From our Admissions and Administrative staff to our Senior Fellows and Clinical staff, The Meadows employs only the most knowledgeable, experienced and compassionate people. We pride ourselves on providing quality, cutting-edge care from some of the nation's leading industry experts.
Sean Walsh is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Meadows Behavioral Healthcare and is responsible for the oversight of its family of programs which include The Meadows, Gentle Path at The Meadows, Claudia Black Young Adult Center, The Meadows Ranch, Rio Retreat Center at The Meadows, The Meadows Outpatient Center, and Willow House at The Meadows. Sean has been in the behavioral health field since 1996. Sean has a clinical background and although he has been a treatment center executive since 2009, he is a licensed therapist and is highly invested in ensuring quality care to the patients The Meadows serves. Sean came to The Meadows from Calvary Addiction Recovery Center where he was the Chief Executive Officer. Prior to Calvary, Sean was the COO of Laurel Ridge Treatment Center in San Antonio, he has held a wide variety of positions in the treatment field ranging from; Director of Outpatient, Risk Management, Case Management, Intake and has been a primary therapist specializing in treating young adults.
Dr. David Anderson
David Anderson, Ph.D., is the Executive Director of The Meadows. David has nearly 40 years of experience in the behavioral health field, primarily in executive leadership roles in private practice, academic, hospital, and treatment facility settings. David's previous positions include Chairman of the Psychology Department, Bethel College (St. Paul, MN); Executive Director of Sierra Tucson (Tucson, AZ); Chief Operating Officer of the Crisis Response Center (Tucson); and Executive Director of Mirasol Recovery Centers (Tucson). In addition to oversight of facility operations and management teams, he also enjoys the provision of direct clinical services (psychological assessment and individual/group therapy). David holds a Ph.D. in Clinical & Community Psychology from the University of South Florida. He is past president of both the Southern AZ Psychological Association and the Brain Injury Association of AZ. David's experiences have led to a deep appreciation for what it truly means to provide high quality, excellent, patient- and family-centered care in the context of a holistic, integrated, evidence-based, and model-energized facility.
Scott E. Davis, M.Ed, LPC, LCDC, is the Clinical Director of The Meadows. Scott holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and a Masters of Education in Counseling, both from the University of North Texas. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (Texas). Prior to joining The Meadows, Scott was director of clinical services for the Enterhealth treatment program in Van Alstyne, Texas. He was also a case manager and eating disorder program director for the Sante Center for Healing in Argyle, Texas and regional director of outpatient services for Phoenix House of Texas in Dallas. Scott has experience treating patients and military personnel who have substance use disorders, sex addiction, eating disorders and trauma. In addition, he has training in such modalities as neurofeedback, brain mapping, EMDR, and cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, challenge course and ropes facilitation, and the interplay among brain development, neurology and trauma recovery.
Dr. Robert Darden
Dr. Darden is a Staff Psychologist at The Meadows. He was originally on staff at The Meadows from 2008 to 2011. Dr. Darden has worked as a psychologist, therapist and in management within the mental health field since 1993. Dr. Darden started his career as a mental health worker at a hospital in Flagstaff, Ariz. while working on a Master's Degree in Psychology at Northern Arizona University. After completing this degree in 1994, Dr. Darden entered the Ph.D. program in Counseling Psychology at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Mich. He completed his pre-doctoral internship at Lake Forest College in Lake Forest, Ill. Dr. Darden received his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology in 2002.
Deirdre Stewart, LPC, SEP, BCN
Deirdre Stewart is the Director of Trauma Resolution Services for Meadows Behavioral Healthcare. She holds a Bachelor of Communication from Pepperdine University, in Malibu, CA and received a Master's in Counseling from The University of New England in New South Wales. Stewart completed internships at South Pacific Private in Sydney, Australia; Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan, CT; and Family Behavioral Health IOP in Boca Raton, FL. She is a licensed professional in the state of Arizona and is trained in both EMDR and SE. Deirdre's training also includes Pia Mellody's Post Induction Therapy and Inner Child and Feeling Reduction intensives. Before relocating back to the United States in 2008, Stewart was in private practice at Hong Kong Psychological Services in Hong Kong.
Dr. Jon G. Caldwell
Dr. Caldwell is a board-certified psychiatrist and clinical research investigator who specializes in the treatment of adults who are healing from relational trauma and addictive behaviors. He is currently the Medical Director of Meadows Behavioral Health, with oversight of Willow House. His theoretical perspectives are heavily influenced by his Ph.D. training at the University of California at Davis, where he began researching how early childhood maltreatment and insecure attachment relationships affect cognitive, emotional and social functioning. His clinical approach has become increasingly flavored by the timeless teachings of the contemplative traditions and by the daily practice of mindfulness. Dr. Caldwell has published a number of articles on child maltreatment, attachment theory, emotion regulation and mindfulness and he is a noted international speaker and trainer on these and other topics.
Dr. Michael Denicole
Dr. Denicole currently serves as the Primary Care Addiction Doctor for The Meadows. Since 2007, he has practiced primary care addiction medicine. After receiving a medical degree in 1984 from the University of Health Sciences/College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City, MO, Dr. Denicole served a medical internship at Phoenix General Hospital. Dr. Denicole is Board Certified in both Family Practice and Addiction Medicine.
Veronica serves as the Psychiatric Provider for The Meadows. She is board certified in psychiatry and family practice and received her Family Nurse Practitioner degree in 2014 from Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC, and her Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner degree from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN in 2015. Veronica joined Meadows Behavioral Healthcare in 2016 as a PMHNP after having worked in retail clinics as an FNP and in Community Mental Health in Asheville, NC. Her training includes The Meadows’ Post-Induction Therapy (PIT) training, Somatic Experiencing® (SE), and is a CSAT candidate. Veronica takes a holistic and whole body approach regarding mental and physical health and strives to engage her patients in their care. She has found the teachings of Pia Mellody and the Meadows Model to be profound in engaging patients through real-life relational skills to make lifelong changes in their mental, physical, and spiritual health.
Janelle Novick has practiced as a Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner for 12 years. After completing her Master's program at the University of Akron in Ohio, she moved to Arizona where she became licensed and board certified. For her first six years in Arizona, she worked in an outpatient setting treating primarily seriously mentally ill patients in the East Valley and at a remote rural clinic in Kearny, AZ. She also had opportunities to assess and treat patients in prison and eventually worked fulltime on an inpatient unit in Apache Junction as the primary psychiatric provider. She established a private practice in Chandler, AZ for a year before coming to work for The Meadows in 2009. Janelle likes to empower patients through educating them about their diagnosis, medications and how to advocate for themselves in treatment once they are discharged from The Meadows.
Kevin Berkes, MA, is the Director of Intake and has been with The Meadows since 2004. Kevin leads the intake team guiding patients and their families through the difficult decision of admission into inpatient treatment. His passion for helping struggling individuals has helped thousands of people to realize recovery is possible. With formal training in Theology, his varied work experience ranges from working with traumatic brain injury patients in upstate New York to running groups for addicts in Southeast Asia. Kevin is currently undergoing the Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) training.