Crestwood Behavioral Health - Solano

leadership team

Gail McDonald, RN
Campus Administrator

Helen Okeigwe
Administrator, Our House

Michele Sheldon
Program Director, Our House

Maggie Sterni, LCSW
Clinical Director, PHF

Rosalin Smith, RN
Director of Nursing, PHF

Gina Young
Program Director, Wellness Clinic

Sheldon Jones, M.D.
Psychiatrist, Wellness Clinic

Thomas Tracy
Director of Culinary Services

Susan Kachuck
Director of Administrative Services



Crestwood Behavioral Health Center Solano
Our House
2201 Tuolumne Street
Vallejo, CA 94589
(707) 558-1777
FAX: (707) 558-1770

Crestwood Behavioral Health Center Solano
Psychiatric Health Facility
2201 Tuolumne Street
Vallejo, CA 94589
(707) 234-2222
FAX: (707) 647-2030

career center

To learn about job opportunities at Crestwood’s Solano facilities, visit the Career Center.


Autumn 2010 Newsletter

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Spring 2013 Newsletter




Crestwood Behavioral Health Inc. has been providing residential mental health recovery services in Solano County since 1978. Crestwood Behavioral Health Center Solano's Our House and its newly opened Psychiatric Health Facility (PHF),are innovative programs based on Crestwood's commitment to providing mental health clients a continuum of care that puts them on the road to recovery. Crestwood Behavioral Health Center Solano's clients participate in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) treatment model, a self-help recovery system designed to decrease symptoms, increase personal responsibility, and improve the quality of life.

Crestwood's programs in Solano are based on the company's commitment to providing mental health clients a continuum of care that firmly puts them on the road to recovery. Additionally this campus offers an intensive program focused on Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, commonly known as DBT. DBT is a form of therapy developed by Marsha Linehan Ph.D. at the University of Washington that is an evidence-based practice used to treat clients with Borderline Personality Disorder. DBT assists clients in learning skills to help them to regulate their emotional responses to situations that occur in their lives that they may have previously responded to in a self-destructive or aggressive manner. DBT consists of individual therapy sessions that are held weekly with an individual therapist to review events from the past week, and diary cards that a client keeps daily and follows the treatment hierarchy. Also weekly 2-5 hour skills training classes are held that focus on emotional regulation skills, mindfulness skills, interpersonal effectiveness skills, and distress tolerance skills.

Embracing a mind, body, and spirit approach to recovery, Crestwood Solano has developed a home-style, from scratch cooking nutritional program using whole foods to support the total wellness and education of our clients.


Crestwood Solano Our House
Adult Residential Facility

Our House is a 46-bed Adult Residential Facility (ARF)/ augmented Board and Care licensed by Community Care licensing. We serve individuals in a therapeutic environment assisting them in gaining their independence back into the community through wellness and recovery. Clients at Our House work together to create a home-like atmosphere, with shared housekeeping, cooking and other chores.

Clients are offered a variety of educational opportunities throughout the day from supported community college classes and in-house therapeutic groups which include the Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP), Dual-Recovery, Medication Management, Adult Education, and Community Integration. A variety of outings throughout the Bay Area are planned by clients each week. These outings provide clients with experiences and a chance to feel comfortable in the community.

Clients can also participate in our Field of Dreams Vocational Skills program that will assist them in gaining paid employment, in collaboration with Dreamcatchers Empowerment Network, onsite as well as outside employment, and to increase community involvement through volunteer work.

Clients are actively involved in their personal rehabilitation and recovery, and given support in achieving their goals and dreams to help them embrace their individuality and their future through hope, self-advocacy, education, and empowerment.

Core Program (PDF)


Crestwood Solano PHF
Psychiatric Health Facility

Crestwood Solano's 16-bed Psychiatric Health Facility (PHF) provides an alternative to traditional psychiatric care through collaboration, empowerment, a healing environment, peer providers, family partners, and a recovery-oriented milieu. The PHF provides the structure and support needed to promote stabilization and foster recovery. This program serves clients who are experiencing a psychiatric crisis of such magnitude that it is unmanageable in the community. Our goals are to restore a sense of hope, self-empowerment and realized potential of recovery in each of our clients and to provide a transition plan to enable a successful return to their community.

Crestwood Solano PHF (PDF)


Crestwood Wellness Clinic
The Crestwood Wellness Clinic provides on-site health and wellness services on the Solano Campus. These outpatient services include physician services, medication management and education, and licensed nursing services. These services are provided to individuals preparing to transition back to independence in their communities.

special feature

Crestwood Behavioral Health Center Solano is a campus training site for students pursuing various careers in the mental health field. Local nursing RN, LVN  and LPT students do their psych rotations in the adult residential and community-based programs. This provides an innovative and unique opportunity for the students to experience recovery principles in these settings. 



Crestwood Behavioral Health Center, Solano 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