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Crisis Stabilization Unit

Providing Psychiatric Services for the Most Vulnerable

Trauma-Informed - Safe and Supportive - Culturally Competent

The Bayview Crisis Stabilization Unit provides hospital-based emergency behavioral health services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year for individuals 18 years old and older who require a timely response to psychiatric emergencies to prevent decompensation and increase wellbeing.

Services include:

  • Behavioral Health Urgent Care (Stay up to 24 hours)
  • Behavioral Health Assessment
  • Medication Management and Care
  • Coordination
  • Linkages to Behavioral Health Services
  • CSU accepts PERT referrals

We are a San Diego County contracted program that provides therapeutic care for our patients experiencing a mental health crisis.

The Crisis Stabilization Unit is located on the Bayview Behavioral Health Campus at 330 Moss Street in Chula Vista, and they can be reached by calling (619) 585-4221. Program Manager Kerstin Cornell can be reached at (619) 585-4228, or

The Common Room where healthcare workers interact with patients.

The Intake Office.

Our Meditation Room. This room can be used with soothing aromatherapy and music.

Our staff Conference Room.

Our Staff

Tanya Scurry, MD

Tanya ScurryTanya is a Board-Certified adult psychiatrist who has practiced adult psychiatry for over 16 years and telepsychiatry for seven years. She enjoys providing care to many parts of the country using various telemedicine platforms. Dr. Scurry’s goals are to provide each person she treats with positive regard, compassion and optimal patient care. Dr. Scurry has a passion for embracing the unknown and typically spends her free time traveling the world. At present, Dr. Scurry has stepped foot on every continent in the world.

Atul Sheth, MD

Atul ShethAtul is a Board-Certified adult psychiatrist who has been in practice for more than 30 years. He has extensive experience with telepsychiatry and is proficient in multiple EMRs. He is dedicated to his patients and their treatment. Dr. Sheth enjoys travel and resides in Chicago, Illinois.

Kerstin Cornell, LMFT, CADCI

Kerstin CornwellKerstin (she/her/hers) is a licensed marriage and family therapist with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences and certified alcohol and drug counselor with the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals. She has earned a Master of Arts in psychology with an emphasis in marriage and family therapy and professional clinical counseling from Brandman University and a Bachelor of Science in psychology from Washington State University; she is currently enrolled in a PhD in health services with an emphasis in healthcare administration program at Walden University. She is a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy and the American College of Healthcare Executives. Kerstin has over six years in the mental health and substance abuse treatment fields. She is skilled at motivating, communicating, and advocating for patients dealing with addiction, co-occurring disorders, and those experiencing psychosis. She has a practical understanding of the theory and practice of CBT, DBT, and MI. Her prior experience in sales aids in her ability to connect with patients and their families. In her spare time, Kerstin loves crafting, spending time with her family, and all things Harry Potter.

Carlota Terry, PMHP-BC

Carlota TerryCarlota is a graduate of the University of San Diego where she obtained her master’s degree to become a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She is board-certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Carlota graduated Magna Cum Laude from National University where she received her bachelor’s degree in Nursing. She also has a master’s degree in Sociology and a bachelor’s degree in Foreign Languages, allowing her to pursue a career as a university instructor of French and Spanish prior to nursing. Her career in foreign languages was born out of her interest in people and cultures. Having lived, studied, and worked in three different countries – the Philippines, France, and the United States--has given Carlota a deep understanding of the importance of recognizing and respecting each person’s unique individuality.

Carlota’s work history as a psychiatric nurse practitioner is founded on seven years of experience as a psychiatric hospital nurse. She worked with patients who suffered from psychosis and mood disorders so severe that they required hospital care. The experience of seeing patients at their most acute state and witnessing their progression toward stability, not only through medication but also through therapeutic encounters, convinced her that she wanted to further her career in psychiatry. She then pursued advanced education to earn her master’s degree in psychiatric-mental health so she could have a more direct impact on improving the mental health of her patients.

The focus of Carlota’s work right now is helping patient populations who can be easily taken for granted due to their mental health deficits, advocating particularly for the homeless, individuals with developmental disabilities, and the elderly. She has worked with the homeless at Father Joe’s Villages Medical Clinic and she continues to help the elderly, the homeless and the developmentally disabled at multiple skilled nursing facilities, as well as at Bayview Crisis Stabilization Unit, during this time of great need for mental health support.