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Professionals That Diagnose

The first step in getting the help and services individuals with autism need is getting a diagnosis. In order to get services here in Arizona, the diagnosis of autism must come from a licensed Psychologist, Psychiatrist, or Developmental Pediatrician. 

While the wait may be long for some providers, we recommend taking a look at the files below to see which professionals are on your insurance and who can see you the soonest.

* This listing should not be considered an endorsement or recommendation either by the Autism Society of Greater Phoenix or its Board of Directors. It is merely a collection of individuals/entities/resources that have been deemed helpful or recommended by consumers. Please notify Sonya if any information needs to be updated.

Professionals who diagnose children

Axis for Autism
Locations: Administrative office: 1645 E Missouri Avenue, #320 Phoenix, AZ 85016
5800 W Glenn Drive, #330 Glendale, AZ 85301 and 1645 E Missouri Avenue, #320 Phoenix, AZ 85016 and 1 S Church Avenue, #1200 Tucson, AZ 85701
Phone: 602.888.8882
Email: info@axisforautism.com
Website: www.axisforautism.com
Services: Team of psychologists who can perform diagnostic Autism evaluations for all ages within 60 days.
Services in English and Spanish

Dr Jason Baker, Baker Neuropsychology
Location: 1515 E Missouri Ave, Ste. 110    Phoenix, AZ 85014
Phone: 602.274.1462
Email: jasonbaker@bakerneuropsychology.com
Website: www.bakerneurology.com

Bierman Autism Centers
Phone: 800.931.8113
Website: www.biermanautism.com

Dr Jan Blackman, PhD at Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Location: 1919 E Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ 85014
Phone: 602.546.0990
*This provider takes AHCCCS

Children’s Clinics, Tucson Medical Center – Dr Sydney A. Rice, MD, MS
Location: Square & Compass Building  2600 N Wyatt Drive  Tucson, AZ 85712
Phone: 520.324.5437 or Toll Free: 1.800.231.8261
Email: info@childrensclinics.org
Website: www.childrensclinic.org
Services: Psychiatry, counseling, ABA, family support services; Dr Rice sees children from birth to 18 years of age; Speaks English and Spanish

Dr Alison gCuoco, Milestones, LLC
Location: 34225 N 27th Drive, Bldg 4B Ste 130   Phoenix, AZ 85085
Phone: 602.456.1528
Email: AllisonCuocoPhD@gmail.com
Website: www.milestonesclinicalservices.com

Dr. Drake D. Duane, MS, MD, Neurologist
Location: 10210 N 92nd Street, #300   Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Phone: 480.860.1222 Ext. 105

Dr. Lisa Elder Outhier, Psy.D., PLLC
Location: 7330 N 16th Street, Ste. C-200   Phoenix, AZ 85020
Phone: 602.795.1670 Ext. 2
Email: drlisaouthier@childpsychaz.com
Website: www.childpsychaz.com

Dr. Elaine Ellis, MD – Flagstaff Medical Center
Locations: 1200 N Beaver Street,   Flagstaff, AZ 86001   Phone: 928.773.2054 and   928.213.6365
5130 N HWY 89   Flagstaff, AZ 86004   Phone: 928.719.0431

Franza Psychological Services, PLLC – Dr Gustavo Franza, Psy.D.
Services: Neuropsychological evaluations, Autism evaluations, ADHD, Cognitive issues (This provider takes BCBC, Medicare, and UHC) Sees patients ages 6 and up, Spanish speaking providers available
Phone: 602.430.1458
Email: drfranza12@gmail.com
Location: 2524 E Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ 85016

Dr. Joseph A. Gentry, PhD, BCBA – Gentry Pediatric Behavioral Services
Location: 1600 N 16th Street, #218   Phoenix, AZ 85020 
Phone: 602.386.3282
Website: www.gentrypbs.com

