Frequently Asked Questions


At New Mexico Behavioral Healthcare, we are dedicated to providing families with clear and comprehensive support in helping their child start the journey toward recovery from mental health and co-occurring disorders. We understand this can be an overwhelming process, so we strive to make it as stress-free as possible by offering professional and compassionate support every step of the way. Our experienced team of professionals is committed to answering any questions you may have about the admission process, treatment plans, and more.

Who Do You Treat at Your Residential Treatment Center?

At New Mexico Behavioral Healthcare, we treat teens between the ages of 13-17 who are struggling with:


    • Addiction and Substance Abuse
    • Truancy, Running Away, and Opposition
    • Outbursts and Aggression
    • Self-Harming Behaviors
    • Mental Health Diagnoses
    • Behavioral Challenges


Depending on the severity, a patient could be recommended for our Psychiatric Unit or BHIF.

What Treatment Programs are Available at New Mexico Behavioral Healthcare?

At New Mexico Behavioral Healthcare, we offer a range of treatment programs tailored to meet each patient’s needs. Our main three treatment programs include Behavioral Health Inpatient Facility (BHIF) program for adolescent males, Behavioral Health Inpatient Facility (BHIF) program for adolescent females, and Psychiatric Stabilization Unit. The severity of a teen’s mental health challenges will determine the treatment program best suited for their unique needs.

What is a Behavioral Health Inpatient Facility (BHIF)?

This level of care is often designed for longer lengths of stay with intensive treatment in a secure environment. Our compassionate staff provides individual therapy, group counseling, expressive arts, and evidence-based modalities for growth, healing, and recovery in a nurturing and empowering environment.  Through individual counseling, group therapy, recreational activities, and skill-building exercises, we strive to empower teens to overcome challenges, develop healthy coping mechanisms, and build strong foundations for their futures.

What is the Difference Between a Behavioral Health Inpatient Facility (BHIF) and a Psychiatric Stabilization Unit?

The main difference between our BHIF program and our Psychiatric Stabilization program is the severity and length of treatment. In our Psychiatric Stabilization Unit, clients typically attend treatment for 7-10 days, whereas our BHIF program typically lasts 30 days or more. Contact our team to determine which treatment program best meets your child’s needs.


What is the Goal of Treatment at New Mexico Behavioral Healthcare?

The primary goal of treatment at New Mexico Behavioral Healthcare is to provide comprehensive care to teens and their families in order to help them recover from mental health and co-occurring disorders. We strive to help our patients build coping skills while teaching them the necessary tools for long-term recovery success. Our professional team offers evidence-based treatments tailored to each client’s needs, including medication management, therapy services, educational support, vocational guidance, and family counseling. Ultimately, we want all our clients to better understand their disorders and develop the tools they need to live healthier lives with improved well-being.

What Types of Mental Health Disorders Does New Mexico Behavioral Healthcare Treat?

New Mexico Behavioral Healthcare specializes in treating a wide range of mental health and co-occurring disorders, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), mood disturbances, and more. We also offer specialized care for those with substance use disorders. Our experienced team is committed to providing comprehensive support to help individuals work toward lasting recovery.

What Types of Mental Health Services Does New Mexico Behavioral Healthcare Provide?

New Mexico Behavioral Healthcare provides a variety of mental health services, including individual and group therapy, medication management, family support, as well as academic and career-related services. We also provide therapeutic activities such as recreational therapy and art therapy to help our clients learn how to cope with their symptoms in a more positive way. We stay up to date on the latest evidence-based practices so that we can provide effective, quality care. To ensure the best possible outcome for each client’s recovery journey, we provide comprehensive assessments and carefully tailored treatment plans to meet their unique needs.

How Can I Know if My Child is Ready to Seek Treatment at New Mexico Behavioral Healthcare?

At New Mexico Behavioral Healthcare, we understand that every family’s needs are unique. We strive to create individualized treatment plans tailored to the specific needs of each person seeking treatment. Our experienced team will work with you and your child to assess their readiness for treatment and discuss any questions or concerns you may have about the process. Our professional assessments aim to ensure that every client receives the care they require to start their journey toward recovery.

What is the Most Common Mental Health Disorder in Adolescence?

The most common mental health disorder in adolescence is anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders affect up to 25% of adolescents, and symptoms can range from excessive worry or fear to full-blown panic attacks. Other common mental health issues among adolescents include depression, ADHD, eating disorders, and substance use disorders. It’s important that parents recognize the signs of these conditions early and intervene with proper treatment when necessary. With the support of caring professionals such as those at New Mexico Behavioral Healthcare, your child can begin their journey toward recovery.

How Do I Pay For My Child to Receive Treatment at New Mexico Behavioral Healthcare?

At New Mexico Behavioral Healthcare, we believe that financial constraints should not limit access to quality mental health treatment. We accept multiple forms of payment, including Medicaid and other commercial insurance, to ensure that our services are accessible to those in need. Our dedicated team can guide you through the insurance process and explore available options. Contact New Mexico Behavioral Healthcare today to learn more about our comprehensive services or to schedule a consultation. Together, we can empower young individuals on their journey to a brighter future.