Get Extra Support for Mental Health:
Comprehensive Overview of Mental Health Disorders: Resources for families and patients
National Suicide Prevention Hotlines:
Phoenix Area Mental Health Crisis Line:
1-800-631-1314 (Maricopa County Crisis Line)
Teen Crisis Counseling:
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:
Need help for Suicidal Thoughts? Read This First.
Low Cost Mental Health Resources in Arizona
NOAH (Neighborhood Outreach Access to Health): 480-882-7537.
Mental Health Support for Teens & Students:
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:
Tracy Heinz: 480-636-9111. Anxiety, depression, grief, stress. Take Aetna, BCBS, Cigna, Humana.
Warren Littleford: 520-704-8196. Depression, anxiety, grief, general counseling.
Shawn Rodrigues: 602-750-2215. Equine assisted therapy, individuals, couples. Takes Tricare.
Nicole Heim: 480-212-3349. DBT, trauma, mood disorders. Takes BCBS.
Wendy Lehnertz: 480-656-8350. Trauma, abuse, anxiety, relationships, grief.
Michael Medley: 480-962-4357. Counseling for families, addictions, mood disorders, anxiety.
Terri Roman: 480-343-4352. DBT individual and group therapy for borderline personality disorder, depression.
Julia Spain: 602-697-1023. DBT, trauma, mood disorders. Takes Aetna, Cigna, BCBS.
Leslie Whiting: 480-962-4357. EMDR, families, trauma, anxiety, depression; Christian approach.
Dan Oakes: 480-382-1257. Addiction, depression, relationship conflicts, anxiety.
Family Strategies: 480-668-8301. Addictions, group therapy for addictions, Christian/LDS based counseling.
Lisa Daughters (Phoenix/Mesa): 480-351-4543. Trauma & mood disorders in the LGBT community, art therapy, grief, compulsive behaviors.
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.
Molly Dean (north-central Phoenix): 480-200-0410. DBT, EMDR, eating disorders, mood disorders, trauma.
Cristy Lopez (central Phoenix): 602-323-7824. Adults, couples, and children, with a more active approach to motivating change.
Katherine Reamer-Bogushefsky (Ahwatukee): 480-205-4040. EMDR, biofeedback, life coaching.
Menaj Shamsaee: (Biltmore area) 480-405-7167. EMDR, DBT/mindfulness skills, anger, relationships, OCD, trichotillomania.
Gabrielle Annett: 480-508-1144. Addiction counseling, trauma specialist & life coaching.
Gary Breuer: 480-758-2552. Trauma, individuals, couples, families, adults & children.
Marcus Earle: 480-947-5739. Individuals, couples, addictions, group therapy.
Lisa Galper: 480-315-9311. Eating disorders, food addiction, depression, anxiety, trauma.
Ryan Sheade: 480-261-5015. 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 Tyrrell: 602-402-5034. Christian approach to empowerment through counseling and coaching.
Pamela Dean: 480-818-9999. Trauma, PTSD, addiction, depression.
Marlo Archer: 480-705-5007. Children, teens, general psychology, classes for parents of children with emotional concerns.
Bonnie Beebe: 480-233-7529. 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 Messer: 480-449-3313. EMDR 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.
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: 480-420-8717. Autism, 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.
Menaj Shamsaee (Phoenix): 480-405-7167. Hypnosis, EMDR, counseling for individuals & couples.
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. Does not take insurance.
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. Does not take insurance.
Denise Drake, NP (Scottsdale): 480-946-1637. Holistic approaches, using conventional and/or natural protocols for mental health. Does not take insurance.
Heidi Pence, NP (Scottsdale): 480-949-1100. Open-minded, listens, takes time with her patients.
Robert Schulte, MD (Scottsdale): 480-451-3454. Compassionate approach to psychiatry, also does counseling. Does not take insurance.
Marc Schwartz, DO (Scottsdale): 480-899-4077. Child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry with an open-minded approach.
Patricia Tagle-Levy, MD (South Scottsdale): 480-481-0858. Child & adolescent psychiatry with a whole-person approach.
Judi Hahn, NP (Central Phoenix): 602-357-1163. Open minded, good patient feedback.
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 listener, open to holistic medicine.
Sally Alexander, NP, DNP (Ahwatukee): 928-426-0000. Open minded, interested in complex cases, advocates for patients.
Lisa Pace, NP (Gilbert): 480-471-8560. Holistic approaches, using conventional and/or natural protocols for mental health. Takes insurance.
Foundations for Change / Novamind: (Peoria): 602-399-5792. Open to holistic medicine. Child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry.
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: 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 Meadows: 866-330-1925. Holistic inpatient program in Wickenburg, AZ. Focusing on dual-diagnosis, trauma, addiction, eating disorders. Treatment 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 Meadows: 866-330-1925. Intensive outpatient program in Scottsdale or holistic inpatient program in Wickenburg, AZ. Focusing on dual-diagnosis, trauma, addiction, eating disorders. Treatment 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 Council: Alcohol recovery resources and information.
National Relapse Hotline: The 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 Life, by Sheri Van Dijk
Loving Someone with Bipolar Disorder, by Julie Fast
The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide: What You and Your Family Need to Know, by David Miklowitz
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
You Can Beat Depression: A Guide to Prevention & Recovery, by John Preston
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 Disorder, Bruce M. Hyman
Books & Resources for Borderline Personality Disorder:
Skills Training Manual for Treating Borderline Personality Disorder, by 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
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Skills Workbook, by Matthew McKay
DBT Self Help: http://www.dbtselfhelp.com/index.html
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:
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 Relationships, by 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 Health:
Dr. Jennifer Bahr (San Diego, CA)
Dr. Nicole Cain (Scottsdale, Arizona)
Dr. Karen Lamb (Denver, CO)
Other Health Resources & Referrals
Chiropractic Care in the Phoenix Area:
Dr. Dan Secrest (Scottsdale)
Dr. Angela Christopher (Ahwatukee)
Dr. Scott Griffin (Tempe)
Tara Brodkin, MD (Scottsdale)
Help for Insomnia:
Resources to Help You Quit Smoking:
Help for quitting smoking: Become tobacco-free in 30 days.
Learn the facts: http://www.epa.gov/smokefree/
Quit smoking together: http://quitsmokingcommunity.org/
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 Amazon.com)
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
www.sparkpeople.com (highly recommended)