Dr. Cynthia Hoard, EdD
Location: 1818 W Rose Lane   Phoenix, AZ 85015
Phone: 602.616.9682
Email: drcindyhoard@gmail.com
Website: www.drcindyhoard.com

Dr. Lori Lichte – Brill, Psy.D
Location: 4150 W Peoria Avenue, #133   Phoenix, AZ 85029
Phone: 602.909.7051
Email: together@spectrum-village.com
Website: www.spectrum-village.com

Dr. Lori Long, PhD, NCSP, Prism Learning and Development
Location: 7137 E Rancho Vista Drive, Ste. B65   Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Phone: 480.490.8710
Email: info@prismlearningaz.com
Website: www.prismlearningaz.com

Dr. John Mathers, Arizona Neurology Centers, LLC
Location: 6402 E Superstition Springs Blvd., #106   Mesa, AZ 85206
Phone: 480.297.4492
Email: drmather@azneurocenters.com      or    admin@azneurocenters.com
Website: www.azneurocenters.com

Dr. Terry Matteo, PhD
Location: 74-710 HWY 111, Ste. 102   Palm Desert, CA 92260
Phone: 480.382.4142
Email: terrymatteophd@gmail.com
Website: www.terrymatteophd.com

Dr. Carol McLean, PhD
Location: 15720 N Greenway Hayden Loop, #2   Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Phone: 480.659.5563
Website: www.depsassessment.com

Dr. Sharon McDonough – Means, MD – Integrative Developmental Pediatrics
Location: 316 S Convent Avenue   Tucson, AZ 85701
Phone: 520.247.0405
Email: drsharon@holisticspecialkids.com
Website: www.holisticspecialkids.com

Dr. Raun Melmed – The Melmed Center
Location: 4848 E Cactus Road, #940   Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Phone: 480.443.0050
Website: www.melmedcenter.com

The Nicholls Group – Dr. Chris Nicholls, PhD, ABPdN (Neuropsych), Dr. Sally Logerquist, Dr. Valerie Hoffman, Dr. Christina Lebovitz & more
Location: 9965 N 95th Street, #101   Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Phone: 480.998.2303
Email: info@thenichollsgroup.com
Website: www.thenichollsgroup.com

Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Developmental Pediatricians – Dr Mark Ruggiero, MD and Dr Dannah Raz, MD
Psychiatry – Todd P. Levine, MD
(specializes in children and adolescents with Autism)
Location: 1919 E Thomas Road,   Phoenix, AZ 85016
Phone:  Main line 602.933.1000 
Developmental Pediatrics: 602.933.2327
Psychiatry: 602.933.0990
Website: www.phoenixchildrens.org

 

 

Renewed Pysychological and Consultation Services – Dr Tiffany Godwin
Services: Cognitive Therapy, Social Skills Groups, DBT, and Individual Therapy
Location: 15411 W Waddell Road, #102-1073   Surprise, AZ 85379
Phone: 850.739.2332
Email: renewedpsychological@gmail.com
Website: www.renewedpsychological.com

SARRC – Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center
Location: 300 N 18th Street   Phoenix, AZ 85006
Phone: 602.606.9806
Website: www.autismcenter.org/diagnosis

The Serin Center – Dr Amy Serin, PhD, and Dr Mark Ruggiero, MD, FAAP
Locations: 21681 N 77th Avenue, #1400   Peoria, AZ 85382   Phone: 623.824.5051
8700 E Vista Bonita Drive, #136    Scottsdale, AZ 85255    Phone: 480.386.0510
3651 E Baseline Road, #204    Gilbert, AZ 85234
Website: www.serincenter.com

Southwest Autism Center of Excellence
Locations: 3450 N 3rd Street   Phoenix, AZ 85012   Phone: 602.265.8338
Level II, III, IV Site: Metro Integrated Home Clinic: 11221 N 28th Drive   Phoenix, AZ 85029   Phone: 602.997.2233
East Valley Clinic: 1255 W Baseline Road, #138   Mesa, AZ 85202   Phone: 480.820.5422

