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Anna Ciulla

Anna Ciulla


Anna Ciulla LMHC, LCPC, LPCC, LPC, RD, LD, is the esteemed CEO at Zenith Behavioral Health. With over 20 years of comprehensive experience in the field of Behavioral Health, Anna brings a wealth of expertise both as a practitioner and in an administrative capacity. Her remarkable background encompasses a strong focus on eating disorders, mental health, and substance abuse. Anna is a licensed mental health counselor across multiple states, reflecting her commitment to providing high-quality care to individuals in need. Furthermore, she holds licenses and registration as a dietitian, showcasing her comprehensive approach to holistic wellness. As a leader, Anna embodies a model of transparency and inclusion, driven by her unwavering passion for the field. Her exceptional leadership skills were most recently demonstrated during her tenure as Chief Executive Officer at Beach House Center for Recovery, where she successfully facilitated the growth and prosperity of the organization. Beyond her professional accomplishments, Anna nurtures a deep love for music spanning various genres. She also finds joy in hiking and delights in exploring new culinary experiences at restaurants. We invite you to stop by and extend a warm welcome to Anna as she joins our exceptional Zenith Family. Her presence is sure to elevate our commitment to excellence in behavioral health care.
David Salgado

David Salgado

Vice President

David Salgado, Vice President of Operations at Zenith Academy, is a firm believer in the transformative power of engaging teenagers during this critical phase of their lives. He understands that embracing their independent thought and their sponge-like ability for learning provides a unique opportunity to inspire growth and change. With an impressive track record in the addiction and recovery field, David has been an Independently Licensed Substance Abuse therapist since 2003. Throughout his career, he has held various roles such as Therapist, Director of Business Development, Clinical Director, and Vice President. However, he consistently finds himself drawn back to working with the adolescent population, as each interaction with a patient illuminates his day. David's sincere commitment is to inspire and improve the lives of the patients he encounters. Yet, he is humbled by the fact that every time he walks onto the unit, the adolescents motivate him and brighten his own day. Their resilience and determination serve as a constant source of inspiration. As Vice President of Operations, David plays an integral role in the day-to-day activities at Zenith Academy. He is involved in nearly every aspect of the campus, ensuring that the operations run smoothly and seamlessly. Being the very first employee of Zenith Academy, David's unwavering dedication and passion are evident in his commitment to ensuring that every patient's treatment experience is not only healing but also enjoyable.
Barbara Cristiano

Barbara Cristiano

Director of Nursing

Barbara Cristiano is a dedicated and highly accomplished healthcare professional, currently serving as the Director of Nursing at Zenith Behavioral Health. With over 15 years of experience in the nursing field, Barbara has consistently demonstrated her passion for patient care and her ability to lead and inspire healthcare teams. Throughout her career, Barbara has held various leadership positions, gaining invaluable experience in nursing administration, strategic planning, and quality improvement initiatives. Her exceptional leadership skills, coupled with her comprehensive understanding of healthcare policies and regulations, have consistently contributed to the success of the organizations she has served. As the Director of Nursing, Barbara plays a pivotal role in overseeing the delivery of high-quality patient care. She is responsible for developing and implementing nursing policies and procedures, ensuring compliance with industry standards and guidelines. Barbara fosters a culture of collaboration and continuous learning, empowering her team to provide compassionate care while maintaining a safe and nurturing environment for patients and staff alike.

Zenith Behavioral Health

Zenith Behavioral Health, located in the heart of Phoenix, AZ, offers a recovery-focused and person-centered integrated model of care for adolescents aged between 13 & 17. Zenith Behavioral Health recognizes the growing need in Phoenix, Arizona for comprehensive evidence-based treatment. Our hospital provides intensive interventions for youth with chronic and pervasive psychiatric and behavioral disorders, including substance abuse. We accept multiple forms of payment, including AHCCCS Medicaid and other types of Medicaid insurance, to pay for our mental health treatment programs here in Arizona. Zenith’s primary goal is to offer a safe and secure environment while advancing its path toward wellness and recovery.

Our Adolescent Mental Health Facility

Zenith’s primary goal is to offer a safe and secure environment for adolescents, while advancing their path towards wellness and recovery from their mental health conditions. Stabilizing from an acute traumatic experience, stressor, and other psychological disorders may require 24-hour supervision to ensure the patient’s safety and treatment. Whatever it may be, Zenith Behavioral Health is here to assist with this journey towards a healthy recovery. We are especially proud of our total wellness program, which features physical fitness, nutritional health, peer support structures, and school credit during recovery in the on-site accredited educational program. Additionally, our treatment incorporates a wide array of interventions, including individual/group/family therapy, recreational therapies, and psychiatric medication evaluation and management.

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Safe & Secure Behavioral Health Facility

As a secured facility, Zenith Behavioral Health can meet the needs of clinically complex individuals who require the highest level of care and needs.  The delivery of the services and programming align with Zenith Behavioral Health’s mission to serve each person, family member, and caregiver with the utmost Empathy, Authenticity and Purpose.

We focus on safety in our residential mental health facility. Adolescents undergoing treatment need to be protected and feel they reside in a safe space. We ensure that each young person has the medical and psychological support necessary to progress in healing. We also explain in detail to parents and caregivers the specifics of the facility their child will reside in so they understand how well-protected they will be. We update the family as treatment progresses and invite them to attend family therapy sessions. 

Don’t hesitate to contact us immediately. In the case of a medical emergency please contact 911 or visit your local emergency department.

We Have a Seamless Admissions Process

If you or your loved one are ready to receive help, visit our admissions page to learn about the intake process here at Zenith Behavioral Health. Our team is ready and waiting to help you begin your recovery and take advantage of what life has to offer.