Sea Takah Na’asuku (The Centered Spirits Program)

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Welcome to the Pascua Yaqui Behavioral Health Centered Spirit Program

The Centered Spirit Program is part of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe (PYT) Health Division. Services are open to enrolled Pascua Yaqui members and their immediate family in the Tucson and Guadalupe areas. It is the mission of CSP to provide professional, confidential, and culturally compatible mental health and substance abuse services for Pascua Yaqui Tribal members and their families. Our services promote healing, personal growth, and healthy living for the individual, the family and the community. Services offered directly by Centered Spirit include individual, couples, family and group therapy, methadone/suboxone maintenance, youth life skills groups, psychiatric evaluation, and psychiatric medication follow-up. CSP also offers crisis evaluations for emergency situations.

PYT CSP maintains an Intergovernmental Agreement with the State of Arizona as a Tribal Regional Behavioral Health Authority (TRBHA). We offer a wide range of behavioral health services through subcontractors. These services include emergency hospitalizations, partial care, residential group homes and residential treatment centers (pending available funding). We receive funding from the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS).

Our programs are accredited by CARF International (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities). CARF is an agency that ensures that CSP offers high quality services that meet client’s needs. Programs off the Pascua Reservation (Guadalupe outpatient and Sr. Mary’s outpatient) are licensed by the State of Arizona Bureau of Medical Facilities Licensing.

CSP is dedicated to providing services in an atmosphere of dignity, harmony, and respect for the Pascua Yaqui and other Native Americans we serve. We join our clients on their healing journey with a holistic, multi-disciplinary, and person-centered approach. We honor Pascua Yaqui history and tradition and the uniqueness of other Tribal cultures. We encourage active participation in counseling and open expression of thoughts and feelings. We support our clients in reaching their goals by encouraging healthy lifestyle changes to improve wellness. We honor our client’s spirituality, history, and wisdom.


Centered Spirit Values

  • We value the culture and traditions of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe.
  • We value our clients and their extended families.
  • We value the strength of the circle that includes our various divisions, outside agencies, clients, and their extended families. As the circle becomes stronger, the people are better served.
  • We value the integration of Traditional, Alternative, and Western medicine to provide better outcomes for our clients.
  • We value education and professional and personal growth opportunities for our employees.

Centered Spirit FAQs

When would a person benefit from coming to CSP?

There are many reasons why someone might come to CSP. A person might be experiencing some major life change, need help in finding ways to deal with stress, or figure out how to better deal with distressful feelings. Someone might have family or relationship problems. Someone might need help in finding out how to address their child’s behavior or performance in school. Sometimes a person may be experiencing grief, loss, or need help in coping with a serious illness. Some people may be struggling with alcohol or drug use and may need assistance with an addiction.

Why do you ask me for all that information when I come in for help?

When a person calls or walks in and requests an appointment we ask screening and enrollment questions. These questions start the enrollment process in our program and with the State of Arizona which funds a major portion of the services we are providing. The screening information also helps us figure out which program and which clinician to match you up with.

Why do you ask me to apply for AHCCCS?

We do a financial screening for everyone who applies for services at CSP. Anyone who is eligible for AHCCCS services is asked to apply for this federal and state-run insurance plan. We need to be able to bill for the services that we provide in order to keep the program running. We would not be able to offer the wide range of services that we do without being able to bill AHCCCS. If we did not bill AHCCCS, many of our groups would not be able to continue.

Are the services confidential? What does that really mean?

Yes, the services are confidential. What that means is that a clinician or other CSP staff cannot share information about someone who comes for services without written consent from the client or the client’s parents/guardian. There are exceptions to confidentiality. We must report child abuse and danger to oneself or another person. We must also coordinate services with your primary care provider (PCP) so we ask you to provide that information so that your medical doctor knows about your treatment here and we know about any medical conditions that might affect your behavioral health care. We also consult with each other within the program. For example, a supervisor will review your treatment with a clinician to make sure that you are receiving the right kind of care.

