About Us

The Gooden Center provides residential, outpatient, and transitional living treatment to individuals with psychiatric disorders. We find many of our clients have no place to step down to after a hospital stabilization, or have been misguided into a substance abuse “dual diagnosis” facility when they really need a mental health specific program. We are that program. The Gooden Center was awarded a license by the state of California to deliver mental health residential treatment and is accredited by CARF for mental health services. We have created a program which is safe, supportive, and enriching to our clients and their loved ones. Through intense clinical, holistic, and experiential therapies, The Gooden Center provides the tools needed to gradually re-enter society and have an independent, fulfilling, and productive future.

As a nonprofit, Gooden maintains a complete commitment to accessibility. Clinical excellence should not be reserved only for individuals with thousands of dollars to spend on treatment. As such, Gooden is in network and a preferred provider for most insurances, including: Anthem Blue Cross, Aetna, Cigna, UBH, Optum, Value Options, Blue Shield, Healthnet, and Magellan. Furthermore, our self pay rates average 65% less than for profit facilities. The care continues long after graduation, as the Gooden Center offers therapeutic aftercare, at no cost, forever, for the client and their family.

90 Day consecutive non repeated DBT program in conjunction with daily ACT and CBT groups.
Twice a week (or more) one on one therapy sessions.
Long term care including transitional living (supervised by staff), PHP and IOP programming.
Holistic recovery including: gym, art, music, yoga, gardening, self care, meditation and community programming.
Intimate, personal, and individualized treatment planning and group therapy (max 6 people in group).
Medication monitoring for all clients for duration of stay.

Mental Health Illnesses Treated

Many of our clients present with feelings of paranoia, hallucinations, delusions, anxiety, fear, isolationist tendencies, suicidal thoughts, lack of self worth, lack of coping skills, lack of life skills, failure to launch, medication noncompliance.
*Note: we do not currently treat primary eating disorder.

  • Bipolar I and II
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizo-affective
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Other Mood and Thought Disorders