Helen Kienzle, Ph.D. Program Director
Helen Kienzle. Ph.D., is the Program Director for both the dual diagnosis and mental health programs at the Sovereign Health facility in Palm Desert, California. Dr. Kienzle received her master’s degree and her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the School for Professional Psychology at Alliant University in Los Angeles, California. Her experience includes clinical internships at the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health and the Behavioral Health Center at Alhambra Hospital. In her career, she also completed a doctoral thesis on the social support needs of women diagnosed with breast cancer. Following the completion of her doctoral work, Dr. Kienzle focuses on providing individual therapy to patients and families, psychiatric crisis intervention and resolution; including the development and implementation of group therapy program curricula. Under Dr. Kienzle’s direction, the Palm Desert facility will ensure that patients experience their treatment with the necessary resources to continue their treatment after their recovery. Dr. Kienzle is excited to offer patients innovative treatment modalities as Sovereign Health continues to grow.