All-Desert Wellness Centers

Call us at: (760)797-5151

"Helping individuals and families to succeed and live well."


A 501(c)3 non-profit organization
Tax ID #26-4505734
73-726 Alessandro Dr., Ste. 203
Palm Desert, CA 92260

About All-Desert Wellness Centers

We are a 100% volunteer, not-for-profit organization founded in 2008 to serve the mental health needs of the Coachella Valley community and those in the outlying desert areas. Our specific purpose is to provide mental and behavioral health services focusing on individual, children, adolescents, couples, seniors, and families. We identified a need for counseling and therapy services that are affordable (based on a sliding scale) to anyone seeking such services.

Our aim is to empower individuals and families to build and maintain healthy lives that enable them to cultivate better relationships and pursue meaningful work/education and leisure activities. Additionally, we aim to strengthen the community and its individuals, contributing to better well-being and healthy lifestyles now and throughout their lives. ADWC does this by providing evaluation, assessment, treatment planning, clinical intervention, and feedback by means of the Center's team which includes the individual client and his/her family when appropriate. We are in the infancy of our organizational development, but our plan is to eventually have programs which work in concert with adjunct services, facilitated by licensed and certified professionals in their respective fields.

Meet Our Team

Dr. Jamie D. Kirkpatrick, JD, PsyD, LMFT
                                                     License # LMFT 40537
                                            Chief Executive Officer (CEO) 
                                              Clinical Director/Supervisor
                                   Co-author of The Authentic Parent
​                       Administrative Dean--Desert Art Academy 
​                    Mental Health Intensive Outpatient Program

Wm. Cody White
Chief Operating Officer (COO)     Executive Director 

Caroline Redmon, MDiv, LMFT 
​                                    License # LMFT 101189
                                    Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
                                 Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
                                    Adult/Seniors Programs
​                                    Parenting Program
                                    Outreach & Community Programs 

Terra M. Schmid, AMFT
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist  License # AMFT 90159
Recording Secretary 
Outreach & Community Programs
Children's Program
Recovery Program


Clint Ross, MDiv, MA
Board Member
Fundraising Coordinator

Leo Fuchs
Board Member
Community Relations
Art Director--Desert Art Academy 

Chelsea V. Edwards
Marketing & Community Liaison  
Advisory Board Director 

Sharon Zarres, LMFT
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
License # LMFT 50112
Clinical Supervisor  

Tom Morris
Board Member

Seham Saba, LMFT
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist 
License # LMFT 105270
ABA Trained Therapist
Children's Program/Special Needs
Social Skills Training Program
Bilingual (Spanish)-doesn't counsel in Spanish

Rita Romero, AMFT
Assoc. Marriage & Family Therapist 
License # AMFT 104298
Recovery Program
Child/Adolescent Programs 

Christy Weigel, MFT-T
Marriage & Family Therapist Trainee
Mental Health Intensive Outpatient Program 

Wendy Leon-Johnson,
Assoc. Marriage & Family Therapist  
License #AMFT 110444; APCC 5904
Bilingual (Spanish)

Nora Magnuson, PCC-T
Professional Clinical Counselor Trainee
Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
Recovery & holistic healing

Mental Health Intensive Outpatient Program 

Hunter Zhang
Art Education--Desert Art Academy
Art Facilitator 

Cynthia McKethan, PCC-T
Professional Clinical Counselor Trainee
General Counseling

Paul Loya, AMFT
Assocate Marriage & Family Therapist 
 License # AMFT 95868
   General Counseling
Severe mental health/crisis issues 


Jennifer Stoneburner-Wuite, AMFT
Assoc. Marriage & Family Therapist
License # AMFT 95189
High Desert Outreach 

Carolina Vasquez, AMFT
Assoc. Marriage & Family Therapist
License # AMFT 88448

Our Values

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 • A commitment to excellence and legal & ethical integrity;

• A client-centered (i.e., child, adolescent, & family-centered) approach that empowers clients to achieve their highest and best;

• A desire to create a supportive atmosphere that encourages trial, error, feedback, and improvement;

• A respect for and honoring of diversity; and

• A belief that every individual and every family has potential for positive growth.