Behavioral Health Services

Crisis is a 24/7 service that assists in stabilizing individuals and families experiencing urgent stressful, emotional and behavioral events. Trained staff can come to your location to help stabilize the situation, develop short-term plans and provide referrals for long-term services such as counseling and in-home supports. After the event, our staff will follow-up with you to ensure your continued safety and well-being.

Contact us at: Crisis – 480-850-9230

Individual Counseling – This service offers children and adolescents a personal opportunity to receive professional support and experience change and growth during challenging times in their life. Individual counseling can help them manage many personal topics in life such as anger, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, relationship challenges, behavior problems, school difficulties, etc.

Circles of Support (COS)– This program offers a trauma-informed team approach of counseling, behavior coaching, parenting, and case management committed to helping families stay together and help prevent children from entering out of home care. The focus is on in-home services designed to help families heal from issues such as stress, domestic violence, substance use, depression, anxiety, trauma, and abuse or neglect.

School Counseling – Counselors are located at the Salt River Elementary and Accelerated Leaning Academy dedicated to providing counseling specifically to students. Counseling services include supportive counseling to help students with trauma, grief, anger, anxiety, sadness, family stress, self-esteem, and other social and emotional needs. The goal of the program is to help students feel ready to learn

The Seven Challenges – The Seven Challenges is a decision-making program based in the belief that adolescents deserve comprehensive counseling to help them identify and work on problems in their lives, including drug problems.  In addition to the personal and family issues that adolescents face, they often live with racial, gender and social inequities.  All too often people with drug problems are grappling with trauma and mental health issues as well.  Seven Challenges helps people improve their lives through respectful, client-focused and holistic counseling.

DBT Skills Group – Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a modified type of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) that supports mental health and wellness. Its main goals are to teach adolescents how to live in the moment, develop healthy ways to cope with stress, regulate their emotions, and improve their relationships with others.  Participants will learn & practice skills such as distress tolerance, mindfulness, and emotion regulation to assist in reducing self-harm behaviors and improving relationships.

Individual Counseling – is a personal opportunity to receive professional support and experience growth and change during challenging times in your life. Individual counseling can help you manage many personal topics in life such as anger, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, marriage and relationship challenges, parenting problems, school difficulties, career changes etc.

Mindfulness & Self-Care:

  • DBT Skills Group: Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a modified type of cognitive behavioral therapy(CBT) that supports mental health and wellness. Its main goals are to teach people how to live in the moment, develop healthy ways to cope with stress, regulate their emotions, and improve their relationships with others.  Participants will learn & practice skills such as distress tolerance, mindfulness, and emotion regulation to assist in reducing self-harm behaviors and improving relationships.

Grief & Trauma:

  • Grief Recovery Group: A compassionate, safe space in which you can let down your guard and grieve, cry, rant or do whatever is necessary to facilitate healing.  It gives you a safe haven from all the chaos, responsibilities and needs of others and provides you with support as you work through your grieving process.
  • Trauma Prep & Recovery: Preparation and processing Groups for Survivors of Trauma.  This structured group is focused on what people began to think about themselves, others, and the way the world works as a result of the trauma, not about what happened.  Each session features new skills to help people reassure themselves – whatever they are feeling – as they learn new ways to free themselves from the domination of trauma in their lives.  Engaging in the protocol with fellow group members, rather than going solo, offers synergy and support. The wild sense of isolation inherent to experiencing trauma is gentled. You, literally, are not alone.

Anger & Domestic Violence Groups:

  • Domestic Violence Education & Support Group: Provides a safe space for victims of domestic violence to explore such topics as Power & Control, Protection Orders, Self-Esteem, Empowerment, Healthy Relationships, Effects on Children, Gender Roles, Safety Planning, and participate in Financial/Education/Employment Workshops.
  • Anger Management: Anger and substance use disorders often co-occur, increasing the risk for negative consequences such as physical aggression, self-harm, distressed relationships, loss of a job, or criminal justice involvement. This 12-module program uses a cognitive behavioral approach to address anger problems and includes relaxation training, cognitive interventions, and communication skill development.
  • Batterers Intervention Group (BIP): Utilizing the Duluth Domestic Abuse Intervention, STOP, and Another Way curriculum, this program is designed to assist adult individuals to explore reasons for abusive behaviors and beliefs that support those behaviors, understand the connection of painful and negative feelings to beliefs about women’s and men’s roles, fully explore the impact of violent and abusive behaviors, on partners, children, and community, identify and practice non-abusive behaviors.

