Children & Adolescent Mental Health (CMH)

Outpatient Program
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We offer highly effective general outpatient therapy and counseling for children and teens who are depressed, have neurological or disruptive behavioral issues, anxiety, school and family relational problems.

Clients meet with a professionally trained therapist who provides guidance and support with current life struggles.  Because each child and family is unique, our therapists form a personal connection with the individual and supporting family to work together to identify goals that will lead to a successful daily life.  A therapist may work with a treatment team that is made up of a Rehabilitation Specialist, Substance Abuse Counselor and/or a Psychiatrist.


Counseling and Psychiatric services are available for children and transitional age youth (ages 5-20).  UPAC CMH staff represents diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds and are capable of  providing services in the following languages:  Cambodian, Cantonese, Dutch, English, French, Indonesian, Mandarin, Spanish, and Vietnamese.  We utilize interpreters for any language not listed.  Services are provided to those with no insurance at a sliding scale.  Medi-Cal Insurance is accepted.

During the COVID-19 outbreak, we are accepting new client referrals and have modified our services to protect both our clients and staff. Click here for our Referral Form or call (619) 232-6454 ext. 842 for more information.

Services Include:

  • Medical Evaluation and Management
  • Case Management
  • Individual, Family and/or Group therapy
  • Talk, Behavioral, Play and/or Art
  • Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Collaboration with support persons and/or relevant agencies

Our program counselors reach students and their families in many area schools, communities, and UPAC main office.

Service Locations – San Diego Schools

  • Bell Middle (API only)Strength Over Struggle
  • Boone Elementary
  • Chesterton Elementary
  • Chollas/Mead Elementary
  • Edison Elementary
  • Fulton Elementary
  • Gompers Preparatory Academy
  • Hoover High
  • Horton Elementary
  • Knox Middle
  • Nye Elementary
  • Paradise Hills Elementary
  • Porter Elementary
  • Valencia Park Elementary

North County Schools

  • Lake Elementary
  • Madison Middle Elementary
  • Lincoln Middle
  • El Camino High
For Non-Emergency Inquiries, please contact UPAC at
In the email, please provide your name, telephone number, email address and the nature of your concern.  If you have a mental health related emergency contact the
Access and Crisis Line at 1-888-724-7240.
Funded by the County of San Diego LWSD PARTNER PAIR HHSA
Client Art-CMHContact: 
Program Manager:
Yen Du, LMFT

Union of Pan Asian Communities
1031 25th St.,
San Diego, CA. 92102
(619) 232-6454 ext. 842
Fax: (619) 235-4607

For additional information:

English Children’s Mental Health Brochure
Spanish Children’s Mental Health Brochure
Cambodian Children’s Mental Health Brochure
Tagalog Children’s Mental Health Brochure

CMH Referral Form 2016