Trusted Psychiatric Services & Treatment

Same-Day, Virtual & In-Person Care Psychiatric Services Arizona

If you are in search of top-tier psychiatric care in the Phoenix metropolitan area, including Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale, Scottsdale, Peoria, and others, look no further than Mental Health Center of America (MHCA). We have multiple service providers conveniently located near you, offering unparalleled support for your mental well-being.

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Mesa Location

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Our top-rated psychiatrists and multidisciplinary staff will collaborate with you to ensure the care of your emotional well-being. We work with adolescents, young adults, adults, and elders for therapy, wellness, and psychiatric services. If needed, our medication management begins for those aged 16 and older.

Same-Day Appointments available

Virtual / Telehealth appointments available

In-person appointments available

Saturday appointments available

Psychiatry: Types Of Patients We Serve

Our psychiatry team gladly welcomes new patients of all cultural backgrounds, gender, sexual orientation, and religious affiliation. We accept most major insurance plans for our psychiatric services. We work with adolescents, young adults, adults, and elders for therapy, wellness, and psychiatric services. If needed, our medication management begins for those aged 16 and older.

Psychiatric Conditions We Treat

We provide high-quality, up-to-date, adult psychiatric assessments and medication intervention in a convenient and time-efficient way. The list below includes most psychiatric conditions we provide care for. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have additional concerns.


No matter your concerns, regardless of what you are struggling with, we are providers with a holistic treatment approach.

Our group operates as a primary care resource for mental health services. And our psychiatric services go beyond the typical offerings of other psychiatry service providers or centers. We look forward to working with you to enhance your emotional and mental well-being.

“From the first time I called MHCA I felt like they cared for the whole person. Refreshing. Grateful for Drs. Mona Amini and Kristen Northup. They are simply the best!” – Patty H.

Read What Our Patients Have to Say

“If you’re feeling overwhelmed and don’t know where to start … One phone call, showed up, and they handled the rest from there 🙌🏼 So grateful to finally have access to a place that provides complete mental health care all at one beautiful, convenient, and tranquil location. Top-notch staff all around. Can’t recommend MHCA highly enough!!” – Joey

This is an incredible mental health care facility that is completely compassionate towards your overall health. They have an amazing and friendly staff with tons of knowledge and listen to all concerns. The Neurofeedback for my daughter has been life-changing. I never knew what optimizing mental health was until we came here. It has been a place for positive change in my daughter’s mental health. Highly recommend.
– Lori

“I was beyond impressed and pleased with my experience at the Mental Health Center of America. The staff was extremely welcoming and friendly, and their knowledge and experience were very comforting and helpful. The facility was very clean and the level of comfort and excellence got the environment brought was just what I was looking for.” – Mike

Compassionate and Qualified Professionals Dedicated to Transforming Mental Health Care

Addressing the most pressing issues in treating mental health:

  • Inadequate staffing
  • Hasty prescription of psychotropic medications without thorough evaluations
  • Lengthy waiting periods for much-needed care

These challenges are not just numbers on a page; they represent the firsthand encounters of individuals like you.

At the Mental Health Center of America (MHCA), we firmly believe in ensuring that everyone has access to a compassionate and non-judgmental support network provided by licensed healthcare professionals precisely when it matters most. Our unwavering commitment is to turn this vision into a tangible reality.

Dr. Kristen Northup

Dr. Northup, PsyD, MSW is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who works with adults and adolescents from diverse backgrounds. Dr. Northup helps individuals utilize their own strengths and internal resources to achieve mental wellbeing and increased life satisfaction.

Dr. Soffia Palsdottir

Dr. Palsdottir is currently the chief psychologist at Mental Health Center of America, developing clinical services, supervising mental health professionals, and conducting comprehensive psychological assessments for general mental health concerns.

Raul Rivera

Raul Rivera, PA-C, is a psychiatric physician assistant at mental health center of america
Raul Rivera, PA-C, is a physician assistant who works with and manages patients dealing with various mental health illnesses. He helps patients dealing with depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder, by utilizing antidepressant, antianxiety, and mood-stabilizing medications that are tailored to a patient’s symptoms.

