Mental Health Clinic, Behavioral Health in San Diego, California

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Retreat in San Diego

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Psyclarity Health is a leading mental health retreat and treatment center in San Diego, CA. We specialize in the treatment of mental health disorders and behavioral health conditions, including substance abuse. Millions of people in the U.S. are living with untreated mental and behavioral health disorders. Any one of these disorders can impact the most important aspects of your life as well as the quality of your life. With professional medical treatment at Psyclarity Health in San Diego, you can get the help you need for symptom relief and learn how to successfully manage your condition going forward.

Our San Diego mental health treatment center is an upscale retreat and rehab that offers clients a full continuum of care, including inpatient and outpatient programs. We also offer aftercare and remote support for clients as they transition back to their everyday lives. Our treatment center is accredited, our clinicians are credentialed, and our therapies include medically sanctioned and holistic therapies that support the effective management of mental and behavioral health disorders. 

If you’re dealing with symptoms of a mental health disorder like depression or behavioral health conditions like drug or alcohol addiction, you may feel overwhelmed. These conditions affect how you think and feel, taking a toll on your mind and spirit day after day. We ask you to trust in the very real and likely possibility that you will progress toward recovery as soon as you take your first steps in a treatment program. Trust that others have achieved symptom relief and learned to effectively manage their condition, and you can too. 

If you have been diagnosed or haven’t been diagnosed, you can rely on Psyclarity Health to help you navigate your condition with a high-quality, effective treatment that will reduce–and often eliminate–symptoms while helping you manage your disorder for the long term. 

Welcome To Psyclarity, San Diego’s #1 Behavioral Health Clinic for Holistic Healing

Psyclarity Health specializes in the treatment of mental and behavioral health disorders. We brand ourselves as a ‘retreat’ as well as a treatment center because that’s precisely what our setting feels like–a retreat. We have developed a healing retreat center that features a positive and safe setting where we treat the mind, body, and spirit. When enrolled in our treatment programs, clients can immerse themselves in our therapies to obtain the personalized support that is so crucial to recovery and condition management. 

At Psyclarity Health, we place a strong focus on medically sanctioned treatments for mental and behavioral health conditions because these therapies have been deemed safe and effective for the treatment of mental and behavioral health disorders like bipolar disorder, depression, and substance use disorders. However, we also complement our programs with holistic therapies that support overall health and wellness. Together, our therapeutic approaches help clients build a strong recovery foundation. 

Many mental and behavioral health conditions are chronic; that is, they are not ‘curable.’ For instance, someone with a condition like depression is vulnerable to future depressive episodes. However, with effective management of disorders like depression, anxiety, and substance use disorders, patients achieve what might be dubbed ‘remission’ as they develop successful coping strategies that allow them to ward off symptoms or contend with them in healthy ways or with ongoing maintenance treatment. 

Learning how to manage a condition takes time and practice. That’s why we’ve developed a retreat-like atmosphere designed with ultra-comfort in mind. Our patients receive individualized support as they partner with our doctors and therapists to manage their condition. We treat every client with dignity and respect. We understand the immense challenges that mental and behavioral health conditions can impose on a person’s life, touching every important aspect of their lives. We empower our clients to learn and understand their condition, identify their relapse risk factors, and cope with their symptoms in healthy ways. 

If you are struggling with symptoms of a behavioral or mental health condition, remember that our San Diego treatment center can help. We can help you transform your mental health for the better with proven therapies and personalized support. Most of all, we care. We value each patient as a member of our healing community, of course, but also as members of our overall community. There are no fringe populations or marginalized individuals on our watch; every person matters, and that’s how we treat our patients–we build them up so they can experience improved health and wellbeing, learning to manage their condition so they can get back to living and enjoying their lives. 

