Expertise and Approach

Circadian's Mission 

Welcome to Circadian Mental Health Services.  We specialize in helping people find their rhythm.  Your circadian rhythm is your 24-hour internal clock that regulates your levels of sleepiness and alertness.  It works best when you have regular patterns both with sleep and with other activities throughout the day.  If it is disrupted by life events or stressors, you can feel out of sort and it can be harder to be present and function in life.  Those of us at Circadian MHS strive to help you find your natural rhythm so that you can enjoy life to the fullest and be as present as possible.

Circadian Mental Health Services offers clients the tools to gain balance and a functional rhythm so that they can live healthy and productive lives.  Therapists use an eclectic therapeutic approach that draws from such theories as Family Systems, Cognitive-Behavioral, Psychodynamic, and Solution-Focused.  Approaches are tailored to the client as no one person has the same rhythm as another.  

Change can often be scary and people tend to revert back to old patterns of behavior because it is what's familiar.  It takes courage to be willing to step outside of your comfort zone and break these patterns and find a new rhythm.  Circadian Mental Health Services hopes to help you on your journey to giving yourself a new and much deserved experience.  


Ashley Caravella, MA,

MFT, Owner

Ashley Caravella is a licensed marriage and family therapist (MFC 49488).  She obtained her Master of Arts degree in psychology from Alliant International University in 2007.  Since that time, Ashley has worked extensively in inpatient, outpatient, school, and residential treatment settings with children, adolescents, and adults.  Much of Ashley's work has involved the severely mentally ill as well as treating families affected by a loved one with severe mental illness.  She also has extensive experience working with those who have difficulty establishing and maintaining healthy relationships with others.

Phone:  760-607-7257

Dr. Kristina Miholich, Psy.D., Owner

Kristina Miholich is a licensed clinical psychologist (PSY25801).  She completed her  Master of Arts and Doctorate of Psychology from Alliant International University, California School of Professional Psychology in 2011. She has worked in a variety of settings including private practice, community mental health centers, schools, in-home services, and a private psychiatric treatment facility.

She has worked with various populations including adolescents struggling with emotional, social, developmental and academic issues and adults dealing with a wide variety of mental health problems in outpatient and inpatient settings. She has extensive experience providing services to adolescents and adults managing substance abuse in conjunction with mental health concerns. Additionally, she specializes in psychological assessment for children, adolescents, and adults seeking further clarification about presenting complaints and possible solutions.

Phone:  619-346-3592

Caitlin Eubanks, L.C.S.W.


Caitlin Eubanks is a licensed therapist (LCSW #81509) who provides individual, couples, & family therapy. Her work focuses primarily on depression, anxiety, and recovery from trauma. She obtained an MSW from California State University, Northridge in May 2015 and has worked in multiple settings, including county mental health clinics, psychiatric hospitals, & community clinics. She uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), psychodynamic therapy, and offers Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR). She is also an intersectional therapist, meaning the roles of identity (race, class, gender, sexuality, disability) and systems (oppression & discrimination) are included as part of treatment. She is an irreverent, supportive, and non-judgmental space for collaboration & growth. 

Phone:  619-273-3478

Abby Cordova, M.F.T. Therapist

Abby Cordova is a licensed marriage and family therapist (MFC 51650) who provides individual, couples, and family therapy.  She obtained her Master of Science degree in counseling at San Diego State University in 2007.

She has experience working with  PTSD and a wide variety of other emotional and physical traumas that clients have encountered either as children or as adults. She brings a supportive and nonjudgmental presence to trauma work. She has successfully treated clients from many different ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds as well as the LGBTQI community.


Abby uses a wide variety of contemporary mind/body approaches when treating trauma, as well as issues related to grief/loss, depression, and anxiety. She also practices EMDR therapy.

Phone:  925-487-0614

Nicole Chambers, Psy.D.


Dr. Nicole Chambers is a licensed psychologist (PSY 30966) who provides individual, couples, and family therapy.  She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from SDSU in 2003. She then attended Argosy University in the San Francisco Bay Area where she earned her Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology in 2010.  Dr. Chambers has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults from diverse backgrounds in many different settings including community clinics, substance abuse, full and partial psychiatric hospitalization, day-treatment, and school-based therapy as well as outpatient settings.  Dr. Chambers utilizes a psychodynamic approach while using tools and techniques from many different areas such as cognitive-behavioral techniques, person centered and insight oriented psychotherapies, play and art therapies, and existential psychotherapy.  She values empathy, respect, compassion, and relationships.

Phone:  619-784-8399 



Individual Therapy

This type of therapy is a collaborative process between the therapist and the client with the aim of making shifts or changes so that quality of life is improved.  Sessions are typically 45 minutes.  Individual therapy is useful for many different issues including symptom management, relationship difficulties, work/school problems, life transitions, stress management, and personal growth.  

Couples Therapy

This type of therapy is a collaborative process between the therapist and the couple.  Sessions are typically 45-55 minutes.  The goals are to shift or change dysfunctional patterns of engagement between the couple so as to manage problems more effectively, prevent small problems from turning into large problems, and to reconnect emotionally with your partner.  Couples counseling can improve a person's physical as well as mental health, in addition to improving the relationship.  

Family Therapy

This type of therapy is a collaborative process between the therapist and the family.  Sessions are typically 45-55 minutes.  The goal is for everyone in the family to make shifts versus just one person making the change so that it is more long-lasting.  If only one person makes change and then he/she return to the same environment, then he/she is likely to fall back into old patterns of engaging with others and the change will not last.  However, if the family as a whole makes shifts, then the change is likely to be more sustaining.  This approach is particularly encouraged with children and adolescents and also for families struggling with a loved one with mental illness.

Psychological Assessment

Psychological Assessments begin with a thorough interview to gain an increased understanding of the presenting issues. Depending on the number of measures administered, the assessment can take anywhere from two to ten hours. This also depends on who is being assessed, as children generally require more time. These hours are split up over multiple visits. After the measures have been administered, the results will be compiled and recommendations will be provided. 

Populations Served:



Older Adult

Support With the Following:



Bipolar Disorder              


Personality Disorders    

Substance use/abuse

School Problems            

Work Problems


Anger Management

Domestic Violence        

Marital Problems


Family Issues

Please inquire if an issue is not listed. 




Cash, Check, Credit card, or Insurance.  Sliding scale for cash clients is available.  Insurances accepted are listed below:

  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield 
  • Magellan
  • MHN
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare 


You can contact Circadian Mental Health Services by calling 619-346-3592, emailing at, faxing at 877-912-4883.