About Us

Who We Are

Southern Area Behavioral Healthcare has been serving the community since 2009.  We are dedicated to serving children, adults and families with mental illness, and in these counties: Dallas, Denton, Collin, Ellis, Hunt, Kaufman, Navarro, Rockwall and Tarrant.  We proudly serve as a comprehensive outpatient mental health clinic as well as “the safety net” that provide Crisis or Urgent Care services for the NTBHA network.

For crisis or emergent
services, call NTBHA's:

24/7 Crisis Hotline


To provide quality state-of-the-art urgent and emergent psychiatric care services to the individuals we serve.


To strengthen individuals, support families, and serve communities through coordination, and the provision of quality urgent and emergent psychiatric care services.


-  Kenneth R. Medlock, Chief Executive Officer
-  Sonya Frank, Chief Administrative Officer

Our Values


Treat all individuals, staff, and community members with respect and dignity.


Ensure individual services are available, accessible, and provided in a timely manner.


Empower individuals to be full participants in their treatment in the least restrictive environment possible.


Provide services in a fiscally responsible manner while balancing clinical needs and concerns.


Act with competency and knowledge of evidence-based urgent and emergent care services and best practices to provide efficient, effective, and results‑oriented care.


Provide a professional work environment that supports and empowers employees to reach their highest level of achievement.


Maintain the public’s trust and confidence in the services we provide.