Behavioral Health Therapy in El Paso

“begin your journey to wellness.”

Mental health and wellness have become an essential aspect of everyday life. With more and more people learning about the importance and benefits of self-care and counseling, our desire at SBH is to encourage and foster deeper personal growth and understanding.

We at Sawyer Behavioral Health are a counseling practice where Compassion meets Courage. We understand that everyone feels and responds to the complexities of life in diverse ways that require unique approaches to treatment. Our therapists take great pride in offering varied and unique approaches to nurturing growth in the physical, mental, and spiritual realms. It is always our honor to serve you and the El Paso community.

If you choose to take that first step in seeking professional help, you can rely on our El Paso clinic to assist you in that process with empathy and experience.

Call our El Paso clinic at (915) 533-8696 and book an appointment to begin your journey to wellness.

Who We Are

At Sawyer Behavioral Health, we are a group of professional counselors, interns, and support staff who work collaboratively to uplift and inspire our El Paso community through compassionate care. Our counselors understand the unique ways in which life’s challenges present and they work collaboratively with their clients to meet their individual needs.

Conditions We Treat

SBH has seen tremendous growth since 2015, and we are proud to offer a range of behavioral and wellness-focused therapies and treatments for a variety of conditions:

Common conditions treated include:


Attention Deficit Disorder (also known as Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder) is a neurodevelopment disorder that includes symptoms such as inattentiveness, distractibility, disorganization, procrastination, hyperactivity, and poor impulse control. 

According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), 5.4% of adult men and 3.2% of adult women have ADD/ADHD, and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports that 9.4% of children between the ages of 2-17 have an ADD/ADHD diagnosis.


Anxiety is the most common mental health condition in the U.S.  Approximately 40 million American adults develop some form of anxiety in their lifetime and women are almost twice as likely to develop an anxiety disorder than men. 

Anxiety disorders affect approximately 32% of teens.  Some physical, mental, and behavioral symptoms include cold or sweaty hands, dry mouth, heart palpitations, muscle tension, feeling panic or fear, repeated thoughts, inability to sit still, and trouble sleeping.


Depression is a common mental health problem in the U.S. and according to the NIMH an estimated 21 million American adults have experienced at least one major depressive episode. 

The NIMH also reports that depression is more common in adult women (10.3%) versus adult males (6.2%) with the highest prevalence occurring in adults ages 18-25 (18.6%). Symptoms include persistent sadness, feelings of hopelessness, irritability, frustration, loss of interest in hobbies, and feelings of fatigue.


Grief is a natural response and experience of coping with loss. Grief can accompany any event that disrupts or challenges our sense of normalcy and this includes the loss of connections that define us. 

Loss can be a divorce, death, or  job loss to name a few. Grief can often cause physiological distress and confusion and may take the form of regret, remorse, or sorrow.


PTSD can be caused by any situation that a person finds traumatic such as a serious accident, military combat, a violent assault (i.e. sexual, mugging, robbery), serious health problems, childbirth, and chronic abuse to name a few. 

Symptoms typically occur within the first month of the traumatic event(s) however there can be Delayed-Onset PTSD (occurring 6 months or later) and/or Complex PTSD (trauma at an early age or it lasted a long time). Common symptoms include intrusive thoughts or images, physical sensations such as pain, sweating, nausea, or trembling, and nightmares and/or flashbacks. 

Therapy and Treatment Modalities

SBH offers services for the following:






At SBH, behavioral health and wellness care that addresses each person’s unique needs is what we strive for. With one-on-one care with a professional counselor experienced in related cases, we are here for you on your journey to wellness.

Meet Shannon Sawyer

LPC-Supervisor & Clinical Director

Shannon Sawyer is the Clinical Director and Owner of Sawyer Behavioral Health.  Initially a military spouse and stay-at-home mom, Mrs. Sawyer obtained a Master’s Degree with High Distinction in Professional Counseling from Liberty University in 2010. She later gained experience as a Licensed Professional Counselor at a local behavioral health hospital, working in both inpatient and outpatient settings as well as for a longstanding counseling center in the El Paso community. Mrs. Sawyer opened a private practice in 2015 that has seen exponential growth with the addition of seven fully licensed counselors and several LPC-Associates and student interns. 

Meet Our Therapists

Each LPC and LPC-Associate working at SBH has passed national boards and has an active license with the Texas Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors.  Each of the LPC-Associates are supervised by Mrs. Sawyer who is an LPC-Supervisor in good standing with the Texas Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. Student interns are graduate students obtaining practicum/internship hours and they are also supervised by Mrs. Sawyer.

Learn more about our El Paso behavioral health staff!

Initial Intake Steps

Step 1

Complete an Intake Form

When you call our office one of our staff members will collect pertinent information from you to include contact information, insurance information, and what you hope to achieve through our counseling services.

Step 2

Verification of Insurance

We accept most insurances (Commercial and Medicaid)

Once your insurance is verified, an appointment can be booked. 

List of Insurances Below

Step 3

Schedule an Appointment

A staff member will reach out to you within 24-48 hours to schedule your initial appointment with an SBH counselor. Initial appointments are typically booked 1-2 weeks out based on the counselor's schedule. In some cases, we can offer same-day appointments.

Once your insurance is verified, an appointment can be booked. 

Why Choose Our Team of Counselors

The first step to healing is always the hardest. It takes courage to understand and take care of your mental health. Our counselors are here to ensure your journey to wellness is fostered with genuine care and individualized attention to your specific needs.

Don’t wait! Contact us online or call (915) 533-8696 today to start your journey to wellness.