Recommended Resources

Get Extra Support for Mental Health:

Comprehensive Overview of Mental Health Disorders: Resources for families and patients 

24-Hour Help:
National Suicide Prevention Hotlines: 
1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)
1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
Phoenix Area Mental Health Crisis Lines:
Teen Crisis Counseling
1-800-999-9999 (National)
480-440-3242 (Phoenix Area)

Warm Lines (when you just need to talk):
Maricopa/Pima County Peer Support Warm Line: 602-347-1100 (Mon-Fri 12pm-12am, weekends 4pm-12am)
Tucson and surrounding area: 520-770-9909 (8am-12am daily)
Southern Arizona: 877-770-9912 (8am-12am daily)

Support for Suicide Prevention & Family Coping:
Need help for Suicidal Thoughts? Read This First.
Warning Signs of Suicide in Children & Teens Surviving Your Child's Suicide: Finding Peace After Tragedy

Low Cost Mental Health Resources in Arizona
If you offer services for bipolar disorder or mental illness, and you want to be added to Dr. Peyman's resources page so that her patients can access your care, please contact Dr. Peyman for a free meeting. She would be happy to discuss how you can work together to achieve better results. If you are on this list and want to update or change your information, please email her as well.

Phoenix Area Counseling Resources:
Mamta Bhargava: 480-252-2860. EMDR, DBT, trauma therapy, teen/adolescent groups. Takes Aetna, BCBS, HealthNet, United. 
Michelle Crowell: 480-897-7307. EMDR, eating disorders, trauma. Does not take insurance. 
Tracy Heinz480-636-9111. Anxiety, depression, grief, stress. Take Aetna, BCBS, Cigna, Humana. 
Warren Littleford520-704-8196. Depression, anxiety, grief, general counseling.  
Shawn Rodrigues: 602-750-2215. Equine assisted therapy, individuals, couples. Takes Tricare. 

Wendy Lehnertz480-656-8350. Trauma, abuse, anxiety, relationships, grief.
Michael Medley: 480-962-4357. Counseling for children, families.
Terri Roman: 480-343-4352. DBT individual and group therapy for borderline personality disorder, depression. 
Leslie Whiting480-962-4357. EMDR, families, trauma, anxiety, depression; Christian approach.

David Hubbard480-630-0297. Depression, anxiety, relationships.
Dan Oakes480-382-1257. Addiction, depression, relationship conflicts, anxiety. Read client reviews here.
Family Strategies: 480-668-8301. Addictions, group therapy for addictions, Christian/LDS based counseling. 
Lisa Daughters (East Mesa): 480-351-4543. Art therapy, grief, trauma. Takes some insurance plans. 

Lilian Borges-Zeig (north Phoenix): 602-321.5729. Mindfulness, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, anxiety, depression. 
Marcia Conley (central Phoenix): 602-866-0230. Individuals, anxiety, depression, relationships. 
Lisa Daughters (central Phoenix): 602-285-9696. Art therapy, grief, trauma. Takes some insurance plans.
Molly Dean (north-central Phoenix): 480-200-0410. DBT, EMDR, eating disorders, mood disorders, trauma. Takes BlueCross/BlueShield, Cigna, United. 
Ana Gomez (Biltmore area): 602-803-1797. EMDR, scientifically grounded approaches to counseling for individuals, families, and children. 
Cristy Lopez (central Phoenix): 602-323-7824. Adults, couples, and children, with a more active approach to motivating change. 
Christian Nunes ​(Phoenix): ​602-559-8509. ​Holistic counseling for trauma, anxiety, mood disorders for all ages; also offers home visits and group home visits. ​​Takes ​Aetna, BCBS, MHN/Healthnet, Humana. ​ ​
Katherine Reamer-Bogushefsky (Ahwatukee): 480-205-4040. EMDR, biofeedback, life coaching. 

