Mental Health

The EHN Emergency Crisis Services are available 24-hours, seven days a week. Clients can access the services by calling the EHN Crisis Hotline or by visiting our Extended Observation Unit located at 1601 East Yandell Drive, El Paso Texas 79902.

Click here for directions to Crisis Services 1601 Yandell Drive

  • EHN Crisis Hotline: (915)-779-1800
  • Toll Free Crisis Hotline: 1-877-562-6467
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255 (TALK)

EHN operates five outpatient clinics throughout the El Paso area, two of which have pharmacies located inside to provide convenient access to medication. The Recovery Based Outpatient Care is provided by Outpatient Treatment Teams located at the clinics. Each team is composed of Physician, Case Manager, Rehabilitation Staff, Peer Providers (as applicable), counselors and support staff. Medication, family education and rehabilitative services are provided to consumers through individual, group, and/or family sessions.

All clinics are open Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and closed most holidays.

Individuals can also seek mental health outpatient services through our EHN external provider, La Familia Del Paso, Inc. Click here for more information http://www.lafamiliadelpaso.com/

Central Outpatient Clinic and Pharmacy

Monday – Friday 8 am – 5 pm 

1601 Yandell Drive, El Paso, TX 79902
(915) 747-3510

 

Westside Outpatient Clinic

Monday –  Friday 8 am – 5 pm
725 S. Mesa Hills Bldg. 1 Suite 1, El Paso, TX 79912
(915) 887-3414

ChAMHPs Child and Adolescent Clinic

Monday – Friday 8 am – 5 pm
8500 Boeing Drive, El Paso, TX 79925
(915) 599-6600

East Valley Outpatient Clinic and Pharmacy

Monday – Friday 8 am – 5 pm
2400 Trawood Dr., Suite 301 A, El Paso, TX 79936
(915) 599-6735

Northeast Outpatient Clinic

Monday – Friday 8 am – 5 pm
9555 Diana Drive, El Paso, TX 79924
(915) 759-2870

Contact: (915) 774-2949

At EHN we are committed to serving the El Paso community’s mental health needs.   That is why we offer counseling services for individuals, families, groups and couples. This includes children ages 3-17 and adults 18 and over who may help with behavioral issues, eating disorders, grief and loss, marriage counseling, PTSD, depression, anxiety, ADHD, LGBTQ, anger issues, family conflict ,self –esteem and other life experiences.

Our licensed clinicians are trained in several therapeutic approaches to serve the community. All EHN therapists are certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and reflect the principles of a recovery focused model. Our clinical staff is also trained in EMDR, DBT, TF-CBT, Play Therapy, among other modalities.

  • CBT is a type of psychotherapeutic treatment that helps patients understand the thoughts and feelings that influence behaviors. CBT is commonly used to treat a wide range of disorders including phobias, addictions, depression, and anxiety.
  • TF-CBT – Trauma Focused- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a therapeutic intervention designed to help children, adolescents, and their parents overcome the impact of traumatic events. For example, it is designed to help with traumas related to sexual abuse, physical abuse, domestic violence, and community violence, an unexpected death of a loved one, natural disasters and war.
  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy) is effective for post-traumatic stress.  However, clinicians also have reported success using EMDR in treatment of conditions such as panic attacks, complicated grief, dissociative disorder, disturbing memories, phobias, pain disorders, performance anxiety, stress reduction, addictions, sexual and/or physical abuse, body dysmorphic disorders and personality disorders.
  • Cognitive processing therapy (CPT) is a manualized therapy used by clinicians to help people recover from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and related conditions. It includes elements of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) treatments. It has proven effective in treating PTSD across a variety of populations, including combat veterans, sexual assault victims, and refugees. CPT can be provided in individual and group treatment formats.
  • Play therapy is a form of counseling or psychotherapy that uses play to communicate with and help people, especially children, to prevent or resolve psychosocial challenges. This is thought to help them towards better social integration, growth and development, emotional modulation, and trauma resolution.
  • Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) uses very specific, step-by-step, live coached sessions with both the caregiver and the child. PCIT places emphasis on improving the quality of the parent-child relationship and changing negative parent-child interaction patterns. In PCIT, parents are taught specific skills to use with their child to establish, improve, or maintain a nurturing and secure relationship while increasing their child’s positive behavior and decreasing negative behavior. PCIT can include multiple siblings and both parents.

