A New Approach To A Better Life

Located in Phoenix, Arizona, and serving the Southwest, The Institute for Mental Health Research (IMHR) Epicenter provides rapid, comprehensive evidence-based care to young people and adults who have experienced their first episode of psychosis.

Simply stated, we are a place for help. And a source for hope.

We offer a unique, comprehensive approach to treatment incorporating the latest clinical research. Our treatment model is based on well-documented, effective intervention techniques currently practiced by Dr. Nicholas Breitborde, a respected authority in the fields of psychology and psychotic disorders. We also integrate components of other first-episode psychosis clinic programs from academic medical centers in the U.S. and internationally. These interventions include:

  • Individual and group cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Multi-family group psychoeducation
  • Cognitive remediation
  • Medical management
  • Social rehabilitation
  • Vocational education support

We ensure timely access to care in order to prevent an escalation of symptoms, and we promote early recovery and a return to family, school or employment, and social supports. Clinical studies demonstrate that our multi-faceted, rapid-response approach is effective in achieving a full spectrum of positive outcomes:

  • Decreased inpatient admissions and ER visits
  • Fewer relapses
  • Symptom reduction
  • Increased school retention
  • Reduced unemployment and social disenfranchisement
  • Increased occupational activity
  • Significantly reduced overall health care costs *
  • Improved quality of life

Discover a new approach to a better life. Welcome to IMHR Epicenter.

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* IMHR Epicenter’s core interventions are reimbursable by private and public payers