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. 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 – Nicolette Herrera and Alexandra Padilla 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 providers are not considered in-network insurance providers on any insurance plans. However, if you have a PPO, we can have our insurance billing specialist send you a monthly super bill for out of network benefits for all sessions with one of our licensed psychologists. Educational services such as in-home executive functioning coaching, academic/educational assessments, and educational therapy are NOT reimbursable by insurance plans. In addition, some insurance companies do not reimburse for in-home or school-based services of any kind. Please contact our bookkeeper /insurance biller, Linda (619-224-6343), if you would like us to check on your out-of-network benefits for you. Click here for all insurance and fee information.
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