We Help People Struggling With Dual Diagnosis (Addiction To Drugs & or Alcohol as well as Mental Health Issues) Beat Addiction

Someone diagnosed with dual diagnosis has a substance use disorder like alcohol addiction as well as a mental health disorder such as anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder. Although the two types of conditions are separate and distinct, they can dramatically affect each other. At Psyclarity Health, we specialize in the treatment of dual diagnosis, which affects millions of people. Research confirms that roughly one-third of people who have an alcohol or drug addiction also have a mental health disorder. The best way to manage both conditions is with simultaneous treatment. 

Our clinicians provide individualized dual diagnosis treatment. We provide a comprehensive psychological assessment to recommend the ideal treatment plan and therapies for each client. By treating both disorders at the same time, we can prevent each from impeding the recovery process of the other and ensure that clients learn how to manage both effectively for the long term.

Our Trauma-Informed Therapies:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive behavioral therapy is an evidence-based form of psychotherapy, aka talk therapy, designed to help patients understand the connections between their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. By learning to manage thoughts and feelings in healthier ways, clients are more easily and reliably able to manage their behaviors. CBT is used to treat a wide range of mental and behavioral health disorders, including substance use disorders, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and more.

Cognitive Processing Therapy

A specific treatment process associated with cognitive behavioral therapy, cognitive processing therapy is a 12-session plan designed to help patients cope with past trauma. During sessions, clients learn to evaluate their thoughts and modify unhealthy thoughts and feelings that contribute to their disorder. Unhealthy patterns of thinking and feeling often govern unwanted behaviors. With therapy, clients can achieve symptom relief by developing strategies to change and manage how they think and feel about past trauma or other stressors in their lives.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

Dialectical behavioral therapy is closely related to cognitive behavioral therapy. However, it focuses more closely on distress tolerance. Clients learn techniques for ‘living’ and coping with uncomfortable emotions. These strategies for coping with discomfort can help them manage their condition symptoms better and, in the case of alcohol or drug addiction, keep relapse at bay.

Diverse Psychoeducational Groups   

Diverse psychoeducation groups have a strong educational focus, helping clients–group participants–to learn new ways to cope with their condition and symptoms, many of which are associated with specific mental and behavioral health disorders. Through information sharing and discussion, participants learn ways to manage their condition. 


EMDR stands for eye movement desensitization and reprocessing is specifically effective for treating clients who have experienced past trauma, especially those recovering from post-traumatic stress disorder. During EMDR treatment sessions, therapists ask clients questions related to their trauma while asking them to complete various types of eye movements. The physical aspect of the therapy–eye movement–allows for the ‘movement’ of the traumatic memory to another area of the brain where clients can cope with it more effectively. EMDR is not a cure, but it can promote long-term symptom relief. 

Holistic Wellness

Mental and physical health are related in so many ways that medical researchers are still learning how. For instance, there’s a strong mind-gut relationship that is associated with various conditions like depression. At Psyclarity Health, we offer holistic therapies that address clients’ overall well-being. By treating the mind, body, and spirit, we help repair the damage that may have occurred as a result of their condition and support whole-person health. 

Life Skills

A mental or behavioral health condition often makes it difficult for people to learn or practice various life skills like time management or other activities that are associated with daily living. With life skills training, clients can get help learning and practicing activities that underscore a mentally and behaviorally healthy life. 

Medication Assisted Treatment

Medication-assisted treatment refers to the use of medications to treat certain substance use disorders that are known to respond well to certain medications. Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is often used in the treatment of opioid use disorders and alcohol use disorders. MAT is not a cure, but it can reduce cravings and withdrawal symptoms, making it easier for clients to focus on their additional therapies. 

Art and Music Therapy

Art and music therapy are alternative forms of therapy that are used to treat various mental and behavioral health conditions, including substance use disorders. Not all clients find it easy or preferable to express themselves verbally during counseling sessions. Art and music therapy allows them to express themselves by other means that may be more comfortable for them or simply offer terrific balance with more conventional forms of treatment. 

