We treat children and teens with depression, anxiety, substance use, bipolar disorder, self-harm and aggressive behaviors.
Children, adolescents and families experiencing mental and behavioral health problems need support, direction, treatment and compassionate care. These problems can be overwhelming for parents and loved ones, and sometimes it's hard to know where to turn to find help for these mental health and behavioral health issues.
Sharp Mesa Vista's child and adolescent treatment programs in San Diego offer hope and professional expertise, and are carefully designed to offer treatment to young people and their families in crisis. We treat children and teens with depression, anxiety, substance use, bipolar disorder, self-harm and aggressive behaviors.
The programs, under the direction of a board-certified child Psychiatrist, include school, individual and group therapy, medication, recreational therapy, therapeutic activities, family therapy and parent and sibling support. All inpatient and partial hospital services include classroom education with accredited teachers from San Diego City schools.
Why Choose Sharp Mesa Vista for Child and Teen Mental Health Services?
- Full continuum of inpatient and outpatient specialized care for youth mental and behavioral disorders
- Licensed professional staff specially trained to work with children, adolescents and their families during this difficult process
- More than 45 years of experience providing comprehensive care to children, teens and adolescents
- Nationally recognized, Joint Commission accredited and use practices based on evidence and research
- Proven track record of positive outcomes for youth and their families regarding mental health
Children and Teen Mental Health Program and Services
Sharp Mesa Vista, located in San Diego, offers both inpatient and outpatient mental health treatment programs for children and teens.
Inpatient Child and Teen Programs
- Children’s Program
Treatment for children ages 5 to 12 with significant behavioral and emotional problems including depression, anxiety and some developmental disabilities such as Asperger’s syndrome. The highly structured therapeutic environment helps children improve and maintain healthy behavior in the home, school and community. Children learn self-esteem and relationship building. Family members are involved in all levels of treatment.
- Cognitive Behavior Program
Treatment for adolescents ages 12 to 17 with emotional or behavioral problems, school problems, family problems, depression, anxiety and substance abuse.
- "Young Winners" Program
Chemical dependency treatment for adolescents who have both substance use and emotional and behavioral problems. The cognitive-behavioral track helps teens correct distorted thinking to allow better integration of thoughts, emotions and behaviors.
Outpatient Child and Teen Programs
- Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program
A cognitive-behavioral treatment program designed to assist adolescents who are experiencing difficulties in coping, depression, anxiety, substance abuse and others.
- “Changes” Dual Diagnosis Program
A specialized chemical dependency program designed to help adolescents develop positive behaviors through recovery-oriented groups, education, activity therapies, 12-step self-help groups, parent education and weekly aftercare.
- Children’s Partial Hospitalization Program
A highly structured and therapeutic environment for children ages 6 to 12 who are experiencing significant behavioral and emotional problems. Specialized day treatment services are designed to provide a transition following hospitalization or to provide an alternative to hospitalization.
- Cognitive Behavioral Group Therapy for Teens
A cognitive-behavioral after-school program providing mental health treatment to adolescents in grades 7 through 12.
The Sharp Mesa Vista Child and Teen Treatment Team
Our dedicated staff of professionals have specialized training and experience working with children and teens with behavioral and emotional needs and their families. Sharp Mesa Vista is recognized as a local and national training program for young professionals in psychiatry, nursing, psychology and social work. Our multidisciplinary teams are dedicated to continuous skill development and training for the benefit of our patients and include board-certified child psychiatrists, nurses, social workers, child psychologists, recreation therapists, certified special education instructors and specially trained mental health workers.
Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital
7850 Vista Hill Ave.
San Diego, CA 92123
For More Information
To learn more about Child and Adolescent Services at Sharp Mesa Vista, please call 858-278-4110.
To learn more about Child and Adolescent Services at Sharp, visit Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. To find a Sharp-affiliated physician, search for a San Diego doctor or call 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277), Monday through Friday, 8 am to 6 pm.