Desert Hope Treatment Center

2465 East Twain Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89121
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Treatment & Continuum of Care

Desert Hope offers its patients a full continuum of care, from detox and inpatient care all the way to outpatient treatment and our recovery residence at Resolutions Las Vegas. Desert Hope’s expert and caring staff will stand by you on your journey to recovery that starts from the moment you arrive at the airport to come to our treatment center.
Levels of Care
  • Medical Detox
  • Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)
  • Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
  • Outpatient
  • Recovery Residence

Desert Hope is now in-network with policies utilizing Behavioral Healthcare Options (BHO). Call to learn more about how your coverage can help you access treatment for yourself or a loved one.

Recreational Activities Fused with Treatment

Las Vegas has more to offer than casinos, as its location in the Mojave Desert provides its denizens access to some of the most iconic natural wonders of the American Southwest. Desert Hope offers unique hiking experiences from the valleys of Red Rock Canyon to the slopes of Mt. Charleston to the sandy shores of Lake Mead. Desert Hope can also provide equine therapy to clients who prefer an outdoor, holistic approach to their treatment.

Co-Occurring Mental Health Disorders

Addiction doesn’t always manifest alone, and often times can be connected with other mental health struggles. Clinicians at Desert Hope are able to treat patients with co-occurring mental health disorders such as PTSD, depression, anxiety disorders, and others.

Chronic Medical Conditions & Pregnancy

Desert Hope is equipped to care for medically compromised patients, including those with lung conditions (such as COPD), high blood pressure, and diabetes. Desert Hope is also one of a handful of treatment centers that can treat pregnant women. Our facility works with an OB/GYN in Las Vegas that has expertise in caring for high-risk pregnancies, ensuring the safety of both mother and baby during treatment.

Our Staff & Credentials

At Desert Hope, our highly trained and knowledgeable multidisciplinary team includes psychiatrists, other medical doctors, nurses, and therapists. All therapists at Desert Hope are master’s level and all are fully licensed in the state of Nevada. Our registered nurses are also all licensed in the state of Nevada. Desert Hope’s case management team includes drug and alcohol addiction counselors certified in Nevada. Our experienced clinicians have diverse training, and some of their specialties include CBT, EMDR, person-centered therapy, DBT, and REBT. As recognized experts in addiction treatment, Desert Hope also serves as a teaching facility and provides clinical education to treatment professionals from several programs, including the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and Touro University Nevada.

About 30% of Desert Hope’s staff is in recovery themselves.

We have a nurse-to-patient ratio of 1:12, a therapist-to-patient ratio of 1:10, and a BHT-to-patient ratio of 1:20.

For patients who identify as LGBTQ, Desert Hope has a group that meets weekly and discusses concerns unique to this population.

Amitabh Singh, M.D., Medical Director

Dr. Amitabh Singh, M.D., Desert Hope’s Medical Director, earned his medical degree from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi, India. After receiving his medical degree, Dr. Singh moved to the U.S. to complete his residency in psychiatry at Western Psychiatric Institute, University of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Singh is board-certified in psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and is a member of the American Psychiatric Association. His experience includes acting as the Associate Medical Director, Care Management at Western Psychiatric Institute in Pittsburgh, Chief of Staff Monte Vista Hospital, and Service Director for Sunrise Hospital. Dr. Singh’s extensive experience also includes establishing an ambulatory chemical detoxification clinic in Las Vegas and helping to start Nevada’s Desert Parkway Behavioral Health Care Hospital and acting as the Medical Director there.

Dr. Singh is passionate about quality patient care, striving to deliver the very best treatment possible to each and every patient.

Denise Dunn, Executive Clinical Director

Denise Dunn, MA, LADC, has over 35 years working in behavioral healthcare. Her background includes working with working with adjudicated youth, in youth crisis shelters, working on Federal Office of Treatment Improvement grant projects, and holding a number of positions working in substance use treatment facilities in standards and compliance and as a case manager, counselor, national trainer, clinical informaticist, and Regional Director of Clinical Excellence and Quality. Denise obtained her Master’s Degree in Addiction Counseling from Hazelden Graduate School and maintains a license as an alcohol and other drug counselor.

