About Us

The Southwest Behavioral Health Independent Practice Association is a membership organization currently comprised of over 170 licensed professional mental health providers throughout New Mexico. We are social workers, psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses, physician assistants, marriage and family therapists, art therapists, counselors and psychologists who work in a variety of independent private practice settings and practice groups.

We develop mutually beneficial working relationships between practitioners and insurance companies, contracting with them with the goal of providing high quality mental health care in exchange for equitable compensation. We promote continuing education programs that can help practitioners with the structure and tools needed to survive and thrive in our changing health care environment. We provide professional camaraderie and support in our collegial IPA behavioral health community.  A new addition to our services is ReferSWBHIPA, a member-only network to link and refer clients to SWBHIPA providers. 

For the public, we offer a categorized directory of our membership for easy access to high quality mental health care in your area.