Parenting:

  • The Positive Indian Parenting Group: Honoring Our Children by Our Traditions” This group draws on the strengths of historic Indian child-rearing practices and blend traditional values with contemporary skills. Storytelling, cradleboards, harmony, lessons of nature, behavior management, and the use of praise are discussed.
  • Emotion Coaching: This program is based on a 5-step method that builds emotional intelligence and creates positive, long lasting effects for children from toddler to teens. Easy to learn, and used by parents, educators and care-givers, it supports kids through life’s ups and downs in a way that builds confidence and helps them grow socially, emotionally and intellectually.

Day Treatment – A psychoeducation group for adults specializing in teaching healthy independent living skills, stress management techniques, emotional literacy, community & connection, mental health & wellness, and medication management. Activities include Arts & Crafts, Mindfulness, Health Education & Fitness, Diabetes Education, Medication Management Support, Cultural/Traditional Activities & Events, Social Skills Development and more.

Substance Use:

Standard Outpatient Program (SOP)

  • Psychoeducation Skills Group: An 18-module topic- or problem-oriented, substance use psychoeducation group that focuses on specific issues common among clients with SUDs. The group will provide information as well as an opportunity to learn cognitive, behavioral, and interpersonal recovery skills.

Crisis – Crisis is a 24/7 service that assists in stabilizing individuals and families experiencing urgent stressful, emotional and behavioral events. Trained staff can come to your location to help stabilize the situation, develop short-term plans and provide referrals for long-term services such as counseling and in-home supports. After the event, our staff will follow-up with you to ensure your continued safety and well-being.

Psychiatry – Care includes providing for child, adolescent and adult psychiatric needs. Services include assessments, treatment plan development, and when appropriate, medication. Psychiatry coordinates care with counselors and case managers as part of the behavioral health care team.    

Psychological Testing – This service involves the evaluation and assessment of cognitive functions, academic skills, and mood disorders, primarily for adults (over 16 years of age). Our neuropsychologist works collaboratively with psychiatry to assess current status of neurological and brain functioning that affects memory, problem solving, visual special abilities, and motor skills.

Behavioral Health Consultation – Behavioral health providers work within the Salt River Clinic to provide critical behavioral health services including screenings, brief interventions, skills training, education related to newly diagnosed conditions, chronic disease, or behavioral issues, assistance with smoking cessation, and referrals for ongoing counseling services. Behavioral health consultation differs from more traditional counseling by providing short-term counseling and “triage” intervention therapy in the primary care environment.

Domestic Violence Victim Advocacy – This advocacy service provides support and education to victims of domestic violence, stalking, and sexual assault. Services include finding safe shelter, resources, psychoeducation, and emotional support. Victims are also offered assistance with navigating the legal process, obtaining an emergency restraining order, and help with court paperwork. The goal is to ensure victims are connected to resources and receive the full benefit from the legal and behavioral health systems.

Re-entry Program – This program works with incarcerated individuals on transitioning back in to the Community and navigating the reintegration process. Services include individual and group counseling, case management, and release planning. Group topics include criminal and addictive thinking, substance use, relapse prevention, preparing for release, setting and attaining goals, looking for work, and interpersonal skills. This program works to reduce recidivism by providing individuals with the support and resources they need to help them successfully reintegrate back in to the Community.

WITHDRAWAL MANAGEMENT COMPONENT – Individuals can received medical supervision and medication to assist with their withdrawals.

  • During the first 24-48 hours of admission the client is watched closely for any medical complications. Emergency services are obtained as needed.
  • The acuity level and length of stay of the Withdrawal Management component is based on the individual’s need and type of substance used.

RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT – Residential treatment centers on moving an individual from their unhealthy environment and placing them in a safe and supportive environment, with an individual program of recovery.

