About Us

The Healthy Early Years (HEY) clinic is a nonprofit training facility that offers low-cost family, couples, and child therapy. HEY is a counselor training facility operated by the Center for Excellence in Early Development (CEED) and San Diego State University, Department of Child and Family Development.

Services are provided by advanced graduate student clinicians from San Diego State University and interns who are completing their hours for licensure. All counseling sessions are supervised by licensed mental health clinicians.

The clinic provides treatment from a relationship-based approach that recognizes the crucial role of parents and caregivers in early attachment relationships and healthy developmental trajectories.

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  • We seek to provide services to all regardless of income and therefore fees are based on a sliding scale. We are unable to accept insurance at this time. Please call for more information regarding the sliding scale.

Who do we serve

  • We specialize in supporting children and families including pre- and post-natal mothers/parents, infants and young children, preschool, and primary school-aged children.
  • We seek to support children and families, from all walks of life, to enhance social-emotional functioning so all children can develop, learn, and thrive.
  • We serve all members of our community regardless of their immigration status.

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