REGULAR/ONGOING THERAPY – If you are looking to begin REGULAR, ONGOING therapy/counseling for your child, teen, or for yourself, please call the office at 858-692-4187 to find out who is accepting new patients.
EVALUATIONS – If you are looking to schedule an evaluation for yourself or your child / teen, please contact us to schedule your initial 50-minute parent-only intake appointment with Dr. Elisabeth Thurlow, Dr. Jordan Ko, Dr. Jesse Olague, or Dr. Jacqueline Gamboa. Please note Dr. Pontillo collaborates on all evaluations conducted by staff clinicians at San Diego Kids First.
GROUP THERAPY – We frequently offer groups for teens. Please call the office at 858-692-4187 for current groups and registration information.
TELEHEALTH/VIRTUAL VISITS – We are pleased to offer telehealth/virtual visits through HIPAA-compliant platforms. We also currently are conducting limited in-person evaluations and in-person therapy sessions with select clinicians. Please contact our office at 858-692-4187 for more information.
IN-HOME APPOINTMENTS – Charles Aguilar and Dr. James Rivet provide in-home appointments and will travel within a 15 mile radius from the San Diego Kids First office located in Carmel Valley for home visits. If you live farther than 15 miles from our office, we ask that you please schedule an office or a Telehealth appointment instead.
FEES AND INSURANCE QUESTIONS – San Diego Kids First contracts with Griebel Billing Services in order to provide complimentary insurance billing services to all our families with PPO plans. If you would like to take advantage of this free service, please call Linda at 619-224-6343, mention San Diego Kids First, and provide her your insurance information. Griebel Billing services obtains reimbursement for the vast majority of our clients with out-of-network benefits. Click here for all insurance and fee information.
DR. JAMES RIVET – To schedule a 15 minute telephone consultation with in-home executive functioning coach Dr. James Rivet, please contact him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or (858) 215-4338.
SHERI FRIEDMAN, M.A. – To schedule a 15 minute telephone consultation with educational therapist, Sheri Friedman, M.A., please contact her directly at email@example.com
If you have any questions about services or appointments, please contact our Office Manager at (858) 692-4187