The Desert Palms Treatment Approach

Sunspire Health Desert Palms offers patients personalized, evidence-based treatment for addiction, trauma and co-occurring mental health disorders in Cathedral City, CA.

Treatment Approach

On-site Detoxification

Desert Palms provides clinically managed detox on-site with 24-hour supervision from medical staff who will monitor patients as they are eased off of addictive substances. We make detox as comfortable as possible and utilize medications to ease the symptoms of withdrawal as needed to prepare patients for the next step of treatment.

Residential Treatment

There are 36 beds at Desert Palms for the residential treatment program, during which patients live on campus and receive care with access to our treatment staff day and night. A full daily schedule keeps patients busy and focused on active recovery, preparing them for a life of sobriety and healthier, more-balanced living.

Outpatient Treatment 

With an outpatient clinic located a short distance from the residential facility, Desert Palms offers patients the option to step down from the residential treatment program and continue to receive care at the outpatient level with transitional living accommodations. The outpatient program is designed to provide ongoing support and treatment for patients as they transition to life after residential treatment.

Evidence-Based Treatment

Through a combination of one-on-one counseling sessions, group therapy and complementary recovery activities, we provide a full, meaningful schedule of therapies proven to effectively reduce relapse rates and promote long-term recovery. Some of these therapies, treatments and activities include:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Medication-Assisted Treatment
  • Emotional Transformation Therapy (ETT) for Trauma
  • Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) for Trauma
  • Grief & Loss Process Groups
  • Co-occurring Disorder Process Groups
  • Family Therapy Sessions
  • 12-Step Integration
  • Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Process Group
  • Chronic Relapse Process Group
  • Young Adult Process Group
  • Equine Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Music Therapy
  • Mindfulness Meditation
  • Nutrition and Wellness Guidance
  • Hiking and Serenity Walks

Sunspire Health is a nationwide network of addiction treatment facilities that offer personalized treatment plans for people of all walks of life, meeting them where they are at and guiding them to recovery. With facilities across the United States, we are able to provide a full spectrum of treatment including detox, residential and outpatient care in a range of environments that are conducive to healing.