Peer support specialists are people in recovery from mental illness who work to help others get well. Peer support specialists are different than therapists or doctors because they have learned about mental illness and recovery, not from a book, but through their own personal experience. Peer support specialists are living proof that recovery is real. Their role at Emergence is to share their experience with clients to inspire and assist with their own recovery.

  • EHN offers a wide array of peer support services through our certified Mental Health Peer Specialists, Veteran Peer Specialists, Homeless Peer Specialists and Substance Abuse Peer Specialists.

Contact: (915) 599-6600

Through its Coordinated Specialty Care (CSC) Program, EHN has mental health providers specially trained in First Episode Psychosis Treatment. CSC consumers are provided with psychotherapy, family support and education, medication management, supported employment, housing and education, along with case management. The use of Coordinated Specialty Care has shown to more effective at reducing symptoms, improving quality of life and increasing involvement in work and school.

First episode psychosis simply refers to the first time someone experiences psychotic symptoms. During this first time episode an individual may not understand what is happening because the symptoms can be highly disturbing, confusing and unfamiliar.

The word psychosis is used to describe conditions that affect the mind, when a person loses contact with reality because of the onset of a mental illness such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. These individuals may hear or see things that others do not. Feel fearful or suspicious of others, have difficulty concentrating, withdrawal from family and friends, and/or have disorganized speech, behavior and/or thoughts.

Of the majority of people who experience psychosis, the first symptoms typically occurs between the ages of 16 and 25, yet it is common for a person to have psychotic symptoms for several months, sometimes more than a year. However, reducing this time of untreated psychosis is important for a better recovery.

Contact: (915) 599-6600

Through the Children Adolescent Mental Health Programs (ChAMHPs) EHN provides mental health services for children and adolescents who suffer from a variety of emotional disturbances which cause severe emotional and/or social disability.

In addition,  EHN provides assistance through our Youth Empowerment Services (YES) program which is a Medicaid home and community-based service waiver that assists children and adolescents with severe emotional disturbances with the goal of keeping them in the community, living with their families. Counseling Services are also available at EHN for children ages 3-17 who may need help with behavioral issues, eating disorders, grief and loss, PTSD, depression, anxiety, ADHD, anger issues, family conflict ,self –esteem and other life experiences. EHN offers addiction screening services as well, free of charge to any Texas resident 13-years and older.

To learn more about these services click here  Mental Health Youth Services

 

 

Contact: (915) 599-6670

EHN offers a variety of services for individuals involved in the legal system starting from when they are booked into a detention facility in El Paso County, to when they are placed on probation or parole.  EHN works to stabilize the individuals mental health with services while incarcerated and when they are back in the community, with the goal of preventing further criminal activity and assisting the individuals with managing their mental health diagnosis.

TCOOMI

Texas Correctional Office on Offenders with Medical or Mental Impairments (TCOOMI) program is designed to monitor, coordinate and implement a continuity of care system for individuals engaged in the legal system. The program involves various levels of service to include intensive and transitional case management to prevent re-arrest and /or incarceration.

  • Staff ensures an offender’s continuity of care by assisting with applications for programs, scheduling appointments with community providers for post release medical care and support services, as well as providing post release case management services.
  • Components of case management include rehabilitation/psychosocial services, substance abuse treatment, psychiatric services and medication monitoring

Outpatient Competency Restoration (OCR) Program

  • The OCR Program provides competency restoration and rehabilitation services to individuals involved in the legal system as well as intensive case management and community integration.

Multi-Systemic Therapy (MST)

  • Multi-Systemic Therapy is offered to juvenile offenders dealing with a behavioral health problem. The service provides comprehensive outreach to address variables such as family, school, and peer groups. EHN therapists are also available to youth and their families 24/7.

