New Services!


Great News! We've added to our list of services! We now offer four different levels of assessments!    I am so grateful to have such an amazing group of clinicians here at San Diego Kids First. Your child will be in great hands with our spectacular professionals! All assessments will be conducted by either Dr. [...]

New Services!2021-04-05T20:03:46+00:00

Screenings & Consultations


 All of us here at San Diego Kids First have been working hard to provide only the highest quality of care to each and every family. With everyone resuming to their regular programming, I wanted to highlight two of our 50 minute services that are perfect for your busy schedule!  50 Minute Screening with your [...]

Screenings & Consultations2021-04-05T20:02:32+00:00

San Diego Behavior Solutions Offers: Personalized Visual Learning Tools!


Our behavior specialist/ interventionist, Charlie has been practicing ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis)), the Zones of Regulation, Pivotal Response Therapy, and other behavioral and social skill interventions for 7 years! He has extensive experience in providing 1:1 in-home behavioral support and is proficient in current evidence-based practices and scientifically validated methodologies to help children of ALL ages (2 through teens) [...]

San Diego Behavior Solutions Offers: Personalized Visual Learning Tools!2021-04-05T19:59:40+00:00

Introducing San Diego Behavior Solutions!!


I have some very exciting news to share with you all! Anna Williams and I have just launched our new business, San Diego Behavior Solutions! Check out our website here  Anna has been a clinician at San Diego First for quite some time now. Together, we noticed a gap in the mental health field and [...]

Introducing San Diego Behavior Solutions!!2021-04-05T19:47:12+00:00

Meet Dr. Chanel Kealoha!


As we begin this new year, I am excited to announce that we have yet another great addition to our growing team, Dr. Chanel Kealoha! Dr. Kealoha is a licensed clinical psychologist who has dedicated her career to improving the lives of children and families. I am thrilled to have Dr. Kealoha join our team [...]

Meet Dr. Chanel Kealoha!2021-01-03T16:27:27+00:00

Meet Cassidy O’Brien!


The great news continues for all of us here at San Diego Kids First as we've added yet another fantastic team member, Cassidy O’Brien! I am so excited to have Cassidy join us as she contributes an important speciality that furthers our area of expertise! Cassidy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who comes to [...]

Meet Cassidy O’Brien!2020-12-15T21:06:10+00:00

New Office Space


San Diego Kids First has a new, expanded satellite location!     We are still located in the charming Hacienda building in Carmel Valley in Suite 111, but we have added a lovely new suite #304. We could not be more excited for this new chapter for our team. Expanding to the newer, bigger and [...]

New Office Space2020-12-06T23:58:47+00:00

Dr. Olague & Angie McCormick


Our family of clinicians continues to grow with the newest addition of Dr. Jesse Olague! Along with Dr. Olague, we now have ourselves a full-time office manager, Angie McCormick, whom I bet you have already communicated with by now! She is wonderful at helping with client requests and managing the schedules of our wonderful group. [...]

Dr. Olague & Angie McCormick2020-12-06T23:56:22+00:00

How To Facilitate Social Skills Development During Play Dates


Tips on how to facilitate social skills developement during play dates! A quick sound byte for parentslooking for tips on how to facilitate social skills during play dates. Sincerely, Deb Pontillo, Ph.D. Director, San Diego Kids First

How To Facilitate Social Skills Development During Play Dates2020-09-22T21:25:23+00:00

Quarantined Parent Series Part 4 with Dr. Deborah Pontillo


Quarantined Parent Series Part 4 with Dr. Deborah Pontillo click picture above to go to YouTube video In this Q&A, Conrad and Joan Macalalad, from Potentia Prep, and San Diego Kids First's, Dr. Deborah Pontillo, answer your questions on how to help kids stay motivated, continue to get the social-emotional connection they need, and [...]

Quarantined Parent Series Part 4 with Dr. Deborah Pontillo2020-09-23T22:19:55+00:00
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