Inpatient Mental Health Treatment
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.



Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese tradition that is as much an art form as it is a health practice. Solara uses acupuncture in San Diego as a component of our mental health services. This practice stems from the belief that an unobstructed, continuous flow of energy (qi) through the body is what promotes physical and mental health.

When this qi is disrupted or unbalanced, mental and physical symptoms arise. Acupuncture, the painless placing of sterilized needles into specific parts of the body, is meant to promote physical healing, removing qi blockages and imbalances to alleviate pain and distress and promote healing.

Health Benefits

For people struggling with mental health disorders, acupuncture can be a profoundly effective holistic therapy. The rebalancing and reinvigorating effect of acupuncture can help clients find therapeutic relief without having to talk about any painful or distressing subjects, helping clients find physical healing and wholeness in a safe, secure way. This can be particularly effective for people struggling with trauma disorders, although research shows that acupuncture is an important component of a comprehensive treatment plan for a variety of mental health disorders.

Specific benefits of acupuncture include the following:

  • Improved sleep quality
  • Increased endorphin release
  • Decreased physical tension and/or pain
  • Better digestion
  • Stronger blood sugar regulation
  • Lessened levels of anxiety
  • Greater sense of health, balance, and psychological and physical wellness

Acupuncture at Solara Mental Health

As part of our comprehensive, personalized treatment plans, our mental health treatment center offers acupuncture to each of our clients. Those who choose to utilize acupuncture work with our trained acupuncturists to create a specific treatment plan that addresses each client’s specific symptoms and needs.  In turn, our acupuncturists will use that plan to identify and treat blockages, allowing energy to flow freely once more. We have found that our clients who use acupuncture develop increased balance and wellness that promotes lasting physical and psychological healing.

For more information about acupuncture, or about other treatments offered at Solara Mental Health, please contact us.

What Our Clients Say

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 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 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.


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.


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.


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 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


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.

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.


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.

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.

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.