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Crestwood Behavioral Health

Crestwood Behavioral Health
san jose

about crestwood San Jose

Crestwood Center San Jose embraces a commitment to providing the continuum of care clients require on their road to recovery.

Each client on our campus, whether they speak English, Spanish or Vietnamese, is given an individual rehabilitation plan, empowering and motivating them to be active participants in their recovery. Our personalized recovery plans help clients develop skills to allow them to achieve a more independent, productive and satisfying lifestyle.

Our Wellness Recovery Action Plans (WRAP) encourages our clients to attend a broad array of classes and activities to strengthen their mental, physical, and social skills. Our classes range from core recovery programs to dual recovery and re-integration courses.

Crestwood Center San Jose offers Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).  DBT is a form of therapy developed by Marsha Linehan Ph.D. at the University of Washington that is an evidence-based practice used to treat clients with Borderline Personality Disorder. DBT assists clients in learning skills to help them to regulate their emotional responses to situations that occur in their lives that they may have previously responded to in a self-destructive or aggressive manner.

DBT consists of individual therapy sessions that are held weekly with an individual therapist to review events from the past week, and diary cards that a client keeps daily and follows the treatment hierarchy.  Also weekly 2-5 hour skills training classes are held that focus on emotional regulation skills, mindfulness skills, interpersonal effectiveness skills, and distress tolerance skills.

Crestwood Center San Jose also provides clients with daily opportunities to participate in community life and foster the necessary skills to reintegrate themselves back into their communities.

Special Feature

Over the past decade, we have developed specialized support programs for the many clients at our facility who speak Vietnamese or Spanish as a first language. These clients participate in classes and activities in their native languages, allowing them to thrive on their road to recovery.

On our campus, our Vietnamese psychiatrist, Cultural Specialist and support staff lead WRAP implementation and cultural activities for Vietnamese speakers. Our program celebrates all major Vietnamese holidays, provides special Vietnamese menu options at all meals, gives English classes aimed at Vietnamese speakers, and offers “current events” discussion groups in Vietnamese. Clients also enjoy our Vietnamese karaoke nights.

We also have many Spanish speakers on campus and they are given the support they need to progress in their native language, while also taking classes to enhance their basic English skills. Our Spanish Cultural Specialist and Spanish-speaking staff members monitor consumers’ WRAP progression, lead Hispanic cultural groups, which explore the various Hispanic cultures represented at the facility, hold regional cooking classes, and discuss Central and Latin American current events. Crestwood Center San Jose also has Spanish language music, TV and movies for those who are interested.

At Crestwood Center San Jose we invite our clients to participate in our pre-vocational training program. This program offers clients the chance to refine their work skills by engaging in various tasks and chores throughout our campus. Clients also gain work skills by heading up the various aspects of our campus cafe’s operation, such as working the cash register, serving customers and keeping the cafe clean.


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San Jose
Mental Health Rehabilitation Center
Psychiatric Health Facilities
Adult Residential Programs
Crisis Stabilization Unit
Crisis Residential Treatment Program
Residential Care for Elderly
Snf Neuro-behavioral Programs
Snf/stp Programs
Wellness Clinics


Crestwood Center San Jose is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), which provides international standards for rehabilitation organizations to follow that promotes the quality, value and optimal outcomes of services. Crestwood believes this accreditation demonstrates our unwavering commitment to achieving and maintaining the highest level of care and rehabilitation.


  • Crestwood Center San Jose
    1425 Fruitdale Ave.
    San Jose, CA 95128
    (408) 275-1010

leadership team

  • Gail McDonald, RN
    Campus Administrator
  • Stacey Flores, RN
    Director of Nursing Services- MHRC
  • Zasha Erskine, BSN, RN
    Director of Nursing Services- PHF
  • Robin Austin, LMFT
    Clinical Director-PHF
  • Melissa Tottoc, BS, CTRS
    Program Director- MHRC