Now enrolling clients at our premier outpatient clinic with healing therapists in Scottsdale, Arizona!

To best help young people heal, our outpatient therapy clinic features an intensive outpatient program (IOP) and a therapeutic day treatment program (also known as a partial hospitalization program, or PHP). Now enrolling clients in Scottsdale, Arizona, the center has therapists dedicated to helping adolescents, teens, and young adults with mental health issues. Through a unique therapeutic framework, our therapists provide counseling that helps young people in the Scottsdale area overcome difficult behavioral health issues. 

How Our Therapists Can Help

Our therapists will help your family get the mental health treatment you need in your local Phoenix community. Our Scottsdale clinic offers individual, group, and family therapy as well as therapeutic/peer mentoring, home health care services, addiction treatment, and parent coaching. We can help your teen address and overcome mental health issues that may be affecting your family’s everyday life. 

Services We Provide Across the Embark Continuum of Care

Conditions Our Therapists Treat

Anxiety, depression, and suicide are on the rise, and children are at risk today more than ever before. Too many adolescents, teens, and young adults in and near Scottsdale go through life struggling with not only anxiety, depression, and suicidal ideation but also eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), addiction, and trauma. It doesn’t have to be this way. 

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Scottsdale Outpatient Program FAQ

During outpatient counseling at our Scottsdale clinic, your adolescent, teen, or young adult will meet with a local therapist while maintaining their daily schedule. For those who have moderate mental health symptoms and a daily routine that is not negatively impacting their mental health, outpatient therapy may be a good option. 

Outpatient visits to our clinic can involve weekly individual counseling sessions with one of our Scottsdale therapists. We also offer group therapy through our intensive outpatient program and our therapeutic day treatment program.  

There are many benefits to outpatient treatment at our Scottsdale clinic. Our outpatient programs allow adolescents, teens, and young adults to maintain work and school schedules and receive support from friends and family while receiving counseling — and at a more affordable cost on average than most inpatient treatment options. 

The main difference between weekly individual counseling sessions, the intensive outpatient program, and the therapeutic day treatment program at our Scottsdale clinic is the amount of time your adolescent, teen, or young adult will spend in treatment. Weekly individual therapy sessions require the least amount of time and can be scheduled at a specific time of day. An intensive outpatient program takes place in the evening to accommodate school and work schedules and typically meets three hours a day, three to four days per week, for a total of nine to 12 hours per week. A therapeutic day treatment program typically meets 5.5 hours a day, five days a week 

The goal of outpatient therapy at our program is to help adolescents, teens, and young adults overcome difficult mental health and substance abuse issues like anxiety and depression through a series of visits to one of our Scottsdale therapists for weekly individual counseling sessions or an intensive outpatient or therapeutic day treatment program.  

The main difference between inpatient hospitalization and outpatient treatment is the treatment setting. Our outpatient services, which include IOP and day treatment options, provide a good option for adolescents, teens, and young adults whose needs can be met by visiting a therapist in their local Scottsdale neighborhood while living at home and maintaining their daily routine. Inpatient hospitalization treatment is a good option for those who need to leave their home and receive dedicated 24-hour care in a hospital setting to overcome mental health and substance abuse issues. 

 The length of outpatient treatment depends on each child's particular needs and whether your child is attending weekly individual therapy sessions or participating in a therapeutic day treatment program or intensive outpatient program in Scottsdale. On average, outpatient treatment at our clinic can last from three months to one year. If a deeper level of treatment is needed, adolescents, teens, and young adults can step up a level in care to an inpatient hospitalization treatment program. 

Nearby Programs and Therapists in Phoenix

If our Scottsdale program is not close to your home, check out our nearby location, Doorways! Located in the heart of Phoenix, Arizona, the Doorways clinic provides intensive outpatient treatment and therapeutic day treatment programs to adolescents, teens, and young adults struggling with mental health challenges like anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and/or substance use issues. 

Multicultural Family Success Adolescent Teen Anxiety Treatment Embark Behavioral Health

This location is part of our robust continuum of care that offers different levels of service, including a virtual intensive outpatient program (IOP), throughout the U.S.!

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Embark Behavioral Health

7373 N. Scottsdale Road,

Suite D-120, Scottsdale, AZ 85253 


  • Monday 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Thursday 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Friday 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed

Areas Our Scottsdale Therapists Serve

Our therapists serve a variety of locations throughout Phoenix, including: 

  • Scottsdale 
  • Tempe  
  • Mesa 
  • Chandler 
  • Glendale  
  • Phoenix 
  • Paradise Valley 
  • Fountain Hills 
  • Windsong 
  • Ahwatukee  
  • Guadalupe  
  • Gilbert 
  • Queen Creek  
  • Camelback East Village  
  • Desert Ridge  
  • Tolleson  
  • Goodyear  
  • South Mountain  
  • Apache Junction  
  • Avondale  

Meet the Team

Dr. Meka Allen

Position: Executive Director - Scottsdale
Dr. Allen is the Executive Director of the Scottsdale Outpatient program. She is an Army veteran and a licensed clinical social worker with over 15 years in the field serving diverse communities. Dr. Allen has been honored to practice across the continuum of care from private practice to IOP and residential treatment. She has had the opportunity to grow from volunteer to vice president to executive director. Dr. Allen’s practice focus has been treating addiction, trauma, and mental health issues among adolescents, LGBTQIA+, and BIPOC communities. Dr. Allen’s research and volunteer focus areas are veteran causes, adolescents, and overall destigmatizing mental health care among marginalized communities. She also has the privilege of teaching bright minds at Arizona State University’s School of Social Work. Dr. Allen unwinds with travel, music, cooking and eating great food, and playing outside as often as possible.

Dr. Meka Allen

Executive Director - Scottsdale

Dr. Allen is the Executive Director of the Scottsdale Outpatient...

What Are IOPs and PHPs, and What Should You Expect?

Therapeutic day treatment programs, also known as partial hospitalization programs (PHPs), and intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) provide healing mental health treatment that can help your adolescent, teen, or young adult overcome difficult behavioral health challenges. Here’s what you need to know about these outpatient therapy options and how they fit into Embark Behavioral Health’s continuum of care, offered across the United States.