We get many calls from parents who need help with troubling behaviors. Many times, we will recommend families to Raising Special Kids. There are many psychologists in our immediate area (Mesa, AZ). Many help with Intellectual disabilities, including Down syndrome.
We are attaching this link for you to view some psychologists in Mesa: https://bit.ly/3SMG7Lg
To view psychologists throughout the state of Arizona and beyond, you may want to try this link: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists
– You can type in your city and zip code and a list (with photos) will appear on your computer screen.
– Then, you can filter by specialty, if the provider takes insurance, if the provider is taking new patients, and more. Many times, the psychologists will offer telehealth appointments, giving you care and advice from your own home instead of an in-person visit.
There are residential and more intensive therapeutic services at Devereux Arizona (located in Scottsdale). They assess children starting at the age of two years old. Phone number: 602-283-1573.
There is also Embark, which serves preteens, teens and young adults. Phone number: 888-949-2285. To visit their website, click on this link: https://www.embarkbh.com
Mental health is as important as any other health care concern; we hope this information provides some support to you. If there is an emergency, there is always the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration national helpline. Below is information from their website:
SAMHSA’s National Helpline, 1-800-662-HELP (4357) (also known as the Treatment Referral Routing Service), or TTY: 1-800-487-4889 is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service, in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders. This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations.
Other helpful hotlines:
Domestic Violence Hotline in Phoenix: 800-799-7233
Report Child Abuse or Neglect: 1-888-767-2445
Suicide Hotline: dial 9-8-8.
Food Insecurity, call AZ Hunger Hotline at 602-528-3434 or 1-800-445-1914
Housing Insecurity, call 2-1-1 or visit 211arizona.org
AZ DDD (Division of Developmental Disabilities) Customer Services Center, call 1-844-770-9500.
Birth to Five Helpline, a free service, call 1-877-705-5437. Visit www.birthtofivehelpline.org.
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