Gabrielle Annett: 480-508-1144. Addiction counseling, trauma specialist & life coaching. 
Gary Breuer480-758-2552. Trauma, individuals, couples, families, adults & children. 
Marcus Earle480-947-5739. Individuals, couples, addictions, group therapy.
Lisa Galper: 480-315-9311. Eating disorders, food addiction, depression, anxiety, trauma. 
Sheila Howe: 480-445-9185. Over 33 years of experience supporting individuals, relationships and families, providing integrative mental and spiritual support for mood disorders, trauma, and difficult transitions. 
Dennily Lerner480-261-5015. EMDR, cognitive behavioral therapy. Takes Medicare.
Menaj Shamsaee: 480-426-8040 x 609. EMDR, DBT/mindfulness skills, anger, relationships, OCD, trichotillomania. 
Ryan Sheade480-261-5015. EMDR, LGBT clients, cognitive behavioral therapy. Takes BlueCross/BlueShield, Health Net, Medicare.
Dan Short: 480-329-5359. Problem-solving, solution-oriented approach or hypnosis for mood disorders, anxiety, or trauma. 
Rachel Thomas: 480-888-5380. Grief, infertility, couples counseling. 
Deborah Tyrrell602-402-5034. Christian approach to empowerment through counseling and coaching. 

Queen Creek
Pamela Dean480-818-9999. Trauma, PTSD, addiction, depression.

Marlo Archer: 480-705-5007. Children, teens, general psychology, classes for parents of children with emotional concerns.
Bonnie Beebe480-233-7529. EMDR, DBT, mindfulness, counseling for adolescents and adults. Takes BlueCross/BlueShield, Health Net, MHN, Cigna, Humana, United. 
Cheryl Cross: 480-897-6261. EMDR, anxiety, trauma, depression.
Janet Messer480-449-3313EMDR and general counseling. 

Child & Family Therapy: 
Marlo Archer: 480-705-5007. Children, teens, general psychology, classes for parents of children with emotional concerns.
Gus Diamond (Mesa): 480-981-6089. Child and family therapy. 
Ana Gomez (Biltmore area): 602-803-1797. EMDR, scientifically grounded approaches to counseling for individuals, families, and children.
Linda Wiskerchen (Phoenix): 480-861-9624. Family & child therapy for 4-12 year olds with ADHD, anger, sadness, low self-esteem, poor social skills. Takes some insurance plans (see website for details). 
Jeanne Bisson: 480-420-8717Autism, ADHD, Social skills training, Grief & Loss, Divorce, Step-family, Depression, & Anxiety, using play therapy and cognitive behavioral techniques.
Krystina Gordon (Scottsdale): 480-463-4432. Child and adolescent therapy, couples, groups.

Sunil Sharma: Joy Hypnosis is part of Dr. Sunil Sharma’s mission to help people live confident and fulfilling lives, without fear and anger, and with a sense of inner peace. His hypnosis work complements his teachings on meditation, emotional wellbeing, and spiritual connection.
Danny Cabrera (Phoenix): 602-301-6551. Certified hypnotherapist. 
Dan Short (Scottsdale): 480-329-5359. Problem-solving, solution-oriented approach or hypnosis for mood disorders, anxiety, or trauma.

Psychiatrists & Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners:
Donald J. Aubrey, MD (North Scottsdale): 480-951-2888. Open minded, good reviews. 
Eric Greenman, MD (North Scottsdale): 480-551-8004. Whole-person approach, including hormone balance. 
Palpu Hazel, MD (South Scottsdale): 480-949-5700. Good listener, open to homeopathic medicine, good patient reviews. 
Adam Koelsch, MD, PC (North Scottsdale): 480-767-1190. Good listener, individualized approach, also does therapy. 
Kevin Stahl, MD (South Scottsdale): 602-494-8105. Excellent patient feedback, open-minded. (female)
Michael Yasinksi, MD (North Scottsdale): 480-253-0527. Open to homeopathic treatment, very nice and easy to talk to. 
Joellen Butler, NP (Ahwatukee): 480-275-4159. Very good patient reviews, often open to natural medicine.  
Judi Hahn, NP (Central Phoenix): 602-357-1163. Open minded, good reviews. 
James Hicks, MD (Central Phoenix): 602-285-9696. Good patient reviews, 30+ years experience, sometimes open to natural medicine. 
James Milacek, Psy/MHNP (Central Phoenix) 602-843-0000. Good reviews, good listener, open to holistic medicine. 
Tempe/Southeast Valley:
Denise Lawless, NP (Tempe): 480-345-1200. Open-minded, good reviews. 
Lisa Pace, NP (Gilbert): 480-471-8560. Integrative approach to psychiatric care. 
West Valley:
Stephanie Brady (Phoenix - West Valley): 480-405-0213. Medication management for adults with a range of psychiatric conditions, evidence-based care with a special interest in integrative medicine.

