At Gentle Path at The Meadows, our treatment program was designed by experts in their fields. Our team of physicians, psychiatrists, and addiction specialists are all Masters or Doctoral level, CSAT trained professionals with extensive experience in sexual addiction and sexual trauma recovery. Also, we have experienced psychiatric nurses and recreation therapists who support the patients during the treatment process, lending their experience and giving hope to the individuals who come to us suffering.

All our staff are personally trained and supervised by Dr. Patrick Carnes, founder of Gentle Path at The Meadows and Senior Fellow for the program, ensuring patients receive the most advanced treatment in sex addiction.

Our Senior Fellows include:

  • Pia Mellody
  • Claudia Black, PhD, MSW
  • Patrick Carnes, PhD, CAS
  • Bessel van der Kolk, MD
  • Peter Levine, PhD
  • Tian Dayton, MA, PhD, T.E.P
  • Kevin McCauley, MD
  • Stefanie Carnes, PhD
  • Kristin Kirkpatrick, MS, RDN
  • Jenni Schaefer

Our staff is committed to helping our patients realize long-term recovery.

Your Patient and Gentle Path at The Meadows

  • Every patient at Gentle Path at The Meadows is assigned a primary therapist, family therapist, attending psychiatrist, and a medical professional as part of their treatment team.
  • Additional treatment team members include 24-hour nursing staff, evening and weekend counselors, and a Trauma Resolution Therapist for Somatic Experiencing and EMDR.
  • Either a primary therapist or a family therapist facilitates all group sessions, and group sizes range from five to eight patients per group.

Not Just Addiction

For many years, the term “recovery” was thought to relate to addiction alone. At Gentle Path at The Meadows, we focus on recovery from trauma, whether related to addiction, family-of-origin issues, or abuse in any form. We believe trauma affects everyone in different ways and requires its unique recovery process.

In some cases, your patient might have unique needs that require special attention. Call ahead and speak with an admissions coordinator to determine if Gentle Path at The Meadows can accommodate your patient’s specific situation.

Understanding The Screening Process

All patients admitted to Gentle Path at The Meadows must undergo a routine screening process designed to locate critical factors that can determine a patient’s viability, including:

  • Co-occurring disorders
  • Recent hospitalizations
  • Preexisting medical conditions
  • Acting out history

We understand our role as stewards in the care of your patient, and we take every precaution to ensure that he receives the level of care needed to either continue or begin the road to healing.

Your Recovery is Important to Us

Gentle Path at The Meadows locating in Wickenburg, Arizona, provides an intensive, experiential-based 45-day treatment program for men with the complex issues of sexual addictions.

We are a Behavioral Health Inpatient Facility with 28 beds, providing the highest level of care dedicated exclusively to men suffering from sexual addictions. We are accredited by The Joint Commission which demonstrates our ongoing commitment to safe, high-quality care, and treatment. Patients can be assured they will receive outstanding care at Gentle Path at The Meadows.

In a safe and nurturing community composed of their peers, men are guided on their journey of recovery by examining the underlying causes of addiction and co-occurring disorders. The goal is for these individuals to gain the courage to face difficult issues, including grief and loss; heal from emotional trauma; and become accountable for their feelings, behaviors, and recovery. Visit us here or feel free to phone us at 855-333-6076.