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Offering in-person and virtual therapy and coaching for children and teenagers
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What Makes Us Different?

At WishWell you find healing through therapy and empowerment through coaching.

Whole-Child Focus

We focus on personalizing each and every Wishwell experience to create a wholesome experience for each individual.

Family Support

Parents need support too. We’re creating a community of togetherness by partnering with parents and providing more access to the services, tools, and resources families need to thrive.

Private Pay Model

There’s no waiting on a list, submitting claims, or navigating red tape.  We provide privacy, timeliness, and convenience for families looking for a quality care solution.

Wishwell’s foundational focus is on teaching your child how to connect with their emotions and communicate them with language.

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Our Mission

Wishwell brings a holistic, innovative approach to the mental health and wellness space. We provide a one-of-a-kind, colorful, vibrant, and welcoming environment for kids and teens to find healing, hope, connection, and inner strength through traditional therapy and empowerment coaching. We provide a safe and supportive space for young minds to find healing, explore their thoughts and emotions, build resilience, and achieve their full potential.

Our Vision

Wishwell is revolutionizing the kids’ in-person mental health space by empowering the next generation to better connect with themselves and with their families so they can lead healthy and fulfilling lives. We are a new kind of resource for children and their parents that focuses on holistic well-being by providing a mix of traditional therapy and alternative, dynamic experiences. We’re committed to shining as a beacon of hope in our community and building a future of strong, emotionally healthy, and joyful children and families.

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Our Story

Our founder Verenice Hernandez-Herrera has been an educator and school counselor for 20+ years in the San Diego region. Her experience in working with thousands of kids in public education and seeing kids/teens in their own environment has given her the edge in truly understanding the “whole child” and their social-emotional needs. She has been a fierce advocate for additional counseling support in and out of the school for kids/teens within her community. Verenice is a mom to 3 teenage children and understands that it truly does take a village to raise confident, resilient, and well-rounded children.

Even as an educator and mental health expert, she found it difficult to find kids' therapy centers that had more than your traditional, boring grey walls and leather couches, which are intimidating for kids/teens… so she became determined to build a place where kids can feel connected, heard, understood, and empowered to learn and grow. This is how Wishwell was born – as a vibrant, innovative, and dynamic space for young minds to explore their thoughts and emotions. With a focus on therapy and empowerment coaching and a team of experts in the kids’ mental wellness space, Wishwell is meeting the needs of families in San Diego like no other counseling center before it.

Our team of compassionate and experienced therapists and coaches,
is revolutionizing the kids’ in-person mental health space.