For Patients

The Center for Diabetes and Mental Health (CDMH) provides specialized behavioral health treatment for people living with diabetes (both type 1 and type 2) in our office, located in Solana Beach, CA (just north of San Diego), and online using a secure video connection at*


Living with diabetes is challenging, and we can help you no matter what your struggle. We treat all psychological, emotional, or behavioral issues related to living with diabetes including:

  • Adjusting to diagnosis
  • Depression and diabetes distress
  • Anxiety
  • Coping with complications
  • Diabetes burnout
  • Eating disorders and body image
  • Changing health behaviors
  • Staying on track with treatment
  • Relationship difficulties

We will work closely with your diabetes team to make sure your care with us is integrated with the other aspects of your diabetes management.

Fees and Insurance

CDMH is an ‘in-network’ provider with the following insurance panels:

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Healthnet/MHN
  • Magellan
  • United Healthcare/Optum
  • Tricare
  • Medicare

If you are not a member of any of these panels, you may be able to be reimbursed for our services though your insurance company’s ‘out of network’ benefits. We recommend that you check with your insurance company about the terms of your coverage before starting treatment.

CDMH is committed to ensuring that all people with diabetes have access to high quality mental health treatment. If you could benefit from our services and cost is a concern, please contact us to discuss our need-based sliding fee scale.

If you have any questions or to schedule an appointment, call 858-461-9295 or email [email protected].

*CDMH can only provide online treatment to people in California.