Nothing should ever stand in the way of young people achieving their goals and living their best lives.


Experiencing psychosis at a young age can feel like a frightening and helpless experience. Our First Episode Center exists to make sure your adolescent and young adult loved ones are healthy, supported and able to pursue their dreams, even after or while experiencing psychosis.

At the FEC, we treat patients between the ages of 15-25 years who:

  • Experience unusual thoughts or behaviors
  • Are fearful or suspicious of others
  • Hear voices or see things others don’t
  • Withdraw from family and friends

Recovery is different for each person, but we wholeheartedly believe that recovery is always possible with the right treatment plan. Our goal is to get you or your loved one feeling better and to reestablish a sense of normalcy so you can put roadblocks behind you to pursue your goals and enjoy life.

Treatments

At the FEC, we use a team approach to support the young adult and their family as soon as possible after the onset of symptoms. We help our patients in various settings that are convenient and comfortable for them, including home, school, community spots and even our health centers.

FEC services include:

  • Recovery coaching
  • Individualized goal setting
  • Peer support
  • School and employment support
  • Family education and support
  • Cognitive enhancement therapy
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Individual, group and family therapy
  • Medication treatment

Location:

Valleywise Community Health Center – Avondale
First Episode Center
950 E. Van Buren Street Avondale, AZ 85323
(623) 344-6860
Monday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm