Transitions Center

Rating: 4.4   (5)

Treatment approach

  • Cognitive/behavioral therapy
  • Substance abuse counseling approach

Treatment Options

  • Long-term residential
  • Outpatient detoxification
  • Short-term residential


  • Adult men
  • Adult women


  • Female
  • Male


  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Drug Abuse
  • Drug Addiction
  • Intervention center
  • Medical Detox
  • Substance Abuse

Areas of Specialization

  • 12-step faciltitation approach
  • Alcohol Detoxification
  • Anger management
  • Benzodiazepines Detoxification
  • Brief intervention approach
  • Buprenorphine used in treatment
  • Cocaine Detoxification
  • Contingency management/motivational incentive
  • Family Addiction Counseling
  • Group counseling offered
  • Individual counseling offered
  • Marital/couples counseling offered
  • Methamphetamines Detoxification
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Opioids Detoxification
  • Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders
  • Prescribes/administer buprenorphine and/or naltrexone
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Use methadone/buprenorphoine for pain management or emergency dosing

Payment Options

  • American Express
  • Cash or self-payment
  • Check
  • Mastercard
  • Visa

Accepted Insurances

  • Most Insurances


Based out of Tempe, Arizona, Transitions Center is a multi-faceted substance abuse organization with various flexible drug and alcohol addiction treatment options, including Long-term residential, Outpatient detoxification, Short-term residential. In addition to these treatment options, there are drug and alcohol addiction treatment areas of specialization to further help struggling addicts recover effectively. Such areas of specialization include: 12-step faciltitation approach, Alcohol Detoxification, Anger management, Benzodiazepines Detoxification, Brief intervention approach, Buprenorphine used in treatment, Cocaine Detoxification, Contingency management/motivational incentive, Family Addiction Counseling, Group counseling offered, Individual counseling offered, Marital/couples counseling offered, Methamphetamines Detoxification, Motivational interviewing, Opioids Detoxification, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Prescribes/administer buprenorphine and/or naltrexone, Relapse Prevention, Use methadone/buprenorphoine for pain management or emergency dosing.

Because it's understandable that seeking addiction rehab in Tempe, Arizona, especially if it's one's first time doing so, can feel like a pretty scary thing. This is why the addiction therapists and counselors at Transitions Center do everything in their power to make their patients feel as comfortable as possible, as to ease this initial scary feeling.

Transitions Center also takes accepted medical insurances, i.e. Most Insurances, and certain payment options upon qualification, such as: American Express, Cash or self-payment, Check, Mastercard, Visa. Transitions Center may be contacted via their website at

Contact Details

+1(480) 491-1898
1030 East Guadalupe RoadTempeArizona  85283

Google Reviews

  5.0   3 years ago

I’ve seen mani a couple of times now and he’s been extremely helpful. During my first appointment he was extremely comfortable to talk to. I know I can’t be the only one who struggles opening up in these appointments, but Mani helped a lot. The entire office is very welcoming and warm, from the up front staff to the doctors you work with. I missed my second appointment on accident but the great ladies up front waived the fee for me as well, which was so kind. You rule Sylvia!

  5.0   3 years ago

Great experience every time with transition center. The front desk person is very personable and is knowledgeable about the services Offered. They are always attentive to my needs. For example, there was a little bit longer of a wait than usual, so they handed out water bottles to everyone to make sure we were happy. The doctors and nurses were all helpful and answered any question that I had when I had them. I would highly recommend coming here if you need a psychiatrist or have had any issues with substance abuse.

  5.0   3 years ago

Bethany is awesome! She is very caring and understanding. Dealing with life? Seek help. Believe in yourself, somebody cares.

  5.0   3 years ago

Bethany is awesome! She is very caring and understanding. Dealing with life? Seek help. Believe in your self, somebody cares.

  5.0   3 years ago

As a new patient and after struggling for years to find a fitting psychiatrist, I was surprising impressed starting from the receptionist making me feel extremely welcomed. I also had a great experience Ms. Sell and she definitely put time and effort in my individual care. Lastly, I have been referred several times to redemption and had two bad experiences — I hate to say anything negative about other places unless it is just wanted to give a warning about redemption.

  5.0   3 years ago

Great positive atmosphere! The entire staff was friendly and very helpful, with a very cheerful and warm receptionist. I would definitely recommend this facility to others.

