Life-Changing Workshops

For Healing, Discovery, and Emotional Growth

The Gentle Path at The Meadows program is designed to quick-start the recovery process, teach valuable life skills and uncover the underlying causes that often contribute to the patient’s addiction.

Individual Therapy

Patients participate in individual therapy sessions with CSAT-trained clinicians throughout their stay. These sessions may focus on:

  • Personal trauma
  • Psychological assessment results
  • Diagnostic impressions
  • Crisis resolution
  • Discussion of sensitive issues
  • Discharge planning

Additionally, every patient will have an individual consultation with Dr. Patrick Carnes, weekly sessions with our psychiatric provider and trauma resolution therapists, and individual appointments with our staff psychologist, medical provider, and primary and family therapists as needed.

Group Therapy

Group therapy is one of the most effective tools employed at Gentle Path at The Meadows. Upon admission, patients are assigned to a group led by a primary counselor. Using the power of the group, each group member benefits immensely through open, honest discussion.

Group therapy allow patients to:

  • Learn they are not alone through conveying their problems, struggles and feelings with fellow group members
  • Have open discussions to help identify and dissolve defense mechanisms

Weekly Psychiatric Counseling

Sexual addiction treatment can be a traumatic and emotionally exhausting experience. Because of this, Gentle Path at the Meadows includes regular psychiatric counseling as part of the treatment plan for all patients.

Patients will spend one-on-one time with their psychiatrist, in a mixture of counseling sessions and medication management.

  • Appointments are scheduled a minimum of once a week
  • Additional appointments are available if needed at no additional charge to the patients
  • Psychiatrists will attend group therapy with patients as needed

Experiential Trauma Work

Using the pioneering work of Senior Fellow Pia Mellody, patients in our Survivor's Workshop examine their childhood in a safe and nurturing environment. Patients learn to release painful emotions and heal themselves from the shame, neglect or abandonment they have experienced in the past.

Experiential therapy helps patients recognize negative emotions that trigger compulsive behaviors. Our therapies are used to help resolve emotional and mental roadblocks in order to allow patients to understand how suppressing these feelings can be destructive to their long-term well-being. An expansive array of experiential modalities include:

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Equine-assisted psychotherapy
  • Expressive arts therapy
  • Somatic Experiencing

Experiential therapies offer patients many benefits, including a greater understanding of their authentic selves, along with promoting greater self-confidence and independence. By addressing maladaptive behaviors, patients are able to develop positive communication skills.

Proven Effective Treatment

Every journey begins with one step.

Gentle Path at The Meadows located in Wickenburg, Arizona, provides an intensive, experientially based 45-day treatment program for men with the complex issues of sexual addictions.

We are a Behavioral Health Inpatient Facility with 28 beds. We are accredited by The Joint Commission which demonstrates our ongoing commitment to safe, high quality care, and treatment. Patients can be assured they will receive outstanding care at Gentle Path at The Meadows.

In a safe and nurturing community composed of their peers, men are guided on their journey of recovery by examining the underlying causes of addiction and co-occurring disorders. The goal is for these individuals to gain the courage to face difficult issues, including grief and loss; heal from emotional trauma; and become accountable for their own feelings, behaviors, and recovery. Visit us here or feel free to phone us at 855-333-6076.

How We Can Help

One-of-a-kind, intensive workshops in a setting specifically designed to facilitate
healing and empowerment.


Emotional Trauma
  • Survivor's I
  • Survivor's II
  • Mending Heartwounds
  • The Betrayal Bond
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  • Couples Bootcamp
  • Family Matters
  • Love Addiction/Love Avoidance
  • Healing Intimate Treason
  • Discovery to Recovery
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Personal Growth
  • Men's Sexual Recovery
  • Mind & Heart
  • Spirit Quest
  • Journey of a Woman's Heart
  • Life Without Ed
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Professional Development
  • Introduction to the Internal Family Systems Model
  • Mind & Heart
  • Horses Helping Clinicians
  • Relational Trauma Repair
  • Post-Induction Therapy (PIT)
  • Inner Child and Feeling Reduction
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Developed By Leading Experts

Attending a workshop at the Rio Retreat Center at The Meadows offers an individual many benefits.

At Rio Retreat, we have created a safe, nurturing environment with highly skilled staff where people can obtain deep personal healing.
- Jean Collins-Stuckert, Executive Director

Our workshops have been designed by mental health experts to help participants struggling with unresolved emotional trauma, addictions, grief, and other personal issues.

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Unique Healing Experience

Patients in our care follow a proven timeline designed to help them identify, understand, treat and overcome their negative behaviors.

Detailed Assessments


The peacefulness of the Rio Retreat Center campus reinforces your mindset for recovery.

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Experiential Therapy


Onsite activities to help focus and unwind to jump start healing and recovery.

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Failed Past Treatments

How To

Contact us at 800-244-4949 or complete a contact form today.

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Rebuild Relationships


Find an upcoming workshop that addresses your own unique needs.

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Healing The Family

Healing The Family

Ours workshops can help individuals to begin dealing with issues having an effect on their partners, children, parents and siblings.

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Trusted By Professionals

Trusted by Professionals

All programs are facilitated by licensed and certified professionals, with proven training in their respective fields of expertise.

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Patient Focused Recovery

Patient Focused Recovery

Our transformative programs help individuals to identify negative patterns, and break the cycle of negative behaviors.

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Intensive Workshops • Facilitating Healing • Empowering Emotional Growth

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