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Southwest Behavioral & Health Services Promotes Paul Buttermore to Vice President of Inpatient and Crisis Services
By Jennifer Schwegman - Wednesday Aug 11, 2021
Southwest Behavioral & Health Services (SB&H), an innovative leader in behavioral health, today announced that Paul Buttermore has been promoted to Vice President of Inpatient and Crisis Services.

A licensed professional counselor, Buttermore has more than 10 years of experience in the behavioral health industry. Most recently, as program director of the Permanent Supportive Housing and In-Home Counseling programs at SB&H, Buttermore provided clinical oversight and support for programs and services that support the Valley’s homeless, veterans and SMI populations. Before starting at SB&H in 2013, Buttermore was a mental health counselor with the Phoenix Fire Department.

In his new role, Paul will be responsible for overseeing the agency’s Maricopa County Inpatient Units, Community Recovery Units, and Recovery Transition Program.

“Paul’s oversight of our Permanent Supportive Housing and In-Home Counseling programs enabled our organization to reach community members that are often overlooked,” says COO Dominic Miller. “He is a champion for veterans and underserved communities whose efforts always go above and beyond the call of duty.”

Buttermore, a Glendale resident, received his Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Science from Western International University and a Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University.

Buttermore is a Marine Corps veteran.

About Southwest Behavioral & Health Services
Phoenix-based Southwest Behavioral & Health Services (SB&H) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides compassionate primary care, substance abuse and mental health services that enhance lives and improve communities. Services include outpatient mental health treatment and psychiatric services including medication monitoring; assistance for persons with addictions; intensive inpatient care for persons in crisis; residential housing, in-home and supported housing services; prevention services, community outreach and school-based counseling; lifespan services for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder; and four opioid replacement clinics. Southwest Behavioral & Health Services has locations throughout the greater Phoenix Metro area as well as locations in rural Maricopa, Gila, Mohave, Coconino, and Yavapai counties. For more information about SB&H programs, services and ways to help visit