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.


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

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

    • Oralia Anda

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

      • Ruben Aroz

        Clinical Supervisor

        • Jessica Barnes

          Birth to Five

          • Johana Basurto

            Children – Ages 5-18 and their families

            • Margaret (Maggie) Bellino

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

              • Jessica Belter

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

                • Michelle Celestrin

                  Trauma, Domestic Violence, Adolescents and Children

                  • Martha Corella

                    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

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

                      • Diane Delp


                        • Alicia Donovan

                          Child & Family Therapist

                          • Sari Emami

                            EMDR, Play Therapy, Trauma, Sexual Abuse

                            • Laura Epperson

                              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

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

                                  • Gretchen Harris

                                    Child & Family Therapist

                                    • Melissa Hendrickson

                                      Child & Family Therapist

                                      • Angela Hiser-Martinez

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

                                        • Bruce Kahler

                                          Trauma Recovery, Mindful Awareness

                                          • Nicole Linn

                                            Child & Family Therapist

                                            • Cassaundra (Cassie) Loller

                                              Adolescents, Young Adults, Families and Trauma Exposed Youth

                                              • Heidi Long

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

                                                • Julie Lopez

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

                                                  • Lourdes Lopez-Escobar

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

                                                    • Nohemi Maciel

                                                      Birth to Five

                                                      • Shawna McKee

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

                                                        • Sylvia Neal

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

                                                          • Cathleen Phelan

                                                            Birth to Five, Early Childhood Mental Health

                                                            • Amber Poplewko-Armstrong

                                                              Trauma & Resiliency Work, Domestic Violence, Healthy Relationships

                                                              • Tamar Reed

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

                                                                • Autumn Rodriguez

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

                                                                  • Farrah Sanchez

                                                                    Teens and Young Adults

                                                                    • Sean Seeba

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

                                                                      • Jill Sena

                                                                        Children and Teens, Parenting, Trauma

                                                                        • Rachel Sommerfield

                                                                          Birth to Five, Children and Adolescents, Trauma-Based


                                                                          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.


                                                                          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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