Our History

historyChanging Options was established in Ramona, California in 1987 by Richard C Fowler M.D. and Michael Hellman. Since the program’s inception it has expanded from a single house to a central residence that serves as a hub for four outlying houses.

Dr. Fowler

Dr. Fowler, a board certified psychiatrist, has had a long career of treating clients with serious mental illness in both the public and private sectors. He was on the clinical faculty of University of California San Diego and published professional papers on schizophrenia, affective disorders, and suicide. The treatment of mental disorders with appropriate medication has been a long standing interest. He remains committed to treating clients in an open community based setting. Currently he serves on the Changing Options board of Directors.

Program Expansion

peopleIn 2005 Changing Option completed the physical expansion of its program and now serves up to 34 clients. This has been accompanied by the growth of our clinical and support staff with the broadening of the clients we serve and the expertise we offer.

After twenty five years we continue to believe that the treatment of mental illness in an open community setting is an essential part of recovery.

 Contact us at: (760) 789-7299 | 500 Third Street, Ramona, CA 92065