The child and family specialists at AzBHC recognize that there is a severe deficit in available community resources for exceptional children and their families.

With an ever increasing amount of environmental stressors, divorces, and single parents, the demand for quality outpatient programs is greater than ever. To meet this need, we have developed structured programs in clinical assessment, evaluation, and treatment of children (ages 5–18) experiencing problems with behaviors, emotions, learning, and their families.

The clinicians at AzBHC are experienced and ready to deal with all aspects of the child’s and family’s environment (home, school, family, legal, and medical).

Our programs are designed to meet the needs of our primary referral services:

  • Family physicians
  • Pediatricians
  • Schools (and preschools)
  • Managed care organizations
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Religious organizations

Our Philosophy and Mission

Our mission is to promote the welfare of children and their families through total service and quality intervention. The professionals at the Center are specialists by training, experience, and academia (education).

They have lectured, written, and trained other professionals in the practices for treating children and their families.

Each professional is licensed or certified and belongs to their respective professional organizations. They view themselves as child advocates and are excellent at facilitating the exchange of critical information between members of the child’s ecological system, including:

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Play Therapist
  • Licensed Professional Counselors
  • Consultants as need:
  • Child and Adult Psychiatrists
  • Child and Adult Psychologists
  • Pediatricians
  • Nurses
  • Therapeutic Educators

The Center has developed innovative, standardized, and solution-based programs for depression, behavioral disorders, substance abuse, and post traumatic stress problems. An emphasis on prevention is also included in many of our educational services.