Family Therapy

Family therapy addresses the support needs of family members as well as the individual in question. During family therapy, therapists help family members understand their loved one’s condition and support needs. They learn how to provide healthy forms of support and cope with any issues they may have regarding their loved one’s condition. In short, a family therapist promotes the healing of the family unit and helps them learn ways to relate and cope better with one another in the future.

Group Therapy

Group therapy plays a crucial role in many types of behavioral health and mental health treatment plans. During group therapy, therapists help clients who have similar conditions address topics that are important to all the group members. Unlike individual treatment which focuses on a client’s personal experience, group therapy focuses on topics that relate to everything with the condition.

Individual Therapy

Individual therapy is a cornerstone of any high-quality treatment plan related to a mental or behavioral health condition. Patients meet with their doctor or other clinicians to discuss their specific symptoms, experiences, and goals. 

Neurofeedback Therapy

Neurofeedback therapy is a form of therapy that helps people consciously control their brain waves to change patterns of thoughts and feelings. These changes can promote healthier ways of coping with their condition and its symptoms. Treatment technicians use positive feedback to promote positive brain wave activity, which is measured with electroencephalography machines.

Somatic Therapy

Somatic therapy is a holistic treatment that focuses on mind-body connections. The term is a broad one, encompassing various physical techniques or activities that are known to promote mental relief or the improvement of mental health conditions. Yoga, for instance, is a form of somatic therapy as its practice is associated with both physical and mental health benefits.

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation 

Transcranial magnetic stimulation is non-invasive and involves the use of magnetic waves to promote symptom relief in depression or mental health conditions involving depression. It is often recommended for clients who have not responded positively to more conventional or first-line forms of therapy.

We Help Treat These Addictions:

Alcohol Addiction

Alcohol addiction affects millions of people across the country and is associated with high relapse rates. Like other forms of substance use disorders, alcohol addiction changes the chemistry of the brain, making it extremely hard for individuals to stop drinking despite its negative consequences. High-quality treatment plants for alcohol use disorders involve integrated therapies, including group therapy and individual therapy, and, often, medical detox. During therapy, clients learn to manage their alcohol addiction with strategies for preventing relapse.

Meth Addiction

Methamphetamine or meth is a powerfully addictive stimulant. An illicit drug, meth is widely available on the streets in many parts of the country. Overcoming a meth addiction is particularly challenging as this substance addiction is associated with a 93% relapse rate. Treatment for meth addiction generally involves medically supervised detox and either (or both) inpatient and outpatient therapy. 

Benzodiazepine Addiction

Benzodiazepines are prescription drugs that are prescribed to treat anxiety disorders. However, these drugs are also addictive and widely abused. Benzos deliver a calming effect, but when a person becomes addicted, they develop a tolerance to their dose and must continually increase the dose, which deepens the addiction and increases the risks of overdose. Benzo’s addiction is treated with individual and group therapies and, sometimes, medical detox.

Opioid Addiction

Opioid addiction is a serious condition that may involve an addiction to illicit opioids like heroin or prescription opioids like oxycodone or fentanyl. Opioid addiction is extremely dangerous as overdose rates confirm. Opioid addiction treatment often includes medical detox, inpatient and/or outpatient treatment, convention and holistic therapies, and medication-assisted treatment in some cases. 

Cocaine Addiction

Cocaine is an addictive stimulant that is abused in powder or rock form. Cocaine delivers a powerful high but also causes powerful physical and psychological dependence. Treatment for cocaine addiction may include medical detox as well as inpatient and/or outpatient therapy that combines conventional and holistic therapies. 

Prescription Drug Addiction

Prescription drug addiction can be just as dangerous as an addiction to illicit drugs–and just as hard to manage. Treatment for prescription drug addiction includes medically sanctioned treatments like cognitive behavioral therapy as well as holistic treatments and, in many cases, medical detox. 

