Are these groups right for me?

These groups are for parents of children with various behavioral challenges. Here are some reasons why you might sign up:


What happens in a session?

Work with a therapist and fellow parents to learn, practice, and apply strategies for managing your child’s behavior and supporting their growth and success!

Each session focuses on a different topic and skill.

Skills are geared towards helping children with behavioral challenges.

Usually, the group will discuss the new skill and how to apply it, then practice it in an activity together.

You may watch and analyze videos of parenting situations, or do role-plays together with other parents.

We also provide helpful handouts and regular homework assignments to help practice your skills throughout the week. 

How much does the group cost?

The cost will depend on your insurance.

Here is a partial list of insurances we contract with.

For questions about billing, call the UCSD Psychiatry main clinic front desk: (619) 543 - 5221

If you'd like to know the billing code that we will charge to your insurance, please contact us here.

Are the in-person or Zoom groups different?

The short answer is no! They cover the same material.

We find the in-person groups are most engaging. Some activities such as role-plays are easier to do in-person.

On the other hand, our Zoom groups are more convenient since they don't require driving to our clinic.

We offer both formats so parents can choose the best option for them!

🙋In-Person Option

A reminder email will be sent out the day prior to your session with directions to our clinic site. Visitor parking is available! We ask that parents arrive on time. The in-person option is a great way to meet your fellow parents and get the most out of group!

💻Zoom Option

A reminder email will be sent out the day prior to your session with your zoom link so you're ready to go. We ask that all parents have their cameras on so that we can connect and collaborate. This is a great option for our busy parents!

Do you offer 1-on-1 therapy?

Unfortunately, at this time, we are not providing 1-on-1 therapy. We are running group therapy as it allows the provider to help the most people at once. 

However, parents who complete a group can schedule a 1-on-1 follow-up visit for personalized attention.

Can more than one parent attend the group?

Yes! As many caregivers as you like are welcome to attend the same group. The amount billed to your insurance will remain the same whether 1, 2, or more caregivers attend.

How do I enroll?

All you have to do is reach out by email, text, or phone and let us know you're interested! 

Find our contact info here

*To enroll in our groups, you must be referred by a provider within UCSD Health.

If you are unsure if you are eligible feel free to contact us!