Veteran to Civilian Job Struggles in San Diego, CA
We welcome you. At our Mental Health Treatment Center in San Diego, we are sensitive to your challenges. Our caring, experienced staff is ready to understand your needs and see you become the best possible version of yourself as you begin your new life’s journey.
Mental Health and Wellness

Relational Therapy

Interpersonal relationships, good and bad, are highly influential in a person’s life. Relational therapy seeks to explore these social influences, seeing how they effect a person’s psychological wellbeing and contribute to mental or emotional distress. Relational therapy is founded on the belief that meaningful, healthy social connections are a basic human need. And as such, we strive to help people find the roots of their distress and learn skills to strengthen both current and future relationships. Our relational therapy in San Diego does just that. Through this process, veterans learn how relationships affect their mental health disorder and come to a better understanding of themselves and their needs.

Sociocultural Awareness

An important component of relational therapy is the development of sociocultural awareness. This is a social constructivist theory that studies how power dynamics between people are shaped by race, gender, class and sexual orientation, and by extent, how the culture that someone grows up in shapes their worldview and interactions with others. A greater sense of sociocultural awareness can help veterans reframe and better understand interactions with others, as well as self-reflect on their own actions.

Widely Applicable

Relational therapy is a flexible treatment that can be helpful in treating people with a variety of mental health disorders, including depression, anxiety, trauma disorders and personality disorders. The focus on sociocultural awareness can also be useful in treating psychotic disorders.

Therapist-Patient Relationship

In conjunction with other therapeutic modalities, Solara Mental Health utilizes relational therapy to create the most effective treatment experience possible for veterans. The expert clinicians at our mental health treatment center will work with veterans to build strong relationships centered on mutual trust, support, and respect, setting a model that veterans can aim to replicate in other relationships. A strong therapist-patient relationship can help all veterans find both immediate and long-term security and relief as they develop the skills needed to identify positive and negative relationships and respond accordingly.

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

Solara’s Relational Therapy for Veterans

A fundamental human need is meaningful, healthy social connections, which is the basis of relational therapy. As a result of this process, veterans gain a better understanding of themselves and their needs, as well as how relationships affect their mental health disorders. Our program combines the strengths of individual therapy, group therapy, and holistic therapies for comprehensive and effective treatment for veterans. With the assistance and support of our staff of clinicians and specialists, Solara Mental Health San Diego is ready to assist each veteran depending on their specific needs.

Solara Mental Health is VA contracted as a community care provider. Once authorized, housing, transportation, and accommodations will be provided.

What Our Clients Say


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


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.


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.


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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.