Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital
Children and Teen Mental Health Services at Sharp Mesa Vista
Caring for at-risk children, teens and their families — one day at a time.
At Sharp Mesa Vista, we offer hope, support and professional expertise through programs specifically designed for young people — and their families — who are facing significant challenges.
Our licensed professional staff is dedicated to providing compassionate care and treatment to children and teens experiencing serious behavioral and emotional problems, including self-harm, aggression, depression and suicide.
Guiding you on the path to wellness.
We will partner with you and your family to create a comprehensive and intensive treatment plan that works best for your family's needs. Our experienced team includes board-certified child psychiatrists, nurses, social workers, child psychologists, recreation therapists, certified special education instructors and specially trained mental health workers.
With a strong reputation for success, we are recognized as the hospital of choice for many managed care organizations, including TriCare.
Providing a safe healing environment.
We offer both inpatient and outpatient mental health treatment programs to empower our patients to reach their fullest potential.
Inpatient programs include treatment for depression, anxiety, challenges with family or school, substance abuse and some developmental disabilities such as autism spectrum disorders. To learn more about our inpatient programs, please call 858-836-8555.
Our specialized outpatient services include:
- Partial hospitalization
Partial hospitalization provides treatment for young people following a hospital stay, as an alternative to hospitalization, or as a step up from outpatient treatment
- Changes Substance Abuse Outpatient Program
A comprehensive dual-diagnosis treatment program to help adolescents and families deal with problems related to developing and maintaining a sober and drug-free lifestyle.
- After-school cognitive therapy for teens
Cognitive behavioral group therapy provides teens, grades 7 through 12, struggling with emotional and behavioral issues a structured and supportive environment for learning healthier ways to cope.
- Children's programming
Treatment for children ages 6 to 12 with significant behavioral and emotional problems.
- Adolescent programming
Treatment for adolescents ages 12 to 17 with emotional or behavioral problems, school problems, family problems, alcohol and substance abuse, as well as support for transgender and LGBTQIA youth
To learn more about our outpatient programs, please call 858-836-8555.
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"My objective is to provide complete, personalized care for patients, treating them as I would any member of my family."
"My goal is to serve the family's medical needs with an emphasis on keeping everyone healthy."
""The secret of caring for the patient is to care for the patient." — William Osler"
"Each patient's experience is very important and I strive to meet individual needs while delivering the highest quality of care."
"Patients are satisfied when they receive top-quality care for a broad range of medical problems."
"I strive to instill in each of my patients a will to heal and a confidence in themselves."