ADULT PROGRAMS Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient for Trauma and Mental Health

Trauma Recovery and Mental Health

Complex Trauma: Physical, Emotional, Childhood, PTSD, and Sexual Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, Mood Disorders


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 the 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. Today many people feel traumatized by the societal and cultural upheaval that they have little control over.

Trauma can also be a result of living in a highly stressful family, being neglected or abandoned, and learning how to cope under very difficult circumstances. Regardless of the type of trauma one may experience, one may be left with a feeling of uncertainty or lack of control in their life. Generally, there is lingering depression or sadness that just doesn’t quite go away.

We treat all forms of trauma and focus on healing the somatic and cognitive aspects of the traumatic experience. We developed the trauma recovery program to help patients find safety once again in their lives. To help each person reclaim mental, emotional, and physical health, and once again find joy in living. Recovering from trauma is possible and our programs will give you the support needed to begin that journey. Our skilled team of therapists will be with you each step along this journey and guide you to find solutions that work.

Our programs go a step further and address co-occurring issues associated with trauma including anxiety, depression, and other mood disorders. Addressing these mental health issues are necessary to combat the lingering effects of trauma and prevent relapses that could sabotage one’s recovery. This comprehensive approach to treating trauma and mental health issues is designed so that you not only get better but achieve a full and satisfying life.

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 activities or feel fearful of certain types of people, places, or events. Our program offers hope and provides the care needed to successfully reduce the influence of trauma on one’s life.

Program Modalities

Group Therapy
Grounding Skills
Distress Tolerance Skills
Individual Therapy
Energy Psychology
Art Therapy
CBT & DBT Skills
Emotional Regulation Skills

Program Components & Details

The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) offers up to 10 hours of services each week. Services include group therapy and individual sessions with a therapist.

Our Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) offers up to 30 hours of services each week and provides a more structured treatment environment for those who can benefit from a highly focused program. Our PHP program is customized for each patient to address their trauma and co-occurring issues, such as anxiety, depression, self-harm, and other mood behaviors.

The initial length of stay is a minimum of 8 weeks but varies based on each person’s progress in the program. There are three levels of care offered which include PHP, IOP, and Outpatient.  Outpatient sessions are available to those patients who have completed PHP and IOP, and are working with their individual therapist to transition to care within the community.

Group Therapy

Our groups focus on developing skills to help patients feel more grounded and comfortable in their daily life; to relieve the body memories and mental images connected to trauma and releasing their influence on their current life.

Groups are curriculum based and offer step-by-step guidance on how to reduce symptoms and build personal wellbeing. Using an integrative approach, the program combines the benefits of DBT, CBT, Psychodynamic, and experiential therapies to give patients the foundation for a successful recovery. Additionally, patients learn mindfulness practices that improve interpersonal relationships and family communication.

Individual Therapy

Individual therapy sessions are included in the program and patients receive individual attention to their most problematic issues. Individual therapy provides a private one-to-one experience where patients can work more intensely on treatment goals, and address those issues that seem too sensitive to initially share in the group. During individual therapy, patients have an opportunity to experience unconditional care and guidance from a therapist skilled in the recovery process.

Financial Information


Desert Milagros is in network with many insurance plans including Blue Cross & Blue Shield, United Healthcare, Aetna, Cigna, Tricare, and several others. We also accept Banner’s Community Plan. Please contact the insurance and billing department with questions about coverage and the authorization process.


For those who may need to self-pay for treatment, the billing department can discuss payment plans and options.

For more information contact Julie in the Billing department at:


Request Appointment

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