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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 about these services, please 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 about these services, please contact our Information and Referral Specialist at 619-692-2077 x208, or onduty@thecentersd.org.


Men's Sexual Health Group

The Center's Behavioral Health Services is now offering a variety of services for men to learn more and have an opportunity to discuss their sexual health. Both HIV positive and negative men are welcome to attend this free 4 or 12 week group to learn more about how to discuss sex and health as well as have an opportunity to talk to other men about their experiences. For more information about these services, please 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.