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Arizona Psychiatric Associates, PLLC specializes in providing:
Independent Psychiatric Examinations & Reports in various medical-legal and employment related contexts, such as:

Psychiatric Injury, Disability & Fitness for Duty
Psychiatric Negligence, Malpractice
and Standards Of Care
Psychiatric/Mental Trauma & Damages

Contested Wills and Testamentary Capacity
Criminal Trial Competency
, Criminal Responsibility & Mitigation.


Tariq Ghafoor, MD
Board Certified in Forensic Psychiatry
Board Certified in Addiction Psychiatry
Board Eligible in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Dr. Ghafoor completed his psychiatric residency training at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Washington D.C. and his Forensic and Child & Adolescent Fellowships from the University of South Carolina College of Medicine in Columbia, South Carolina.  He served as Director of Forensic Services at the Arizona State Hospital for over 10 years and has more than 25 years of clinical experience in various clinical settings. He maintains and active and busy practice in general psychiatry, addiction psychiatry and forensic psychiatry. He is a consultant to the Arizona Medical Board, as well as clinical faculty at University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix campus, and a past president of the Arizona Psychiatric Society (from 2012-13).


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Transitions Center
located in Tempe, Arizona

is our partner in providing a full range of outpatient Psychiatric & Substance Abuse Treatment Services.

Key Clinical Services include:

  • Psychiatric & Substance Abuse Evaluations                                                                                     
  • Addiction & Psychiatric Medication Management                                                                                                   
  • Outpatient/Office-based Medical Detoxification Services
  • Dual Diagnosis (Psychiatric + Substance Abuse) Evaluations & Treatment
  • Suboxone Treatment Program for Opiate Addiction (in conjunction with) Intensive Outpatient Programming
  • Counseling & Psychotherapy Services
  • DUI Screenings, Education & Treatment
  • Anger Management Therapy
  • Individual/Couple/Family Therapy                                                                          
  • Group Therapy                                                                                                                
  • Holistic Therapies

Our practice is not designed to deal with third party payers, such as Medicaid, Medicare, Tricare and many private insurance companies.
As such, we are strictly a FEE FOR SERVICE provider.