Touchstone Health Services
Location: 15810 N 35th Avenue   Phoenix, AZ 85053
Phone: 866.207.3882
Website: www.touchstonehs.org

Young Mind Center – Dr. Amanda Wood, Psy.D
Location: 3202 E Mountain View Road   Phoenix, AZ 85028
Phone: 602.237.6653
Website: www.youngmindcenter.org

Dr. Lanie Y Zigler, PhD
Location: 2633 E Indian School Road, #310   Phoenix, AZ 85016
Phone: 602.996.1200
Email: cns@azcns.com
Website: www.drzigler.com

Professionals Who Diagnose and/or Treat Adults

Dr David Hubbard, PhD, LLC
Services: Therapy only; focus is on adolescents 16+ and adults
Location: 1237 S Val Vista Drive   Mesa, AZ 85204
Phone: 480.630.0297
Email: drh@hubbard.org
Website: www.dhubbardphd.com

Dr Terry Matteo, PhD
Services: Autism Diagnosis for ages toddler to adulthood
Location: 74 – 710 HWY 111, Ste. 102   Palm Desert, CA 92260
Phone: 480.382.4142
Website: www.terrymatteophd.com

Melmed Center
Services: Diagnose and Treat Adults with Autism, Psychotherapy
Location: 4848 E Cactus Road, #940   Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Phone: 480-443-0050
Website: www.melmedcenter.com

Mark L Rubin, MD
Services: Child, Adolescent & College Psychiatry; Provides psychiatric and pharmacotherapy care ages 10 – 20.
Location: 1845 E Broadway Road, #116   Tempe, AZ 85282
Phone: 480.848.6139
Website: www.marklrubinmd.com

Dr Lawrence M Martin, MD, P.C.
Services: Psychiatric evaluations and continued care to adults with mood, anxiety, and attention disorders
Location: 4300 N Miller Road, #232   Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Phone: 480.699.3860
Website: www.lmmartinmd.com

Dr Robert Klaehn, MD
Services: Child & Adult Psychiatry
Location: Maricopa Integrated Health System 2601 E Roosevelt Street   Phoenix, AZ 85008
Phone: 602.344.5011

Metro NNBI – Dr Lauro Amezcua – Patino, MD, FAPA et al
Services: QEEG Brain mapping, Testing for ADHD, Medication Management, Counseling
Location: 70 N Mcclintock #4   Chandler, AZ 85226
Phone: 480.464.4431
Website: www.metronbi.com

Renewed Pysychological and Consultation Services – Dr Tiffany Godwin
Services: Cognitive Therapy, Social Skills Groups, DBT, and Individual Therapy
Location: 15411 W Waddell Road, #102-1073   Surprise, AZ 85379
Phone: 850.739.2332
Email: renewedpsychological@gmail.com
Website: www.renewedpsychological.com

Franza Psychological Services, PLLC – Dr Gustavo Franza, Psy.D.
Services: Neuropsychological evaluations, Autism evaluations, ADHD, Cognitive issues (This provider takes BCBC, Medicare, and UHC) Sees patients ages 6 and up, Spanish speaking providers available
Phone: 602.430.1458
Email: drfranza12@gmail.com
Location: 2524 E Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ 85016

Axis for Autism
Services: Team of psychologists who can perform diagnostic Autism evaluations for all ages within 60 days.
Services in English and Spanish
Locations: Administrative office: 1645 E Missouri Avenue, #320 Phoenix, AZ 85016
5800 W Glenn Drive, #330 Glendale, AZ 85301 and 1645 E Missouri Avenue, #320 Phoenix, AZ 85016 and 1 S Church Avenue, #1200 Tucson, AZ 85701
Phone: 602.888.8882
Email: info@axisforautism.com
Website: www.axisforautism.com

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