Henry shares with us over 30 years’ experience in all aspects of behavioral treatment and program management. He brings to Desert Palms, a track record of experience as an Executive Director, Company President, Chief Executive Officer, Program Director and other leadership roles in the behavioral health field. Henry is a strong patient advocate with demonstrated ability to ensure quality service delivery while meeting budgetary requirements. His diverse experience includes success in both for-profit and non-profit organizations; broad-based executive operations experience; and has a proven record of expanding facility visibility, and increasing occupancy. He maintains active professional relations with national and regional contacts in the Behavioral Health Field.
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- Insurance is Accepted
- Financing is Available
- Medicare is not Accepted
- Medicaid is not Accepted
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.
When I decided to enter treatment it was during a time when I was in a dark and lost place in my life. I contacted the treatment consultant via phone and within an hour I was approved to enter treatment. I loved everything treatment had to offer from a nutritious and tasty meal plan, addiction information, meditation activities, equine, family therapy and individual therapy. My therapist was firm and genuine in all matters that concerned me and helped me to understand that this process is not about others but all about me and my perception. I had some fear of what I would do upon discharge, and that is when the Discharge Counselor stepped in and offered me IOP/Sober Living. This was huge because I was able to remain in a sober/safe environment. The alumni coordinator was the icing on the cake because she has great alumni opportunities in place to keep me involved. I simply loved my experience at DP and it has been definitely the foundation of my healthy recovery process.Jessica R., Desert Palms Alumni 2017
Henry Bennett, MHS, ED - Executive Director
Rebecca J. Gaba, PhD LMFT - Clinical Director
ebecca Gaba became Clinical Director at Sunspire Health Desert Palms with nearly 30 years of experience in the non-profit mental health field, with the last decade spent honing her leadership skills in executive roles. Dr. Gaba implemented evidence-based practices, engaged program staff in a process of quality improvement for accountable care, and developed and implemented agency-wide systems for program and clinical evaluation. Dr. Gaba is innovative and open to change and has a “whatever it takes” approach to client care through service integration, training and collaboration. Before coming to Sunspire Health, Dr. Gaba served as the Chief of Clinical Services at Momentum for Mental Health in San Jose, CA. Gaba received a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Fuller Seminary and an MS in Counseling Psychology from Mount St. Mary’s University in California, and she is a Licensed Family and Marriage Therapist.
Brett Drummond, RADT-I - Director of Admissions
As Director of Admissions, Brett Drummond is the first person patients interact with as they begin their journey to recovery at Sunspire Health Desert Palms. In this role, Brett is responsible for overseeing the admissions process, managing utilization review and referrals for admission at Desert Palms. With seven years of experience in the field of substance abuse treatment, his passion for helping individuals who are seeking treatment for substance use disorders motivates him each day. He began his career in addiction treatment as a chemical dependency technician at the Hazelden Betty Ford Center, working primarily with young adults in recovery. Brett advanced to management positions by leading fellow staff members to strive for a patient-driven approach to care, believing that the patient and their needs is top priority in treatment.
Gregory Silva - Director of Clinical Outreach
I was born and raised in the small town of Patterson in California’s San Joaquin Valley, to a farming family. My early days were spent on a tractor and showing registered sheep and horses. Hopes of becoming a veterinarian faded and after graduating from Sonoma State University, I was employed by several different advertising agencies in San Francisco working on creative campaigns for the likes of Beringer Wines, Kia Motors of America and Cisco Systems. Ultimately, I longed to travel and see the world. That lead me to several positions in marketing and PR that took me to far off place like Sri Lanka, The UAE, Germany, Italy and the UK. For five years, I worked as Director of PR for a textile company based in France and lived in the beautiful port city of La Rochelle. Two years ago I accepted a marketing position at another treatment facility where I honed my outreach skills and built many relationships in the industry which lead me to the Director of Clinical Outreach Position here at Sunspire Health. At heart, I’m still an animal person – I have six rescue dogs and two adopted Love Birds and have a passion for helping find homes and bring awareness to unwanted and abused pets. Every year, I also spend a week of my vacation volunteering with my hometown 4-H club assisting children with their sheep project.