From our Admissions and Administrative staff to our Senior Fellows and Clinical staff, The Meadows Ranch employs only the most knowledgeable, experienced and compassionate people. We pride ourselves on providing quality, cutting-edge care from some of the nation’s leading industry experts.
Eating Disorder 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, The Meadows Ranch, 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.
Mike Gurr, Executive Director
Mike received a master’s degree from the University of Utah in Exercise and Sports Science with an emphasis in sports psychology. He then went on to receive another master’s degree from Argosy University Phoenix in professional counseling and is currently a licensed professional counselor in the State of AZ. He has also received licenses to facilitate the work of the Arbinger Institute which focuses on relationships, stopping blame, how to transform and resolve conflict and teaching the power of choice and is a certified daring way facilitator (CWDF) which comes from the research work from Dr. Brene Brown on shame resilience, the power of vulnerability, living in a place of worthiness, and the ability and importance of connection. Mike has worked in the mental and behavioral health field for 16 years. For the past 13 years, he has been the director of a residential treatment center for girls ages 13-18. He has been the program director, clinical director, and interim executive director during that time. When looking at behavioral health Mike believes in a total wellness approach. One needs to look at the mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being of the person to make lasting changes. He has extensive experience with depression, ADHD, anxiety, bi-polar, low self-esteem, extreme shame, defiance, body image, substance abuse, self-harm, addiction, conflict in relationships, trauma, and adoption/attachment.
Nicole Garber, MD, Chief of Psychiatry
Dr. Garber completed her general psychiatry residency at Emory University School of Medicine and her child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine. She then worked at the Menninger Clinic where she created the adolescent eating disorder track. She has also served as the medical director for Arizona’s Children’s Association. She is intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and has led at least two skills training groups a week for the past four years. She is also trained in Mentalization-Based Treatment (MBT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and is currently training under the Houston Psychoanalytic Association in psychodynamic therapy in adolescents and adults.
Tanja Haaland, MA, LCPC, Clinical Director
Tanja received her undergraduate degree in Psychology and German and her master’s degree in Community Counseling at the University of South Dakota. Since 2006, she has specialized in the treatment of eating disorders and trauma. Her experience includes working as a trauma therapist in a psychiatric hospital setting, running her own private practice, and acting as program director for a start-up eating disorder partial hospitalization program. Tanja has lectured nationally on the topics of eating disorders and trauma and has provided clinical consultation and supervision to clinicians working toward deepening their knowledge of treating this specific population.
Jon G. Caldwell, DO, Ph.D., Medical Director
Dr. Caldwell 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.