Sovereign Health specializes in mental health, substance abuse, and dual diagnosis treatment for men and women. The rehab has numerous facilities in California — the Palm Spring location offers residential treatment and detox services for adult men and women. The program utilizes evidence-based treatment modalities combined with a holistic focus for a well-balanced and sustainable recovery. Clients are encouraged to examine and understand how and why their maladaptive behaviors evolved and to set realistic goals for a happy and fulfilling future.
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Helen Kienzle. Ph.D., is the Program Director for both the dual diagnosis and mental health programs at the Sovereign Health facility in Palm Desert, California. Dr. Kienzle received her master’s degree and her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the School for Professional Psychology at Alliant University in Los Angeles, California. Her experience includes clinical internships at the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health and the Behavioral Health Center at Alhambra Hospital. In her career, she also completed a doctoral thesis on the social support needs of women diagnosed with breast cancer. Following the completion of her doctoral work, Dr. Kienzle focuses on providing individual therapy to patients and families, psychiatric crisis intervention and resolution; including the development and implementation of group therapy program curricula. Under Dr. Kienzle’s direction, the Palm Desert facility will ensure that patients experience their treatment with the necessary resources to continue their treatment after their recovery. Dr. Kienzle is excited to offer patients innovative treatment modalities as Sovereign Health continues to grow. - See more at: https://www.sovhealth.com/about/leadership/palm-desert-ca/#sthash.NcPuA7l0.dpufMore
Dr. Mary Berst, Ph.D. is the Associate Program Director for both the dual diagnosis and mental health programs at the Sovereign Health facility in Palm Desert, California. Dr. Berst earned her Ph.D. in psychology through the School for Professional Psychology at Northcentral University in Prescott Valley, Arizona. Dr. Berst’s experience includes a clinical internship at Morongo Basin Counseling and Recovery Center in Yucca Valley, California. Her doctoral thesis was focused on treating PTSD using a biologically based treatment model called the Community Resiliency Model. While studying for her licensing exam, Dr. Berst continues to focus on providing individual therapy to patients and families, psychiatric crisis intervention and resolution, and the development and implementation of group therapy program curricula. Dr. Berst has lived in the Coachella Valley since 1991 with her husband, where she enjoys spending time with her family, church community and her dog, Mason. - See more at: https://www.sovhealth.com/about/leadership/palm-desert-ca/#sthash.NcPuA7l0.dpufMore