Health Counseling Services
Hacker, M.S., CSAC, Program Director
Gonzalez, M.A., CSAC, Clinical Director
Project PPEP Behavioral
Health Counseling services is a state licensed provider
for Substance Abuse, General Mental Health, Children
services, Title XIX, DUI Treatment, Education, and Screenings,
as well as Domestic Violence.
PPEP employs staffs who
are Bilingual, bi-cultural, Masters level and
State Certified. All employees within this department
receive regular training and are sensitive to the needs
of those they serve.
The service categories
that PPEP provides meet court requirements and laws
or guidelines outlined by the state of Arizona. PPEP
Behavioral Health serves those in need of court, probation,
or parole required evaluations as well as an approved
evaluator for the Motor Vehicle Department of Arizona.
Beyond the court required
services, PPEP Behavioral Health focuses on the mental
well being of youth within the rural communities by
providing school based counseling to 12 rural schools,
implements a Life Skills class to 12 Project PPEP Charter
High Schools and an approved provider of the Juvenile
Counseling services are
available in Marana, Picture Rocks, Catalina, Continental,
Nogales, Three Points, Flowing Wells, and South Tucson.
No client is denied services
due to inability to pay. State Sliding Fee scale is
assigned to those who qualify. PPEP will also assist
individuals in the application process for possible
state assistance, Kids Care, or Premium Share benefits.
PPEP Behavioral Health
Counseling Services is dedicated to the development
and implementation of a variety of treatment, rehabilitation
programs and in-home counseling to adolescents and adults
within rural Arizona. We strive to stay in touch with
the expanding needs of the communities we serve.
The listed service categories
may be provided in an individual, group, school-based,
family, or home-based setting based upon client need.
The focus of this group
is to develop skills necessary to decrease the rise
of domestic violence and aggressive behavior. Skills
include anger management, problem solving, communication
and stress reduction among others. In addition, patterns
of abuse and the cycle of violence are discussed.
Substance Abuse/ Alcohol
This group primarily focuses
on Alcohol and Substance use, relapse prevention, stress
management, physical effects of abuse, genetic and environmental
influences, and effective problem solving techniques.
Members are encouraged to share experiences in order
to maximize individual treatment outcomes
DUI Education (Level
II 16 hours)
The sole purpose of this
program is to educate those individuals with a history
of problematic alcohol behavior. The curriculum includes
relapse prevention, physical effects, Arizona Transportation
laws, co-dependency, Alcoholics Anonymous (and other
support systems), definitions of alcoholism, myths associated
with alcoholism and films portraying others lives that
have been affects by drinking and driving infractions.
Clients are Pre and Post tested as to their knowledge.
Our Mental Health department
addresses a number of areas and issues that can arise.
Depending upon the needs of the client, we can help
resolve and address: family issues, parenting skills,
communications and barriers, depression, self-esteem,
marital (couple) counseling and sexual/physical/psychological
Project PPEP Behavioral
Health is a skilled provider in children and family
services. PPEP has staff specially training in ways
to address, school conduct, Parent/Child conflict, Self-esteem,
Assertiveness, Adjustment, Depression, Divorce issues,
Parenting, Sexual/Physical/ Psychological abuse, Substance
Abuse, and other specialized areas.
Pima County Adult Detention
PPEP is a subcontractor
of the Pima County Adult Detention Center. The inmates
are provided the opportunity to attend a Substance Abuse/Anger
Management Psycho-educational program. This is a program
that presents material in a group educational environment
allowing the inmates to participate by incorporating
their experiences to the topic presented.
from the Program Director
As an employee of Project
PPEP for almost 10 years, I have found it to be a very
pleasant work experience. I salute PPEPs efforts
in its dedication to the rural people by bringing services
to those who are more isolated than others and who might
not be as capable of getting to services that are offered
within the city limits.
I consider PPEP Behavioral
Health a small by mighty department who really takes
heart in what we do. We try to provide services in the
least restrictive environment and understand that everyone
needs a little help sometimes. This department provides
an objective viewpoint on how behaviors and attitudes
can change to make improvements with in the persons
life. We do not judge or discriminate towards those
based on what they have done in the past, but provide
an opportunity of hope for their future.
Project PPEP Behavioral
Health enjoys working in close conjunction with other
agencies. PPEP has a close relationship with the court
system, probation, parole, Adult and Juvenile Detentions,
schools, clinics, churches, and other organizations.
Because PPEP is a multi service agency, the Behavioral
Health has the opportunity to consider all the needs
the client and offer other services this agency may
If you are interested in
PPEPs Behavioral Health Services please feel free
to call at
1-520-792-5704 or 1-800-376-3553.
If you are interested is
working within PPEPs Behavioral Health Department,
please feel free to E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org,
fax to 1-520-792-5724, or mail to PPEP 1021 E. Palmdale
St. Suite 110/130 Tsn, AZ 85713 Attn: Carlyn Hacker,
include: Bilingual/Bi-cultural preferred, Masters
within a social services field, State Certified, valid
drivers license, willing to work within rural
areas, some evenings and weekends required.