Contact: (915) 887-3416

  • EHN offers supported housing for individuals who are displaced and have been diagnosed with a mental health disorder through our Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Unit and Siesta Gardens location.

Contact: (915) 887-3416

  • The objective of the ACT Team is to reduce inpatient admissions and to increase the quality of life of individuals who historically have difficulty remaining in a community setting. The EHN ACT Team provides aggressive intervention with consumers, family members, and service providers. The team provides an array of services, including: medication monitoring, symptom management skills training, advocacy, coordination of services, and community based hospitalization for consumers assigned to the unit. In addition to their normal hours of operation, team members remain “on-call” to provide intervention 24 hours a day if needed.

Contact: (915) 599-6645

START (Systemic, Therapeutic, Assessment, Resources and Treatment) is a person centered solution-focused approach that employs positive psychology and other evidence-based practices. It’s a national initiative that strengthens efficiencies and service outcomes for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities and mental/behavior health needs in the community. The model helps reduce use of emergency services and state facility/hospital stays.

Click here to learn more about the EHN START program https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcmIn5UnC1o

Outcomes also include: 

  • High rates of satisfaction by families and care recipients
  • Cost-effective service delivery
  • Improved expertise across system of care
  • Strengthened systems linkages that enrich systems, increase resources and fill in service gaps
  • Increased professional and logistic linkages between services providers in multiple disciplines
  • Use of community services whenever possible

 

Contact: (915)757-7999

Location: 7760 Alabama Street

Emergence Health Network now offers more options when it comes to meeting the mental health and substance abuse treatment needs of the El Paso community. Alternatives Centre began operating in El Paso in 1995 and is now part of EHN’s system of care. The programs at Alternatives at EHN are offered to adults dealing with depression, anxiety, and other problems that impact an individuals work, family or daily functioning. This includes family violence, substance abuse, parenting challenges and anger issues. Many of the programs at Alternatives at EHN also satisfy court mandated attendance.

To learn more about the Alternatives at EHN services click here https://emergencehealthnetwork.org/alternatives/

Contact: (915) 479-4874

Email: mhfa@ehnelpaso.org

Mental Health First Aid is a free 8-hour course offered by certified MHFA trainers in the El Paso area. The course is designed to help the general public identify, understand and respond to an individual in a mental health crisis. It introduces participants to the warning signs of mental illness and provides the skills needed to help stabilize a person, just like CPR helps a layperson with no clinical training, assist a person having a heart attack.  The training is intended for a variety of groups such as the friends and family of an individual with mental illness, professionals, school leadership and staff, faith groups, or anyone interested in learning about mental illness.  To set up a training for your group contact the EHN MHFA Coordinator.

Contact: (915)757-7999

Location: 7760 Alabama Street

Emergence Health Network, through our Alternatives at EHN services, offers the Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) for clients with a mental health/chemical dependency dual diagnosis. The PHP provides individuals with the care of a residential treatment program but allows the clients to spend evenings at home.  This is beneficial for people who are dealing with problems too severe to be managed in outpatient therapy alone.  The program involves a longer treatment visit, usually several hours, than what is typically offered in a doctor’s or therapist’s office. The controlled environment is often a useful step down transition from acute inpatient care or an alternative to inpatient treatment.

To learn more about programs offered at Alternatives at EHN click here https://emergencehealthnetwork.org/alternatives/

Contact: (915)757-7999

Location: 7760 Alabama Street

Alternatives at EHN offers an Intensive Outpatient Program for individuals who need a structured setting to work towards overcoming mental health, behavioral health, and/or a substance use disorder but who do not need the more intensive care offered in the partial hospitalization program. However, the IOP provides a more structured therapeutic setting than what is typically offered in a traditional outpatient setting. The IOP allows the staffs to help clients several times a week for several hours during the day.

To learn more about Alternatives at EHN services click here https://emergencehealthnetwork.org/alternatives/