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Mental Health and Wellness

Panic Disorder Treatment in San Diego

Solara Mental Health provides a comfortable, caring environment for panic disorder treatment in San Diego. We help veterans address the full scope of their panic disorder, including their experiences, symptoms, and triggers. This supportive environment begins with our clinicians, who provide expert, compassionate care to all veterans suffering from panic disorder.

Our mixture of individual psychotherapy, group therapy, holistic therapies, and skilled psychotropic medication management helps veterans gain insight into the causes of their anxiety and devise a treatment plan that is individualized, specific, and effective. Veterans will thus learn how to confidently control their symptoms, helping them lead steady, calm, and confident lives.

What is a Panic Disorder?

A type of anxiety disorder, panic disorder, is characterized by recurring bouts of intense fear known as panic attacks. Panic attacks are scary, extremely physical experiences that manifest themselves in various symptoms, including nausea, dizziness, shortness of breath, racing heart, shaking or trembling, and numbness. These physical panic attacks can have extreme mental, emotional, and practical consequences, including constant anxiety about having a panic attack.  Changes in behavior to avoid panic attacks can develop into agoraphobia, loneliness, and isolation.

Signs and Symptoms of Panic Disorders

Panic disorder is a form of anxiety disorder. Just like any other form of anxiety disorder, there’s no standard of signs and symptoms. However, people will usually experience their personal symptoms in many different ways. That being said, there are several common symptoms nearly everyone who has a panic disorder will experience, including:

  • Strong Physical Reactions that could include Nausea Pounding or Racing Heart, Chest Pain, Dizziness, Chills, Sweats
  • A feeling of impending doom or even a looming fear of death
  • Sudden and/or recurrent bouts of overwhelming anxiety and fears

One of the worst things that come with panic attacks is the intense feeling that you’ll have another one soon after. You may fear having extended and more panic attacks so much that you avoid certain situations, objects, or feelings where they may occur.

When to get help for your Panic Disorder

If you have panic disorder symptoms, or frequent panic attacks themselves, seek help from a medical professional as soon as possible. Panic attacks, while extremely uncomfortable, are not very dangerous. Panic disorder is difficult to manage by yourself, and it may get worse without treatment or help.

Some panic disorder symptoms can also resemble symptoms of other serious health problems, such as a heart attack or severe anxiety. It’s vital to your health to get evaluated by a doctor if you aren’t sure what could be causing your symptoms.

Solara’s Panic Disorder Treatment for Veterans

Solara Mental Health in San Diego is focused on giving veterans a supportive and safe environment to recover from their panic disorder. Our mental health treatment facility recognizes that each veteran will have their personal needs, and we will customize their treatment plan to help with their specific diagnosis and symptoms.

Solara is VA contracted as a community care provider, which gives us the unique opportunity to help veterans with their mental health needs, including panic disorder treatment. Once authorization is approved, we provide housing, transportation, and accommodations.

Overcoming your Panic Disorder with Solara Mental Health

At Solara Mental Health in San Diego, we understand that any events can trigger panic episodes.  Sometimes it can seem like they aren’t triggered by anything at all. We also understand that panic disorder is often connected to other mental health disorders, such as depression, social anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, or significant or stressful life changes.

As such, our psychiatric center’s clinicians provide highly individualized treatment for each veteran, working at a pace and in a method that feels safe and secure while still fostering progress. Our small-group sessions also allow veterans to practice methods for managing their symptoms in a safe and judgment-free environment, helping veterans build the confidence they can carry with them in their day-to-day lives.

While our veterans make considerable and rapid improvements, panic disorder is often a long-term condition. Through years of experience, our panic disorder treatment center has learned how to provide the entire spectrum of care for our veterans.  From inpatient to outpatient, from transitional living to a long-term aftercare plan, our program has been designed to free our veterans from the clutches of their panic disorder.

Contact us now to start the healing process.

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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.

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.

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.


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


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 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.


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.


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.


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.


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 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.

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.