The Helix Experience

The Helix Experience

We understand that the decision to seek mental health residential treatment can be a difficult one. Whether it’s your first time coming to treatment, or you have had previous experience with psychiatric hospitalization, knowing what to expect when you come to Helix Treatment Centers can help you feel more at ease with your next steps toward getting the care you need.

Safe and Comfortable Residence Where Women Can Heal


As a premier licensed residential mental health facility for women, Helix Treatment Centers offers specialized care and amenities that create a unique and effective treatment experience for you.

We realize that the therapeutic process doesn’t stop at the end of a therapy session, which is why we are committed to providing you the highest quality of care in every aspect of our program. This philosophy is reflected in everything from our choice of clinicians, to our trauma-focused therapies, to the nurturing environment of our facilities.

The result is a dynamic and immersive experience to support you as you cultivate a new sense of wholeness, stability, and health.

Private and Semi-Private Accommodations


At Helix, we believe that you’re able to do your best therapeutic work when you feel safe, welcome, and at home in your surroundings. Tucked away in the scenic Mt. Helix neighborhood of San Diego, our beautiful residential treatment home offers a choice of private and semi-private rooms to suit your needs. You can enjoy our comfortable common areas and lovely outdoor spaces that inspire reflection and a sense of well-being.

Use of mobile phones, laptops, and tablets are permitted during designated hours so you have the option of keeping on top of business and personal responsibilities when needed.

Helix Treatment Centers Bedroom

Individualized Somatic-Based Treatment for Trauma


Our innovative, somatic-based therapeutic programming is designed to address trauma and mood disorders and how they specifically present in a variety of issues experienced by women.

Clients receive weekly psychiatrist visits, diagnostic assessments, and up to three intensive psychotherapy sessions per week with a PhD level Somatic Experiencing Practitioner.

Our primary treatment modalities include Somatic Experiencing (SE), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Mindfulness.

Integrated Health and Wellness Activities


With a maximum of only six clients at one time at our Joint Commission-accredited facility, you’ll begin your healing process in an intimate environment with truly personalized care tailored to your needs.

At our luxurious residence, relax with one of our therapeutic services aimed to nurture your mind, body, and spirit, enjoy our beautifully landscaped yards and gardens, and savor gourmet meals prepared by our professional chef.

In addition to our primary evidence-based therapies, we also offer Relational and Family Dynamics, Grief Counseling, Adventure Therapy, Relapse Prevention, Trauma-Informed Yoga, Mind/Body Total Wellness, Music Therapy, Nutritional Evaluation, Equine-Assisted Therapy, Art Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Safe and Sound Protocol, and access to community peer support groups.

Pet-Friendly Treatment


If you’d like to bring your pet with you to treatment, our admissions team can provide you with details and our requirements for our pet-friendly room option. Animals can be tremendous sources of comfort and we do everything in our power to ensure your well-being during your stay. To ensure the safety of all clients, a private room is necessary if you plan to bring your pet with you to treatment.

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We offer a restorative environment in which you receive outstanding, compassionate care provided by highly experienced clinicians who provide the best therapeutic care available.

Please Contact Us today for more details about the Helix experience.