Facility Center DetailsAmenities available at this treatment center.
- Residential Treatment
- Behavioral Disorder Treatment
- Dual-Diagnosis Treatment
- Outpatient Services
- Intensive Outpatient Services
Treatment Center SettingsEnvironmental features at this treatment center.
About the Facility
Rites of Passage LLC is a residential extended care facility that works with trauma, mental health issues, dual diagnosis, substance issues, and eating disorder issues located in Delta County Colorado. Rites of Passage creates customizable programs utilizing transpersonal, mind- fulness, trauma, DBT, CBT, somatic, art, wilderness, ecotherapy, wellness therapies as well as our signature equine assisted psychotherapy programs (The Phoenix Rising Programs.) Rites of Passage is unique because of our holistic approach to everything that we do. Clients who choose Rites of Passage will spend their time here being treated with a whole-person approach to therapy. No one is 'just a case'; each person is a unique individual and utilizing our interactive program, each client co-creates their own form of treatment using the many tools that we have available. Rites of Passage is committed to creating holistic and unique programs for each client. This is what makes the difference between success and failure and creates long-term, lifelong success for each client who chooses our program.
Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment
These two terms describe a person who is not only addicted to drugs or alcohol, but also has a mental or emotional illness, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc. Facilities that treat patients with dual-diagnosis or co-occurring disorders provide psychiatric treatment in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation services.
Some facilities have an addiction treatment protocol that all patients or clients are expected to follow, while others customize or individualize treatment based on a person’s unique needs and circumstances. Factors that may affect treatment decisions include age, lifestyle, medical conditions, type of drug, religious beliefs, etc.
Eating Disorder Treatment
Many mental health professionals view eating disorders (including anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder, along with other dysfunctional eating patterns) as a food addiction – in that food is used in ways other than as fuel or a source of pleasure. Some, but not all, addiction treatment programs include eating disorder treatment as part of the service menu. Also, an eating disorder may be a dual-diagnosis or a co-occurring disorder with drug or alcohol addiction.
Process Abuse Treatment
Not all addictions involve mood-altering chemicals. The term “process addiction” describes the unhealthy use of behaviors (including eating, gambling, sexual activity, shopping, internet use, etc.) that has spiraled out of control and into the realm of addiction.
This term describes one-on-one therapy, in which a patient and trained counselor, social worker, psychologist or psychiatrist meets privately with a patient to discuss challenges related to lifestyle, work, family and romantic relationships that may have contributed to the development of an addiction.
Addiction recovery does not end with discharge after completing a rehab program. Facilities that offer aftercare planning and/or support work with patients to ensure sustainable recovery by helping to plan and make arrangements for transitional or sober living, help with housing, vocational counseling, etc.
A form of animal therapy, equine therapy involves visiting, working with and sometimes riding horses as a way to create a metaphoric relationship that leads to life-altering insights.
Animal therapy (also called animal-assisted therapy and pet therapy) supports recovery and emotional wellbeing by helping people develop relationships with animals. Animal therapy can be a one-time or ongoing experience.
Creative Arts Therapy
Writing, making art or engaging in theater can be deeply therapeutic for people working to recover from addiction. Many facilities offer one or several forms of creative arts therapy as a way to help patients learn to express their feelings in productive ways.
Facilities that offer “holistic therapy” see and treat patients in the context of their entire lives and health status. They treat the “whole person,” not just the addiction.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
The focus of cognitive behavioral therapy (also called CBT) is helping people to understand the thoughts and emotions that underlie their addiction with the goal of learning new, healthier and more productive ways to understand and express themselves.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
EMDR is a highly specific, research-validated form of therapy that can help people overcome traumatic stress, anxiety and depression. With EMDR, a trained practitioner uses bilateral stimulation, eye movement and touch to stimulate parts of the brain as a patient recounts certain experiences and memories as a way to more thoroughly process uncomfortable, painful feelings.
Trauma & Associative Awareness Therapy (AAT)
Associative Awareness Therapy (AAT) uses the brain’s innate ability to adapt to change in a healing way, essentially “retraining” the brain to respond differently to familiar memories of trauma or pain.
Patients who undergo intensive outpatient treatment continue to live at home and sometimes go to school or work while participating in a highly structured treatment protocol that is focused on ending substance abuse. Programs vary in terms of how much treatment patients receive, how often and for how long. Some facilities design individualized intensive outpatient treatment programs.
