President's Message

For nearly 50 years, Southwest Behavioral & Health Services has been adaptable no matter the circumstance. Our dedicated employees live out what we call "The SB&H Way" on a daily basis. Last year, we took an intentional approach to redefine our Mission Statement. This year, our focused efforts have been around clearly defining our Organizational Values. Throughout every area of Southwest Behavioral & Health Services we are active in displaying our Values, which are deeply rooted in our Mission: Delivering Compassionate Care to Enhance Lives and Improve Communities.


  • COMPASSION: WE take an empathetic and caring approach to the well-being of one another through personal connections.
  • INTEGRITY: WE do the right thing by being sincere, honest, and keeping our word under any circumstance.
  • QUALITY: WE uphold a standard of excellence that focuses on achieving successful outcomes.
  • EMPOWERMENT: WE champion self-determination, equity, and inclusivity in an environment where our team and community feel valued.
  • INNOVATION: WE pioneer change by encouraging team involvement and dynamic thinking that implement progressive solutions.
  • TRUST: WE nurture a culture where each individual can express themselves by building relationships based on respect, reliability, acceptance, and honest communication.

It has been exciting to watch our organization organically grow over the past year as well. We have a new permanent location in the Flagstaff area, a brand new location for our Community Resilience Center, and expansion of our SMI clinic in the West Valley; we remain the largest Doctoral Internship program for Psychologists, attracting Psychology students from all over the world; and we continue to form new partnerships for school-based services as a part of our already industry-leading School and Community-Based Counseling Program.

Looking into the year ahead of us, we have many initiatives that are beyond exciting. We continue to remain focused on rising above the rest, being regionally and nationally recognized as a premier employer that provides innovative and comprehensive services which impact people and improve communities.

You can see some examples of how SB&H is “Reaching Integrated Standards of Excellence (R.I.S.E.)” in our 2021 Annual Report.