Why The Meadows?
The Meadows treatment center in Wickenburg, Arizona is the nation’s premier program for treating trauma, alcohol, sex and drug addiction, panic and anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, codependency, depression, bipolar disorder and eating disorders.
For more than 35 years, we have explored the underlying issues of patient trauma. Clinicians and professionals trust us more than any other treatment program because of our impeccable reputation for quality, integrity and long-term recovery.
What makes us different?
Nestled in the serene Sonoran Desert, our holistic approach to healing focuses on the whole person, including the underlying issues that impact a person’s well-being. Our Senior Fellows are some of the nation’s top addiction and recovery experts, and provide direction, consultation and training to our staff.
The Senior Fellows, led by Pia Mellody, work together to ensure that The Meadows Model is the most clinically comprehensive and nurturing program available today. Our ongoing research on the effects of trauma on the brain provides The Meadows with cutting edge treatment methods.
We believe that successful treatment combines powerful and unique methodologies that enable support, discovery and healing. Since each patient comes to The Meadows with a story, our staff works to create unique patient treatment plans that combine multiple therapies to unlock the greatest potential for healing and growth. We provide a number of therapies, including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Somatic Experiencing (SE), Equine Therapy, Expressive Arts, Yoga, Tai Chi, Acupuncture and Mindfulness Meditation.
Commitment to Patient Care
The Meadows’ executive team, lead by CEO Jim Dredge, understands a program’s effectiveness lies in its staff’s interactions with each and every client. “Because of this,” he states, “I believe that we have the most talented and professional staff in the business. Many of our staff have experienced portions of the issues that our clients are going through, and they understand and can identify with our clients’ concerns.”
“I believe that this adds to the atmosphere of acceptance and respect that our clients feel when they arrive and during their entire stay with us,” Dredge said. “Our staff changes people’s lives.”
At The Meadows, the medical and clinical staff are attentive to the needs of patients and always maintain the level of professionalism and confidentiality that enables patients to fully focus on treatment.
The Meadows Model
A patient's developmental history is used to track emotional development.
The therapist then assesses if a patient’s emotional state is less than optimal.
The therapist identifies patient actions that create unmanageability and relational problems.
Patients learn to identify when they are "activated," or triggered, into younger ego states.
Patients learn that in the present they experience "residual energy" from the past.
Patients learn that everyone is born valuable, vulnerable, imperfect, dependent, spontaneous and open.
Patients gain the tools to track progress and the vocabulary to describe emotions.
The result is increased resiliency that allows for availability in relationships, living in the "here and now," exploring options, understanding choices and creating stability.