  5.0   4 years ago

I had a GREAT new patient appointment with Mani. He was professional and showed a tremendous amount of compassion and empathy. He listened to my concerns, and provided feedback letting me know he was paying attention. This is so important to me, to us all, as we strive towards overcoming the stigma of taking care of our mental health needs. Mani additionally went the extra mile in providing a letter for my employer verifying my appointment. I am not sure I have ever had that offered, and given. Its shows a great deal of care about my whole wellness. I highly recommend him and the Transitions Center for treating your mental health.

  5.0   4 years ago

I work with them in regards to my sleep disorder. The Doctor is great, and the staff is awesome. I appreciate them so much and the job they do.

  5.0   4 years ago

Ms. Sell is great. You can really tell she has confidence in what she’s doing and understands her craft. The other staffis also very kind, helpful and is conscious of your needs while in the office.

  5.0   4 years ago

It is with great pleasure that I recognize Mariel for any position working with adults and young adult clients at any level. She easily has the most positive, upbeat and energetic spirit of any person I have ever met. Mariel brings both a positive energy and a professionalism that raises the outlook of those, whom she is working with. Because of Mariel's high expectations for herself, she approaches tasks with a "can do" attitude that tends to be contagious. She is able to work independently as well as with her peers, in both leadership and supportive roles. As Mariel takes on new challenges before her, she communicates her ideas, thoughts, and concerns all in creative and constructive ways that both express her enthusiasm while still respecting her peers and clients. Mariel is creative in her approaches to people, scheduling, and challenges set before her. Because of her creativity, she is able to work in a wide variety of situations and bring out the best in others. I believe we need people like Mariel in psychiatric and mental health facilities to help others think outside the box, while valuing each person's individuality. She is an amazing young woman, and will be an asset to any environment.

  5.0   4 years ago

Mariel is amazing. I love coming to this office to see her. When I go in she knows who I am by name and she always asks how I am doing. I know that she genuinely cares about what is happening in my life. I had an issue with billing and I called Mariel to discuss, she helped me out with who I need to call and if I need to discuss scheduling she is right there to straighten things out. She is definitely an asset to this office and a great constant that keeps me coming back. Thank you Mariel for all you do.

  5.0   4 years ago

A comforting office.

  4.0   4 years ago

Very nice establishment, clean and well kept. The staff is extremely helpful and they always have a smile on their face. All around an enjoyable experience from helpful people. I couldn't ask for more.

  5.0   4 years ago

Awesome and caring staff! Dr. Akhter is extremely knowledgeable, I appreciated his "evidence based" approach. He spent ample time listening and asking the right questions before devising a treatment plan. Dr Akhter gladly took the time to include my husband towards the end of my appointment patiently reiterating what he and I had already discussed, (in laymans terms) at my request. Thorough and thoughtful in making sure we didn't leave his office with unanswered questions. I highly recommend Transitions Center and Dr Akhter for quality mental health care services.

  5.0   5 years ago

Amazing. Courteous, prompt, professional. 5 Stars!

  5.0   5 years ago

I always feel welcomed in here. Mariel the doctor's assistant is extreemly friendly and charming. Dr akhter is helpful and easy to talk with, not to mention that he is very experienced and always answers all the questions that I have. I definitely recommend this place.

  5.0   6 years ago

I have had nothing but a great experience with all the staff at transitions center. They always go above and beyond for their patients. Wait time for the Dr. Is very minimal if not at all. I had a problem with my insurance and Mary went out of her way to call my insurance right away and got my script approved that day! Dr. Akhter is a very understanding and patient Dr. Who goes out of his way to help you.. Thank you Transitions Center!!!!!

  5.0   6 years ago

I always feel welcomed in here. Mariel the doctor assistant is extreemly friendly and charming. Dr akhter is helpful and easy to talk with, not to mention that he is very experienced and always answers all the questions that I have. I definitely recommend this place.

  5.0   6 years ago

My husband and I started coming here earlier this year and the staff are all wonderful and always make us feel very comfortable. Dr. Akhtar is very easy to talk to. We are very happy we found Transitions Center.

  5.0   6 years ago

The trasition center is a great place to go. The general atmosphere is comforting, not like one of those emotionless, plain walled places with employees that just want to go home. I was genuinely surprised as to how nice the inside of the establishment looked. AND... they have candy in the lobby.

  5.0   6 years ago

Transitions Center is a great place. The staff are fantastic. From the receptionists, that will really listen to your needs and assist you, to the Dr. Who always listens and treats on a case by case basis. They even have a therapist on staff that has excellent experience and is really helpful! - Call them! (Sometimes they don't answer, but if you leave a message they will call you back very quickly)

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