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Stefanie Carnes to Lead Willow House as Meadows Senior Fellow

February 1, 2017

We are proud to announce the addition of Stefanie Carnes, Ph.D., to our team of Senior Fellows. Dr. Carnes will serve as the clinical architect for Willow House at The Meadows, a new program for women struggling with sex, love, and intimacy disorders that is set to open in March of 2017.

Dr. Carnes will work closely with the staff of Willow House, and at Gentle Path at The Meadows, to bring her unique expertise to the programs and to aid the clients who suffer with intimacy and relationship disorders. Her area of expertise includes working with patients and families struggling with multiple addictions such as sexual addiction, eating disorders and chemical dependency.

“We are thrilled to have Stefanie Carnes join our team to help us treat the women we are privileged to work with,” said Allan Benham, Executive Director of the Willow House and Gentle Path programs. “She is highly respected for her knowledge and commitment to expanding our understanding of addiction and intimacy disorders, and helping those in recovery to build better relationships and live happier lives. We are fortunate to have such a trusted and thoughtful professional with such an impressive range of experiences lend her insights to our programs.”

Dr. Carnes is also a licensed marriage and family therapist, an AAMFT approved supervisor and a certified sex addiction therapist and supervisor, specializing in therapy for couples and families struggling with sexual addiction. She presents regularly at conferences at both the state and national levels. She has also written numerous publications including her books, Mending a Shattered Heart: A Guide for Partners of Sex Addicts, Facing Heartbreak: Steps to Recovery for Partners of Sex Addicts, and Facing Addiction: Starting Recovery from Alcohol and Drugs.

Willow House at The Meadows is to be the home of a 45-day inpatient program designed specifically for women who are struggling with love addiction, sex addiction, and intimacy disorders. In the heart of the beautiful, serene, Sonoran Desert, an expert team of multi-faceted professionals will provide specialized mental health and addiction treatment for women. The program is designed to help women begin to heal their core emotional trauma and change their self-destructive behaviors, whether they manifest as love addiction, sex addiction, unhealthy relationship patterns or co-occurring issues such as drug and alcohol addiction, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, and other behavioral problems. The program has begun accepting patients now. For more information call 800-244-4949.