Crestwood Behavioral Health - San Diego

leadership team

Michael Bargagliotti

Stephen O’Barr
Director of Nursing

Kimberly McNaughton-Hume
Clinical Director

Consuelo Hernandez
Director of Administrative Services


Crestwood San Diego
5550 University Ave. Ste. A
San Diego CA 92105
(619) 481-6790
Fax: (619) 582-1548
Email address (

career center

To learn about job opportunities at Crestwood San Diego, visit the Career Center.




Crestwood San Diego is a Mental Health Rehabilitation Center (MHRC) located in the beautiful seaside city of San Diego and is funded by the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency’s Behavioral Health Services. The facility’s innovative programs are based on Crestwood’s commitment to providing mental health clients a continuum of care that puts them on the road to recovery. Crestwood San Diego’s clients participate in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP), a self-help recovery treatment system designed to decrease symptoms, increase personal responsibility and improve quality of life. The facility also provides a versatile array of classes for clients to participate in during their recovery program and encourages active participation in treatment planning from the moment of admission.

The mission of Crestwood San Diego is to provide an alternative to traditional psychiatric care through collaboration, empowerment, a healing environment, peer providers, family partners, and a recovery-oriented milieu. Crestwood San Diego provides the structure and support needed to promote stabilization and foster recovery. Our goal is to restore a sense of hope, self-empowerment and realized potential of recovery in each of our clients.


Crestwood San Diego
Mental Health Rehabilitation Center

Our services at Crestwood San Diego support each client to recover with an enhanced sense of resilience, accessing a wide range of wellness tools and staff support. The mission of this program is to restore a sense of hope, empowerment, community/natural support inclusion, and realized potential in each client, as well as psychiatric stabilization.

At Crestwood San Diego, community reintegration and dual recovery are key tenets. Community reintegration is designed for those clients who need help developing some of the basic life skills that will assist them when returning to their communities. We accomplish this through classes, therapy, community service and peer mentorship. Many clients participate in our Dreamcatchers Empowerment Network pre-employment training. This training enables clients to become Dreamcatcher employees and helps provide them with meaningful roles and services to the community.

Core Program




Crestwood San Diego is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). This accreditation requires a higher standard of care than the licensing standards in California. Crestwood believes this accreditation demonstrates our unwavering commitment to achieving and maintaining the highest level of care and rehabilitation