Long-Distance Counseling & Psychiatry:
Karen Lamb (Denver area, CO): Naturopathic doctor and licensed counselor trained in advanced mindfulness skills & DBT, focusing primarily on the treatment of trauma and its physical symptoms. 
Dr. Paula Bass, PhD (Fairfax, VA): 703-591-8263. Dr. Bass is a holistic and integrative psychologist who offers a comprehensive and innovative approach to empower the client to find improved health and stability. 
Dr. Lizann Schloff, MD (Falls Church, Virginia): 703-356-8600. Dr. Schloff is a psychiatrist in Virginia who encourages homeopathic treatment. Dr. Schloff, Dr. Paula Bass, and Dr. Peyman have worked together to offer a successful, integrative protocol including psychological counseling, psychiatric medication management, and homeopathic medicine, to provide holistic care and better results for the patient.

Intensive Outpatient Treatment: 
Psychological Counseling Services (South Scottsdale): 480-947-5739. Group therapy, individual therapy, intensive week-long outpatient programs, addictions, personality disorders, bipolar disorder, relationships. 
The Meadows Outpatient Program (North Scottsdale): Focusing on dual-diagnosis (addiction + mental health disorder), trauma/PTSD, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, addictions, eating disorders. Treatment involves EMDR, somatic experiencing, cognitive behavioral therapy. Now accepting BCBS insurance. 
Lifeline PCS (Chandler/Glendale/Scottsdale): Mental health intensives with DBT groups, trauma/EMDR therapy, therapy for substance abuse, and general counseling for daily life situations, couples issues, family problems. Also offering court-ordered counseling. Serving teens/adolescents and adults. 

Inpatient Psychiatric Treatment Centers: 
The Meadows866-330-1925. Holistic inpatient program in Wickenburg, AZ. Focusing on dual-diagnosis, trauma, addiction, eating disordersTreatment involves EMDR, equine therapy, somatic experiencing, cognitive behavioral therapy, life skills, family therapy. 
Valley Hospital: Conventional psychiatric treatment, but our experience is that doctors and staff at this hospital tend to be more cooperative with naturopathic doctors than other hospitals have been. 

Medication Safety & Withdrawal/Tapering Resources: 
Please note that Dr. Peyman does not advocate for adjusting any medications without the supervision of a licensed prescriber. 
MyTavin: Do your medications deplete certain nutrients? 
The Road Back Program Workbook: Advice and assistance in tapering psychiatric medications

Alcohol & Drug Addiction Recovery Resources:
The Meadows866-330-1925. Intensive outpatient program in Scottsdale or holistic inpatient program in Wickenburg, AZ. Focusing on dual-diagnosis, trauma, addiction, eating disordersTreatment involves EMDR, equine therapy, somatic experiencing, cognitive behavioral therapy, life skills, family therapy. 
Gabrielle Annett at Invitation to Recovery: 480-508-1144. Addiction counseling, trauma treatment, life coaching. 
Gigi Veasey, Alcohol Recovery Solutions (Ahwatukee): 480-496-9760. Outpatient recovery programs tailored to each individual. Some insurance coverage may apply.
Alcohol Awareness CouncilAlcohol recovery resources and information. 
Drug Addiction Help: For immediate treatment help, call 1-877-655-5116. 
Drug Rehab Information: Tools to equip patients and families with the best information, resources, and tools to overcome addiction. 1-855-342-7646.
Addiction Resource: Education and treatment to empower patients and family in overcoming addiction. 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
National Relapse HotlineThe 24/7 National Hotline for Relapse Prevention & Advice. 866-417-5674.

Eating Disorders Recovery Programs: 
Remuda Ranch: Holistic eating disorders program, exclusively focused on eating disorders. 
Recovery Village: Focus is on drug & alcohol addiction & dual diagnosis, also has an eating disorders program. 

