Behavioral Medicine

Our Mission

To provide quality care that stresses the importance of dignity, respect, confidentiality, and helping the individual achieve an optimal level of functioning.

To offer the individual an opportunity to improve their quality of life by reducing their distress and maximizing their ability to function independently.

Why We Developed This Program

Our adult inpatient and outpatient behavioral health program in Southern New Mexico provides individualized treatment for adults who suffer from emotional, behavioral or mental health disorders.

The inpatient unit offers acute inpatient treatment for individuals with a primary psychiatric diagnosis. The outpatient program provides an intensive outpatient treatment Monday through Friday in the least restrictive environment and patients are able to return to their homes each evening. Medication management services are also offered.

Who Should Come

Anyone 18 years or older whose quality of life has been diminished by physical or emotional stressors. The person who has not progressed or benefited sufficiently in less intensive treatment settings. The person whose mental health is declining.

What to Look For

  • Anxiety
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Confused Thoughts
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Paranoia, Hallucinations, Delusions
  • Lack of Energy
  • Difficulty with Sleep
  • Anger
  • Agitation, Combative Behavior
  • Crying
  • Change in Eating, Sleep  Patterns
  • Disorientation, Failing Memory
  • Social Isolation
  • Unresolved Grief Issues
  • Avoidance

Who We Are

Treatment modalities are designed to meet the unique needs of adults by educating patients, families, and caregivers regarding mental health issues affecting daily living.

Treatment is supervised by a psychiatrist and provided by a team that includes Master’s level clinicians and mental health providers.

Caregivers, families and primary care physicians are encouraged to participate in the process by assisting with the identifications of problems and solutions.

Treatment Goals

  • To restore optimum mental and physical health.
  • To alleviate symptoms that interfere with the individual’s ability to function.
  • To support the integrity of the family.
  • To maximize independence.

What We Do

  • Group – Family – Individual Therapy
  • Coping – Positive Living Skills
  • Grief and Loss Resolution
  • Education as indicated:
    • Medication Management
    • Health and Wellness Training
  • Communication Skills
  • Conflict Resolution Skills
  • Stress Management
  • Assertiveness Training

How Do I Get Into The Program

Any concerned individual may refer themselves or someone else to the program. An initial clinical assessment is provided at no cost to determine the need for physician evaluation.

During regular business hours (Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) please contact 575-446-5300 if you have any questions. After hours, please contact the Inpatient Unit at 575-446-5310. If you or a family member feel overwhelmed, unable to cope, extremely anxious, or have thoughts of wanting to harm yourself or someone else, please come to the Emergency Department.

Behavioral Medicine | Alamogordo
2669 Scenic Drive | Alamogordo, NM 88310
Office: 575-446-5300

Behavioral Medicine | Las Cruces
3865 Suite 4 E. Lohman Ave. | Las Cruces, NM 88011
Office: 575-259-3537 | Fax: 575-652-3431

Sleep and Behavioral Medicine | Ruidoso
101 5th St. | Ruidoso, NM 88345
Office: 575-630-8092 | Fax: 575-630-8094