  • Residential treatment offers individuals an opportunity to learn about the disease of addiction and gain the skill necessary to enhance their lives and live a sober drug free lifestyle. It also offers the individual the opportunity to learn about themselves, the underlying causes that drive these behaviors, and to gain the tools necessary for ongoing recovery.
  • Referrals to this component are requested by the individual, family and friends, Community Court, and Tribal Departments.
  • Clients in residential treatment will participate in daily programming, substance education classes, therapy activities, sober living outings, family therapy and intensive group activity.

PARTIAL HOSPITALIZATION PROGRAM – Intensive substance day program for individuals who reside in the community at home, or in a sober living environment.

  • Attend 20-25 hours a week of treatment during the week M-F
  • Hot Lunches Provided
  • Work towards recovery with your group of peers
  • Clinically, culturally and spiritually based program

SOBER LIVING HOUSE – Temporary sober housing for males recently in recovery.

  • 6 Bed Male House
  • Sober Peers/Companions
  • 24/7 Supervision
  • Peer Support/Mentoring
  • Vocational and Educational Assistance
  • Sober Support Treatment/Aftercare/PHP/IOP

Peer Support Credentialing Academy

Become a State Approved Certified Peer and Recovery Support Specialists (PRSS). SRPMIC now offers a State Approved 40-80 hour Academy to become Certified to help others. You will be trained in the ways of helping others in an evidenced based curriculum.

After you are trained, you will be able to share your story behavioral health recovery and lived experience to help others and  promote recovery-oriented environments. As a PRSS, you will be trained to work with individuals during their recovery journey, sharing skills, coaching, and providing support.

Please call 480-362-5640 if you are interested in learning more about the program.

Adult & Family Services

Senior Behavioral Health Counselor

Amaryllis Te is a Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor (LISAC), a board registered Clinical Supervisor, and a Sr. Behavioral Health Counselor on the Adult & Family Outpatient Services Team.  Amaryllis primarily facilitates the MATRIX Intensive Outpatient Program, but also has advanced trainings in trauma, family and couples work.  Amaryllis excels at connecting with her clients so they feel safe to explore the underlying issues of substance abuse and work toward complete healing.

Behavioral Health Counselor

Christine Pacheco is a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC) and a Behavioral Health Counselor on the Adult & Family Outpatient Services Team. Christine primarily facilitates the MATRIX Intensive Outpatient Program, but also has advanced trainings in trauma, DBT and family work. As a Community member and SRPMIC employee of over 20 years, Christine helps the team bridge the gap between BHS, Community resources, and Community needs. With training in The Seven Challenges, MATRIX, White Bison, Gorski, CRAFT and Wellbriety, she has the ability to meet the client where they are, regardless of the stage of change they may be in.

Behavioral Health Outpatient Services Supervisor

Dani Martz is a Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor (LISAC) and a Behavioral Health Outpatient Services Supervisor managing Adult Substance Use Programing. Dani’s personal journey into a life of recovery over 13 years ago was the original starting point of her professional endeavor into substance abuse counseling. Dani believes in meeting clients where they’re at and then incorporating various evidence-based practices to then enhance their authentic self. “I hope to both inspire and challenge you to become that person you’ve been searching for.” Dani, and her team of counselors and case managers, supports clients accross RPHC’s Continuum of Care to ensure they get the core and wraparound services they need to be sucessful. Dani and her husband are the proud parents of two enthusiastic young boys.; in her spare time she enjoys the outdoors, playing basketball, and running, and enjoys watching documentaries of people overcoming tremendous adversities.

Senior Behavioral Health Counselor

Debi Leciejewski is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor (LISAC). She is originally from Wisconsin and graduated from the University of Wisconsin Superior in 2010 with a masters degree in Community Counseling. She moved to Arizona in 2016. She has worked in the field since 2010 and has experience in both inpatient and outpatient services. She specializes in addiction treatment and general mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, stress, anger, and adjustment disorders. Her goals in therapy are to aid clients with their issues, help them gain insight and better their lives for a better future.