Books & Resources for Bipolar Disorder: 
Break The Bipolar Cycle: A Day-by-Day Guide to Living with Bipolar Disorder, by Elizabeth Brondolo
The Bipolar Workbook: Tools for Controlling Your Mood Swings, by Monica Ramirez Basco
The Hypomanic Edge by John Gartner
The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook for Bipolar Disorder: Using DBT to Regain Control of Your Emotions and Your Lifeby Sheri Van Dijk
Loving Someone with Bipolar Disorder, by Julie Fast
New Hope for People with Bipolar Disorder, by Jan Fawcett
Kick It With Gusto: A Practical Guide to Living Through Anxiety, Depression, and Manic Depression, by Neal David Sutz
An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness, by Kay Redfield Jamison
Bipolar Disorder: The Ultimate Guide, by Sarah Owen

Books for Depression:
Get It Done When You're Depressed, by Julie Fast
The Cognitive Behavioral Workbook for Depression: A Step-by-step Program (Workbook) by William J. Knaus
Moving Beyond Depression: A Whole-Person Approach to Healing, by Gregory Jantz

Books for Anxiety & Panic Disorder:
The Anti-Anxiety Workbook, by Martin Antony
When Panic Attacks, by David Burns
The Panic Attacks Workbook: A Guided Program for Beating the Panic Trick, by David Carbonell
I Can't Get Over It: A Handbook for Trauma Survivors, by Aphrodite Matsakis
The OCD Workbook: Your Guide to Breaking Free from Obsessive-Compulsive DisorderBruce M. Hyman

Books & Resources for Borderline Personality Disorder:
Skills Training Manual for Treating Borderline Personality Disorderby Marsha M. Linehan
Stop Walking on Eggshells: Taking Your Life Back When Someone You Care About Has Borderline Personality Disorder, by Paul T. Mason
I Hate You Don't Leave Me: Understanding the Borderline Personality, by Hal Strauss
Anything to Stop the Pain: Help for partners and parents of people with Borderline Personality Disorder

Book for Parenting a Child with a Mood or Behavioral Disorder: 
Parenting a Child Who Has Intense Emotions: DBT Skills to Help Your Child Regulate Emotional Outbursts and Aggressive Behaviors

Books for Healthy Relationships:
The Power of Two Workbook: Communication Skills for a Strong & Loving Marriage, by Susan Heitler & Abigail Hirsch
The Dance of Anger: A Woman's Guide to Changing the Patterns of Intimate Relationshipsby Harriet Lerner
Why You Do the Things You Do: The Secret to Healthy Relationships, by Tim Clinton

Other Naturopathic Doctors with a Focus in Mental Illness:
Dr. Jenn Botham (Denver area)

Other Health Resources & Referrals

Chiropractic Care in the Phoenix Area:
Dr. Dan Secrest (Scottsdale)

Gynecologist: Tara Brodkin, MD (Scottsdale) 

Resources to Help You Quit Smoking
Help for quitting smoking: Become tobacco-free in 30 days. 
Quit smoking together:
Dr. Peyman's article on quitting smoking

Books with tables of calories, carbs, protein, etc. in foods
The Complete Book of Food Counts by Nutribase 
Fast & EZ Calorie, Fat, Carb, Fiber, & Protein Counter by Helena Schaar, RRT

Cookbooks and Healthy Diet Books
Deliciously Vegan cookbook by Carrie Rittling, ND (available on
Dr. Barnard's Program for Reversing Diabetes by Neal Barnard, MD. (for heart health, metabolic health, and weight regulation)
The Sugar Solution Cookbook by Ann Fittante, M.S., R.D.
The Good Carb Cookbook by Sandra Woodruff, R.D.
The South Beach Diet by Dr. Arthur Agatston
The Insulin Resistance Diet by Cheryle Hart


Overcoming emotional food addictions, emotional aspects of weight gain, etc.

Why Weight? by Geneen Roth

Help with making healthier choices when eating out

Eat This Not That by David Zinczenko and Matt Goulding

Eat Out, Eat Right: The Guide to Healthier Restaurant Eating by Hope S. Warshaw

Eating Out the Healthy Way by Linda Springer


Free online diet & exercise tracking & motivation programs (highly recommended)

Free nutrition information with graphs and nutrition facts of thousands of foods

Daily caloric needs calculator, BMI calculator, and other helpful tools

Low glycemic index recipes

Allergy-free recipes and resources

Food Allergy Symptom Checklist