Sonora Behavioral Health Hospital Overview
Sonora Behavioral Health Hospital is a behavioral healthcare facility located in Arizona’s city of Tucson which provides substance abuse and mental health treatment to a wide set of individuals ranging from children to seniors. The facility has been running for more than 22 years and is also known for providing skill and evidence-based treatment for a wide variety of disorders such as bipolar, adjustment, behavioral health, and anxiety disorder. The hospital also offers support and care for individuals dealing with co-occurring disorders. The center boasts of a multidisciplinary staff consisting of psychiatrists, pharmacists, registered nurses, recreational therapists, and behavioral health technicians. The center also designs personalized treatment plans to suit the unique needs of each patient. Various forms of care are offered by the facility including a mental health inpatient hospitalization program, a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP), and an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). The inpatient hospitalization unit is made available to children, adolescent, and adult while the partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient program are both designed for adults dealing with chemical dependency and co-occurring substance use issues. The center also offers an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for seniors—men and women aged 55 and above. Additionally, for patients who might be confused about what type of treatment they require, the hospital offers free assessments and a thirty-minute meeting with the intake staff.
Treatment & Therapy
The center offers some treatment and therapy services depending on the unique needs of the client. Some of these are:
- Inpatient hospitalization program
- Partial hospitalization program
- Intensive outpatient program
Inpatient Hospitalization Program
The facility offers inpatient program for children, adolescents, and adults. Children between the ages of 5-11, teens of ages 12-17, and adults aged 18 older receive individualized treatment designed by the center’s multidisciplinary team for about 5 to 8 days. Clients are provided with psychiatric and medical care and take part in educational and social-worker-led groups.
Partial Hospitalization Program
The Partial Hospitalization Program is designed for adults dealing with chemical dependency issues and/or co-occurring disorders who need a more concentrated form of therapeutic treatment than the ones offered at the outpatient level of care. Clients are engaged in therapy and taught effective coping skills, addiction education, emotion regulation and much more.
Intensive Outpatient Program
The facility’s Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is recommended for individuals who do not need residential or inpatient programs but need more services that can be provided in traditional outpatient programs. For adult men and women, the center provides two separate IOP treatment tracks: The Chemical Dependence IOP (CDIOP) and the Mental Health IOP (MHIOP). Both of these tracks involve personalized services and the programs are designed to improve the patient’s functional stability and achieve better stability.
The following are a list of substances treated at the facility:
- Synthetic Marijuana
The facility offers various options of therapy which include:
- Group therapy
- Dialectical behavioral therapy
- Cognitive behavioral therapy
- Relapse group
- Expressive art therapy
- Trauma-focused therapy
Sonora Behavioral Health costs approximately $5,000 with detox for a primary program but the amount is subject to change as it is greatly dependent on the program the client is registered into. The facility is in-network with most insurance companies including Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Humana, Medicare, Tricare, Beacon Health, United Healthcare, Enpatico, and many more. Clients are advised to contact the facility for more information on benefits, coverage, and insurance verification.
Sonora Behavioral Health Advantages
The treatment center offers holistic therapies such as art and recreational therapy to patients as well as dietary groups. Bilingual and Multilingual professionals are services available to clients who speak other languages including Spanish, Native American, Japanese, and Yaqui.
Programs for veterans include an intensive outpatient program complete with one-on-one therapy, group sessions, and different treatment plans. These clients are housed in a separate area and detox is done in this unit.
In entirety, the treatment center offers a very well-rounded and comprehensive program as well as other services which include diagnostic services, medical assessments, psychiatric assessments, detox, and more. Clients seeking treatment in a center that assists clients in regaining, maintaining, and living a life of sobriety at a low cost will find Sonora to be a good option.
Daniel Krepps – Director of Clinical Services
Daniel holds a Bachelor’s degree from Ball State University majoring in Psychology and a Master’s degree from the University of Phoenix majoring in Community Counseling. He is certified by a board to practice Domestic Violence Counseling. Prior to holding the position at Sonora, he served in different capacities at different organizations including CODAC Behavioral Health where he served as a Director of Men’s Recovery Services and was a Psychiatric Evaluator at the facility before holding the position of director.
Carla M. Carpentier – Director of Human Resources
Carla holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and is certified to be a Human Resources Professional. She has over 20 years of experience working in human resources gaining a lot of knowledge in recruitment, administration, personnel budgets, employee relations, benefits administration, policy design, training, and more.