Our Accreditations

The Joint Commission for Behavioral Health Care Desert Hope is accredited by The Joint Commission for Behavioral Health Care, an internationally recognized symbol of healthcare quality and the gold standard of care for the industry. This accreditation signifies that, through external, unbiased evaluation, we have met or exceeded The Joint Commission’s standards for providing addiction treatment for all of the levels of care offered at Desert Hope, including high acuity medical detox.

Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) CARF is an independent nonprofit dedicated to ensuring that various areas of healthcare treatment meet lofty standards. The standards, policies, and accreditation process are actively overseen by an elected board of 11 directors. CARF’s mission is to “promote the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process and continuous improvement services that center on enhancing the lives of persons served.” According to CARF, “Providers that meet our standards have demonstrated their commitment to being among the best available.”

More About Desert Hope

Read our Rehabs.com 360 Guide. Rehabs.com 360 Guides provide an objective evaluation of all that a treatment facility has to offer. These guides leverage proprietary data and offers relevant information to support individuals’ decisions to choose the treatment centers that are right for them.


Individual Therapy

Depending on your level of care, you will participate in an individual therapy session for 50 minutes at least once a week. A variety of different treatment modalities are used, including but not limited to cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), motivational interviewing (MI), and our biofeedback therapy chair.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

EMDR is a trauma-based therapy that is reserved for those who have been in treatment at Desert Hope for some time and who have physician and therapist approval that they are ready for this intensive level of work.

Group Therapy

During your stay at Desert Hope, your participation in groups will vary depending on your personalized treatment plan. All group sessions are separated by gender to address gender-specific issues that may be present within topics such as stages of change, first responders, spirituality, and LGBTQ.

Below are some of our group therapy offerings:

  • LGBTQ Group.
  • Early recovery.
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy.
  • Veterans/first responders.
  • Spirituality engagement.
  • Women’s empowerment groups.
  • Stages of Change: This model is used in the initial assessment of a patient. Desert Hope understands that often the personal drive to be free of substance addiction can be the greatest motivator in treatment and will work to help patients determine their personal model of change and their place within it

Psychoeducational, Supportive, Expressive, & Alternative Therapies

Additional treatment interventions are offered to therapeutically support your overall care and wellbeing. Below are a few of our noteworthy offerings:

  • Art therapy: A popular holistic practice that helps supplement treatment by offering patients a different avenue to explore and express complex emotions and ideas. Sessions are held 5 times a week by Edith Pastor, Desert Hope’s resident art therapy expert.
  • Music therapy.
  • Equine Therapy: Patients do not ride the horses but are given the opportunity to interact with them therapeutically.
  • Yoga.
  • Recreational outings.

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)

Desert Hope understands that sometimes medication-assisted treatment is the best option for those seeking recovery, and gladly provides MAT in conjunction with therapy, if the patient’s provider recommends it.

The requirements for the MAT program include:

  • 1 year of high-dose opioid use.
  • Commitment to a longer treatment stay (minimum 45-90 days under care).
  • Involvement of a loved one in treatment with a full open release of information (ROI).

Prospective Patients

At Desert Hope, tours are available any time of day, any day of the week. Since staff is always present at the facility, tours can happen anytime, although alerting the facility beforehand is appreciated and allows us to prepare a better tour experience. Depending on the time of the tour, prospective patients may get to meet the clinical director, the clinical managers, the nursing director, and possibly the CEO.

Arrival

Our admissions process is quick and easy and usually takes an hour or less to complete. From day one, patients are welcomed into a therapeutic environment of wellness and empathetic support. During the admissions process, each patient undergoes a comprehensive assessment and meets with a mental health professional to develop his or her customized treatment plan.

