For Professionals Services and Referral Process
At Desert Milagros, a wide range of services are available for eating disorders, trauma recovery, and mental health issues. We provide services for ages 12 through adulthood and offer separate programs for adults and teens. Children under the age of 12 are considered on a case by case bases. All of our therapists are licensed professionals trained in evidence-based therapies combined with the benefits of experiential therapies that address each issue from a holistic perspective. Several of our therapists are certified trauma specialists.
We offer Partial Hospitalization (PHP) and Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) that provide comprehensive care in an outpatient setting. The PHP program ranges from 25-30 hours each week. The IOP programs provide 12 hours of services each week. Both programs include individual therapy, group therapy, family sessions, and adjunct therapies.
We know that finding the right resources for your patients can be challenging. We are here to assist you and are committed to providing the best care to ensure that your patient begins to heal and is able to function in their daily lives. We encourage communication between our staff and yours to better understand your patient’s needs, and once the patient has completed our program, we encourage them to reestablish care with you.
- Binge Eating
- Childhood Traumas
- Sexual & Physical Trauma
- Intimidation, Threats, Bullying
- Injury, Accident, Illness
- PTSD (non-combat)
- Dissociative Disorders
Our treatment programs are designed to help patients understand the root causes of their symptoms, learn effective tools and skills to relieve symptoms and return to a healthy level of functioning. Each program is curriculum based and teaches specific skills to reduce symptoms of anxiety, depression, and compulsive or acting out behaviors. In addition to group therapy, patients meet weekly with a therapist. These individual sessions provide private time with a therapist for patients to address their most sensitive issues and receive the one-to-one attention needed to begin healing.
We offer groups throughout the week with daytime and evening hours.
The Eating Disorder Intensive Outpatient Program meets in the evenings from 6pm-9pm. There are separate groups for patients with anorexia and bulimia, and patients with binge eating disorder. Patients in the BED groups, also attend our functional fitness groups to help facilitate weight loss and improve body health. Patients enrolled in the Partial Day Program (PHP) begin the day at noon and continue until 7pm. Meal support and weight restoration is a key focus, in addition to relapse awareness and planning.
Our Trauma Program offers two-time options with groups in the morning and groups in the late afternoon. Patients in the partial day program (PHP) attend adjunct services that are coordinated with the different group times and include art therapy, relapse prevention planning, stress reduction techniques, and emotional regulation skills.
Groups for our Mental Health program for patients dealing with anxiety, depression and bipolar issues, meet in the evening from 6pm-9pm.PHP services are also available for mental health issues and are coordinated with the different group times providing 5-8 hours of services depending on each patient’s needs.
To enroll a patient in any of our programs simply call the main office at 520-531-1040 for more information, or contact the Intake Department at 520-539-2558. You can also fax a referral to our office at 520-325-1040 and we will contact the patient to start the enrollment process.
During the intake appointment, we help each patient determine what program and level of care would best suit their needs based on current symptoms and the reason the referral was made. The intake appointment generally takes about an hour and a half where the intake counselor gathers background information, provides the patient with program information, gathers all financial information, and establishes a start date. Once the intake is completed and insurance authorization has been received, patients can begin receiving services. Our enrollment team will work quickly to ensure that patients can begin their treatment process without delay.
Please note: We do require that patients entering the eating disorder program have a note from their doctor indicating they are medically stable and able to attend programming. The note can be fax to our office at 520-325-1040.
We accept most major insurance plans, including BCBS, Aetna, Cigna, United Health Care, Tricare, Banner Community Plan, and many others. For an out-of-pocket cost, self-pay plans are available.
Why PHP or IOP
Not every patient needs a residential or inpatient setting to learn how to reduce symptoms and return to healthy functioning. If your patient is medically stable, an outpatient setting may be the most appropriate choice. Patients can receive the care they need while remaining at home reducing the need for extended time away from family, work, or school. Our programs are often an alternative to residential or inpatient treatment and help the patient learn how to manage their symptoms in their normal life setting with real-life situations.
- Individual Therapy
- Group Therapy
- Family Therapy
- Art Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Meal Planning and Grocery Shopping
- Therapeutic Meal Support
- Body Image Restoration
- Weight Restoration and Management
- Emotional Regulation Skills
- DBT & CBT
- Somatic Experiencing
- Energy Psychology
- Functional Fitness