Behavioral Health
Professional Counseling Services

About BreakThrough

Breakthrough Behavioral Health is a private, veteran-owned outpatient counseling practice conveniently located just South of U.S. 60 and just West of Hwy 101, in Tempe, AZ.

We are open nights and weekends for your convenience. We treat a number of mental health disorders, and provide a neutral ground to individuals, families, and couples. It is our sincere intent to help you regain control of your life – one breakthrough at a time!

Our Facilities

Our Staff

Dr. Brian Sillanpaa

Although originally trained as an M.D., Brian’s current passion is teaching pathophysiology at Grand Canyon University during the day and helping people heal psychologically in the afternoons/nighttime. He does not prescribe medicine but his medical background gives him a rather unique ability to work with you and your physician (or ours) to help you get the holistic treatment that is best for you.

His focus centers around making sure you understand both the biological and psychological reasons behind your troubles and then work with you to put YOU back in control of your life. He understands that people are different so he strives to stay competent in a wide variety of  treatment modalities.

Regardless of what's on your mind, from couples counseling, to job stress, to just about anything else, Brian has probably already worked with someone with similar issues in the past. So give us a call and let's start working together to find that next big breakthrough!

Our Professional Counseling Practice

Are you happy with your life right now? Are you happy with who you are, your job, or even your relationships? If the answer is “no” to any of these, we encourage you to come and talk with our qualified counselors.

Depression and Anxiety 
Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. Through counseling and treatment, we are able to help you recover motivation, perspective, and joy that you once had in your life.

Many individuals can experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic circumstances. Anxiety, fear, and hopelessness are a few emotions that can linger post traumatic events. We can help you overcome these symptoms and guide you through the process of grief and healing. We do this through a variety of methods, including EMDR.

Couples Counseling
Relationship counseling can be beneficial to couples who are looking to strengthen their emotional connection, in all stages of their relationship. Therapy sessions are held with both couples and is a supportive place to discuss issues and solutions to better strengthen your relationship. Our therapists use a variety of research-based methods including Gottman and EFT.

Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar disorder can be debilitating whether it’s the “ups” or the “downs” or any combination of both. We get that and we have years of experience helping those with bipolar function on a daily basis. There is hope so please let us help you!

All others
Our expertise extends well beyond these common mental health concerns listed above. To discuss all of them would be pretty exhausting so let’s assume that we can help you in the vast majority of cases. Give us a call today and let’s set up a time to talk face-to-face.

Contact us

Breakthrough Behavioral Health llc
Phone: (480) 525-0058
5777 S. Rural Rd Ste. 5
Tempe, AZ 85283

Hours of Operation

Phone Hours
7am-9pm, except Sunday

Monday-Friday: 2pm-8pm
Saturday: 9am-2pm