Embark Behavioral Health Adds Outpatient Clinic in Scottsdale

By HCO Staff

CHANDLER, Ariz.—Embark Behavioral Health, a leading network of mental health treatment programs for preteens, teens, young adults, and their families, will soon add a Scottsdale outpatient therapy clinic to its services in the Phoenix area. The clinic is enrolling clients and will feature an intensive outpatient program (IOP) and a therapeutic day treatment program (also known as a partial hospitalization program, or PHP) as part of the company’s robust continuum of care.

“The new Scottsdale outpatient center, along with our existing Phoenix location, will be a catalyst for healing in the Valley and a window into Embark’s spectrum of services,” said Alex Stavros, CEO of Embark Behavioral Health. “Our teammates have done an exceptional job launching these programs and bringing the Embark treatment approach to families across the greater Phoenix area. And with suicide being the second-leading cause of death for ages 10-24 in Arizona, it’s more important than ever that we create access to higher quality mental health services.”

The clinic, located at 7373 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite D-120, in Scottsdale’s McCormick Ranch area, will be the second Embark location offering outpatient treatment programs in Arizona, with Uptown Phoenix being the first.

Embark ensures the highest levels of quality care and safety standards, offering programs accredited by The Joint Commission. Programs include individual, group, and family therapy, as well as therapeutic/peer mentoring, home health care services, addiction treatment, and parent coaching for issues such as:

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
Anger/mood regulation
Bipolar disorder
Borderline personality disorder
Family conflict
Social isolation
Substance use/abuse
Technology addiction

The Scottsdale Clinic: A Closer Look

“The new Scottsdale clinic will help more adolescents and young adults to maintain and thrive in their lives and relationships through the support of professional mental health counseling,” said the location’s executive director, Dr. Meka Allen, who has a doctorate in social work. “I’m excited to bring our unique family-centered treatment approach to those in need in our area.”
Embark treats the family as a whole, using an evidence-based and relationship-focused approach. In addition to providing family therapy, the company also collects thousands of data points and shares feedback with each family so it can adjust treatment in real time to improve results.

The Scottsdale location’s therapists will serve numerous locations throughout the Phoenix area, including Scottsdale, Tempe, Mesa, Chandler, Glendale and Paradise Valley.

To celebrate, Embark hosted an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on March 30.

In addition to increasing the number of families it serves in the Phoenix area, recent Embark milestones include:
Expanding the company’s online mental health services with an insurance-reimbursed available to residents in various states across the country.
Moving the Embark Behavioral Health support office to Chandler, Arizona. The vibrantly designed space celebrates the company’s culture, values, and purpose.
Opening several insurance-reimbursed short-term residential and outpatient clinic locations across the country in states including California, Colorado, Maryland, Georgia, and Virginia.
Launching the Embark Behavioral Health Foundation with a mission to raise awareness of the youth mental health crisis, end the stigma around mental illness, and drive more access to high-quality services. The foundation will also provide a scholarship fund to help adolescents, young adults, and their families participating in mental health services pay for private pay programs, insurance co-pays, premiums, and general fees.