Mental Health

“Providers in the TCRHCC Department of Mental Health are available to see patients during the Covid-19/Coronavirus pandemic. We treat children, adolescents, and adults. We are seeing both established patients and new intakes, and can provide care to anyone in the community. Visits are confidential. Telepsychiatry appointments are conducted via Zoom, and can be done directly to personal devices (smartphones, tablets, PCs) or in telehealth rooms at the Community Counseling Center. Providers can make a referrals. Referrals are not required, however, and patients also have the option to schedule appointments themselves by calling 928-283-2831.”

 

TCRHCC Mental Health - COVID-19 and your mental health

Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation Mental Health Department is integrated with the Adolescent Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program. It provides outpatient mental health services to children, youth and adults using diagnostic interviews and treatment modalities that include individual, family and group therapy as well as psychopharmacological medications.

Outreach is provided to the high schools, adult and juvenile detention center and to some of the schools in the outlying areas. To access residential or day services, adult or children, there is a collaborative working relationship with the Navajo Division of Social Services, Navajo Regional Behavioral Health Authority (Health Choice Integrated Care), the Boarding School, and the Navajo Department of Behavioral Health.

The Mental Health Department is dedicated to the wellness of individuals, their families and the community through prevention, intervention, and treatment. Our experienced staff can help adults, adolescents, and children who are in crisis or who face daily challenges with mental health disorders, depression, anxiety, stress, grief, relationship issues, anger, and trauma resolution.

Treatment is offered in the most therapeutic environment available designed to meet the individual needs and concerns of each patient. Methods of treatment may include individual therapy, group therapy, or medication management.

Mental health and substance abuse staff provide on-call consultation-liaison services for patients in the Emergency Department for Psychiatric emergencies during business hours. Referrals are made to inpatient psychiatric facilities when appropriate.

Services

Individual Counseling

  • Depression, Anxiety, Fear
  • Grief, Anger, Stress
  • Marital / Relationship Problems
  • Physical, Emotional, or Sexual Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis

Group Counseling

  • Domestic Violence (DV)
  • Alcoholic Anonymous (AA)
  • Adolescents Substance Abuse
  • Teen Clinic

TelePsychiatry

  • Sacred Peaks Health Center
  • LeChee Health Center

 

Provider Listing

PSYCHIATRIST- A LICENSED PHYSICIAN (MEDICAL DOCTOR) WHO SPECIALIZES IN TREATING MENTAL HEALTH CONDITIONS. AGE RANGE FOR TREATMENT MAY BEGIN AS EARLY AS 5 YEARS OF AGE AND CONTINUES THROUGH THE LIFESPAN. TREATMENT INCLUDES AN INITIAL EVALUATION (HISTORY OF PRESENTING SYMPTOMS/CONCERNS, PAST MEDICAL AND PSYCHIATRIC HISTORY, FAMILY HISTORY, SUSTANCE USE HISTORY, DEVELOPMENTAL HISTORY) AND FOLLOW UP APPOINTMENTS. BECAUSE THEY ARE MEDICAL DOCTORS, PSYCHIATRIST CAN PRESCRIBE MEDICATIONS TO HELP PEOPLE FEEL BETTER. THEY CAN ALSO TREAT PATIENTS USING PSYCHOTHERAPY (“TALK THERAPY”).

  • DR. BENJAMIN EVERETT
  • DR. ANTHONY FORGEY
  • DR. JAMES DECKER
  • DR. ANNE BAUER

PSYCIATRIC MENTAL HEALTH NURSE PRACTITIONER, PSYCHIATRIC NURSE PRACTITIONER, CLINICAL NURSE PRACTITIONER, PSYCHIATRIC CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST, CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST (PMHNP, PNP, CNP, PCNS, CNS)- AN ADVANCED PRACTICE PROFESSIONAL SPECIALIZED IN THE DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH CONDITIONS, SIMILAR TO A PSYCHIATRIST, PMHNPS CONDUCT AN INITIAL EVALUATION AND PROVIDE FOLLOW UP TREATMENT USING BOTH MEDICATIONS AND PSYCHOTHERAPY.

  • MICHAEL LYNCH, PMHNP

LICENSED CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER, LICENSED CLINICAL PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR, LICENSED PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR, LICENSED MASTER SOCIAL WORKER, LICENSED INDEPENDENT SOCAIL WORKER, LICENSED MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR, LICENSED SUBSTANCE ABUSE ASSOCIATE, (LCSW, LCPC(LPCC), LPC, LMSW, LISW, LMHC, LSAA, LICENSED ASSOCIATE MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPIST)- ALTHOUGH THE TRAINING AND BACKGROUND VARY DEPENDING ON THE SPECIFIC DEGREE, ALL OF THESE PROVIDERS ARE ABLE TO DIAGNOSE AND TREAT MENTAL HEALTH CONDITIONS USING PSYCHOTHERAPY (“TALK THERAPY”), E.G., COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY (CBT), PSYCHODYNAMIC THERAPY, OR DIALETICAL BEHAVIORAL THERAPY (DBT). THIS USUALLY TAKES THE FORM OF INDIVIDUAL TREATMENT, BUT CAN POTENTIALLY BE OFFERED AS GROUP OR FAMILY THERAPY DEPENDING ON THE PROVIDER. THESE PROVIDERS DO NOT PRESCRIBE MEDICATION.

  • NELDA HUSKIE, LMSW
  • NELL BRANCO, LCSW
  • KATE ZEPHYR, LCPC
  • ELLA COOK, LPC
  • DERYA SUZEN, LPC
  • DR. MARGARET O’CONNOR

 

 

Helpful Resources

National Alliance on Mental Illness

www.namiarizona.org

Health Choice Integrated Care

www.healthchoiceintegratedcare.com