Behavioral Health Counselor

Gregory Sanders is a Behavioral Health Counselor on the Adult & Family Outpatient Services Team. Greg primarily facilitates the DBT Skills and Anger Management Programs, but also has advanced trainings in recovery and eating disorders. Greg is a seasoned profressional with years of experience supporting youth in the Valley, he brings this same passion to the clients of RPHC.

Senior Behavioral Health Counselor

Jaclyn Young is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) and a Sr. Behavioral Health Counselor on the Adult & Family Outpatient Services Team. Jaclyn primarily facilitates the BIP program, additionally she provides individual counseling to address trauma and co-facilitates the DBT Sklls Group. Jaclyn is CPT, DBT & EMDR trained, she excels in addressing trauma and supporting clients in developing healthy relationships, mitigating intimate partner violence.

Behavioral Health Counselor

Kelsey Kuchynka is a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) and a Behavioral Health Counselor on the Adult & Family Outpatient Services Team. Kelsey primarily facilitates individual counseling and is knowledgeable in areas of trauma, anxiety, and depression. Kelsey has experience in facilitating groups for women with trauma, DBT skills, and anxiety clinics. Kelsey believes in a holistic approach, addressing all areas of a client’s life that impacts their mental health and wellbeing.

Senior Behavioral Health Counselor

Lisa Kaufman is a Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor (LISAC) and a Sr. Behavioral Health Counselor on the Adult & Family Outpatient Services Team. Lisa primarily provides outpatient individual counseling to address depression, PTSD, trauma, and grief brought on by previous/current substance use or the substance use of family; she currently facilitates the Grief Recovery group for Adults. Lisa is trained in The Seven Challenges, NARM & EMDR, and excels in complex substance use trauma work and PTSD.

Behavioral Health Counselor

Mario Torres, MS is a Behavioral Health Counselor on the Adult & Family Outpatient Services Team. Mario primarily facilitates the Standard Outpatient (SOP) and Aftercare Programs, but also brings his experience in probation, higher education and school-based counseling to his work by addressing all areas in life that contribute to success. Mario is passionate about integrating traditional and cultural interventions into his counseling practice.

Behavioral Health Outpatient Services Supervisor

Mayra Ornelas Salais, MS is a Behavioral Health Outpatient Services Supervisor managing Mental Health, SMI & Integrated Health Programing. Mayra joined the BHS team after completing a year-long internship where she gained experience and supported every BHS/AFS outpatient program. Her previous experience as the Human Services Division Program Supervisor for Maricopa County for the Community Services Advisory Commission and a Sr. Behavioral Health Counselor at RPHC, solidified her belief that it takes a team, with wraparound supportive services, to best set a client up for success.

Behavioral Health Counselor

Micki Begay is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) and a Behavioral Health Counselor on the Adult & Family Outpatient Services Team. Micki primarily facilitates the Trauma Prep & Recovery program, and provides individual counseling to address depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD and grief. Micki is CPT, DBT & EMDR trained, and she is passionate about the benefits of Mindfulness and integrates those techniques into all the work she does.

Senior Behavioral Health Counselor

Nicolette is a Licensed Associate Substance Abuse Counselor (LASAC) and a Sr. Behavioral Health Counselor on the Adult & Family Outpatient Services Team.  Nicolette is a member of the Navajo Nation and prior to joining the RPHC spent four years in counseling clinical practice with the Navajo Nation Division of Behavioral and Mental Health.  Nicolette primarily facilitates the Substance Use Intensive Outpatient Program, but also has advanced trainings in trauma, and cultural/traditional healing.  In her spare time, Nicolette enjoys spending time with her family and is working on her Doctorate of Behavioral Health at Arizona State University.

Behavioral Health Consultant

Nohemy Durazo is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) and a Behavioral Health Consultant on the Adult & Family Outpatient Services Team. Nohemy works closely with the medical providers in the clinic to ensure patients’ mental health needs are supported and refers for ongoing care and resources as needed. Additionally, Nohemy collaborates with pharmacy to educate patients on RPHC’s Smoking Cessation program and the impact quitting has on your mental and physical wellbeing. Nohemy has worked for the SR Community since 2012. Nohemy is a first generation American born and raised in New York City to immigrant parents from Ecuador. Nohemy has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from New York University. Nohemy enjoys traveling with her husband and two children, running with the dog and enjoying the outdoors as much as possible.

