Buwalda Psychological Services, PLLC

    Clinical, Neuropsychology, and Forensic Specialties

Buwalda Psychological Services offers a multitude of mental health services to the community.

Welcome to BUWALDA PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES website! We hope you will enjoy browsing through our website, and that you will find a lot of useful information here. We pay great attention to the quality of our products and services. You can find detailed information about our services by contacting our customer service team for help. We are conveniently located at 1405 E. Guadalupe Rd., Tempe, Arizona 85283, with easy freeway access and bus lines. The office is on Guadalupe Rd, just west of McClintock.  We can be reached at 480-921-3314 or email at bpinckard@buwaldapsychologicalservices.com  

 

Buwalda Psychological Services has skilled psychologists and therapists that serve to meet the mental health needs of our clients and the community.  Services offered include individual, family, couples, and group therapy, as well as multiple types of assessments.

 

Assessments include psychological evaluations, psychosexual evaluations, neuropsychological evaluations, bonding assessments, best Interest assessments, risk assessments, and  Rule 11, competency evaluations.          

 

 Our clinicians are highly skilled, trained, and experienced in working in areas such as interpersonal relationships, trauma, mental health disorders, sex offender and victim treatment, substance abuse, and domestic violence.  In addition we provide therapeutic supervised visitation, restoration to competency education, and co-parenting.  We provide services to all age groups. 

 

We accept several insurance plans and also offer a sliding scale fee for those who qualify.In addition, we accept AHCCCS/MMHIS.

 

Federal Regulations 

Federal HIPAA Privacy Rules: The HIPAA Privacy Rule establishes national standards to protect individuals’ medical records and other personal health information and applies to health plans, health care clearinghouses, and those health care providers that conduct certain health care transactions electronically. The Rule requires appropriate safeguards to protect the privacy of personal health information, and sets limits and conditions on the uses and disclosures that may be made of such information without participant authorization. The Rule also gives participants’ rights over their health information, including rights to examine and obtain a copy of their health records, and to request corrections. http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/administrative/privacyrule/index.html

 

HIPAA Security Rules: The HIPAA Security Rule establishes national standards to protect individuals’ electronic personal health information that is created, received, used, or maintained by a covered entity. The Security Rule requires appropriate administrative, physical and technical safeguards to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and security of electronic protected health information. http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/administrative/securityrule/index.html 

 

42 CFR Part 2 – Confidentiality of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Participant Records: 42 CFR Part 2 applies to AOD programs that are federally conducted, regulated or assisted in any way, directly or indirectly. Regulations apply to recipients of AOD and their participant identifiable information and prohibit most disclosures of information without participant consent. http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title42/42cfr2_main_02.tpl

 

 We offer training opportunities to graduate level practicum students, internships, and postdoctoral trainees to assist trainees in becoming licensed psychologists and/or licensed therapists.  We are affiliated with the Arizona Psychology Training Consortium, a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) to provide predoctoral internship and postdoctoral residency programs.