Promises Scottsdale

3.3 (8 reviews) ADD YOUR REVIEW
12816 East Turquoise Avenue
Scottsdale, AZ 85259
4804700037 Visit Website
Paying for Treatment
  • Insurance is Accepted
  • Financing is Available
  • Medicare is not Accepted
  • Medicaid is not Accepted
Treatment Insights

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.

Promises Scottsdale Reviews and Ratings Details

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Promises Scottsdale does NOT “feel like a mental health retreat”. It is a lock down facility utilizing a highly structured environment with strict rules and regulations. I felt imprisoned, but I w...


Avoid this facility at alll cost! Avoid this facility at all cost! Research Promises Scottsdale thoroughly. The admissions department is full of a bunch of lies. The medical doctor is demeaning, unpro...


My son went here and it was the worst possible experience for someone serious about recovery and needing help. Staff just did not care about the patients, no communication with parents, or even each o...


This program is amazing. The therapists are some of the best I’ve ever seen and extremely caring. I went to other treatment centers that didn’t charge money up front and not only did I not receive...


Excellent treatment providers. Highly recommend.


Each and every one of my house mates relapsed after leaving this program. The CR\'s are immature teenagers. The facility is above average. The food and chef are fabulous. Unfortunately, the program an...


The daily activities with the pool and exercise programs are meant to keep your mind occupied throughout your visit. I know you get what you pay for but this is a little expensive but worth it in the ...


Great support for family members although it was costly.

Areas of Focus
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.

Key Staff Members
  • Photo of Shannon McQuaid, LMFT, LISAC, CDWF, CSAT-C
    Shannon McQuaid, LMFT, LISAC, CDWF, CSAT-C - Executive 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.

  • Photo of 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.”