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Our Process

A Clear Path To A Better You

When you receive the right kind of care, you notice the difference. You feel more confident, respected, and empowered to take back control of your life.

By uncovering your unique biological, psychological, and social factors, you will experience an individualized, multidimensional treatment plan tailored to your specific needs and goals.

The Biopsychosocial Method.

Real progress requires a treatment plan uniquely designed for you. Our multifaceted approach to your total well-being addresses all the complexities of your personal circumstances and goals. By factoring these three key areas into one complete treatment strategy, you receive help based on your specific situation.

Biological – Genetics and your physical self.

Psychological – Beliefs, personality, behaviors, and everything comprising your mental self.

Social – The impacts of your family background, relationships, and socioeconomic status.

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Here’s What To Expect.

1. Your comprehensive assessment.

Your doctor will ask relevant questions and assess how you currently function in key areas of your life. They’ll cover topics like learning and memory, behavior, social skills, mood, anxiety, family history, and cognitive processing.
From the start, you’ll get all the time and attention you need, and will always be informed of what’s happening next and why.Your accurate diagnosis.

3. Your individualized treatment plan.

From your accurate diagnosis, we meet you where you are today, and develop an effective treatment plan to fit your life, your schedule, and your mental health goals. What that looks like is shaped entirely by your individual needs.

2. Your accurate diagnosis.

Your file is reviewed by our highly skilled and multidisciplinary team of licensed professionals. This collaborative approach ensures you get the correct diagnosis, leading to the best possible care.

4. Your ongoing support options.

Our biopsychosocial approach treats both your mind and body. Accordingly, we offer a range of services to support your treatment plan for an optimal outcome.

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After years of navigating my own mental health care, I can actually see the progress which is something I have not been able to say in a long time

Kelly S.

Patient

Frequently Asked Questions

Common questions our patients ask before their initial assessment.

What happens in a therapy session?

Therapy is a supportive and confidential process where you will feel heard and understood. At the beginning of a therapy session, you will most likely be invited to share what’s on your mind and you and your therapist will discuss what’s been going on in your life, challenges you have been facing, and your feelings about it.

Your therapist will use their expertise to help you gain a new perspective, learn more about yourself and your situation, recognize patterns of behavior that have become problematic, and develop new skills you can use in your day-to-day life to achieve your goals.

Therapy is a collaborative process between you and your therapist; you will make greater progress when you actively participate in the therapeutic process.

When and why does MHCA recommend medications?

MHCA has psychiatrists (MDs) and Physician Assistants (PAs) who have extensive training in mental health medication prescription management.

They will guide you through the process of learning what works for you. Medication can be one of many treatment options available at MHCA.

We might recommend medication if it is most likely to help support your treatment goals and likely to improve results of other treatment recommendations.

How much does therapy cost?

Depending on the type of your treatment plan and the specialty of the therapist/s you are seeing, (counseling vs. Medication management vs. Psychological Assessments) cost will vary.

Once your initial assessment is complete you will receive a comprehensive treatment plan, schedule, and cost before proceeding.

If you have insurance, our various mental health services will be subject to your policy coverage and contracted rates.

If you are a cash paying patient then pricing is as advertised.

What payment methods are accepted?

We accept major credit/debit cards. All treatment plans and corresponding costs will be discussed upfront during your assessment review visit. 

Payment for scheduled services will be due at the time of service rendered.

How do health laws affect price?

There are many health laws that you can look into if you want to ensure that your insurance company complies. Here are some examples.

Mental Health Parity, or Health Parity. This happens when insurance networks are required to provide equal coverage to mental healthcare and substance abuse disorders. Many insurance providers offer parity, but sometimes, the quality may differ.

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Shortened to the Affordable Care Act is a law that requires health insurance companies to cover mental health and substance abuse disorders.

What mental health services does MHCA provide?

Because we are a mental health primary care provider we provide a full spectrum of services including:

Psychological Services

  • Comprehensive Psychological Evaluation
  • Individual Counseling/Therapy
  • Couples and Group Counseling
  • Neurofeedback (biofeedback)
  • Psychiatric Services
  • Medication Evaluation and Management
  • Bio-Medical Evaluation and Management

Wellness

  • Heat Exposure (infrared sauna)
  • Head Exposure (red light therapy)
  • Cold Exposure (cryotherapy)
  • Cold Exposure (ice plunge)
  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy 

Take The First Step

Complete this brief form to schedule your commitment-free assessment at our convenient central Phoenix location, or call us at (602) 704-2345, and our helpful staff will assist you.