I brought my child in for counseling. Why does the clinician want to see me?

Everything that happens in a family affects all the other family members. It is like a child’s mobile. You pull on one part of the mobile and all of the other parts begin to move too. You are being asked to be a part of your child’s counseling to help you understand your child’s issues more, to help in planning your child’s counseling goals, and to support you in this stressful time. In order for counseling to work, everyone important in your child’s life needs to be included. That could mean parents, grandparents, godparents, teachers, probation officers, and so on. Because of this, we may also ask you for permission to talk to others involved in your child’s life.

How do I know if I am getting better?

Sometimes you don’t see change for a long time and sometimes just having someone to talk to helps a person right away. Overall, a person is getting better when they become more connected to their family and community, are able to function in a more balanced way in their life, and feel less distressed. We ask our clients to fill out satisfaction surveys twice a year to also help us assess our services and to see if there is some way we could improve what we are doing.


Behavioral Health Centered Spirit Program
Tucson
Member Services Front Desk (520)-879-6060
Fax: (520) 879-6099

Administration:

  • Director: (520) 879-6310
  • Administrative Supervisor: Anita Fuentes (520) 879-6061
  • Associate Administrative Director: Oneida O. Valle (520) 879-6138
  • Counselor of the Day: Rick Watchman (520) 879-6103
  • Deputy Clinical Director: Dr. Sue Tham (520) 879-6138
  • EHR Administrator: Rudy Cordova (520)879-6061
  • Employment Coordinator: Dr. Sandy Lucas (520) 879-6059
  • Medical Records: Laura Luna & Daniela Duran (520) 879-6158
  • Network Services Coordinator: Luis Moreno (520) 879-5964
  • SMI Housing/Transitional Treatment/Crisis & Referral Program: Jill Fabian (520) 879-6107
  • Training Coordinator: Morgan Egan-Murphy (520) 879-5964
  • Utilization Review/Quality Manager: Dr. Nancy Anderson (520) 879-5966

Adult Services:
Main (520) 879-5691
Manager: Dr. Sue Tham (520) 879-6138
Fax: (520) 879-5636

Child Services:
Main (520) 879-6060
Manager: Courtney Otto (520) 879-5662
Fax: (520) 879-6099

Crisis & Referral:
Main (520)879-6060
Manager: Jill Fabian (520) 879-6067
Fax: (520) 879-6099

Men’s PATH:
Main (520) 879-5855
Manager: Juan Mo Salgado (520) 879-5690
Fax: (520) 879-5899

New Beginnings:
Main (520) 879-6003
Manager: John Newton (520) 879-6112
Fax: (520) 879-6017

St. Mary’s Clinic:
Main: (520) 879-5450
Manager: Dr. Janet Ranney (520) 879-6081

Guadalupe

Member Services Front Desk: (480)768-2000
FAX: (480) 768-2053

  • ASA Coordinator: Mick Shanley (480) 768-2026
  • Director: Dr. Clare Cory (480) 768-2025
  • Medical Records: Belissa Martinez (480) 768-2036
  • Officer Supervisor: Lupe Alvarez (480) 768-2024
  • Prevention Coordinator: Vanessa Bustos (480) 768-2064

Accessing Services

Any eligible PY Tribal member may call the Behavioral Health Centered Spirit Program Monday through Friday, 8AM to 5PM. Each call is screened and assigned to a member services specialist who will assess the individual or family for services. An Individual Service Plan (ISP) with counseling goals will be worked out with a clinician. Service plans may be updated every six months to assess progress in the counseling sessions.

Tucson: (520) 879-6060
Guadalupe: (480) 768-2000

Crisis Situations

Online call services during business hours (8AM – 5PM): For life threatening situation always call 911. If you feel you are in a crisis and it is not life threatening, call CSP. Let the person who answers the phone know that you are in crisis and need to speak with someone right away.

The crisis worker will ask for some information about your crisis. This will help the crisis worker get you the right kind of help as soon as possible. In some cases, the crisis worker will ask to meet with you to face-to-face to better assist you.