Behavioral Health Consultant

Shea Hinton is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) and a Behavioral Health Consultant on the Adult & Family Outpatient Services Team. Shea works closely with the medical providers in the clinic to ensure patients’ mental health needs are supported and refers for ongoing care and resources as needed. During the pandemic, Shea was instrumental in supporting the PODS and continues her training to support the Community in times of crisis.

Schedule an Appointment

To schedule an appointment call 480-278-RPHC (7742)

  • Crisis – 480-850-9230
  • Residential Substances Abuse Services- 480-362-5640

Child & Family Services

Behavioral Health Outpatient Services Supervisor

Kassidy Dickson is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) and is a Behavioral Health Outpatient Services Supervisors on the Child and Family Team. She has worked for SRPMIC since April of 2020. Kassidy completed her Masters Degree in Social Work from Arizona State University. Kassidy provides individual, family, and group counseling to children and adolescents. She is passionate about working with adolescents and currently facilitates the Teen Dialectical Behavior Therapy group that assists teenagers in increasing emotional regulation, healthy relationships, effective communication skills, as well as decreasing any self-harming behaviors.

Behavioral Health Counselor

LeRayne Begay, “Rayne” is a Behavioral Health Child and Family Counselor who has who has worked for SRPMIC since June 2017. Rayne completed her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Arizona State University. Rayne provides individual and family counseling to children, adolescents and adults. She is passionate about working with adolescents and includes cultural components to strengthen individual and family lifestyles. Rayne’s counseling  includes direct care prevention and intervention services to assist adult and children to strengthen their life skills, emotional regulation, healthy relationships, effective communication skills, as well as decreasing any self-harming behaviors while addressing any trauma and pain management life changes.

Senior Behavioral Health Counselor

Lynn Reilly-Buckvicz is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) and is a Behavioral Health Services Counselor on the Child and Family Team. Lynn has gained her experience through serving children, adolescents, and their families in her home city of New York. Lynn earned her master’s degree from New York University’s Silver School of Social Work and is now licensed in the state of Arizona.

Behavioral Health Counselor

Natasha “Tasha” Peacock graduated with her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Arizona State University in 2018. She is originally from Utah and her family is from the Navajo Nation. I’m very passionate about working with Natives Americans who suffer from addiction.  She is currently a Behavioral Health Counselor who works with adolescents and facilitate the Seven Challenges group with teenagers. She enjoys hanging out with family while trying new restaurants, watching romance comedies and working out.

Journey to Recovery

Clinical Manager – Residential Treatment

Frank Saverino holds a master’s degree in counseling and is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor (LISAC). He has has over 37 years of experience in the mental health field. Frank has worked in all levels of care, with all ages of clients and has experience in both psychiatric and addiction treatment.

Senior Behavioral Health Counselor

Hannah Allen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), a board registered Clinical Supervisor, and a Sr. Behavioral Health Counselor on the Adult & Family Outpatient Services Team. Hannah primarily facilitates the MATRIX Intensive Outpatient Program, but also has advanced trainings in trauma and family work. Hannah brings her previous experience working at NAC, and most recently the Circles of Support program, to her work in her focus on co-occuring evidenced-based practice and collaboration with referral partners to best coordinate care.

Senior Behavioral Health Counselor

Pam Tice is a Licensed Associate Substance Abuse Counselor (LASAC) and holds a Master’s degree in addiction counseling. Pam has wored at JTR for over 3 years. She has experience in different levels of care and has worked in psychiatric and addiction treatment programs. Pam is trained in EMDR, MRT and Somatic Experience and is trained as a yoga instructor.

Senior Behavioral Health Counselor (JTR)

Troy Melendez has over 20 years of behavioral health experience as an educator, administrator, and clinician. Originally from Wisconsin, he came to Arizona in 1994 to attend graduate school. He graduated with a doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Arizona State University.

