy, education, and support  that is crucial to overcoming these issues. [More]

Solara’s Additional Treatments for Veterans

Distorted thinking, sexual identity conflict, failure to launch, and phase of life issues all require professional assistance to guarantee an efficient recovery. Understanding each veteran’s specific diagnosis is crucial for the treatment, that’s why at Solara Mental Health San Diego our staff of professionals is ready to assist each patient accordingly through a personalized treatment plan.

Solara Mental Health is VA contracted as a community care provider, which gives us the unique opportunity to help veterans with their needs. Once authorized, housing, transportation, and accommodations will be provided.

Proudly Serving Veterans
with TriWest Insurance

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What Our Clients Say


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.


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

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.


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.

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.


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.

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.

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.


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.


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.