Mental Health Services in San Diego
Our mental health services are here when you need them.
Sound mental health is vital to your well-being. And while mental health conditions are common, we’re here to make getting the care you need easy. We are San Diego’s most comprehensive and experienced not-for-profit behavioral health care provider.
If you’re looking for marriage, family or individual therapy, start by contacting your health plan. They can provide you with a complete list of mental health experts who fit your needs and accept your insurance. Mental health practitioners featured on sharp.com are limited to psychiatrists affiliated with Sharp medical groups or who have Sharp hospital privileges.
Advanced, effective inpatient and outpatient mental health treatment.
At Sharp, we're committed to guiding children, adolescents, adults and seniors on their personal path to recovery. For individuals experiencing a significant disruption in daily living, our services include:
- Adult mental health treatment programs (including anxiety and depression treatment)
- Child mental health services
- Cognitive treatment program
- Dual recovery treatment program
- Eating disorders treatment programs
- Older adult mental health services
- Substance use treatment
- Teen mental health services
Comprehensive mental health treatment catered to you.
Our compassionate caregivers treat a range of mental health conditions, including:
- Anxiety disorder
- Binge eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Depression disorder
- Major depressive disorder
- Mood disorders
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Substance use disorder
What is the difference between a psychiatrist and a therapist?
Both psychiatrists and therapists are mental health professionals trained to evaluate how the mind affects behavior and well-being. While the care they provide is similar, and may sometimes overlap, there are some distinct differences, including education, conditions treated and treatment methods.
A psychiatrist is a medical doctor who can prescribe medications and is qualified to treat both the mental and physical aspects of psychological disorders. They are likely to treat complex conditions such as severe depression, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
The term “therapist” is used for a wide range of mental health experts, including psychologists, licensed mental health counselors and clinical social workers. These specialists help resolve issues with thoughts, emotions and relationships. They are likely to treat conditions such as behavioral problems, stress, anxiety and depression.
If you are unsure which mental health professional is right for you, talk to your primary care doctor. They can help you decide what type of therapy and which mental health expert may be the best fit.
How do I find a therapist?
If you are looking for marriage, family or individual therapy, your best first step is to contact your health plan. They can provide you with a complete list of mental health experts who fit your needs and accept your insurance.
If you’re unsure which type of mental health professional is right for you, contact your primary care doctor. They can help you decide which practitioners might be the best fit.
Mental health hospitals in San Diego.
Our comprehensive mental health services range from day programs to inpatient and outpatient. And with locations in La Mesa, Mid-City, El Cajon and Kearny Mesa, it's easy to get the care you need. At Sharp, we put you at the center of all we do. Because we know that a strong, healthy mind means a stronger, healthier you.
Call your preferred location below to find the right program for you.