We are here to support you!

SDTC provides a welcoming and supportive environment where our clients’ feelings are heard and validated. Our goal is to provide education about trauma and how it might have affected you. We will provide counseling and neurofeedback options for treatment that have been shown to reduce problematic symptoms that have resulted from the trauma so that you can live a life free from fear and worry.

how we can help you:​

The trauma you’ve experienced changed your brain. We offer multiple services to help you heal.

Who we are?

We have over 12 years of experience in healing children and families in San Diego

We are a non-profit with a mission to provide low cost counseling and neurofeedback services to children and adults. We have been in operation since 2010 and have provided thousands of children and families with long-term trauma-focused therapy services to assist in their own recovery. We’ve recently acquired San Diego Center for Neurofeedback, a physiological treatment to help clients recover from the effects of trauma.

We help kids to express themselves in their own unique ways and are mindful of each individual’s pace of healing and disclosure. We strive to build resilience in families and develop greater attachment bonds. Our ultimate goal is to support the change from Victim to Survivor to Thriver!

Our goal is to support our clients and provide a safe and caring environment for healing. We work to empower each individual to assert themselves and to be able to feel confident in who they are.

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have you experienced trauma?​

We specialize in helping victims of Trauma

  • Assault with a deadly weapon
  • Battery (injury or threat of injury)
  • Child abuse
  • Child sexual abuse
  • Child endangerment and abandonment
  • Domestic violence
  • Driving under the influence
  • Elder Abuse
  • Hate Crimes
  • Homicide
  • Human Trafficking
  • Hit and run
  • Murder
  • Online Harassment
  • Robbery

Trauma Recovery Therapy

Individuals who have experienced trauma may have issues with emotional dysregulation, behavior dysregulation, physiological issues, and difficulties in
coping with personal, work, or relationship-based stressors.

We help adults and children recover from enduring abuse, violence, or mental illnesses with therapy services and neurofeedback. Low fee options for counseling are available. Aetna Insurance and Cigna Insurance are also accepted.

Neurofeedback

Neurofeedback is able to help children, teenagers, and adults who have experienced Trauma, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), ADHD and Anxiety disorders as well as a variety of other mental health symptoms.

Neurofeedback, also called EEG Biofeedback or brain training, helps train your brain to self-regulate and correct issues that impact your optimal functioning. A self-regulated brain improves the functioning of the central nervous system, mental performance, emotional regulation, and physiological stability.

A dysregulated brain has difficulty calming down at appropriate moments, adding physiological symptoms like sleep issues, panic, migraines and focusing more on just surviving rather than thriving. Neurofeedback will help to get back to your optimal functioning.

Telehealth

The pandemic has changed many areas of our lives. One area that mental health services have changed is through the popularity of telehealth counseling services. One study found that about 83% of patients are planning on using telehealth services for their mental health appointments. Most clients report that telehealth is more convenient and easier to access because of limited time availability, travel constraints, and the comfortability of the environment.

Telehealth has been a crucial service to provide to trauma survivors who might be contending with child care issues, busy schedules, and desire to be seen in their own home environment. We are able to service clients throughout the state of California.

1 in 13 Americans develop PTSD, and more than two-thirds of children reported at least 1 traumatic event by age 16. At least 1 in 7 children have experienced child abuse and/or neglect in the past year, and this is likely an underestimate.

The Positive Parenting Program

OH MY GOSH, it DID work….

I too was sure these things wouldn’t work when I started trying them with my own children. I did them knowing it was just too easy to really make it different and OH MY GOSH, it DID work….I told them, it was like a miracle! As my own learning grew and I became more Positive and Disciplined, I thought, I’ll try this with the kids I supervise at work. WOW, more miracles.
Meghan
a Juvenile Probation Officer for 30 years and taught parenting classes for parents

WHAT IS IT?

The Positive Parenting Program is a court-approved 10-week interactive parenting program designed to teach positive intervention skills to parents in a therapeutic environment.

This program promotes healthy parenting through parent coaching, role play, skills training, education, and guidance. The positive parenting program will help to teach parents how to increase positive communication with their child, establish routines to minimize conflict, teach positive discipline techniques and reinforce the attachment bond between child and parent. Raising kids is one of the toughest and most fulfilling jobs in the world. We want to empower you to be the best parent you can be!

Our goal is to provide all parents regardless of financial ability the means to learn the skills to be compassionate, connected, loving parents.

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT TO LEARN?

Parenting is one of the most challenging roles a person can have. We hope to provide tools and techniques for parents to learn the skills to help parents reduce bad behaviors and increase good behaviors. We aim to address and teach:

  • Mutual respect. Adults model firmness by respecting themselves and the needs of the situation, and kindness by respecting the needs of the child.
  • Identifying the belief behind the behavior. Effective discipline recognizes the reasons kids do what they do and works to change those beliefs, rather than merely attempting to change behavior.
  • Effective communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Discipline that teaches (and is neither permissive nor punitive).
  • Focusing on solutions instead of punishment.
  • Encouragement (instead of praise). Encouragement notices effort and improvement, not just success, and builds long-term self-esteem and empowerment.
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Locations

San Diego Therapy Center serves 4 locations.

How to donate?

You can make a donation and select us on Amazon Smile!

Donate

San Diego Therapy Center is a non-profit organization under 501(c)(3) that accepts donations. If you donate to our organization, you may be able to claim a deduction on your federal taxes. Here are a few things we can do with your donation:

  • Provide counseling services for children and adolescents who don’t have the financial means to access quality services.
  • Allow individuals with limited income to be able to access Neurofeedback services as an alternative to medication treatment.
  • Create systemic change in breaking the cycle of abuse by allowing access to quality treatment for those who typically can’t afford treatments.
  • Provide education about the cycle of abuse and the effects trauma has on the brain.
  • Educate future therapists to be trained on evidenced-based treatments and ensure our future community is supported.

Set Up Amazon Smile

Can you imagine? For every purchase you make on Amazon, they will give to our organization! You don’t have to do anything, just watch a quick tutorial video and set up your account so Amazon knows you are donating to us.

  • go to https://smile.amazon.com.
  • Log in, if not already.
  • Select the charity you want to donate to. Here you can type in the search bar: SD center for counseling in Alpine, CA.
  • Confirm your choice, start shopping, and they will give a percentage to our organization!

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