Meals

Dining at Desert Hope includes 3 delicious and nutritious chef-prepared meals daily, and our culinary team includes a pastry chef. We can accommodate clients with special diets, whether related to medical or religious needs.

Housing Details

Our high-end, hotel-style rooms accommodate 2 people per room with a shared private bathroom. Desert Hope’s luxury inpatient facility can house 148 patients. Patients can request a private room if they prefer, although there is an additional cost. Laundry services are available on site.

Technology

Because connectivity is so important, patients may bring and use their electronic devices at Desert Hope during free hours. We provide free Wi-Fi to all patients and guests.

For Families

Communication

A loved one can only receive information about a patient if the patient signs a release of information for that individual.

Programming

Desert Hope recognizes that addiction affects not only the individual with the illness but their loved ones as well, and that having a strong support system is an integral part of recovery. To start healing those family relationships damaged by addiction, Desert Hope offers a family day every other Saturday from 1:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The program leader will invite patients and their families to partake in an interactive discussion. There is an opportunity for patients and families to visit with one another after the family day programming ends.

Visiting Your Loved One

With patient consent, loved ones can visit patients every other Saturday, after the family day programming.

During your loved one’s treatment, we can work with you to plan a visit. Your loved one’s treatment team will provide you with all of the information you need to schedule your visit.

Ready for treatment?

About Desert Hope Treatment Center

Treatment & Continuum of Care

Desert Hope offers its patients a full continuum of care, from detox and inpatient care all the way to outpatient treatment and our recovery residence at Resolutions Las Vegas. Desert Hope’s expert and caring staff will stand by you on your journey to recovery that starts from the moment you arrive at the airport to come to our treatment center.
Levels of Care
  • Medical Detox
  • Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)
  • Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
  • Outpatient
  • Recovery Residence

Desert Hope is now in-network with policies utilizing Behavioral Healthcare Options (BHO). Call to learn more about how your coverage can help you access treatment for yourself or a loved one.

Recreational Activities Fused with Treatment

Las Vegas has more to offer than casinos, as its location in the Mojave Desert provides its denizens access to some of the most iconic natural wonders of the American Southwest. Desert Hope offers unique hiking experiences from the valleys of Red Rock Canyon to the slopes of Mt. Charleston to the sandy shores of Lake Mead. Desert Hope can also provide equine therapy to clients who prefer an outdoor, holistic approach to their treatment.

Co-Occurring Mental Health Disorders

Addiction doesn’t always manifest alone, and often times can be connected with other mental health struggles. Clinicians at Desert Hope are able to treat patients with co-occurring mental health disorders such as PTSD, depression, anxiety disorders, and others.

Chronic Medical Conditions & Pregnancy

Desert Hope is equipped to care for medically compromised patients, including those with lung conditions (such as COPD), high blood pressure, and diabetes. Desert Hope is also one of a handful of treatment centers that can treat pregnant women. Our facility works with an OB/GYN in Las Vegas that has expertise in caring for high-risk pregnancies, ensuring the safety of both mother and baby during treatment.

Our Staff & Credentials

At Desert Hope, our highly trained and knowledgeable multidisciplinary team includes psychiatrists, other medical doctors, nurses, and therapists. All therapists at Desert Hope are master’s level and all are fully licensed in the state of Nevada. Our registered nurses are also all licensed in the state of Nevada. Desert Hope’s case management team includes drug and alcohol addiction counselors certified in Nevada. Our experienced clinicians have diverse training, and some of their specialties include CBT, EMDR, person-centered therapy, DBT, and REBT. As recognized experts in addiction treatment, Desert Hope also serves as a teaching facility and provides clinical education to treatment professionals from several programs, including the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and Touro University Nevada.

About 30% of Desert Hope’s staff is in recovery themselves.

We have a nurse-to-patient ratio of 1:12, a therapist-to-patient ratio of 1:10, and a BHT-to-patient ratio of 1:20.