Tucson: (520) 879-6060
Guadalupe: (480) 768-2000

On call services after hours, weekends, and holidays:

On week-nights from 5pm to 8am and weekends, CSP utilizes the Empact Crisis Team to handle all crisis calls. Please note that they may get more than one call at a time. As a result, the phone may be busy when you call. In this case please leave your name and a phone number so you can be contacted. The crisis worker will call you back quickly. EMPACT will inform CSP to follow-up the next business day.

Crisis on Call after Hours:
Tucson: (520) 591-7206
Guadalupe: (480) 736-4943


Centered Spirit Management

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CSP Management
7490 S. Camino De Oeste
Tucson, AZ 85757
Phone: (520) 879-6060 | Fax: (520) 879-6099
After Hours Crisis Line: (520) 591-7206

The Centered Spirit Management is responsible for the oversight and functions of all CSP. Management engages in strategic planning and task coordination to solve problems collaboratively. The team has diverse expertise and utilize this expertise to:

  • Resolve challenges in complex clinical and delivery systems
  • Integrate behavioral healthcare
  • Design intervention
  • Promote models that ensure culturally competent care
  • Devise financial and programmatic strategies
  • Develop strategies
  • Enhance compliance with federal and state regulations


Centered Spirit Administration

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CSP Administration
7490 S. Camino De Oeste
Tucson, AZ 85757
Phone: (520) 879-6107 | Fax: (520) 879-5972
After Hour Crisis Line: (520) 591-7206

The Centered Spirit Administration is the connecting link between CSP Management and CSP Employees. The main focus is to ensure performance and management of business operations that involve day to day activities that are related to financial planning, procurement, quality management, networking, record keeping/billing, physical distribution and logistics within CSP.


Centered Spirit Member Services

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CSP Member Services
7490 S. Camino De Oeste
Tucson, AZ 85757
Phone: (520) 879-6060 | Fax: (520) 879-6099
After Hours Crisis Line: (520) 591-7206

CSP Member Services provide direct services to all our members. Our staff provides first line contact to our members, PYT employees, and external entities. Member Services can help you:

  • Learn how to become a member & get behavioral health services
  • Learn about services you can get & find a provider
  • Medication assistance with prescribed psychiatric medication from CSP doctors
  • Assistance with CSP Medical Records
  • Assistance with complaint process
  • Get answers to your questions


Behavioral Health Tucson

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Welcome to the Pascua Yaqui Centered Spirit Program (CSP) website. CSP is a part of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe (PYT) Health Department. Services are open to enrolled Pascua Yaqui members and their immediate family in Tucson and Guadalupe. These services include individual, couples, family and group therapy, methadone/suboxone maintenance, psychiatric evaluation, and medication follow up. CSP also offers crisis evaluations for emergency situations. PYTBHP Tucson contracts with the State of Arizona as a Tribal Regional Behavioral Health Authority or TRBHA. We are able to offer a wide range of behavioral health services through subcontractors. These services include emergency hospitalizations, partial care, and residential treatment centers. Our programs are accredited by CARF International (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities). CARF is an agency that ensures high quality services that meet clients’ needs. CARF also monitors CSP to make sure we provide the best possible services to our clients. In addition, we receive funding from Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) and the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS).

Associate Administrative Director of Behavioral Health: Oneida O. Valle, MBA, BSBA

Ms. Oneida Valle is a Mexican-American, Tucson Native. Ms. Valle has had an array of positions within the Pascua Yaqui Tribe throughout the years. Oneida assists with the managing of Centered Spirit and oversees the organization of administration and the strategic planning development of the program.
Ms. Valle earned her BSBA and Master’s in Business Administration in Health Care Management from the Colorado Technical University in 2008.
Oneida enjoys working with the Pascua Yaqui Communities and Tribal Members and their families to ensure Centered Spirit provides goals and initiatives that will help strengthen and enhance services.