All staff at Willow House at The Meadows are trained and supervised by Dr. Stefanie Carnes, ensuring that patients receive the most advanced treatment in love and intimacy disorders. During their time here, patients will be under the 24/7 supervision and care of our highly-trained professional staff. Our team of physicians, psychiatrists, and addiction specialists are all Masters or Doctoral level and CSAT trained with extensive experience in intimacy disorders and sexual trauma. Our psychiatric nurses, nursing staff and recreation therapists are experienced in supporting patients through the treatment process and working as an integral part of the treatment team.
Your Expert Treatment Team
Sean Walsh, Chief Executive Officer
Sean Walsh is the Chief Executive Officer of Meadows Behavioral Healthcare and is responsible for the oversight of its family of programs which include The Meadows, Gentle Path at The Meadows, Claudia Black Young Adult Center, Remuda Ranch at The Meadows, Rio Retreat Center at The Meadows, The Meadows Outpatient Center, and Willow House at The Meadows. Sean has been in the behavioral health field since 1996. Sean has a clinical background and although he has been a treatment center executive since 2009, he is a licensed therapist and is highly invested in ensuring quality care to the patients The Meadows serves. Sean came to The Meadows from Calvary Addiction Recovery Center where he was the Chief Executive Officer. Prior to Calvary, Sean was the COO of Laurel Ridge Treatment Center in San Antonio, he has held a wide variety of positions in the treatment field ranging from; Director of Outpatient, Risk Management, Case Management, Intake and has been a primary therapist specializing in treating young adults.
Monica Meyer, PhD, CSAT-S, Clinical DirectorDr. Monica Meyer is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and currently works as the Clinical Director of Willow House at The Meadows, an inpatient r treatment facility dedicated to healing relationship disorders specifically for women. She has worked and trained closely with Dr. Stefanie Carnes, Alex Katehakis, and Dr. Patrick Carnes and participates in the training and clinical supervision of other professionals as a presenter at Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) training modules. Dr. Meyer has a broad base of training and experience in the field of Clinical Psychology utilizing psychological assessments and treating chemical addictions, personality disorders, and eating disorders. Dr. Meyer integrates cultural sensitivity with a sex-positive approach to create a safe space for clients from diverse orientations and gender identities to begin their sexual recovery.
Irene Jacobs MC, LPC, CSAT-C, Program Director
Irene is the Program Director for Willow House. Her counseling background has shaped her passion in the field of trauma and addiction. Her experience includes sex addiction, love addiction, relationship and intimacy issues, victims of domestic sex trafficking, human trafficking, survivors of torture, self harm, personality disorders, addictions, and disordered eating. Irene’s has worked in the Primary, Family, and Trauma counselor positions at The Meadows, giving her incredible experience in the programming needed to treat women struggling with intimacy and relationship issues. Her extensive knowledge combined with her sensitivity offers healing and hope for Willow House patients and their families.
Dr. Jon G. Caldwell, DO, Ph.D., Medical Director
Dr. Jon G. Caldwell, DO, Ph.D., is a board-certified psychiatrist and clinical research investigator who specializes in the treatment of adults who are healing from relational trauma and addictive behaviors. He is currently the Medical Director of Meadows Behavioral Health, with oversight of Willow House. His theoretical perspectives are heavily influenced by his Ph.D. training at the University of California at Davis, where he began researching how early childhood maltreatment and insecure attachment relationships affect cognitive, emotional and social functioning. His clinical approach has become increasingly flavored by the timeless teachings of the contemplative traditions and by the daily practice of mindfulness. Dr. Caldwell has published a number of articles on child maltreatment, attachment theory, emotion regulation and mindfulness and he is a noted international speaker and trainer on these and other topics.
Allan Benham, RN, BSN, MBA, Executive Director
Allan has held numerous positions at The Meadows during his 15-year tenure. Mr. Benham began his career at The Meadows as an entry level nursing tech, followed by positions as a Registered Nurse, Director of Nursing, Medical Services Director, Support Services Director, Interim Director for Remuda Ranch, Director of Operations at The Meadows, Executive Director of Gentle Path at The Meadows and is now overseeing Willow House as well. As the Executive Director of Willow House, Allan works closely with Dr. Stephanie Carnes, Dr. Patrick Carnes and Alex Katehakis to ensure that the highest quality level of care is given to the patients under our care. He will be responsible for all the day-to-day operations of the facility, along with overseeing the clinical and nursing departments and ancillary services. Allan opens his doors to every patient and tries to sit down with each one to welcome them and find out their needs. Working at the facility, his door is always open to patients who need to drop in and share a concern or just talk about their day.