Behavioral Health Clinic

Behavioral Health Clinic

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and in accordance with CDC guidelines, the Behavioral Health Clinic has moved to offering services entirely by telehealth until further notice. Please fill out a patient interest survey if you are interested in services or would like more information.

The Psychology Department Behavioral Health Clinic (BHC) offers scientifically validated outpatient therapy to individuals, couples and families at low cost. Our treatment services are designed to provide effective psychological care in a compassionate environment. 

About Us

The BHC serves as a training center for advanced psychology trainees. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality treatments for our patients while providing the highest quality training for our graduate students as they learn evidence based psychological treatments. All services are provided by graduate students in the Psychology Department’s PhD Program in Clinical Psychology. All therapists are closely supervised by licensed clinical psychologists who have expertise in the delivery of evidence-based treatments.

Administration and training activities at the BHC are overseen Dr. Jolene Jacquart, the Clinic Director, and Dr. Mary-Frances O'Connor, the Director of Clinical Training and Associate Professor of Psychology.

Treatments

At the BHC we assist people who are struggling with emotional difficulties  including treating depression and anxiety as well as helping people learn to cope with stress and manage difficult life circumstances. The BHC believes that the most effective treatments rely on the scientific method. Our therapists utilize evidence-based methods, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), scientifically supported treatments for anxiety, depression, and other emotional difficulties.

  • Our treatments take a learning-based approach in which you will learn and practice skills for weakening patterns of maladaptive thinking and behavior.
  • Treatment is tailored to your specific needs, rather than being “one size fits all.”
  • Treatments are brief (typically, 12-18 sessions) and intended to provide the tools needed to overcome your current distress.
  • We provide assistance for a wide range of emotional difficulties. Some of the many difficulties we treat include, but are not limited to, Social Anxiety Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic attacks and Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Specific Phobias, and Depression

The BHC does not provide emergency services or medication management.

Consultations

Initial consultation appointments are required for all patients new to the clinic. During the consultation appointments, the therapist will conduct a detailed diagnostic assessment and provide you with feedback and recommendations for a course of treatment. The consultation appointments help you and the therapist determine if the clinic is a good fit for your needs. If you and the therapist determine that you would benefit more from therapy elsewhere, they will provide referrals to resources in the community. 
 
There are generally two consultation appointments. The first appointment consists of the detailed diagnostic assessment and typically takes 90 minutes. The second appointment consists of feedback and treatment recommendations and is generally 50-minutes.

Therapy

If the therapists’ treatment recommendations align with what the training clinic offers, you and your therapist will work together to create treatment goals and a treatment plan designed to meet your unique needs. Therapy appointments are generally weekly and 50-minutes in length. 
 
Appointments are normally scheduled between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm Monday-Friday. Evening appointments are available on a limited basis, Monday-Thursday.

Telehealth

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all psychology services are currently offered via telehealth for the safety of our patients and therapists. Telehealth appointments are hosted on a secure HIPAA compliant video conference program.

Costs

  • Individual appointments: $25.00
  • Couple or family sessions: $35.00

These costs are to be paid at the time of each visit. We do not accept insurance. Fees go towards covering clinic expenses.

Interested in scheduling an appointment? Want to learn more about BHC services?
Fill out a patient interest survey at https://redcap.link/uabhc
After completing the survey, a clinician will follow up with you to discuss the clinic options

Contact Information

Phone
520-621-9683
 
Address
Psychology Building, Room 210
1503 E University Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85721-0068
 
Parking
Parking is available at two parking garages on Cherry Avenue or E. 2nd Street. Printable Map