Behavioral Health Services

Casa de los Niños provides behavioral and mental health services in a safe, supportive,
and non-judgmental environment for children, teens, and adults.

Medical

Our holistic approach considers the medical, physical, psychological and interpersonal backgrounds of each client. Areas of psychiatric service and expertise include:

  • Child psychiatry expertise for children and youth
  • Expertise in a broad range of adult mental health concerns
  • Psychiatric medication management for children and adults
  • Expertise in complex mental health concerns, including autism spectrum disorder, stress disorders, and trauma-related concerns
  • Expertise in specialty areas, including integrative and forensic psychiatry

Medical Team Members

Therapy Team Members

  • Aseel Abushaar
    Specialties:

    Depression, Anxiety, Eating Disorders, Self-Esteem, Child and Adolescents

    • Oralia Anda
      Specialties:

      Children, Teens, Family, Adults, Trauma Informed, Healthy Relationships, Anger Management, Nurtured Heart Approach, Parenting

      • Ruben Aroz

        Clinical Supervisor

        • Jessica Barnes
          Specialties:

          Birth to Five

          • Johana Basurto
            Specialties:

            Children – Ages 5-18 and their families

            • Margaret (Maggie) Bellino
              Specialties:

              Maladaptive Sexual Behaviors, Sexual Abuse, Trauma in children, adolescents, and adults

              • Jessica Belter
                Specialties:

                Adults, Substance Use, Mood Disorders, Dual Diagnosis, Eating Disorders

                • Michelle Celestrin
                  Specialties:

                  Trauma, Domestic Violence, Adolescents and Children

                  • Martha Corella
                    Specialties:

                    Bilingual (Spanish and English), Individual and Family Therapy, Domestic Violence, Grief and Loss, Parenting, Bonding and Attachment, Self-Esteem, Anger Management, Anxiety/Depression, Social Skills Groups

                    • Desirae Cruz-Bailey
                      Specialties:

                      Early Childhood Mental Health, Birth to Five, Parent-Child Relationship

                      • Diane Delp
                        Specialties:

                        Trauma

                        • Alicia Donovan

                          Child & Family Therapist

                          • Sari Emami
                            Specialties:

                            EMDR, Play Therapy, Trauma, Sexual Abuse

                            • Laura Epperson
                              Specialties:

                              Children – Ages 6-17 years old, Attachment, Trauma, Sexual, Physical and Emotional Abuse, Grief and Loss, Domestic Violence and Removal by DCS

                              • Katie Frischenmeyer

                                Child & Family Therapist

                                • Diana Uriarte Garcia
                                  Specialties:

                                  Coping Skills, Social Skills, Mood Regulation, Depression, Anxiety

                                  • Gretchen Harris

                                    Child & Family Therapist

                                    • Melissa Hendrickson

                                      Child & Family Therapist

                                      • Angela Hiser-Martinez
                                        Specialties:

                                        Children and Adolescents – Ages 9+, Transitional Age Youth – Age 16-23, Adults, and Families

                                        • Bruce Kahler
                                          Specialties:

                                          Trauma Recovery, Mindful Awareness

                                          • Nicole Linn

                                            Child & Family Therapist

                                            • Cassaundra (Cassie) Loller
                                              Specialties:

                                              Adolescents, Young Adults, Families and Trauma Exposed Youth

                                              • Heidi Long
                                                Specialties:

                                                LGBTQ, Families, Couples, B-5, Attachment Traumas

                                                • Julie Lopez
                                                  Specialties:

                                                  Children and Adolescents – Ages 7-13 years, Trauma, Grief and Loss, Life Transitions, Self-Esteem, and Peer Relationships (Social Skills).

                                                  • Lourdes Lopez-Escobar
                                                    Specialties:

                                                    Young children (Ages 0 – 10), Certified Grief and Loss Professional

                                                    • Nohemi Maciel
                                                      Specialties:

                                                      Birth to Five

                                                      • Shawna McKee
                                                        Specialties:

                                                        Autism and Special Needs, ADHD/ADD, Birth to Five, Anxiety, Anger, Grief/Loss, Parent Child Relationship Therapy

                                                        • Sylvia Neal
                                                          Specialties:

                                                          Sexual Abuse, Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, Addictions, Anger, Violence and Abuse

                                                          • Cathleen Phelan
                                                            Specialties:

                                                            Birth to Five, Early Childhood Mental Health

                                                            • Amber Poplewko-Armstrong
                                                              Specialties:

                                                              Trauma & Resiliency Work, Domestic Violence, Healthy Relationships

                                                              • Tamar Reed
                                                                Specialties:

                                                                Preteens, Teens, Young Adults, Suicide Spectrum Behaviors, Complex Trauma, Gender and Sexual Minority Youth

                                                                • Autumn Rodriguez
                                                                  Specialties:

                                                                  Children and Families (Civilian and Military), Veterans, Children in Community Mental Health

                                                                  • Farrah Sanchez
                                                                    Specialties:

                                                                    Teens and Young Adults

                                                                    • Sean Seeba
                                                                      Specialties:

                                                                      Families, Teens, Adults, DCS Involved Families, Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, Adoptive Families

                                                                      • Jill Sena
                                                                        Specialties:

                                                                        Children and Teens, Parenting, Trauma

                                                                        • Rachel Sommerfield
                                                                          Specialties:

                                                                          Birth to Five, Children and Adolescents, Trauma-Based

                                                                          Therapy

                                                                          Our dedicated and experienced therapists have expertise in a variety of areas and approaches to help children (of all ages), and families address and heal from behavioral and mental health challenges. These include:

                                                                          • Specialty in providing therapy for children birth to five years old
                                                                          • Individual and group therapy for victims of domestic and/or family violence
                                                                          • Therapists who work with youth who engage in sexually maladaptive behaviors
                                                                          • Therapists who specialize in specific therapies, including:
                                                                            • Play therapy
                                                                            • Cognitive-behavioral therapy
                                                                            • EMDR – Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (for those who have experienced trauma)

                                                                          Click on each therapist’s photo or name to view their bio and areas of focus.

                                                                          Groups

                                                                          Group classes and therapy can benefit children and adults who are addressing a variety of behavioral and mental health issues and trauma. Casa de los Niños currently offer these groups:

                                                                          • Dinosaur School (Incredible Years): Evidence-based social skills curriculum for children age 4-8
                                                                          • Healthy relationships groups for youth age 14-17
                                                                          • Domestic violence groups for adults who are victims of domestic or family violence
                                                                          • Art groups for children and youth age 5 – 16
                                                                          • Triple P (Parenting Classes)

                                                                          How Do I Receive Services?

                                                                          Services are provided to clients as well as their families. Families may have AHCCCS, KidsCare, or CMDP coverage.

                                                                          All clients are offered services without discrimination by reason of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability or because of an individual’s inability to pay for the services.

                                                                          Hours & Contact

                                                                          Behavioral Health Services
                                                                          Monday – Friday from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm

                                                                           

                                                                          To schedule an appointment or receive more information call (520) 624-5600 or Contact Us.

                                                                           

                                                                          Contact our 24 Crisis Line at (520) 326-1365

                                                                           

                                                                          Our office is located at
                                                                          1120 N. 5th Avenue
                                                                          Tucson, AZ 85705

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