Anxiety 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.


Small Group Therapy

Research indicates that for many, ‘group therapy can be more powerful than individual therapy.’  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 and our experts guide and provide proven strategies for managing specific issues.

Joining a group of strangers may sound intimidating at first, but experts express that, in fact, participants in group therapy sessions are almost always surprised by how rewarding the group experience can be.

Our breadth of therapy groups are each designed to either target a specific problem, such as depression, anxiety, panic disorder, co-occurring issues and many others or to improve social skills, help veterans deal with a range of issues such as anger, loneliness and low self-esteem, etc.

Benefits of Group Therapy

Group therapy helps the veteran realize she or he is not alone – it increases the sense that “we’re all in this together,” and can normalize suffering.

Group therapy facilitates giving and receiving support – all participants are encouraged to support each other in the group setting, providing feedback and connection, instead of looking to the clinician for that.

Group therapy helps one find her or his “voice” – participants are encouraged to notice and observe their own feelings and sensations during the session and express those to the other members present.

Group therapy helps one relate to others (and oneself) in healthier ways – in the safety of a support group atmosphere, members can get honest feedback from others to one degree or another.”  Groups provide the opportunity to see just how people relate to others in the moment, and how they relate to themselves.

Group therapy provides a safety net – as participants learn and practice communication and behavior skills in the group setting, they gain confidence to carry on those skills outside of the group.  Veterans are ‘feel’ the group’s support with them between sessions, making it easier to take healthy risks – the group acts as a ‘safety net.’,

Our experience has evidenced that group therapy can be highly beneficial to our veterans, in addition to individual one-to-one therapy.

Solara’s Small Group Therapy for Veterans

Research indicates that for many, ‘group therapy can be more powerful than individual therapy.’ Group therapy sessions are led by one or two of our therapists, who specialize in the group’s thematic purpose. 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.

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.


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.

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.


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 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.


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.

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 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.

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.


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.