Nestled a quick drive away from the coast, our Carlsbad center serves families from the North County area of San Diego, including Oceanside and Encinitas and inland to the Temecula area. At over 9,000 square feet, this modern facility is designed to provide everything your developing child needs under one roof. The center offers:  

  • More than 20 rooms for therapies and medical evaluations 

  • ABA therapy for kids with autism or other behavioral needs 

  • Counseling 

  • Speech-language therapy 

  • Sensorimotor therapies including physical, occupational, and music therapy 

Cortica Carlsbad also features a large gym with a rock-climbing wall and access to outdoor space.

Our In-Network Insurance Plans 

Our list of in-network insurance plans is below. Our team is constantly contracting with new insurance companies, so please check back often if you don't see yours. We also accept cash payments if you prefer. 

  • Aetna/Aetna Behavioral Health

  • Anthem Blue Cross

  • Blue Shield of California/Magellan Health

  • Cigna/EverNorth Behavioral Healthcare

  • Healthnet

  • Kaiser

  • Provider Network of America

  • Tricare

  • United Healthcare/Optum Behavioral Health

We are in-network with the following plans for Behavioral Health services only:

  • ComPsych

  • Managed Health Network

Always check with your insurance plan before getting care. Even if you see your insurance plan listed, certain products or services may not be included.  If your care is not covered, Cortica accepts self-pay patients. If you do not see your health insurance plan listed above or have a plan that falls under ABA coverage only, we encourage you to reach out to our enrollment team at (888) 885-5068. They can help your family navigate your specific insurance coverage.

The Carlsbad Team


5870 El Camino Real, Ste 101, Carlsbad, CA 92008


(760) 539-5813

Center Hours

M-F: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Sat-Sun: Closed

Phone Operator Hours

M-F: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sat-Sun: Closed

Beth Johnson, MD, FAAP

Beth Johnson, MD, FAAP

Neurodevelopmental Pediatrician

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Ariel Forman

Ariel Forman

Developmental Therapies Supervisor

Kathryn Petersen

ABA Site Manager