New Openings and Appointments


I’m excited to announce that San Diego Kids First is offering new openings and appointments for our clients! These targeted services within the community will be provided by our Social Emotional Learning Instructor and School-Support Aide, Brooke Schuman. In addition to traditional office sessions, Brooke offers in-home, telehealth, camp-based, and school-based services. Brooke’s services include [...]

New Openings and Appointments2023-04-20T19:00:42+00:00

Join the Team!


San Diego Kids First is Hiring! Our highly specialized psychology practice is committed to maximizing children, teens, and families' developmental, social, emotional, behavioral, and academic potential. We are looking for an expert clinician in the field who can bring their wealth of knowledge and background in treating children with a variety of developmental, behavioral, and [...]

Join the Team!2023-03-10T21:43:19+00:00

Limited spots remaining for new group services!


We are offering:  I. Parent, Education and Support Group  II. Anxiety Group for Elementary Aged Children  The parent, education and support group is a  4 week program for parents of 3-12 year olds that meets via zoom on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00-1:30pm. The first session will begin on December 6th! Topics covered: Introduction & [...]

Limited spots remaining for new group services!2022-11-30T01:25:17+00:00

Social Emotional Learning


Social Emotional Learning is the process of developing the self-awareness, self-control, and interpersonal skills that are vital for school, work, and life success. "People with strong social-emotional skills are better able to cope with everyday challenges and benefit academically, professionally, and socially." “As a new member to the San Diego Kids First team, I am [...]

Social Emotional Learning2022-07-27T21:54:22+00:00

New Targeted ASD Evaluation


At San Diego Kids First we recognize the value in a tailored comprehensive assessment that fits the unique needs of your child/ teen. We seek to answer each referred clients developmental concerns by providing detailed and impactful recommendations for your family. Throughout this process, we are mindful of the time sensitive nature of an assessment and [...]

New Targeted ASD Evaluation2022-05-10T20:25:43+00:00

Early Childhood Center serves children aged 12 months to 5 years!


We are proud to offer these services through San Diego Behavior Solutions behavior specialist, Charlie Aguilar and San Diego Kids First’s psychologist & developmental specialist, Dr. Jordan Ko. Services Offered - One hour developmental screens A 50 minute screening allows us to briefly screen your child for developmental, social, emotional, or behavioral concerns. By the [...]

Early Childhood Center serves children aged 12 months to 5 years!2021-08-27T17:42:42+00:00

Dr. Pontillo on ABC 10 News


Catching kids up on socialization skills   It's been a year since schools shut down and kids lost their main source of interaction with other children. ABC 10News Reporter Jared Aarons takes an In Depth look at how that has affected their social skills and what doctors say parents should do to make up for [...]

Dr. Pontillo on ABC 10 News2021-03-12T00:03:15+00:00

Dr. Pontillo Featured on PBS SoCal


'I Want It Now!': How to Talk to Kids About Being Patient for COVID-19 Vaccines   Kids may be itching to get back to their pre-pandemic lives, but we're not out of the woods just yet.   How do parents and caregivers explain that getting all of us vaccinated will take time? Two experts share [...]

Dr. Pontillo Featured on PBS SoCal2021-03-12T00:00:10+00:00

Cassidy O’Brien Featured on National Geographic


How to talk to your kids about the chaos at the Capitol The events at the U.S. Capitol caused fear and confusion. Here's how to help children make sense of it all. As the news of a mob of violent protesters storming the U.S. Capitol played out on Wednesday—on top of what’s already been a [...]

Cassidy O’Brien Featured on National Geographic2021-01-07T15:31:54+00:00

Kim Brownell’s Heartwarming Message


A heartwarming message from our of our therapists, Kim Brownell. I wanted to share with everyone a recent post by one of our therapists, Kim Brownell. Kim is our former Broadway star who has played many lead roles on the infamous stage. Her time on Broadway has led to her career as a Therapist... Kim [...]

Kim Brownell’s Heartwarming Message2020-12-12T22:37:43+00:00
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