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Sunspire Health Desert Palms
- Overall: 4.4
- Accommodations: 4.5
- Meals: 4.2
- Effectiveness: 4.5
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Sunspire Health Desert Palms is a licensed residential treatment facility offering individualized behavioral health treatment plans for men and women suffering from substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders. We provide a full continuum of integrated care that includes detox, residential treatment, Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP), and Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). At Desert Palms, we treat addiction as a chronic illness, a disease as defined by ASAM as: "A primary, chronic disease with genetic, psychosocial, and environmental factors influencing its development and manifestations."
Sunspire Health Desert Palms Reviews and Ratings Details
The following is based on a combination of Surveys of Alumni, Staff, Loved Ones, and Reviews and Ratings from around the web.
Reviews at a Glance
- Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
Desert Palms caters to the needs of the LGBTQ community. Individual and group therapy focuses on the topics of sexual orientation and gender identity. Patients’ sensitive needs in treatment are addressed according to their gender identity and family of choice is respected.
- Trauma Release
Desert Palms staff is experienced in working with patients with a history of many types of trauma. Specializations include sexual trauma, military trauma and early life childhood experiences that must be addressed in therapy in order to attempt to overcome it and truly recover from addiction.
- Young Adults
Desert Palms works with young adults ranging from 18 – 25 years old who enter the residential program for addiction and co-occurring disorders. By grouping young adults together in therapy, Desert Palms is able to facilitate and support conversations about struggles and triggers that are specific to this age group. Often, patients in recovery form lasting bonds and support networks that continue after treatment.
- Relapse Prevention
Patients who have been through treatment multiple times in the past need therapies specific to their experiences that will motivate them to actively engage in treatment in order to break the cycle of rehab and relapse that has brought them to Desert Palms.
- Co-Occurring Disorders
Patients that have specific challenges related to mental health are given specialized treatment options that allow them to work on both addiction and mental health issues in one setting with specifically trained clinicians skilled in psychiatric care.
You have inspired me, and helped me learn who I am and who I can be when I put my mind to it. If you would have told me 68 days ago that I would leave from Desert Palms confident, independent and loving who I am, I would have thought you were crazy. You have taught me how to spread my wings and fly alone. I could have never done this without your help. For that, I am eternally grateful.Mandee
If it was not for your firmness, patience and persistence, I would have walked out and made the worst mistake of my life. Staying here was ultimately the best decision I have ever made. I feel safe going back into the world and facing reality, as you have provided me with the self-confidence, the knowledge and the skills that I never knew I had. I feel I have been given a second chance and commend you for the work you do to save the lives of others as you have done with mine.Andrew A.
John Nekic, MBA - Executive Director
As Executive Director of Sunspire Health Desert Palms, John oversees the financial performance, operations and strategic direction of the center, striving to continually improve productivity and efficiency to offer the highest quality treatment for patients. John is an energetic leader and a creative problem solver who has a proven performance record of executing plans, optimizing operations and leading his team to achieve outstanding results.
Jonathan Wynne - Director of Clinical Outreach
Jonathan Wynne is responsible for developing and maintaining referral sources on a national level, while also generating referrals from clinicians and other sources. Prior to this role, Jonathan was a National Outreach Liaison for PRIDE Institute in Eden Prairie, MN and a Principal Partner for Premier Merchant Services in California, where he managed operations, sales, and marketing.
Bryan Wilmoth, CATC III - Director of Outpatient Services
Bryan Wilmoth is the Director of Outpatient Services at Sunspire Health Palm Desert IOP with two decades of experience working with those suffering with substance use disorders. In 2007, Bryan received the Warrior Award from the City of West Hollywood for his dedication to the recovery community and his service on the Sacramento Ryan White Planning Council, AIDS Project Los Angeles panel, and City of West Hollywood's Alternative Meth Treatment Forum. He earned a B.A. in Social Work from California State University, Los Angeles and is a CAADE Certified Addictions Treatment Counselor III.