behavioral therapy at Haven Health

At Haven Health, we understand that helping a loved one with progressing behavioral problems can be challenging without the right resources. The best environment is one that provides skilled nursing care in a secure, controlled environment. That’s where we can help.

what is Behavioral Therapy?

Our nursing professionals provide specialized care for those who have experienced global cognitive impairment (GCI) due to brain injuries, progressing dementia, chronic alcohol or substance abuse, hypoxia and other conditions that cannot be successfully managed at home.

Our goal is to provide a therapeutic living experience in a secured long-term care setting that minimizes the use of medications. Behavioral care revolves around a structured program of skill-based social, behavioral and cultural approaches in an environment that makes patients feel safe and comfortable. Our caring professionals within our behavioral units have received extensive training to deal with the complexities of behavioral impairments. Contact our team to learn more.

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With 4 locations across Arizona offering behavioral therapy, Haven Health offers the perfect solution for your needs. Contact us today for a free consultation.

How does Behavioral therapy work?

Behavioral residents will have a dedicated team of licensed care providers with them every step of the way. Our patient-centered model avoids the use of medication and treats behavioral issues with patience and support from our highly-trained nurses and staff. We follow stringent guidelines and ensure we always have an appropriate number of direct caregivers with our behavioral therapy residents at all times. Contact our team to learn more.

Our behavioral care program

At Haven Health, we understand that caring for a loved one with behavioral issues on your own can be overwhelming. That’s where we can help.

Our Haven Health team provides:

  • A warm, healing environment that is built on trust, respect and understanding
  • Experienced and licensed medical professionals at our nursing and rehabilitation centers
  • Protective measures to ensure the safety of residents and staff
  • Coordination with doctors for the most effective treatment plan
  • Caring professionals who are fluent in English, Spanish and Navajo
  • Enriching activities and engagement that gives our residents the best quality of life
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Our behavioral program requires a careful admissions process, so we know residents are cared for properly. All related symptoms are assessed and treatment plans implemented by specially trained staff, all under the direction of state renowned physicians.

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personalized care

We understand that behaviors are a way of communicating, so we adapt to our resident’s needs and communicate on their level. Our team also partners with families to develop a personalized care plan that reflects the efforts and progress already made at home.

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Insurance and Costs

Complimentary consultations are available to discuss everything you need to know about insurance and costs associated with behavioral therapy. We have a dedicated administrative team who can answer all your questions about our behavioral program.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can family members or caregivers help a loved one with behavioral issues?

If you have a family member with behavioral problems, it’s important to be involved in the treatment process while also getting the support you need to help your loved one. At Haven Health, we include family members and caregivers throughout the plan of care. We support you through the difficulties of dealing with your loved one’s condition and share resources that can help you cope with the unique challenges of behavioral issues.

How much does behavioral therapy cost?

The cost of behavioral therapy depends on the facility, the level of care the patient needs, and whether or not insurance will cover this type of therapy. Speak to your doctor about the behavioral treatment that works within your budget to see what the best options are for you or your loved one.

What types of behavioral issues does Haven Health treat?

People can suffer behavioral issues for several reasons. However, behavioral problems that occur from ​​brain injuries, progressing dementia, and chronic alcohol or substance abuse can be particularly difficult to manage without professional help. Our skilled nurses and trained behavioral therapists specialize in helping residents with harmful behavioral patterns related to alcohol, drugs, and dementia. We create a safe and controlled environment that encourages healing and progress.

Who needs behavioral therapy?

Some individuals may experience shifts in behavioral patterns due to dementia or chronic alcohol abuse. People may show more aggressive or agitated behaviors resulting from changes in the brain. When these behavioral patterns become harmful or affect a person’s quality of life, it may be time to consider behavioral therapy. Experienced behavioral therapists can help patients deal with these issues by identifying triggers, providing ways to cope, and encouraging different ways of communication.

How do you assess behavioral therapy progress?

Every patient is different and how therapeutic progress is measured can vary based on several factors, including the age of the patient, severity of the behavioral issues, and whether the condition is progressive. However, the overarching measurement of progress is in the patient’s quality of life and whether the initial goals set at the beginning of therapy are achieved.

Is behavioral therapy effective?

Behavioral issues are difficult for the entire family. Our behavioral therapy techniques can help you and your loved one navigate the ups and downs of behavioral problems in a safe environment with trained professionals. Learning to cope with these challenges can give your family member a more fulfilling life with tools to manage progressing issues.

What is cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety disorders?

Anxiety disorders¹ develop from negative thoughts and feelings that change an individual’s ability to deal with stress. These negative emotions can be overwhelming and prevent a person from living a normal life. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) helps those suffering from this type of disorder to change the negative thought processes that lead to severe anxiety.

How long does cognitive behavioral therapy take?

There really is no set timeline for cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and how it will affect any particular patient. Behavioral issues can vary greatly, and therapy approaches will differ from person to person. However, working with a professional behavioral therapist can help manage ongoing concerns and improve an individual’s quality of life within as little as 12 to 20 weeks³.

What services are associated with cognitive behavioral therapy?

CBT helps those with behavioral issues to overcome emotional and mental patterns that result in problematic behavior. This can include working with a mental health counselor, psychotherapist, and skilled nurses who are trained to care for patients with these conditions. There is also behavioral therapy for older adults living in residential care and behavioral assisted living to help those with progressive and ongoing issues.


¹Smith, M., Segal, R. et al. (October 2021). Therapy for Anxiety Disorders. Retrieved 2 May 2022.

²Jeong Youn, S. (23 October 2018). Intensive CBT: How fast can I get better? Harvard Health Publishing. Retrieved 2 May 2022.

How to get started

If you have a loved one with behavioral impairments who needs skilled nursing care, Haven Health is ready to help. Our exclusive behavioral program is offered at our Lakeside and Lake Havasu locations. Contact our team now to see which skilled nursing care facility is best and how our compassionate caregivers help residents thrive—one person and one family at a time.

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