About True Life Center

We have the privilege of providing healing and hope to individuals, couples, families, and communities. Of course, the thing about True Life Center is that’s a role we cherish, which is why we refuse to compromise on our high standards and unmatched quality of care.


We are the only San Diego-based integrative IOP/PHP that employs full-time doctors, psychiatrists, and psychologists who collaborate on your treatment to get you the very best results. Our founder and medical director, Dr. Krista Roybal, believes that those struggling with mental health conditions deserve an outstanding and inspired treatment model that produces real change. At True Life Center, our aim is to give every patient the tools to discover their authentic self and live their life to the fullest.

Many conventional treatment options for mental health do not provide optimal therapy methods and focus on symptom resolution instead of looking at the whole person. At True Life Center, our staff connects with every individual who walks through our door to ensure the treatment provided is of true benefit to their total health.

True Life Center was born out of a belief that a better way is possible. A belief that the key to sustainable transformation lies at the intersection of excellence and compassion, of the medical and the holistic, and of the mind and body. We hope that by learning about our founding story, our incredible staff, and our mental health treatment facility, you will get a more complete sense of the possibilities for your path to healing through our holistic approach at True Life.


Founder Dr. Roybal


Our Staff


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Our Story

Truly exceptional care shouldn’t be the exception.

True Life Center is the next evolution in healthcare. We have made a conscious decision to focus on so much more than just alleviating symptoms of mental health conditions.  We believe in the transformative change that occurs in the process of healing that brings people into their authentic selves. Mind-Body medicine is the conduit we choose to utilize in order to achieve these results.

In a world of one-size-fits-all programming, typical of mostly group therapy, corporate-owned rehab chains, and amenities-oriented marketing, True Life Center is proud to stand for exceptional comprehensive care. We’re proud to fulfill all your treatment needs – medical attention with full-time doctors; an integrative, mind-body approach; one-on-one sessions and customized scheduling – all under one roof with a team that truly collaborates and has been working together for a long time. We are proud of the community we’ve formed – a community of practitioners, partners, and patients who look at the current state of mental health care and ask…

How could this be done differently? How can patients get the care they deserve?

Those were the questions that our founder and medical director, Dr. Krista Roybal, asked time and again during a decade spent treating mental health and addiction in private practice and at top-ranked hospitals. She envisioned a residential style treatment facility that combined the best elements of each—the warmth and individual attention of a concierge practice, the evidence-based approach and multidisciplinary collaboration of a medical hospital, and the mind-body integration achieved through somatic healing.

True Life is the culmination of this vision. Its success, a resounding yes to her questions.

As a team and a center, we will continue to ask the tough questions that spur innovation. Our patients love that about True Life Center. We will also continue to forgo the status quo in favor of delivering world-class, patient-centered care. And we will, therefore, remain committed to alleviating suffering, restoring relationships, and empowering growth for years to come. If you have further questions about True Life Center, check out our mental health treatment FAQs page.

Discover the best possible care at True Life Center. You can find health, fulfillment, and contentment in our therapy programs. Through a compassionate mental health treatment staff as well as a state-of-the-art facility, you will find a new space of recovery and sobriety. Enroll in True Life today to enjoy these lifelong benefits and essential services. Our team is standing by to take your call. Reach out now at 866.420.1792 and begin the healing process that will last a lifetime!