You Are Worth Recovery

What We Do

New Leaf Recovery Center provides support for adult clients with co-occurring disorder. At New Leaf, we provide group and individual therapy that specializes in both substance abuse disorder and mental health issues. Group and individual sessions consist of culturally sensitive services that include processing, psychoeducation, relapse prevention, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, and other forms of therapy.

Additionally, we provide services to help clients with their basic needs, including case management to help with finding housing and income resources, information on where to receive food, transportation needs, and other daily living needs. The program includes an employment specialist who helps clients work towards finding employment and we offer medication management services, including the ability to prescribe psychiatric medication and answer questions regarding medication. At New Leaf, we strive to work as a team to help clients reach their goals, and become the best versions of themselves.

Who We Serve

New Leaf Recovery Center serves adults 18 and older, who have a co-occurring disorder (both a substance abuse and mental health disorder). We accept Medi-Cal, Medi-Medi, and uninsured individuals. Those interested in the program (or referring parties) can call their nearest location and ask for a client screening.

Success Story

When Aaron first came to UPAC, he was a diagnosed schizophrenic, struggling to stay clean from marijuana use. He often spoke about various traumas that may or may not have physically happened. Initially, Aaron had a difficult time staying sober, but was dedicated to attending multiple group sessions and one individual session a week. Working with UAPC staff, he was able to lower his usage each week, and eventually become completely sober. With Aaron’s newly found sobriety, came a decrease in his schizophrenia, allowing him to hold coherent conversations and find himself future employment. He remained sober and graduated from the program with warm wishes from his peers and UPAC staff.

* Names have been altered to protect client privacy.

Funded by the County of San Diego

County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency | Live Well San Diego

Program Manager

Kaitlyn Daly

Kaitlyn Daly, LMFT

Kaitlyn Daly is the Program Manager for New Leaf Recovery Center at UPAC. In this role, Kaitlyn Daly manages the team providing mental health services, substance use services, and support services to adult and older adult clients. 

Kaitlyn Daly has worked with the Behavioral Health industry for nearly a decade, working with children with autism, at inpatient crisis centers, and at outpatient setting. Kaitlyn has also worked with New Leaf Recovery since the beginning, starting with New Leaf Recovery in August, 2017. At New Leaf, she has worked as a mental health clinician, mental health lead, program supervisor, and now program manager. Kaitlyn is a big believer in integrating care between mental health services, substance use services, providing community resources and needs to individual clients and their families.

UPAC New Leaf Recovery Center Central
Site Supervisor: Esther Kim

3539 College Ave.
San Diego, CA 92115
Tel:  (619) 818-3788

UPAC New Leaf Recovery Center North
Site Supervisor: Barbara Waters

3998 Vista Way #E
Oceanside, CA 92056
Tel: (760) 295-9830
Fax: (760) 295-9866

UPAC New Leaf Recovery Center South
Site Supervisor: Deanna Lazaro

855 3rd Avenue, Suite 2230
Chula Vista, CA 91911
Tel: (619) 271-7992
Fax: (619) 271-7970