Crossroads Family Center
Elizabeth Garcia, MA, MFT Program Director
Maryam Zappier, PsyD, LMFT Assistant Program Director
1679 East Main Street, Ste. 102
El Cajon, CA 92021
(619) 441-1907
(619) 441-1908
Crossroads Family Center

Crossroads Family Center (CFC)  is a community-based outpatient mental health program located in El Cajon.  CFC provides a full range of services to seriously emotionally disturbed (SED) children, youth and their families in the East Region of San Diego County including the rural communities--also known  as the backcountry.

 Program Description

CFC utilizes the family systems and wraparound approach in providing comprehensive, strength-based and culturally and linguistically competent mental health services. Our services are client and family centered and focus on addressing the needs of the client and family while respecting and working within their cultural beliefs, supports, and norms.  We adhere to the Children's System of Care (CSOC) principles and emphasize a strength-based collaboration among family, therapist, case manager, social services, school, community and medical services in the assessment, planning and delivery of all services.  We provide clinic, school, and community-based services for children and adolescents up to the age of 21,  if still in high school, who meet SED criteria, who have Medi-Cal or are Medi-Cal eligible, uninsured (with co-pay on a sliding scale based on family monthly gross income), have Healthy Families insurance, or are referred by AB2726.


Services are provided by a team which includes: mental health clinicians, case managers, a registered nurse and a psychiatrist.

Treatment services include:

  • Individual Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • School-Based Services
  • Home-Based Services
  • Case Management
  • Rehabilitation
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Psychiatric Services Including Evaluation
  • Medication Management Services
  • Integrated Mental Health and Substance Use Treatment

Referral Process

Referrals may be initiated by any individual, concerned family member, social service provider or school teacher/counselor by calling the program directly.


This program is certified as a Medi-Cal provider by the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency and the California Department of Mental Health.

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday:  9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Evenings by appointment

 Fees and Funding

CFC is primarily funded through contracts with the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency and is part of the San Diego System of Care. The program accepts clients with Medi-Cal up to age 21.  We also take clients with no insurance, up to age 18, with funding through the Mental Health Services Act. Uninsured clients pay a fee on a sliding scale   based on the family monthly gross income.  In addition, we accept SED Healthy Families with approval from the County of San Diego and clients with AB2726 as a part of their Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) for mental health services. No one is denied services based on inability to pay.