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Behavioral Health Services

The Center offers a wide range of counseling services through its Behavioral Health Services programs. Services include individual, couple/family, and group counseling. Counseling services are also available for those struggling with same-sex relationship violence; transgender persons who need assistance with transition & for individuals, couples and families struggling with HIV/AIDS.

To speak with an on-duty counselor or to sign up for counseling services, you can call 619-692-2077 x208, or email at onduty@thecentersd.org. For questions or concerns, please contact BHS Program Director Dr. Amanda Quayle at 619.692.2077 x214, or aquayle@thecentersd.org.


HIV Counseling Services

Being diagnosed with HIV is a significant, life altering experience. We’re here to help! The Center’s Counseling Services are designed to provide HIV/AIDS infected and affected clients with free individual, couples, family and group counseling interventions. For more information or to schedule an appointment please call 619.692.2077 x208, or email at onduty@thecentersd.org.


Individual, Couples/Family, & Group Counseling

The Center provides individual, couple, family, and group counseling to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community members. Information, skills, and support are provided to assist coping with trauma, stress, coming out issues, self-esteem, relationship problems, intimacy problems, bereavement, depression, anxiety, sexual concerns, and addictions. For more information, contact our Information and Referral Specialist at 619.692.2077 x208, or onduty@thecentersd.org.


Substance Abuse Treatment

The Center's Behavioral Health Services offers individual, couple and group counseling services for individuals and family members of those struggling with addiction issues. In addition, we offer a relapse prevention group for people with HIV/AIDS who are in recovery from methamphetamine. For more information, contact our Information and Referral Specialist at 619.692.2077 x208, or onduty@thecentersd.org.


Meth Relapse Prevention Group

The Center offers a meth relapse prevention group for people with HIV/AIDS who are also in recovery from methamphetamine. The group is facilitated by mental health professionals from the Center’s Behavioral Health Services. This weekly group works from a harm reduction philosophy. For more information, contact the on-duty counselor at 619.692.2077 x208, or onduty@thecentersd.org.


Living with HIV Groups

The Center offers a number of Living with HIV groups facilitated by mental health professionals from the Center's Behavioral Health Services. These weekly groups invite discussion on a range of issues from dating, disclosure, dealing with stigma, medical treatments and access to HIV support services. Members learn how to cope with the psychological impact of living with HIV/AIDS over an extended time and ways to ensure a long, healthy life. The group setting also provides a place to just talk about life and build relationship skills. Groups are available both in English and Spanish. For more information, contact our Information and Referral Specialist at 619.692.2077 x208, or onduty@thecentersd.org.


Caregivers and Grief Support Group

This support group is for those who are currently taking care of loved ones with a terminal illness, as well as those individuals who have recently faced a loss or death. For more information, contact our Information and Referral Specialist at 619.692.2077 x208, or onduty@thecentersd.org.


Relationship Violence Treatment & Intervention Program (RVTIP)

Group and individual counseling offered to both victims and offenders struggling with relationship violence. This program is also probation/court-certified for court-ordered clients. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth are also served. This program is targeted towards victims and offenders of same-sex relationship violence. Specific services include: assessment services; individual counseling offered to both victims and offenders of same-sex relationship violence; and court-certified 52-week counseling program for voluntary as well as court-mandated individuals to receive treatment for same-sex relationship violence. Click here to learn more about LGBT relationship violence.

For more information about these services, please contact our Information and Referral Specialist at 619.692.2077 x208 or onduty@thecentersd.org. You may also contact Dr. Amanda Quayle at 619.692.2077 x214 or aquayle@thecentersd.org.


Transgender Counseling

Individual counseling and assessment offered to assist transgender persons in dealing with a variety of life and transition concerns. This program is targeted towards members of the transgender community. For more information, contact Kurt Buis, Psy.D. 619.692.2077 x126. To sign up for transgender counseling services, please contact our Information and Referral Specialist at 619.692.2077 x208 or onduty@thecentersd.org.


View HIV Resources in San Diego (Recursos de VIH en San Diego) here