• The Scarlet Sisterhood: Treating Partners of Sex Addicts

    Addiction is a disease, end of discussion . . . right? As practitioners within the field of behavioral health and wellness, we have all heard the message, loud and clear. Many of us subscribe to the concept without question, confident in our convictions that addicts are sick people, not bad people. Some of us have built our careers upon this assertion, while others espouse it personally, within our own lives and family relationships.


  • Evaluating a Competency-Based Supervision Approach for Motivational Interviewing

    Motivational interviewing (MI) is a well-known, evidence-based, brief counseling approach for substance use disorders (SUDs) that combines person-centered principles with strategies for enhancing motivation for change (Miller & Rollnick, 2012). Counselors using MI help their clients talk themselves into change by exploring and developing their motivations for change and lessening and resolving their arguments against it.


Monica  von Eggers

Clinical Director at Desert Palms Recovery,Monica works with therapeutic modalities such as: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Exposure Therapy. She has extended experience of facilitating ego-strengthening work, trauma, bereavement, tobacco cessation, creative expression, and she uses experiential approaches including all senses and intelligences. She has worked with a wide variety of populations including military members and their families, various socio-economic levels, and different ethnicities.

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