Dr. Ponce attended Brigham Young University and went on to medical school at the Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland. He completed one year of residency in Spokane, Washington and then completed a Family Medicine residency in Salt Lake City. Dr. Ponce specializes in the treatment of addiction and is particularly skilled with patients who are dually diagnosed with both mental health and addictive issues. He is a past President of the Utah State Chapter of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and the American Board of Addiction Medicine.
Salt Lake Behavioral Health2.9 (21 reviews) ADD YOUR REVIEW
- Insurance is Accepted
- Financing is Available
- Medicare is Accepted
- Medicaid is not Accepted
Salt Lake Behavioral Health is a psychiatric hospital providing mental health and substance abuse treatment for adolescents and adults. Treatment options include medical detoxification, dual diagnosis, inpatient programs and outpatient care. Programming includes cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, group therapy, 12-step groups, yoga, life skills training, and relapse prevention techniques.
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- Trauma & Associative Awareness Therapy (AAT)
Associative Awareness Therapy (AAT) uses the brain’s innate ability to adapt to change in a healing way, essentially “retraining” the brain to respond differently to familiar memories of trauma or pain.
- Process Abuse Treatment
Not all addictions involve mood-altering chemicals. The term “process addiction” describes the unhealthy use of behaviors (including eating, gambling, sexual activity, shopping, internet use, etc.) that has spiraled out of control and into the realm of addiction.
Sean Ponce, MD - Director of Chemical Dependency
Sajid Faizi, PhD, MD - Medical Director
Dr. Faizi comes to SLBH with a myriad of both direct care and hospital leadership experience in the behavioral health industry. Dr. Faizi received his professional training at Rawalpindi Medical College in Pakistan and completed his residency in psychiatry at the University of Utah. He worked for several years as a psychiatrist throughout the Wasatch Front. He is a member of numerous professional associations and is very active in the Salt Lake City community.
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