Dr. Heather Gaedt, PsyD, Psychologist in Palm Desert
There is healing on the other side of betrayal/infidelity, addiction, depression and anxiety. Bring your burdens to the ranch, and STAY FOR YOUR MIRACLE. We can help you. Imagine having clarity and a life better than you could have ever imagined: free from addiction, emotional pain and/or worry. Next Miracle Retreat is April 19-22. We offer group therapy, individual therapy and couples therapy from a professional and personal viewpoint to get you through to your healing In our Palm Desert office as well. Like us on Facebook, visit our website at www.miraclehorseranch.com or give us a call.
"I worked with Dr. Gaedt during the darkest days of my life. I didn't care if I died. Early on I was an unwilling client and she succeeded where other therapists failed. I attribute my success to her." Diana G.
Miracle Ranch is the brainchild of Dr. Heather Gaedt and her Sober Coach husband Aaron Smith. Equine Therapy is conducted in the San Jacinto Mountain area, a short drive up Highway 74. Horse therapy is an accelerated form of healing where some experience an equivalence of one year of talk therapy in a few sessions.
Call or Email Dr. Heather Gaedt for a free phone consultation now - (760) 592-0421


  • Years in Practice: 9 Years
  • School: Alliant International University, CSPP
  • Year Graduated: 2008
  • License No. and State: PSY 25313 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $230 - $350
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Dr. Heather Gaedt's Groups

Mixed Gender Addiction Group

Come join a group of individuals who are willing to speak about the challenges of staying sober, trauma in their addiction and break the stigma related to having struggles. This is an intensive group with the use of horses to help heal trauma. Group takes place at Miracle Ranch's 10 acre property which is a short drive up Highway 74 or Highway 371.

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Women's Group

Come and participate in a group of women who understand your trauma, addiction and/or food struggles. Therapeutic art, therapy, equine therapy, mindful meals and much more. Groups take place at Miracle Ranch, a short drive up Highway 74 or Highway 371.

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  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship Issues


  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Drug Abuse
  • Eating Disorders
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Obesity
  • Parenting
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma and PTSD

Mental Health

  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders


  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • EMDR
  • Eclectic
  • Equine Assisted Psychotherapy
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Gestalt
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Somatic
  • Trauma Focused


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2017
Dr. Heather Gaedt, PsyD, Psychologist in Palm Desert

Dr. Heather Gaedt

Psychologist, PsyD