Armed Services YMCA San Diego



While military families are amazingly resilient, they face many unique challenges and stressful life changes. When one person enlists, the whole family serves.

It takes tremendous courage to reach out to a clinical counseling professional when you need support. Seeking help from a mental wellness counselor makes you strong, not weak.

The Armed Services YMCA San Diego’s counseling services help local active duty service members and their families cope, connect and thrive.

Program Details

Our strictly confidential, no-cost or low-cost counseling services take place outside the chain of command – in our offices or in your home, to remove the barriers of transportation and childcare. Our social work team has advanced professional degrees, real-world training experience, and active listening skills. They’ve worked with thousands of local military family members. They understand your unique needs, issues, and concerns.

Take the First Step

If you are currently facing an immediate medical crisis or emergency, please contact 911. If you are looking for non-emergency counseling support, please read our FAQ page below, then complete and submit the self-referral form. Alternatively, you can call us at 858-751-5755 to schedule an appointment.

For self-referrals, after clicking the button below, please create an account in our Client Portal and fill out the referral forms located at the top left of the screen. Once these forms are submitted, you will be contacted by a social worker who will get any additional information and let you know about our current wait time.

If you are a mental health professional referring a new client at their request, please click here: