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Promises Scottsdale - A Promises Behavioral Health Company

12816 East Turquoise Avenue, Scottsdale, Arizona, 85259
Promises Scottsdale is a holistic treatment center set in the beautiful Sonoran desert. Clients benefit from highly individualized recovery plans and a comprehensive treatment approach that includes traditional and alternative therapies. Promises Scottsdale treats adults struggling with addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders. Clients experience world-class care in a comfortable, retreat-like setting. Promises Scottsdale’s programs are gender-separate so clients can feel safe discussing difficult issues among a group of same-sex peers.

Facility Highlights

  • Frequent individual therapy
  • Gender-separate treatment
  • Trauma-focused therapies


  • Holistic Treatment

    Promises Scottsdale attends to all aspects of the self – physical, mental and spiritual. Approaches include traditional therapies as well as activities like yoga, mindfulness, fitness, and attention to proper nutrition to encourage whole-person healing.
  • Family Support

    Addiction, mental illness, and eating disorders impact the entire family. Promises Scottsdale offers family therapy and a family program that includes weekly groups and a monthly family day. Clients and loved ones learn how to best support themselves and each other in recovery.

Facility Settings

  • Luxury

Meet the Staff

  • Shannon McQuaid, LMFT, LISAC, CDWF, CSAT-C
    Shannon McQuaid, LMFT, LISAC, CDWF, CSAT-CExecutive Director
    Shannon joined Promises Scottsdale’s treatment team in October 2009. She is a licensed marriage and family therapist and a licensed independent substance abuse counselor. Shannon is also a certified sex addiction therapist and a certified The Daring Way™ Facilitator. She has over 20 years of experience in the behavioral health field treating substance abuse, eating disorders, co-occurring disorders, and sexual addiction.
  • Dr. Thomas Gazda, M.D.
    Dr. Thomas Gazda, M.D.Psychiatrist
    Dr. Gazda received a bachelor’s degree in biology and a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Illinois. He earned board certification in family practice and psychiatry from the University of Vermont. Dr. Gazda has served in many behavioral healthcare roles such as inpatient psychiatrist, principal investigator for research trials, private practitioner, and community mental health psychiatrist. He was Chief of Staff for three years at Banner Behavioral health. Dr. Gazda practices holistic, integrative care from a biopsychosocial approach. He was named a “Top Doc” in 2007 and is listed in “America’s Top Psychiatrists.”

Financial Details

  • Up to 100%

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