cognitive behavioral therapy
We understand mental illness and the difficulties it creates for those who suffer from it. At our 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.


Family and Loved Ones

Experience has taught us how critical the involvement, support, and understanding of loved ones are to the healing process, as mental health disorders are profoundly difficult, painful, and disruptive. Oftentimes mental health disorders involve years of suffering for not just the veteran, but the entire family and others.  Family and loved ones experience almost every emotion from frustration to helplessness, to confusion, vulnerability, anxiety, and heartbreak.  Mental illness strains every relationship and leaves in its wake devastating emotional distress for all.

Family and couples therapy can provide a safe, supportive environment in which to develop the insight and skills for all to begin to heal together.


Education and understanding of the mental disorders that afflict the veteran and the resultant behaviors are the critical first components of therapy. The supportive and knowledgeable therapists at our psychiatric facility will provide understanding around the mental health disorder the veteran suffering from and will answer all the questions the family has to fully understand what their loved one is experiencing.

Improving Family Dynamics

Even healthy relationship can be complicated, much more so family relationships wherein one member suffers from mental illness.  Family and loved ones’ therapy can identify detrimental behaviors like enabling, co-dependency and over-involvement.  Families can learn skills to create new behavior patterns and perspectives.

Solara Treatment for the Veteran’s Family and Loved Ones

Group therapy sessions are led by one or two of our therapists, who specialize in the group’s thematic purpose. Veterans openly share and communicate with each other while experts guide their conversations about specific issues that may arise within these frames – all without any expectation for payment beyond your time spent there! 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, which gives us the unique opportunity to help veterans with their mental health needs. As long as authorization is approved, we provide housing, transportation, and accommodations.

Lasting Healing

The mission of our mental health treatment center is to enable our veterans and their families to continue with durable wellness and family function long after completing our program. Family therapy provides the optimal setting wherein plans and strategies are established for the best possible family life after treatment.
Please contact us to discuss our family and loved ones’ services and learn more about how we support not just our veterans but their families, as well.

What Our Clients Say


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.


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.


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.

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.


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.


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.

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.


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.


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.

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