services that we offer...

Social Mentoring

Learning proper and appropriate social skills is a main component of all our services, but our social one on one mentoring program is specifically designed to work on and practice social skills. Your child or teen is matched with one of our youthful but experienced social coaches who will plan fun activities with the child. During these fun outings throughout San Diego the mentor will not only act as a positive role model but will encourage appropriate social skills and work on any other challenges the participant may have.

Measuring Success

When a child or teen enters our program, our director will meet with the parents and if desired any other professionals working with the child to set up an XciteSteps Achievement Plan. This plan details information about the participant, struggles, triggers, goals and objectives we will be working on during involvement in our programs. It will also outline a plan of action put together by our social coaches or mentors who will be working directly with the child or teen.

The Natural Opportunity Model

During our one on one mentoring or social group activities, our social coaches/mentors have these goals in mind when interacting with your child or teen. Since all our San Diego programs and services are activity and interaction based, natural opportunities for teaching arise. Our mentors and social coaches look for these teaching opportunities and take advantage of the natural situation to coach, role model or modify behaviors. After each session the mentors document important interactions, improvements, and challenges for each participant and this data gets highlighted in our performance tracking sheets for parents to view.


Our Services are available in the following areas:

San Diego (North)

  • Oceanside
  • Carlsbad
  • Rancho Santa Fe
  • San Marcos
  • Camp Pendleton
  • Escondido
  • Vista

San Diego (Central)

  • La Jolla
  • Clairemont
  • Downtown
  • Poway
  • Mira Mesa
  • Coronado

East County

  • Santee
  • Lakeside
  • La Mesa
  • Spring Valley
  • El Cajon
  • Paradise Hills

South Bay

  • Eastlake
  • Chula Vista
  • National City
  • Bonita
  • Imperial Beach
  • Otay Mesa

Temecula Region

  • Murrieta
  • Lake Elsinore
  • Menifee
  • Fallbrook