Behavioral Health Outpatient Services Supervisor

Rebecca “Becca” Wilson is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and is a Behavioral Health Outpatient Services Supervisor on the Child and Family Team. She has worked for SRPMIC, off and on, since 2008. Becca has a degree in Professional Counseling from Grand Canyon University. She has a passion for supporting children and families, including young children, birth to five, as an endorsed Infant Mental Health Specialist with the Infant and Toddler Mental Health Coalition of Arizona. Becca has been working in the field for ten years and has training in sand tray play therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional-Family.

Specialty Services

Clinical Manager

Dominic is a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC), trained in EMDR and certified in Neurofeedback. He began his career studying applied neuroscience on his way to his first Master’s degree in Experimental Psychology. He has trained, helped set up, and managed practices throughout the country. He graduated with a second Master’s degree in Professional Counseling in 2020.   He loves spending time with his two littles Mila and Gia,  and his wife Kianna. As hobbies, he loves spending time outdoors, hiking, playing flag football and basketball, and attending or watching any sports especially the Tennessee Vols.

Behavioral Health Counselor

Dorothy Rhodes is a Behavioral Health Counselor for the Specialty Services Reentry Program housed at the Salt River Department of Corrections. She has obtained her Masters Degree with a concentration in Gender, Cultural Identity and Boarders. She has also obtained her Bachelors of Science in American Indian Studies from Arizona State University. Dorothy has an Associates in Business and holds a degree in Psychology with a concentration in Abnormal Psychology and Child Development. For the past twelve years, Dorothy has been involved with grassroots counseling that focuses on generational trauma. She uses the American Indian Federal Polices as a tool to assist in understanding trauma, specifically among the sister tribes of the O’odham and Piipaash people. Her hope is to inspire their ancestors’ resiliency within them. Dorothy enjoys reading and learning about ancient world history and having family time.

Clinical Manager

Jenifer Macove is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) and is the Clinical Manager for Specialty Services. Jenifer oversees the Crisis, Domestic Violence Victim Advocacy, and Reentry Programs. She received her Masters Degree in Social Work from Arizona State University. Jenifer has worked for Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community since 2015.

Psychiatrist

Evan F. Duffy, MD is board certified in both adult and child psychiatry and has  worked for the Community for over 5 years.  He has over 35 years of patient service, first as a physician assistant in family practice and then after medical school, as a psychiatrist for both adults and children.  He has two bachelor’s degrees, one in psychology and one in allied health sciences, from the State University of New York at Albany, and at Stony Brook.  Originally from upstate New York dairy country, he attended medical school at SABA University of Medicine in the Caribbean for two years, and then completed his medical clerkships in Texas, Vermont and Arizona.  His residency and fellowship post graduate studies were all  in Maricopa County and he  has been especially honored and happy to serve the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Ryan Williams is a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP-BC). He joined the Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community in April of 2023. Ryan Completed his Master of Science in Nursing degree in August of 2022 from Walden University, specializing as a psychiatric nurse practitioner. He provides mental health care to all age groups including children, adolescents, and adults. His mission is to build a therapeutic and respectful rapport with his clients from the Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community to ensure the community members receive the best care possible. Ryan is an avid weight lifter, chess enthusiast, and classical violinist.

Senior Behavioral Counselor

Theresa A. Hill is a Sr. Behavioral Health Counselor with the Specialty Services-Re-Entry team housed at Salt River Department of Corrections (SRDOC). In 2023 she received her Masters of Science in Addiction Counseling and in 2019 she received her Bachelors of Science in Business Management, both from Grand Canyon University. She is a SRPMIC Community Member who has worked in her Community for the majority of her life in the Youth/Social Services field. She provides individual and group counseling as well as skills training to help adult and adolescent inmates in SRDOC reintegrate back into the Community. She has a passion for working and helping to bring positive change with her Community.  She has a passion for working to help bring Mental Health Awareness to her Community. Theresa enjoys hiking, exploring the wilderness and spending time with her children and grandkids.

Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Vicky T. Lomay is a licensed clinical psychologist with the Division of Behavioral Health. She completed an APA-accredited clinical psychology internship with the University of Missouri Health Science Center, as well as a 3-year postdoctoral residency and fellowship in clinical neuropsychology at Barrow Neurological Institute/St. Joseph’s Hospital & Medical Center in Phoenix. She has more than 20 years of experience working with different tribal communities of the Southwest. She provides individual therapy as well as psychological evaluation and assessment services.

