San Diego, CA

San Diego Outpatient Mental Health Program

Discovery Mood & Anxiety
5414 Oberlin Drive Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92121

PROGRAM FEATURES
Intensive Outpatient
Partial Hospitalization
All Genders 11-17

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We are resuming in-person programming for partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient treatments. In-person connection is incredibly important to behavioral health treatment and we are eager to provide this support to our patients as they move forward on the road to recovery. We also know that the safety and health of our patients and staff is top priority. See our latest update on steps we are taking to ensure everyone at our facilities are following guidelines as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


Our San Diego facility provides a day-treatment program that offers partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient levels of care for adolescents between the ages of 11 and 17. We focus on assisting clients in gaining insight into their individual mental health challenges as well as supporting them and their families in developing new and healthy patterns of thinking and living in their home, educational, and social settings.

Conditions treated include depression, anxiety, attachment disorders, behavioral challenges, autism, bipolar disorder, suicidal thoughts and behavior, and more. The program is administered by six Masters-level clinicians who conduct individual, family, and group therapies aimed at helping clients to develop healthy coping skills. These may involve cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), education to promote emotional literacy, conflict resolution, experiential therapy, mindfulness, creative arts, and process group. We also hold a weekly multi-family group session in which all clients and their families are led through therapeutic activities that improve communication, empathy, and insight in the family unit. Medication management and consultation is offered as needed. The staff also provides educational coordination while young patients are in treatment.

The San Diego facility is centrally located in the Mira Mesa community at the corner of Scranton Drive and Oberline Drive with easy access to the 805 freeway. We are housed in a professional complex across from amenities that include restaurants and cafes.

Insurances we accept include but are not limited to Anthem Blue Cross, Cigna, Beacon, Unicare,United Health, and Kaiser. For more information on what other insurances we accept, please visit our insurance page.

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MEET THE TEAM

Kara Kimball, LCSW

Kara Kimball, LCSW

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Kara is the program director at the San Diego outpatient program for Discovery Mood & Anxiety. Kara is a licensed clinical social worker with a passion for working with teens and providing support to families as they navigate adolescence and their own emotional and mental health. In Kara’s free time, you can find her in the mountains or at the beach with her dog.

Pantea Shahbazi, AMFT

Pantea Shahbazi, AMFT

PRIMARY THERAPIST

Pantea received an associate degree in marriage and family therapy from Brandman University in San Diego, California, and a bachelor’s degree in general psychology from BIHE University in Tehran, Iran. Pantea is experienced in working with various populations dealing with mental and substance issues. When not working as a therapist, Pantea spends time reading books, meditating, painting and jogging. Pantea also enjoys instructing and co-facilitating different groups for women, junior youth and children to serve the community.

Hector Velazquez, AMFT

Hector Velazquez, AMFT

PRIMARY THERAPIST

Hector graduated from Azusa Pacific University in 2017 with a masters’ degree in clinical psychology. Hector has lived in San Diego for five years and before moving to southern California, he lived in the Bay Area near San Jose. Hector has worked with teens for 18 years as an aid, has been a history and special education teacher, and has a passion for helping teens learn skills that will help them achieve their academic, emotional and social goals through an eclectic, therapeutic approach.

Natalie Epple, AMFT

Natalie Epple, AMFT

ON-CALL THERAPIST

Natalie is an associate marriage and family therapist. Natalie loves growing in her work with adolescents, families and couples. In her off time, you can find Natalie enjoying snowboarding and trying new places to eat. 

SAN DIEGO OUTPATIENT MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM

We are resuming in-person programming for partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient treatments. In-person connection is incredibly important to behavioral health treatment and we are eager to provide this support to our patients as they move forward on the road to recovery. We also know that the safety and health of our patients and staff is top priority. See our latest update on steps we are taking to ensure everyone at our facilities are following guidelines as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


Our San Diego facility provides a day-treatment program that offers partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient levels of care for adolescents between the ages of 11 and 17. We focus on assisting clients in gaining insight into their individual mental health challenges as well as supporting them and their families in developing new and healthy patterns of thinking and living in their home, educational, and social settings.

Conditions treated include depression, anxiety, attachment disorders, behavioral challenges, autism, bipolar disorder, suicidal thoughts and behavior, and more. The program is administered by six Masters-level clinicians who conduct individual, family, and group therapies aimed at helping clients to develop healthy coping skills. These may involve cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), education to promote emotional literacy, conflict resolution, experiential therapy, mindfulness, creative arts, and process group. We also hold a weekly multi-family group session in which all clients and their families are led through therapeutic activities that improve communication, empathy, and insight in the family unit. Medication management and consultation is offered as needed. The staff also provides educational coordination while young patients are in treatment.

The San Diego facility is centrally located in the Mira Mesa community at the corner of Scranton Drive and Oberline Drive with easy access to the 805 freeway. We are housed in a professional complex across from amenities that include restaurants and cafes.

Insurances we accept include but are not limited to Anthem Blue Cross, Cigna, Beacon, Unicare,United Health, and Kaiser. For more information on what other insurances we accept, please visit our insurance page.

LEARN ABOUT OUR COVID CLEAN COMMITMENT

OUR TEAM

FREE SUPPORT GROUPS

Discovery Mood & Anxiety provides free support groups for individuals, loved ones, and professionals. Find out more about how to join our free support groups.

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Discovery Mood & Anxiety
5414 Oberlin Drive Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92121

PROGRAM FEATURES
Intensive Outpatient
Partial Hospitalization
All Genders 11-17

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