For Professionals Services and Referral Process

For Professionals


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 9-12 hours of services each week. Both programs include group therapy, individual 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.

We treat

Eating Disorders

  • Anorexia
  • Bulimia
  • Orthorexia
  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • Obesity


  • Childhood Trauma
  • Sexual & Physical Trauma
  • Injury, Accidents, Illness
  • Intimidation, Threats, Bullying
  • PTSD (non-combat)
  • Societal & Cultural Trauma

Mental Health

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Dissociative Disorder
  • Self-Harm

Treatment Goals

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 with a therapist regularly throughout their treatment stay. 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. For patients in the eating disorder program, they meet regularly with the dietitian for nutritional support and guidance.

Program Schedules

The Eating Disorder The intensive outpatient program (IOP) meets in the evenings from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. There are separate tracks for patients with anorexia and bulimia, and patients with binge eating disorder (BED). 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.

Trauma Recovery Program The IOP groups meet in the afternoon from 1:00pm-4:00pm. Patients in the partial day program (PHP) attend adjunct services that are coordinated with group times and include art therapy, relapse prevention planning,  stress reduction techniques, and emotional regulation skills.

Mental Health program For patients dealing with anxiety, depression, and bipolar issues, groups 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 each day depending on each patient’s needs.

Teen and Adolescent Programs

All programs for teens and adolescents start after school from 4pm-7pm. Groups are held Monday through Friday, and patients attend 3-5 days a week depending on the level of care that is needed.

For teens enrolled in the Eating Disorder program, meal support is included daily during groups. Regular sessions with the dietitian and therapist are scheduled throughout their treatment stay.


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. You can also fax a referral to our office at 520-325-1040, or email us at, 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, and gathers all financial information. 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 medical clearance from their healthcare provider indicating they are medically stable and able to attend programming. Documentation can be fax to our office at 520-325-1040, or email to

We are in-network with most major commercial insurance plans, including BCBS, Aetna, Cigna, United Health Care, Tricare West, GEHA, Benefit Administrative System Health (BAS), Banner University Health Plans, and others.

Payment options are available for self-pay or cash-pay patients.

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.

Treatment Methods

  • Group Therapy 
  • Individual Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Meal Planning and Grocery Shopping
  • Therapeutic Meal Support
  • Body Image Restoration
  • Weight Restoration and Body Health
  • Emotional Regulation Skills
  • DBT & CBT
  • Art Therapy
  • Somatic Experiencing
  • Energy Psychology
  • Functional Fitness
  • Eco-therapy
  • Yoga

Request Appointment

For more information please contact our office at: (520) 531-1040 or the Intake department at (520) 539-2558.