Counseling (Community-Based)

Helix Support Center
Instructor: Danielle Yee 

Medi-Cal Counseling


  •     East County Family Wellness Center, San Diego Center for Children

If your family has Medi-Cal, counseling can be provided on-campus or at the agency through this program.  
        Contact the agency directly or contact the
Support Center for a referral.  
        (619) 668-6200

6386 Alvarado Court, Suite 310
        San Diego, CA 92120

  •     Family Health Centers of San Diego: Grossmont Spring Valley Family Counseling Center
      (619) 515-2385
      8788 Jamacha Road
      Spring Valley, CA 91977
       Hours:   Mon., Wed., Thurs., Fri. 8:30am - 5:30pm 
    8:00am - 7:00pm

  •  Medi-Cal Crisis and Access Line: 

      For referrals to individual therapist or for any mental health crisis. 

      1-800-479-3339 (available 24/7) 

Substance Abuse Treatment

Counseling/Substance Abuse

  • Teen Recovery Center, McAlister Institute

(619) 588-5361
        550 Fesler Street, Suite G1
        El Cajon, CA 92020

Satellite location also available in La Mesa

  •  Insurance-Based Treatment

Treatment for Substance Abuse is frequently available through your Health Insurance plan (under mental or behavioral health benefits) and through Employee Assistance Programs.

  •  Adolescent Detox Group Home, McAlister Institute
    Short-term residential program (21 days) for substance abusing adolescents. Services include assessment, educational workshops, group and individual counseling, self-help group attendance, and recreational activities.

    Phone: (619) 442-0277 x121

  •  Adolescent Residential Treatment, Phoenix House

    Tel. 619-445-0405 x4671 (Admissions)