Intensive Outpatient and Partial Day Programs

Behavioral Health Services for Eating Disorders, Trauma, and Mental Health.

Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders

The outpatient programs for eating disorder recovery are designed to provide intensive support for those experiencing difficulties with anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, obesity, and other types of disordered eating. Our programs can be an alternative to residential care and are an affordable option for those needing specialized care for disordered eating issues. We offer evening programming for adults and after-school programming for teens.

Trauma Recovery Program

Trauma Recovery Program

When the word trauma is mentioned we most often think about physical abuse, sexual abuse or even PTSD. Did you know that there are many forms of trauma that often go untreated? Some of these forms of untreated trauma are a results of emotional abuse, experiencing an accident or witnessing a traumatic event. It can be a result of threats, bullying, and intimidation experienced as a child. Trauma can also be a result of living in a highly stressful family and learning how to cope under very difficult circumstances.

Mental Health

Mental Health

Good mental health is key to reaching one’s potential and believing in one’s own abilities to cope with normal stresses of life. When our mental health becomes impaired through anxiety, depression and other mood disorders, it becomes increasingly difficult to manage normal life situations and quality of life begins to suffer. At times the symptoms become so chronic that one starts to isolate from others, and gradually withdraws from family, friends, and society. There may be an overwhelming sense of failure and hopelessness.

Teen Program

Teen Program

Today’s teens face many challenges and an alarming number of teens are experiencing some form of a mental health crisis or use maladaptive coping strategies to handle these crises. Incidents of anxiety and depression are at epidemic levels. Eating disorders are also on the rise among teens along with co-occurring issues like body dysmorphia and obesity. Early detection and treatment are key in helping teens recovery from these issues and help stop the development of long-term consequences.


Outpatient Treatment Programs for Eating Disorders, Trauma Recovery and Mental Health

Desert Milagros, meaning desert miracles, was established in 2010 in beautiful Tucson, Arizona. Through the years Desert Milagros has provided a place to achieve personal health and healing from a holistic perspective and has offered services that addressed the interconnecting relationship between the physical, mental, and emotional self.

Today Desert Milagros continues to provide quality care through our treatment programs and is a leader in the treatment for disordered eating, trauma recovery, and mental health issues including anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder. We offer Intensive Outpatient (IOP) and Partial Day Programs (PHP) services with separate programs for adults and teens.

At Desert Milagros, the focus is always on the whole person and finding the right balance of treatment methods to best help each patient reach their personal recovery goals. You will find that our programs help bring balance back into life by honoring the strength and spirit within each person. We believe that you will find our comprehensive approach to treatment and our commitment to providing excellent care will give you the tools to sustain recovery.

Desert Milagros is locally owned and operated and is licensed by the State of Arizona. All our programs are covered by most insurance plans.

For more information please contact the office at 520-531-1040. To schedule an intake, call the Intake Department at 520-539-2558. Or email us at:

We look forward to working with you!


  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • CBT, DBT, and Mindfulness Practices
  • Energy Psychology Techniques: EFT, TAT
  • Expressive Art
  • Nutritional Counseling and Meal Planning
  • Therapeutic Meal Support
  • Body Image and Body Movement
  • Holistic Personal Training and Functional Movement
  • Eco-Therapy

Our treatment modalities are based on an integrative approach to mind-body-emotional healing. You can expect a full spectrum of treatment modalities that combine the benefits of cognitive behavioral and experiential therapies to enhance the treatment process, build personal resilience and support you in your recovery process. Our professional team of therapists, dietitians, and clinical staff will guide you through the healing process and provide you with the personal care you need to move forward.

What are the signs of trauma?

Individuals with untreated trauma may experience short periods of dissociation, night terrors or even nightmares. Flashbacks to the trauma are common, including body memory of painful experiences, high anxiety and hypervigilance. Individuals dealing with trauma often avoid common social activitiesor feel fearful of certain types of people, places or events. Untreated trauma can contribute to many issues including disordered eating, compulsive behaviors, increased feelings of anxiety and depression. If you or someone you know is affected by untreated trauma, our program offers hope and provides the care needed to successfully reduce the influence on one’s life.

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Program schedule

Days and time of groups vary depending on the program one is enrolled in.

Adult Eating Disorder and Mental Health groups meet in the evening, 6-9pm and on Saturday, 10am-1pm.

Adult Trauma groups offer both morning and afternoon options.

Teen groups meet after school from 4-7pm and on Saturday, 1-4pm.