Founded on the belief that substance use and mental health disorders require personalized treatment, Essential Behavioral Health provides individualized care for every client. Through counseling, experienced medical staff, and a lifelong support system, our mission is to give every client the tools they need to sustain recovery after treatment.
A Team of Award-Winning Healthcare Providers
Hands-on experience at every level fuels our passion for mental health.
Our team of clinicians, mental health professionals and medical experts bring more than 40 years of experience in the field. The hands-on approach of our leadership staff adds a level of compassion and first-hand knowledge that sets us apart as a truly client-first team.
Psy. D., MBA
Dr. Mendonsa’s vision and business skills have earned him a well-documented history of proven success in leadership within the mental health and substance abuse treatment industries. He is a recognized media expert appearing on various local and national media networks discussing topics around treatment and recovery. Before leading Essential Behavioral Health, Dr. Mendonsa maintained a thriving private practice, worked for a large healthcare system, and oversaw contract forensic treatment programs for local and state law enforcement agencies.