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Behavioral Health Services at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center

Psychiatric Care Nearby

Banner Thunderbird Medical Center in Glendale, Arizona, provides behavioral and mental health treatment programs for adults in inpatient and outpatient settings, and outpatient treatment programs for teens. We encourage patients and family members to be active, involved and informed. We believe families can and do heal together.

Our Inpatient Program:

Banner Thunderbird provides a 56-bed facility providing inpatient psychiatric treatment for individuals 18 years and older.

Our treatment programs include:

  • Crisis Assessments
  • Inpatient Adult Psychiatric Stabilization
  • Inpatient Adult Detoxification
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Individualized and Group Therapy
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Nutritional Services
  • Specialized Nursing Care
  • Spiritual Care
  • Electroconvulsive Therapy*
  • Occupational/ Physical therapy
  • Comprehensive Discharge Planning

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For an assessment of the services you may need, please visit our Emergency Department.

*Electroconvulsive Therapy is also provided on an outpatient basis. For further information, please contact our ECT nurse at 602-865-6969.

Our Outpatient program:

Banner Thunderbird Medical Center’s Department of Behavioral Health offers several Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) for both adults and adolescents. For a free assessment call: (800) 254-HELP or (602) 254-4357.

  • Adult Mental Health IOP: Designed to help individuals when depression, bipolar, PTSD, and other anxiety disorders are causing serious difficulty in their lives. Group will cover healthy boundaries, assertive communication, self-care behaviors, and the importance of a good support system. 
  • Adult Dialectical Behavioral Therapy IOP (DBT Informed Skills Group): A skills-based treatment for individuals who struggle with overwhelming emotions that often lead to destructive behaviors and unstable relationships. Learn new skills to help reduce the intensity of emotions and begin to create a more balanced life. Group addresses mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. 
  • Adult Chemical Dependency IOP: Structured sessions based on the 12-step model of recovery to treat alcoholism and drug addiction. The program incorporates 12-step meeting attendance and sponsorship. Group utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy to address negative self-talk and begin the development of healthy coping skills for life’s stressors. To promote family involvement, families can attend on weekly family days. 
  • Postpartum Depression and Anxiety IOP: Group therapy for women who have given birth in the past year. One in 7 women experience depression, anxiety, and overwhelming thoughts during this time. Unfortunately, most women go untreated. If you are experiencing any unwanted, persistent feelings, group can provide coping skills in a supportive environment. Babies under one can attend the sessions. 
  • Adolescent Mental Health IOP: Group offers a safe and therapeutic environment for adolescents and parents/guardians to interact with one another, enhance understanding and improve relationships. Parents/guardians participate once a week with the adolescent to enhance communication. The other two days a week focus on the individual teens, their specific challenges, and learning coping skills. Group covers topics relevant to teens from the ages of 
  • Adult Mental Health IOP for the LGBTQIA+ Community: Group is designed to help individuals in the LGBTQIA+ community who are struggling with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD, unresolved trauma, coming out, rejection by friends/family/community, and transitioning. This group will focus on accepting and honoring a person’s true self while decreasing stress in various areas of life.