Sunspire Health Desert Palms Philosophy
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."
Areas of Specialization
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Detox is often the first level of a treatment plan. This period of no drug use is important for the patient to reach a stable state of mind and body to begin addiction treatment. Our clinical staff will guide and support the patient throughout the entire process.
During residential treatment patients live onsite in housing with access to care from clinical staff 24/7. Patients have a full schedule of individual and group therapies according to their unique treatment plan, preparing them for life in recovery.
Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
To transition from residential treatment to life in recovery, patients go through a progression of care until reaching IOP. Patients will receive ongoing care at the Palm Desert IOP while living in sober housing to adjust to every day life after treatment.
Aftercare and Ongoing Alumni Support
Throughout treatment patients will work with a Discharge Planner and the clinical team to develop a comprehensive aftercare plan that will ensure a successful transition from residential treatment to a life in recovery. All patients who receive care at Sunspire Health will join our nationwide alumni network, giving them access to a support group after treatment.
Individualized Treatment Plans
At every Sunspire Health facility patients will receive treatment that is individualized to their unique needs and diverse lifestyles. Ongoing assessments allow the treatment to adapt and evolve as the patient progresses.
CRAFT Model of Family Therapy
CRAFT teaches family and friends effective strategies for helping their loved one to change and for feeling better themselves. CRAFT works to affect the loved one’s behavior by changing the way the family interacts with him or her.
Sunspire Health utilizes evidence-based treatment methods, meaning that the treatment modalities and therapies are based on clinical evidence and proven success in guiding patients to heal and recover. Patients who would benefit from Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) will receive medications that are proven to aid patients in achieving sobriety.
In addition to individual and group therapies that are based in psychotherapy methods like CBT and DBT, patients will learn to apply new coping skills through experiential therapies like meditative hikes, yoga, fitness programs, nutrition education, and recreation activities that show patients how to find hope and how to prosper in recovery.
Staff with Lived Experience
The majority of the staff at Sunspire Health Desert Palms has lived experience either with addiction or trauma, which allows them to approach the patients with compassion and deep understanding of the struggles they face.
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.
Meet the Staff
John Nekic, MBA
Director of Clinical Outreach
Bryan Wilmoth, CATC III
Director of Outpatient Services
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