At Desert Hills, a leading mental health treatment center in New Mexico, we recognize that many times a child or adolescent will struggle with the symptoms of more than one mental health disorder at a time. For this reason we have made sure that our treatment center offers a number of specialized treatment options that can address a wide range of mental health disorders, as well as behavioral issues and emotional disturbances that a child or adolescent may be facing. Our treatment is designed to treat each disorder simultaneously in order to ensure a more successful outcome for the patient.
We have 10 distinct units here at our treatment center, each one having its own unique programming designed to specifically address the needs of the various populations. Additionally, each one of these options follows a chief modality throughout the entire treatment process, which coincides with the unique needs of the patients on that particular unit. Additionally, as part of our specialized treatment, we offer a dual-diagnosis program, which is designed to provide services for those who have problems with drugs or alcohol in addition to a primary mental health diagnosis.
With a treatment approach that is patient and family centered, as well as strengths based, we are able to tailor each one of our treatment options to meet the needs of those who are suffering with co-occurring disorders. Some of the other disorders we treat include the following:
- Bipolar disorder
- Intellectual disability
- Sexually maladaptive behaviors
- Suicidal ideation
Each one of our excellent staff members, no matter which unit your child is on, is fully dedicated to providing the children and adolescents who come to us, with supportive and compassionate care. We will work with your child to help him or her develop the skills needed to reduce stress, solve conflicts, and be able to act more appropriately in social settings. Additionally, they will address any substance abuse concerns and provide the necessary services to help those with intellectual disability or developmental delays improve their overall functioning. Furthermore, in order to ensure that a child is getting the most out of their treatment services, all of our staff is trained on the Nurtured Heart Approach.
At our treatment center, our clinical staff works with children and adolescents, as well as their families, in order to help them reach optimal success, so that they are able to lead productive lives in their respective communities.