Leadership

Division Chief Outpatient Services

Jessica Hunter is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a board registered Clinical Supervisor, and a Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist (CCTS) with over 14 years of experience in the field of mental and behavioral health and a previous 10 years in education. Jessica has received multiple trainings with the focus on Expressive Arts, EMDR, Trauma, CBT, DBT, Substance Use (MATRIX, the Seven Challenges, CRAFT), Gottman Couples Therapy and Neurofeedback. She believes in a strength-based, non-judgmental approach and has focused much of her career on complex trauma, family dynamics, mood disorders, and substance use working in school-settings and community agencies. Jessica is currently the the Dvision Chief of Outpatient Services for Adult Behavioral Health where she manages a team of clincians providing outpatient counseling and case management services, previous experience includes holding the position of Director of Therapeutic Services at Serin Center, and clinical positions with The New Foundation, Sequoia Support Services, the American Indian Prevention Coalition, and NDS4Wellnes.

Division Chief Outpatient Services

Erin Wilkinson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Arizona board registered clinical supervisor, Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist, EMDR trained clinician, and a member of the National Association of Social Workers and EMDRIA. She is currently in her 2nd year of advanced certification for early childhood mental health. She is an ASU Sun Devil, holding a Masters Degree in Social Work and a Bachelors Degree of Science in Exercise Physiology. Erin has 18 years of experience in behavioral health and substance use treatment, providing counseling, clinical supervision, crisis management, program implementation, and leadership. Erin has been serving the SRPMIC Community since 2017 and working with Indigenous people for most of her career. She is a passionate advocate for people to have access to high quality behavioral health care. Erin provides therapy to children, teens, and adults, utilizing a strengths-based and mind-body approach. Her passion and scope includes treating anxiety, trauma, peak-performance, coping with health-related issues, self-harm, and substance use. Outside of the clinic, Erin enjoys exploring the outdoors on her bike and feet, yoga, reading, podcasts, family time, cooking, and training with her dog on the agility course.

Clinical Director (HHS)

Albert Kevin Jordan is licensed psychologist and Clinical Director of the Salt River Behavioral Health Division. He provides clinical supervision and oversight over all clinical services through the Division. Dr. Jordan received his undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of California (UCLA) and a Doctorate of Psychology from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. The psychologist completed internship with the Veteran Administration Medical Center in Los Angeles, followed by 15 years serving as Clinical Program Manager and consulting psychologist at Oaklawn Psychiatric Hospital in Goshen Indiana. He has served the Salt River Community since 2003.

PracAdmin (Residential Treatment)

Dr. Velez is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Licensed Associate Substance Abuse Counselor (LASAC). He graduate of Northern Arizona University, with an undergraduate focus in Criminal Justice and a completed PhD in Counseling Psychology. Dr. Velez is an adjunct Faculty at Northern Arizona University and Arizona State University and lectures in topics of Diversity, Theory, and Addiction Studies. With over 25 years experiences as a provider, administrator and executive leader in the Behavioral Health and Intergrated Care landscape, Dr. Velez is passionate about program design, building and outcomes in care. As a consultant Dr.Velez has experiences designing all levels of care unique to Arizona and throughout the Country. He is a Native of Northern Arizona (Winslow) and is proud to serve in Indigineous Communities as he has serviced many in his career ( Hopi, Navajo, Apache, Supai, Walapai).

Practice Manager

Sarah Adams is a Behavioral Health Practice Manager. She returned to SRPMIC three years ago to continue her career path within the department of health and human services as an SMI day treatment coordinator. In 2022, her role shifted as she explored the interest in the position for practice manager. She had the opportunity to step into the interim practice manager for behavioral health, which lead to full time employment. She manages a team of medical support staff, while balancing work flow, enforcing operational policies and procedures, conducting performance evaluations to ensure employees are meeting job requirements and obtaining professional growth. She values strong leadership, strong customer service skills, and brings a positive attitude while leading a dedicated team, to ensuring excellent patient care here at River People Health Center.