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Southwest Behavioral & Health Services to Provide School-Based Mental Health Services at the Surprise Resource Center
By Jennifer Schwegman - Thursday Nov 09, 2023
(PHOENIX – Nov. 8, 2023) Southwest Behavioral & Health Services (SB&H), an innovative leader in behavioral health, has entered an agreement to provide comprehensive school-based mental health services to students and their families at the Surprise Resource Center.

The partnership provides the community with access to a team of qualified and licensed mental health professionals to provide a range of services, including individual counseling, group therapy and crisis intervention. Additionally, the program will focus on early intervention and prevention, seeking to identify and address potential mental health concerns before they escalate.

“Everyone should have access to quality mental health services,” said SB&H Program Director Kathy Villa. “Our partnership with the Surprise Resource Center is a big step and we’re proud to be helping students and families in the Surprise area unlock their potential and emotional wellness.”

Southwest Behavioral & Health Services school-based programs include:
Individualized Assessment
Individualized Services Plan (ISP)
Individual and Family Counseling
Psychoeducational and Therapeutic Groups
Community Outreach
Resource Development and
Child and Family Team Process (an aspect of the Arizona Model for Children and Families)

Southwest Behavioral & Health Services school-based services are currently in 166 schools in Maricopa County comprised of 29 school districts.

For more information about Southwest Behavioral & Health Services and its range of school-based mental health programs, please visit

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; autism services; 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