For patients who identify as LGBTQ, Desert Hope has a group that meets weekly and discusses concerns unique to this population.

Amitabh Singh, M.D., Medical Director

Dr. Amitabh Singh, M.D., Desert Hope’s Medical Director, earned his medical degree from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi, India. After receiving his medical degree, Dr. Singh moved to the U.S. to complete his residency in psychiatry at Western Psychiatric Institute, University of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Singh is board-certified in psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and is a member of the American Psychiatric Association. His experience includes acting as the Associate Medical Director, Care Management at Western Psychiatric Institute in Pittsburgh, Chief of Staff Monte Vista Hospital, and Service Director for Sunrise Hospital. Dr. Singh’s extensive experience also includes establishing an ambulatory chemical detoxification clinic in Las Vegas and helping to start Nevada’s Desert Parkway Behavioral Health Care Hospital and acting as the Medical Director there.

Dr. Singh is passionate about quality patient care, striving to deliver the very best treatment possible to each and every patient.

Denise Dunn, Executive Clinical Director

Denise Dunn, MA, LADC, has over 35 years working in behavioral healthcare. Her background includes working with working with adjudicated youth, in youth crisis shelters, working on Federal Office of Treatment Improvement grant projects, and holding a number of positions working in substance use treatment facilities in standards and compliance and as a case manager, counselor, national trainer, clinical informaticist, and Regional Director of Clinical Excellence and Quality. Denise obtained her Master’s Degree in Addiction Counseling from Hazelden Graduate School and maintains a license as an alcohol and other drug counselor.

Our Accreditations

The Joint Commission for Behavioral Health Care Desert Hope is accredited by The Joint Commission for Behavioral Health Care, an internationally recognized symbol of healthcare quality and the gold standard of care for the industry. This accreditation signifies that, through external, unbiased evaluation, we have met or exceeded The Joint Commission’s standards for providing addiction treatment for all of the levels of care offered at Desert Hope, including high acuity medical detox.

Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) CARF is an independent nonprofit dedicated to ensuring that various areas of healthcare treatment meet lofty standards. The standards, policies, and accreditation process are actively overseen by an elected board of 11 directors. CARF’s mission is to “promote the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process and continuous improvement services that center on enhancing the lives of persons served.” According to CARF, “Providers that meet our standards have demonstrated their commitment to being among the best available.”

More About Desert Hope

Read our Rehabs.com 360 Guide. Rehabs.com 360 Guides provide an objective evaluation of all that a treatment facility has to offer. These guides leverage proprietary data and offers relevant information to support individuals’ decisions to choose the treatment centers that are right for them.


Individual Therapy

Depending on your level of care, you will participate in an individual therapy session for 50 minutes at least once a week. A variety of different treatment modalities are used, including but not limited to cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), motivational interviewing (MI), and our biofeedback therapy chair.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

EMDR is a trauma-based therapy that is reserved for those who have been in treatment at Desert Hope for some time and who have physician and therapist approval that they are ready for this intensive level of work.

Group Therapy

During your stay at Desert Hope, your participation in groups will vary depending on your personalized treatment plan. All group sessions are separated by gender to address gender-specific issues that may be present within topics such as stages of change, first responders, spirituality, and LGBTQ.

Below are some of our group therapy offerings:

  • LGBTQ Group.
  • Early recovery.
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy.
  • Veterans/first responders.
  • Spirituality engagement.
  • Women’s empowerment groups.
  • Stages of Change: This model is used in the initial assessment of a patient. Desert Hope understands that often the personal drive to be free of substance addiction can be the greatest motivator in treatment and will work to help patients determine their personal model of change and their place within it

Psychoeducational, Supportive, Expressive, & Alternative Therapies

Additional treatment interventions are offered to therapeutically support your overall care and wellbeing. Below are a few of our noteworthy offerings:

  • Art therapy: A popular holistic practice that helps supplement treatment by offering patients a different avenue to explore and express complex emotions and ideas. Sessions are held 5 times a week by Edith Pastor, Desert Hope’s resident art therapy expert.
  • Music therapy.
  • Equine Therapy: Patients do not ride the horses but are given the opportunity to interact with them therapeutically.
  • Yoga.
  • Recreational outings.

