Veterans' Struggles with Mental Health in California
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Mental Health and Wellness

Integrative Psychotherapy

Individual integrative psychotherapy is a vitally important treatment modality that is at the heart of mental health treatment. During psychotherapy, an individual meets one-on-one with a therapist, working together to help the individual realize what their obstacles to progress are and how to address them. Depending on the individual’s specific diagnosis, symptoms and needs, this process can include a variety of different therapeutic modalities.

The overall goal of psychotherapy remains the same regardless of which methods are used.  At our mental health treatment facility the aim is for the therapist to guide the veteran to a better understanding of their experiences, emotions and needs, while simultaneously helping the veteran develop healthier thought processes and concrete techniques for coping with symptoms and stressors, allowing veterans to live healthier, more stable, and more joyful lives.

Treatment at Solara Mental Health

Individual psychotherapy is the cornerstone of Solara Mental Health’s treatment program. Here, success in individual psychotherapy begins with the immersive nature of our program. Our intensive format allows veterans to step away from the stressors of everyday life, giving them the time and energy needed to fully focus on the therapeutic process. This leads to deeper, quicker progress that simply cannot be recreated in an outpatient format.

To promote the healing process, we provide veteran with a minimum of 3 individual psychotherapy sessions per week with their primary therapist. The regular, high-frequency nature of our individual therapy sessions fosters a strong, trusting bond between veteran and therapist in a short time frame, deepening the healing process. Each session will be guided by the veteran’s individualized treatment plan, devised after a thorough assessment taken at the beginning of the program. Veterans will be assigned to a primary therapist who has the expertise and experience that best suits the veteran’s individual needs.

Multimodal Collaboration

The therapists at Solara Mental Health want to provide each veteran with the most effective, comprehensive, and specialized care possible. As such, clinicians will integrate a variety of therapeutic modalities, designed to target a veteran’s unique symptoms and struggles, into psychotherapy sessions.

This can include psychodynamic therapy, which examines how childhood experiences and other unconscious factors affect current thoughts and behaviors; dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), which focuses on fostering mindfulness and emotional self-regulation; and a variety of other therapies. The result is a personalized combination of methods that will help a veteran address their needs, giving them the specific tools they need to promote immediate and long-term wellness.

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

Solara’s Integrative Psychotherapy for Veterans

Individuals who receive psychotherapy meet one-on-one with a therapist, who works with them to uncover and address their obstacles to progress. Solara Mental Health in San Diego understands that each patient requires a unique treatment combined with a safe environment for healing. 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 mental health needs. Once authorization is approved, we provide housing, transportation, and accommodations.

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.

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.

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.


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.


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 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 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

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.


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.