About Us

Our Mission

Our mission is to disrupt the cycle of intergenerational trauma by changing the Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) communities understanding of mental health


On Saturday, October 1, 2022, Urban Restoration Counseling Center will be hosting our annual Butterfly Release Project.

On this day, we will be hosting a mental health fair and releasing butterflies into the universe as a visual representation of mental health awareness in the Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) communities.

This event aims to educate the BIPOC communities about the importance of mental health awareness.


The Butterfly Release Project will be at:
Kimball Park
148 E 12th St, National City, California, 91950
10 am to 6 pm.


What we do

We provide individual, couples, family, and group therapy.

2021 NAMI Trendsetter Award

Urban Restoration Counseling Center was nominated by NAMI San Diego & Imperial County (NAMI SD/IC) for the Trendsetter Award. The Trendsetter Award is awarded to organizations/ individuals that use "out of the box" thinking to help destigmatize mental health issues.

This is the acceptance speech held at the18th Annual NAMI San Diego & Imperial Counties Color Ball & Inspiration Awardsfrom co-founders, Janel King and Shanelle D. Johnson.


Individual, Couples and Family Therapy

We provide individual, couples/conjoint, and family therapy. We define conjoint therapy as two individuals that may be have a relationship like roommates, friends, or familial relationships like siblings.

52 Week Court Mandated
Domestic Violence Groups

We offer 52 week court mandated Domestic Violence Response Treatment (DVRT) groups for individuals convicted of Domestic Violence.

We offer Domestic Violence Offender Classes that are AFFORDABLE and Centrally Located in San Diego.

For more information:

CALL: 619-648-1158


Our Core values

Is the act of providing quality mental and behavioral health care to residents of disenfranchised communities in a manner that normalizes mental health recovery and creates long lasting change.  

Is the act of providing consumers, staff, clinicians and our community partners with the skills, resources, authority, opportunity, and motivation to make changes in their individual lives; which will create a ripple effect to restore and rebuild the communities in which they reside.

The day-to-day duty of every clinician, staff, and community partner joining together as a cohesive unit to improve the mental health of ourselves, our people and our community.  

Urban Restoration Counseling Center is committed to providing no cost to low cost therapy services for communities of color.

serving san diego county

since 2019

Therapy for ALL (TFA) is our flagship program that providesTFA provides 15 sessions of no-cost/low-cost mental health services to members of the BIPOC community.TFA is a training platform for BIPOC mental health professionals at various stages of their careers.

Session types include:

  • Individual therapy
  • Couples Therapy(Romantic relationships)
  • Conjoint Therapy (Non-romantic relationships)
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Case Management

TFA is unique because it creates a culture of healing in communities of color.

1. TFA centers the voices and prioritizes the mental health needs of communities of color.

2.TFA educates about the dangers of ignoring their mental health

3. TFA trains BIPOC mental health providers & people who serve communities of color how disrupt the cycle of intergenerational trauma.

TFA participants must meet at least one of the following requirements:

  • uninsured or underinsured 
  • undocumented
  • student
  • unable to find a therapist of color with their insurance provider
  • have an insurance that we don't accept 

CALL - (619) 648-1158

EMAIL - info@urbanrestorationcounseling.org

click the link here to submit your information.

You can learn more about different ways to support our Therapy for ALL Program HERE!


help us provide free/low cost services

 In order to do this we need the financial support of the community to make this dream come true. You can choose to support with a one time donation, monthly donation and/or sponsor one of our fundraising campaigns. 

  • Maternal Mental Health helps fund bi-monthly support groups and parenting classes for birthing and new parents. 
  • Stop Domestic Violence helps support fundraising for our Domestic Violence programs. This years area of focus is to rid the adolescent and teen domestic violence. 
  • Healing Our LGBTQ+ Rainbow helps fund therapy services specifically for Queer, Transgender, Black, Indigenous People of Color (QT-BIPOC) teens and Transitional Age Youth (TAY). 
  • Free Therapy For All helps fund free to low cost therapy services which may include covering insurance co-payments for those in need.

Donate with Amazonsmile

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One Time Donation

You can support URCC by making a one time donation.

Monthly Donation

You can support mental health wellness with, as little as, a $5.00 monthly donation.

Sponsor a Campaign

You can sponsor our:

-Maternal Mental Health Program

-Healing Our Rainbow (LGBTQ+)

-Stop Domestic Violence

-Free Therapy For All

Corporate Sponsorship

We would love to speak with you more about opportunities for corporate sponsorship.

Donor advised funds 

TAX ID Number: 38-4104888


1925 Euclid Ave, Suite 108, San Diego, CA, 92105

Schwab Charitable™ donor-advised fund

Fidelity Charitable

Silicon Valley Community Foundation


How we do what we do

insurance & payments


URCC Licensed Clinicians are contracted with the following insurance panels:

private pay

URCC Licensed Therapists and Associate Therapists accept cash pay clients. Each session is 45-50 minutes.

  • LICENSED therapist: 
  • $80 - Individual sessions
  • $100 - couples/conjoint sessions
  • $120 - Family session (3 or more persons)
  • associate THERAPIST:

meet our clinical staff

Urban Restoration Counseling Center is one of San Diego's budding mental health facilities. Our team is compiled of licensed therapist, as well as, associates and trainees. 

We are committed to the education and professional development of  BIPOC mental health providers trained to disrupt the cycle of intergenerational trauma in communities of color. 

I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

-Dr. Maya Angelou

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder


Janel King

Be gentle with yourself.

-Lydia Eng

Chief operations officer & co-founder


Shanelle D. Johnson

Laughter through my tears is my favorite emotion!

-Steel Magnolias, the Movie

Operations Director

associate marriage and family therapist

diego flores

Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.

-George Bernard Shaw

domestic violence program manager

licensed marriage and family therapist


We can judge our progress by the courage of our questions and the depth of our answers, our willingness to embrace what is true rather than what feels good.

-Carl Sagan

licensed marriage and family therapist

Tarrah Oktavec

“Love her but leave her wild.”


Associate marriage and family therapist

Ronnae Beech

“The best thing you could do is MASTER the chaos in you. You are not thrown into the fire,YOU ARE THE FIRE.” - Mama Indigo

therapist Trainee

Mariza Maldonado

Marriage Family Therapist Trainee

“Let nothing dim the light that shines from within you.” Maya Angelou

therapist Trainee

Jacquiline Johnson

Marriage Family Therapist Trainee

"You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending."

- C.S Lewis.

therapist Trainee


Marriage Family Therapist Trainee




Please feel reach to reach out to us if you still have questions or want to connect with us further.