ABOUT HELPING ASSOCIATES, INC.
In operation since 1982, Helping Associates Inc. offers behavioral health services through four facilities located in Yuma and Casa Grande, Ariz. In addition to mental health care, family counseling, treatment for eating disorders, and vocational coordination, the organization provides outpatient services for individuals struggling with substance abuse.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Each client first meets with a recovery coach for an initial screening, which is followed by a two-hour meeting with an intake specialist. This appointment is used to discuss the client’s needs and determine the most appropriate course of treatment.
All substance abuse treatment is offered on an intensive outpatient basis. Few details regarding the program are available, but the center’s website indicates that staff primarily use theto inform their practices.
According to Helping Associates Inc.’s website, the center’s co-directors are Ph.D.-level counselors. The treatment team includes recovery coaches, counselors, and case managers.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The one alum polled by Best-rehabs.com noted that they would highly recommend Helping Associates Inc. to others and rated the program’s treatment effectiveness, the center’s family participation, and the staff’s level of training and experience with five out of five stars. “Knowledge was good. Resources were poor. Very good counselors,” they wrote.
The three reviews submitted to Google were mixed; two reviewers rated Helping Associates Inc. with one out of five stars, and the remaining reviewer submitted a three-star review. Note, not all respondents indicated that they were alumni. Jim, one of the one-star reviewers, questioned the professionalism of the staff and suggested that potential clients do adequate research before enrolling in one of the center’s programs. Casey was more complimentary in her three-star review, praising the center’s “life changing” seminars. However, she disliked the treatment she received from her counselor, as well as the facility’s responsiveness to her repeated phone calls. “As far as anything ‘mental health’ goes they are unprofessional and lacking in concern and sincerity,” she wrote.
According to Helping Associates Inc.’s website, the fee for an intake assessment is $135. A one-hour session is $85, and group counseling is priced at $52 per session. Major insurance plans, including those from Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, and United, are accepted. Clients without insurance may be eligible for a sliding fee.