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Desert Palms

Our small, intimate facility provides the ideal setting for addressing, exploring and understanding the issues that led to the addictive, and ultimately, self-defeating behaviors.

67580 Jones Road
Cathedral City, CA 92234

Treatment Setting

  • Private/Secluded
  • Desert

Areas of Specialization

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Individual, Group, Family Therapy

  • Relapse Prevention

  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)

  • Anger Management

  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

  • LGBT Specific Therapy - Individual and Group

  • Fitness, Massage, Meditation, Yoga

Facility Highlights

  • Full continuum of treatment
  • Small, Intimate Facility
  • Comprehensive, integrated addiction treatment program for those in the LGBT community
  • Holistic Therapies

Desert Palms Philosophy

Desert Palms is a licensed residential treatment facility in California, offering men and women behavioral health treatment for those suffering from substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders. We provide a full continuum of integrated care that includes detox, residential treatment, Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP), and Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). At Desert Palms, we treat addiction as a chronic illness, a disease as defined by ASAM as: “A primary, chronic disease with genetic, psychosocial, and environmental factors influencing its development and manifestations.”

Meet the Staff

Jeff Andersen, CADC-CS, ICCS, ICADC

Director of Operations

As the Director of Operations, Jeff Anderson ensures that Desert Palms is operating in accordance with the state licensing and accreditation standards. Jeff values the important role that environment has in recovery and cultivates a positive psychology approach to care at the facility to promote patient healing.

Brett Drummond, RADT-I

Director of Admissions

As Director of Admissions, Brett Drummond is the first person patients interact with as they begin their journey to recovery at Desert Palms. In this role, Brett is responsible for overseeing the admissions process, managing utilization review and referrals for admission at Desert Palms.

Bryan Wilmoth, CATC III

Director of Outpatient Services

Bryan Wilmoth is the Director of Outpatient Services at Palm Desert IOP with two decades of experience working with those suffering with substance use disorders.

John Nekic, MBA

Executive Director

As Executive Director of Desert Palms, John oversees the financial performance, operations and strategic direction of the center, striving to continually improve productivity and efficiency to offer the highest quality treatment for patients. John is an energetic leader and a creative problem solver who has a proven performance record of executing plans, optimizing operations and leading his team to achieve outstanding results.


You have inspired me, and helped me learn who I am and who I can be when I put my mind to it. If you would have told me 68 days ago that I would leave from Desert Palms confident, independent and loving who I am, I would have thought you were crazy. You have taught me how to spread my wings and fly alone. I could have never done this without your help. For that, I am eternally grateful.


If it was not for your firmness, patience and persistence, I would have walked out and made the worst mistake of my life. Staying here was ultimately the best decision I have ever made. I feel safe going back into the world and facing reality, as you have provided me with the self-confidence, the knowledge and the skills that I never knew I had. I feel I have been given a second chance and commend you for the work you do to save the lives of others as you have done with mine.

Andrew A

Facility Center Details

  • Private Rooms
  • Pet Friendly
  • Outpatient Services
  • Detox Services
  • Inpatient
  • Long Term Residential
  • 30, 60, 90 Day Treatment
  • Group/Individual Therapy
  • 12 Step
  • Educational Sessions
  • Music Therapy
  • Meditation
  • Yoga
  • Acupuncture
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Massage
  • Personal Training

Financial Insurance Details

  • Self Pay
  • PPO Insurance
  • Some HMO’s
  • Some Workers Compensation
  • Loans/Financing Available


  • State License
  • Joint Commission
  • CARF
  • ADP


The information provided by US Rehab Network is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Individual results may vary and only your medical professional can explain all the risks and potential benefits of any treatment based on your circumstances.