Co-Occurring Disorders

Co-occuring disorders involve two or more mental and/or behavioral health disorders. Treatment must be individualized for both disorders. At PsyClarity Health, clients can expect personalized treatment designed to address their conditions and symptoms.

Sleeping Pills Addiction

Sleeping pills are among the most commonly abused drugs. Clients who have developed an addiction to these drugs need treatment that addresses the physical, mental, and behavioral aspects of their condition. They’ll find this treatment at PsyClarity Health.

Crack Addiction

Crack is the rock form of cocaine. It’s highly addictive and tends to deliver a faster and, often more intensive but short-lived high. Treatment for a crack addiction involves medical detox, in most cases, as well as a both evidence-based and holistic therapy. 

Stimulant Addiction

Many people abuse stimulants, including prescription stimulants like Adderall, to increase their energy and alertness. Addiction can develop as individuals develop a tolerance to these drugs and then increase the dosage. Treatment involves evidence-based and alternative therapies.


ADHD is an acronym for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Symptoms involve hyperactivity, difficulty maintaining cognitive focus, and impulsive behavior. Therapists at Psyclarity Health may prescribe medication as well as psychotherapy to help clients manage symptoms in healthy ways.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Someone with obsessive compulsive disorder struggles with repetitive thoughts and behaviors that they find difficult to control. This condition is primarily treated with medication as well as both conventional psychotherapy and holistic treatments known to alleviate symptoms and promote healthful condition management.

Anxiety Disorder

Anxiety disorder involves persistent worry and feelings of panic or dread. In some cases, the disorder is accompanied by physical symptoms such as fatigue and headache. Anxiety disorder is treated, generally, with medication and psychotherapy.


A phobia is an extreme and irrational fear. There are many types of phobias, but fear governs each. To treat phobias, therapists may prescribe medications and psychotherapy. 

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is a condition that typically involves periods of manic activity and deep depression. Clinicians treat this condition with medication and psychotherapy. 


Post traumatic stress disorder can develop after a person experiences or witnesses trauma or traumatic events. Symptoms can involve nightmares, panic, anxiety, depression, mood swings, and inability to focus. Treatment will include trauma-informed therapies and, often, medication. 

Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline personality disorder is a mental illness that includes symptoms such as an inability to regulate emotions and has disturbed patterns of thinking. Treatment involves psychotherapy, including cognitive behavioral treatment, and sometimes medication.

Schizoaffective Disorder

Schizoaffective disorder is a condition that involves schizophrenic symptoms such as delusions or hallucinations and mood disorder symptoms such as depression or bipolar-type mood swings that range from mania to depression. Clinicians treat this condition with medication and various forms of psychotherapy.


One in six people in the U.S. will experience at least one bout of clinical depression in their lifetime. Depression includes feelings of hopelessness and sadness. In some cases, these symptoms can be debilitating and involve an inability to attend to activities of daily living. Treatment includes medication and psychotherapy. In some cases, clinicians may recommend the inclusion of some alternative forms of treatment.

Sleep Deprivation

Sleep deprivation may be caused by mental or physical factors. Clinicians will attempt to determine the root causes of the condition in order to recommend the ideal course of treatment in order to help people get the proper amount of sleep they need to support optimum mental and physical health.

Dual Diagnosis

Dual diagnosis involves the occurrence of a mental health disorder and substance use disorder. Treatment may include medication but also physiotherapy that addresses both conditions.


Suicidal feelings may accompany many types of mental or behavioral health conditions. In order to treat suicidal thoughts and help prevent suicide attempts, clinicians will diagnose the individual’s condition in order to develop the ideal course of treatment. 

Eating Disorder

An eating disorder is a mental health disorder that involves extreme lifestyle choices in association with food. These conditions can have a severe impact on health. Clinicians may recommend medication in addition to psychotherapies designed to address compulsions associated with the condition and harmful thought patterns that also govern these conditions.