Contact: (915) 242-0555

Location: 8500 BOEING DR.

The services that EHN provides for children and adolescents are family-centered, youth-guided, and developmentally appropriate.

Through the Child and Adolescent Mental Health (ChAMHPs) clinic, EHN provides mental health services for children and adolescents ages 3 years to seventeen who suffer from a variety of emotional disturbances which cause severe emotional and/or social disabilities.  EHN is also one of only a few providers in El Paso that administers the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) which is a standardized test for identifying kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and has a child psychiatrist who specializes in Autism.  Through ChAMHPs, children who turn 18-years-old are also assisted with transitioning to EHN adult mental health clinic if the individual wants to continue with services.

Those services include:

  • Skills Training and Development
  • Medication Training and Support
  • Routine Care Management
  • Parent Support Group
  • Family Training
  • Counseling
  • Family counseling
  • Psychiatric Diagnostic Interview Examination
  • Pharmacological Management
  • Laboratory Services
  • Crisis Services
  • Certified Family Partners
  • Intensive Case Management

Contact: (915) 242-0555

Toll Free 1-844-896-8856

The YES program is a Medicaid Home and Community Based service waiver that allows for more flexibility in the funding of intensive services to assist children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbances to remain living with their families. It helps in situations where parents have turned to state custody for care when they feel they have reached or exceeded their financial, emotional or health care support resources and are unable to cover the costs of their child or adolescent’s mental health treatment.

The services that EHN provides for children and adolescents are family-centered, youth-guided, and developmentally appropriate.

PUBLIC NOTICE: Broadcast Message No. 20.080 Waiver Amendment to the YES Waiver Program

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission posted the following information by public notice in the Sept. 25, 2020 issue of the Texas Register, 45 TexReg 6786 at

 “The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) is submitting to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) a request for an amendment to the Youth Empowerment Services (YES) waiver program, a waiver implemented under section 1915(c) of the Social Security Act. CMS has approved this waiver through March 31, 2023. The proposed effective date for the amendment is February 1, 2021. The proposed amendment does not affect the cost neutrality of the waiver.

The request proposes to amend Appendix I to require YES program providers to use electronic visit verification for in-home respite. This requirement is being included to comply with §1903(l) of the Social Security Act, as added by the 21st Century Cures Act.

The YES waiver program is designed to provide home and community-based services to children with serious emotional disturbances and their families, with a goal of reducing or preventing children’s inpatient psychiatric treatment and the consequent removal from their families. The waiver currently serves eligible children who are at least three years of age and under 19 years of age.

If you want to obtain a free copy of the proposed request to amend the waiver or if you have questions, or need additional information regarding this amendment you may contact Luis Solorio by email at or by telephone at (512) 487-3449.

The local mental/behavioral health authority (LM/BHA) offices will post this notice for 30 days.

The request to amend the waiver is on the HHSC website at”

Contact: (915) 599-6645

Location: 8730 BOEING DR.

EHN provides services to families with young children with developmental delays to make sure these children have the resources and support they need to reach their potential. Research shows that growth and development are most rapid in the early years of life. The earlier problems are identified, the greater the chance of reducing their impact.

The services that EHN provides for children and adolescents are family-centered, youth-guided, and developmentally appropriate.

Contact: (915) 242-0555

Location: Various EHN locations

EHN offers addiction screening services through the Texas Department of State Health Services’ OSAR (Outreach, Screening, Assessment and Referral) program. Regardless of ability to pay, OSAR staff will meet with an individual, in a confidential setting, to assess whether he or she needs to be referred to a substance abuse treatment program for help. Our Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselors ensure that each person is then connected to community drug treatment services. The screening, assessment and referral is free to any Texas residents 13-years and older.

The services that EHN provides for children and adolescents are family-centered, youth-guided, and developmentally appropriate.

Contact:  915-242-0555

EHN offers counseling services for individuals, families, and groups. This includes children ages 3-17 who may help with behavioral issues, eating disorders, grief and loss, marriage counseling, PTSD, depression, anxiety, ADHD, LGBTQ and 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.

The services that EHN provides for children and adolescents are family-centered, youth-guided, and developmentally appropriate.

  • 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.

Contact: 915-242-0555

Location: 1600 Montana Ave.

Multi-Systemic Therapy is an evidence-based practice aimed at serving justice-involved youth with behavioral health diagnosis.  The juvenile treatment program was established locally by EHN in order to fulfill a gap in children and adolescents services identified in the El Paso Community Behavioral Health Needs Assessment.

Since the program’s commencement in 2012, more than 90 percent of individuals enrolled have avoided rearrests and stayed in school.

To view the Emergence Health Network MST Community Report click HERE

The services that EHN provides for children and adolescents are family-centered, youth-guided, and developmentally appropriate.

Contact: EHN Coordinated Specialty Care Outreach Team

915-242-0555 or email

Through its Coordinated Specialty Care (CSC) Program, EHN has mental health providers specially trained in First-Episode Psychosis Treatment. CSC clients 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.

Of the majority of people who experience psychosis, the first symptoms typically occur between the ages of 15 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.

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.

The services that EHN provides for children and adolescents are family-centered, youth-guided, and developmentally appropriate.

To learn more about Coordinated Specialty Care click HERE

To learn more about Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis click HERE

To view the First Episode Psychosis Family Manual click HERE