Meet Our Talented Team
Meet Our Talented Team
During their time here, patients will be under the 24/7 supervision and care of our highly trained professional staff. Our team of physicians, psychiatrists, and addiction specialists are all master’s-level or doctoral-level practitioners and CSAT-trained with extensive experience in intimacy disorders and sexual trauma. Our psychiatric nurses, nursing staff, and recreation therapists are experienced in supporting patients through the treatment process and working as an integral part of the treatment team. All staff at Willow House at The Meadows are handpicked for their expertise and compassion then trained and supervised by Dr. Stefanie Carnes, ensuring each of our patients receive the most advanced and comprehensive treatment in love and intimacy disorders.
Dr. Stefanie Carnes is the president of the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals, a training institute and professional organization for addiction professionals. The clinical architect for Willow House at The Meadows, she works with sexually addicted clients and their families, helping those struggling with sex, love, and intimacy disorders.
Dr. Jerry Law, Executive Director of Willow House and Gentle Path at The Meadows, serves both inpatient programs specializing in relationship disorders, sex addiction, substance abuse disorders, and co-occurring behavioral health disorders. A board-certified counselor and board-certified intervention professional, he’s also a master’s-certified drug alcohol and addictions counselor.
Prior to assuming the executive director role at Gentle Path and Willow House, Dr. Law served as director of family education and leadership training for Meadows Behavioral Healthcare. In this role, he worked closely with the clinical teams and offered education and support to family members while their loved one was in treatment.
As executive director, Dr. Law oversees the day-to-day operations of the programs and works closely with the clinical team in providing world-class treatment as well as advocating for service excellence in the care provided. He works closely with Meadows Senior Fellows Dr. Patrick Carnes and Dr. Stefanie Carnes in the ongoing development and implementation of program curriculum, ensuring the continuity of care for which Meadows Behavioral Healthcare programs are known worldwide.
Irene Jacobs is the clinical director for Willow House at The Meadows. Her years of experience in counseling and administration have deepened her understanding of, and passion for, people who struggle with trauma and addiction. Jacobs has expertise in the areas of sex addiction, love addiction, and relationship and intimacy issues as well as with victims of domestic sex trafficking and human trafficking, survivors of torture and self-harm and those struggling with personality disorders, addictions, and disordered eating. She has worked as a primary, family, and trauma therapist at The Meadows, giving her rich experience in how to treat women and their families struggling with intimacy and relationship issues.
On several occasions, Jacobs has been asked to contribute to the Dr. Phil show as an expert on topics related to female intimacy and relationships. In addition, she is a contributing author to the book Voices Against Sex Slavery. Her extensive knowledge and experience, combined with her clinical sensitivity and warmth, offers healing and hope for patients and their families.
Dr. Isabel Nino de Guzman works as a licensed psychologist for Willow House and Gentle Path at The Meadows, participating in direct patient care and supervising CSAT professionals within the Meadows Behavioral Healthcare family. She trained under Dr. Patrick Carnes' direct supervision and has worked with him conducting research in the field of sex addiction since 2006. Dr. Nino de Guzman has previously held jobs at two of the most reputable programs for addiction treatment in the United States. She also brings a wealth of clinical experience from her career in Peru as a professor, researcher, and author or co-author of several publications.
In her role at Willow House, Dr. Nino de Guzman conducts specialized psychosexual assessments for patients with sexually addictive behaviors, intimacy disorders, and complex trauma. She has brought to our programs her vast experience on dual disorders and utilizes evidence-based practices to treat patients, knowing the unique patterns of interaction between sexual addiction, mental health disorders, and maladaptive personality patterns.
Director of Nursing
Rob Wallace is the director of nursing at both Willow House and Gentle Path at The Meadows. He also serves as Meadows Behavioral Healthcare’s nursing coordinator, interfacing with nursing staff throughout the MBH system. Wallace earned his master’s degree in nursing with a focus on nurse executive and completed Associate Sex Addiction Therapist (ASAT) certification in 2016. Wallace has worked in addiction recovery since 2003, and he remains active volunteering with the Wickenburg Lions Club, Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce (he was awarded the Tip of the Stethoscope Award for 2017 and named Volunteer of the Year in 2010), Wickenburg Unified School District, HOSA, and as advocate for nursing issues at the Arizona Senate and House of Representatives, engaging around behavioral health and substance use disorder iss.
Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Jon 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 chief medical officer at Meadows Behavioral Healthcare, with oversight of Willow House. His theoretical perspectives are heavily influenced by his PhD 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.
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