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)

Desert Hope understands that sometimes medication-assisted treatment is the best option for those seeking recovery, and gladly provides MAT in conjunction with therapy, if the patient’s provider recommends it.

The requirements for the MAT program include:

  • 1 year of high-dose opioid use.
  • Commitment to a longer treatment stay (minimum 45-90 days under care).
  • Involvement of a loved one in treatment with a full open release of information (ROI).

Prospective Patients

At Desert Hope, tours are available any time of day, any day of the week. Since staff is always present at the facility, tours can happen anytime, although alerting the facility beforehand is appreciated and allows us to prepare a better tour experience. Depending on the time of the tour, prospective patients may get to meet the clinical director, the clinical managers, the nursing director, and possibly the CEO.

Arrival

Our admissions process is quick and easy and usually takes an hour or less to complete. From day one, patients are welcomed into a therapeutic environment of wellness and empathetic support. During the admissions process, each patient undergoes a comprehensive assessment and meets with a mental health professional to develop his or her customized treatment plan.

Meals

Dining at Desert Hope includes 3 delicious and nutritious chef-prepared meals daily, and our culinary team includes a pastry chef. We can accommodate clients with special diets, whether related to medical or religious needs.

Housing Details

Our high-end, hotel-style rooms accommodate 2 people per room with a shared private bathroom. Desert Hope’s luxury inpatient facility can house 148 patients. Patients can request a private room if they prefer, although there is an additional cost. Laundry services are available on site.

Technology

Because connectivity is so important, patients may bring and use their electronic devices at Desert Hope during free hours. We provide free Wi-Fi to all patients and guests.

For Families

Communication

A loved one can only receive information about a patient if the patient signs a release of information for that individual.

Programming

Desert Hope recognizes that addiction affects not only the individual with the illness but their loved ones as well, and that having a strong support system is an integral part of recovery. To start healing those family relationships damaged by addiction, Desert Hope offers a family day every other Saturday from 1:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The program leader will invite patients and their families to partake in an interactive discussion. There is an opportunity for patients and families to visit with one another after the family day programming ends.

Visiting Your Loved One

With patient consent, loved ones can visit patients every other Saturday, after the family day programming.

During your loved one’s treatment, we can work with you to plan a visit. Your loved one’s treatment team will provide you with all of the information you need to schedule your visit.

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Why Desert Hope Treatment Center?

Top 10 Reasons to Select Desert Hope

1. Clinical programming that is tailored to the individual patient.

2. All therapists are Master’s level clinicians who specialize in:

  • Substance use
  • Mental health
  • Social work
  • Marriage and family
  • Music
  • Art

3. Experiential therapies that include:

  • Music therapy
  • Art therapy
  • Equine therapy
  • Recreational therapy

4. Experienced and caring medical team.

5. Robust alumni program that includes:

  • Social media presence
  • Weekly alumni meetings
  • Outreach to alumni and quarterly alumni events

6. Elective-style scheduling, similar to a college choices, to meet the needs of the patient.

7. The family is brought into the treatment process as resources for continuing the life of recovery post-treatment.

8. Residential treatment, Desert Hope offers:

  • Partial hospitalization
  • Intensive outpatient
  • Outpatient
  • Continuing care
  • Sober living facility with 100 beds

This sober living facility, known as Resolutions, also provides food service, transportation, vocational programming, and community involvement for support groups and volunteer experiences.

9. Culinary food services led by executive chefs with extensive backgrounds in high-end food service.

10. Joint commission accredited program for clinical and facility excellence.