Alaina Vacco

Alaina Vacco, PA-C, is a Physician Assistant for mental health care and wellness of adults
Alaina Vacco, PA-C, is a Physician Assistant for mental health care and wellness of adults and adolescents. She believes in a collaborative approach to emotional and mental well-being. This is accomplished through counseling, nutrition, medications, mindfulness, and other modalities that enable people to achieve their greatest levels of healing.

Dr. Brian Espinoza

Dr. Brian Espinoza Supervising Psychiatrist at mental health center of america
Dr. Brian Espinoza is a Psychiatrist who works with MHCA Physician Assistants to help with supervision and oversight. Dr. Espinoza has over 3 decades of experience with medication treatments available to help patients obtain wellness.

Channing Cabanillas

Channing Cabanilla, PA
Channing Cabanillas, PA-C, is a certified Physician Assistant who works with patients of varying ages and backgrounds to help them gain a better understanding of their own mental health and implement positive changes. Channing accomplishes these positive changes with patients through medication management, collaboration on behavioral changes and supportive psychotherapy. Channing believes that each patient … Read more

Learn more about our providers here.

Our psychiatrists in Phoenix and Mesa are specially trained to prescribe and manage psychotropic medication for individuals experiencing psychological or emotional distress. They help patients with anxiety, depression, psychosis, insomnia, paranoid thinking, and more.

Mental Health Services Support Providers

In addition to psychiatry services, we have other advanced care providers. These include Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants, who treat psychiatric conditions and can provide treatment for you.

Treatment plans can include modalities such as counseling, medication management, and other interventions to improve and support your emotional health.

Seeing a provider for psychiatric care can be from many causes. You may want to alleviate racing thoughts, depressed moods, or feelings of worthlessness or hopelessness.

You may be experiencing a loss of control, difficulty focusing, or suicidal thoughts. Or there may be other concerns that make your everyday life a challenge to navigate.

Our psychiatrists along with our multidisciplinary staff will collaborate with you to ensure the care of your emotional well-being. Our Psychiatric services are offered in both our locations, Phoenix and Mesa Arizona.

psychiatric treatment offered in Mesa and Phoenix and Telehealth
psychiatric services offered in both Mesa and Phoenix Arizona.

What is the cost of Psychiatry Treatment?

  • Diagnosing and Prescribing ($275)
  • Medication Management ($150)

* MHCA participates in a wide variety of health plans to serve our patients. If you have any questions related to health insurance acceptance or covered services, click here for more information.

Expansive List of Services

We are a primary care provider for mental health services. Because of this, we offer many other behavioral healthcare counseling and wellness interventions. Listed below are the services provided by MHCA:


Individual Counseling

Couples Counseling

Group Counseling



Medication Management


Psychological Testing & Assessment

ADHD Evaluation

Autism Evaluation

Psychoeducational Evaluation

Mental Health Assessment

Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP)


Naturopathic Wellness

Wellness Therapies

Cold Therapy (ice plunge)

Heat Therapy (infrared sauna)

Red-light Therapy

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

This well-rounded approach allows us to provide you with layers of support and care.

Our Process

Click through to learn about our 4-Step process and frequently asked questions to start on the path to a better you.

TeleMedicine Options

Psychiatric services telehealth.

We do offer virtual services as we understand that you need to balance your health priorities with your daily life. To help support this and create easier access to care, we offer virtual visits for med management and therapy.

While Telehealth offers many advantages, it does limit the value of an initial meeting.

Because of this, our initial medication management appointments require an in-person visit. After this, we will gladly offer psychiatric medication services via Telehealth.

Our sessions have the option of being virtual as well, once you have established with your therapist.

List of TeleHealth Services available

  1. Psychological Assessment
  2. Follow-up Management of Medications
  3. Counseling
  4. Psychiatric Evaluation 

Tour One of Our Mental Health Centers

Our Centers

We are located in the heart of Central Phoenix near 16th St. and Northern Ave and in the East Valley in Mesa near the Superstition Highway (60). Please contact us if you have any difficulty accessing our Clinics.

Please reach out to our team if you have questions.

Phone: (602) 704-2345

Fax: (602) 704-2399

If you are in an emergency, please call 911.

Phoenix Clinic

7600 N. 15th Street, STE 100
Phoenix, AZ 85020

Mesa Clinic

1745 S Alma School Rd, STE 145
Mesa, AZ 85210

Take The First Step

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