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Join the innovators at Sierra Tucson as they discuss relevant topics impacting mental and behavioral health. Our doctors and clinicians will explore thought provoking issues that impact you or a loved one.


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Join the innovators at Sierra Tucson as they discuss relevant topics impacting mental and behavioral health. Our doctors and clinicians will explore thought provoking issues that impact you or a loved one.




Breaking Through Depression with IM Ketamine

Dr. Irfan Fauq is bringing intramuscular ketamine treatment to Sierra Tucson! In this episode, Dr. Alex Danvers interviews Dr. Fauq about how he's been using esketamine treatment to benefit mood disorder patients at ST, why he's so excited about bringing intramuscular injections of ketamine here, and how this treatment changes his approach to difficult, previously treatment-resistant forms of depression.


Full Spectrum Mental Health Care

In this episode, Dr. Ryan Drzewiecki, Chief Clinical Officer at Sierra Tucson, talks about the integrative care model that he champions for mental health treatment. He discusses the way that specialty therapy is integrated with group therapy, one-on-one therapy, and medical care to create great patient outcomes. He also discusses why Ted Lasso has been such an inspiration to him and the clinical staff, and how he helps therapists grow throughout their career.


Recovery Inside and Out

In this episode Kory Silva talks about his experience in leadership at Sierra Tucson, and how his perspective has been shaped by his own journey of recovery. Kory is one of several Sierra Tucson staff members who might be described as “wounded healers”—mental health professionals who have struggled with their own mental health to arrive at a place of healing. He talks about his personal experiences of growth, and how that helps him save lives at Sierra Tucson.


How Your Family Can Impact your Recovery Journey

In this episode, Dr. Vicki Loyer leads a discussion on Family Wellness Week at Sierra Tuscon, and the positive impact the support of friends and loved ones can have on a patient's journey.


Quality, Compliance and Safety in Healthcare

In this episode, Ed Hill and Lorraine Madrid lead an interactive discussion focused on quality and compliance, and what makes it different in healthcare compared to other industries.


Eating Recovery

In this episode, we will hear from Larisa Biznichuk, Director of Secondary Eating Recovery Services, and Jessica Griffith, an eating recovery dietician. They will lead an interactive discussion focusing on eating recovery, and the many ways they help clients and patients form healthy diet and eating habits.


Existential and Humanistic Psychology

In this episode, we will learn about existential-humanistic psychotherapy and somatic experiencing from Christopher Bradshaw and James Davis, and how these experiential approaches to therapy benefit clients at Sierra Tucson.


HR 101 in Behavioral Health

In this episode,HR Director Cherie Peltz and HR Manager Molly Lounsberry lead an interactive dsicussion focusing on on their roles when it comes to treating behavioral health.


Being Your Most Authentic Self in Residential Treatment

In this episode, counselor Kory Silva and activity therapist Carly Button lead an interactive discussion focusing on what it means to be authentic and how they can help residents to be successful in their treatment.


Meeting Our New CEO

In this episode, we will learn all about the new CEO and Chief Executive Officer at Sierra Tuscon, Derek Price.


Residential Experience at Sierra Tucson

In this episode, Resident Experience Coordinator Joan Barber and Integrative Service Consultant Uziel Garcia lead an interactive discussion focusing of their roles, and on the services provided to patients at Sierra Tuscon.


What are Treatment Outcomes?

In this episode, Dr. Alexander Danvers and Psychometrist Adrian Dinkins lead a discussion on how data is being collected and interpreted, to develop and refine treatment plans for clients at Sierra Tuscon.


Why Equine Therapy Works

Equine-assisted therapy (also sometimes referred to as “equine therapy”) is a form of experiential adventure therapy in which residents interact with horses under the guidance and supervision of qualified professionals. By taking the therapeutic experience out of the traditional office environment, and interacting with a powerful yet sensitive animal, equine-assisted therapy allows residents to gain insight into emotions, relationships, and patterns of behavior. Learn more about Equine-assisted therapy


Adventure Therapy in Nature

Adventure therapy is a form of experiential psychotherapy in which participants complete challenging activities within a safe and closely supervised environment. Ropes courses, problem-solving activities, outdoor experiences, and trust-based activities are all examples of adventure therapy.


CAP – Comprehensive Assessment Program

The Comprehensive Assessment Program (CAP) at Sierra Tucson is designed to provide an inclusive and in-depth psychiatric, psychological, and medical assessment. CAP’s intensive assessment evaluation includes recommendations for treatment and referral upon completion.


Technology Addiction, Gaming, and the Risks

Gaming, social media, and the internet have offered new ways to be close but also provided a multitude of ways to detach and dissociate from others. Let’s examine the benefits and the risks of the digital age, not just in our relationships, but also how to know when we may have a problem with “technology addiction, such as gaming” and how to address issues related to technology use.


TMS: Non-invasive Treatment for Depression

Internationally renowned as a pioneer in innovative treatments and integrative therapies, Sierra Tucson offers NeuroStar TMS Therapy® (transcranial magnetic stimulation) for treating depression. This treatment is non-invasive, FDA-cleared, and safe.


The Role of Integrative Therapies in Mood and Trauma Treatment

The word ‘integrative’ in integrative therapies refers to creating a whole, cohesive treatment plan, and bringing together the cognitive, behavioral, and physiological systems within an individual. An integrative approach to therapy looks at the whole person, and combines mainstream therapies with complementary and alternative therapies to bring healing to all areas of one’s life. Let’s find out why an integrative approach to mental and behavioral health is so important and effective and how integrative therapies are being utilized in the treatment of mood and trauma.


Sierra Tucson’s Self-Medication Nation Survey

Sierra Tucson recently conducted its Self-medication Nation Survey and found some stunning results. Some of the results demonstrated that during the Pandemic, employees viewed alcohol, drug use as a benefit of work-from–home and the concern is they may very well bring those drug habits back to the workplace and employers need to be prepared. To find out more survey results and what it all means, we have Sierra Tucson’s Chief Medical Officer and Director of Mood Program, Dr Jasleen Chhatwal.


Treating Licensed Professionals & Their Unique Challenges

There are many unique challenges that licensed professionals face – personally and professionally. When these individuals struggle with substance use disorders or mental health issues, their treatment plan must not only address their individual needs, but those of their licensing board.