Outpatient treatment describes all addiction treatment that is not residential. Patients live at home while undergoing rehab.
Residential treatment programs provide housing (food and meals) in addition to treatment for substance abuse. Some facilities offer only short-term residential treatment, some offer only long-term treatment and others offer both, ranging from a few days to many months, based on patient needs.
- Transitional Living Program
- 3:1 Staff to Client Ratio
- In network with Multiplan, Medcost Providers, and Three Rivers Providers Network
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Therapy in Mental Health, Trauma, Addiction, Eating Disorder etc
- Trauma Renegotiation
- Equine Assisted psychotherapy sessions / Horse Riding Therapy Sessions
- Nutrition including group sessions on healthy lifestyle, body image, etc
- Exercise (Horse Back Riding, 5 Rhythm Dance, Yoga)
Alisha AdrianOwner, B.S., MS, LPC, TP, EAP/EAL
Executive Director and Owner of Rites of Passage LLC and The Phoenix Rising Programs Women’s Residential Extended Care Program and the Intensive Outpatient Programs for both co-ed adults and Teens. I am a transpersonal counselor/psychotherapist, life coach, healer and artist. I have done extensive transpersonal (mind/body/spirit) work as well as trauma/PTSD work and I also have extensive experience as a dual-diagnosis counselor working with substance and eating disorder issues that stem from trauma. I have a masters in counseling psychology, a certification in transpersonal counseling, a certification in equine assisted psychotherapy and life coaching, LPC licensure in the state of Colorado and am a first level Reiki practitioner and certified in the healing modality Jin Shin TARA. I have spent many years working with shamanistic and energy healing modalities. I engage clients in all types of transpersonal work including art therapy, dream therapy, ceremony and self-growth. All of the types of therapy and coaching that I engage in are experiential therapy modalities because I have found that when a person engages their body/mind and spirit together in a session, more is synthesized and integrated allowing breakthroughs to occur quickly and learning or relearning that they engage in allows clients to begin to use this new knowledge immediately as opposed to strictly cognitive based counseling, which can take weeks, months or years without any significant results being made. My work is very diverse because I utilize all of my experience as well as everyone else on the staffs to find what works for each client who comes into our program to excel and focus upon what she needs to achieve her goals.Show Bio
Jennifer BergerLife Coach / Group Leader / Equine Specialist
Jenn has an extensive background with horses, as she was raised on an Arabian horse breeding farm. She was involved in all aspects of running the farm from a young age. She was active in her local 4-H group teaching non-owners about horses and participating in horse judging competitions. Although she competed in horse shows at all levels, she discovered her love of training horses as well as rescuing and rehabilitating abused animals in her early youth. She uses this inherent knowledge in her work as an Equine Specialist, teaching others not only horse safety, but the ability to understand, learn from, and communicate with the horses. Jenn also provides riding lessons to clients of all levels of experience, from those who have never been on a horse to those who are advanced riders. As a graduate of the Rites of Passage program, Jenn offers a unique perspective to clients in her work as both a psych tech and life coach. Her deep understanding of program materials, discernment of psychology, and life experience allow Jenn to co-facilitate group sessions with significant impact. Jenn has passed the required State exam to register as a therapist. Jenn is currently working toward her goal of getting a Masters in Counseling so she may continue helping people transform their lives in a healthy way, as she has. Jenn has also been certified by the State of Colorado as a QMAP, allowing her to administer medications to clients, when necessary.Show Bio
Janet SwitzerLPC, LAC, MAC, DVAP
I work with individuals, couples, children and adolescents. My specialities include trauma and abuse, domestic violence, communication issues, addictions, grief and loss, and wellness. I have been trained in EMDR. I am a Licensed Addiction Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor. I provide Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Addictions Counseling. Additionally, I have an undergraduate degree in Health & Human Performance and work towards emotional, spiritual and physical balance. I am approved by DVOMB as a full Offender Provider for the State of Colorado.Show Bio
Dr. Chanel HeermannMD
Chanel Heermann, MD, is an integrative psychiatrist who personally understands the importance living of a balanced, authentic life. She founded SynerGenius to empower individuals to create health and happiness by developing harmony in their lives. Her interest in these powerful techniques was inspired by her own efforts to create more peace and presence in her daily life. Dr. Heermann received her medical degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center and went on to complete her psychiatry residency at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Dr. Heermann was one of the first 121 physicians in the world certified by the American Board of Integrative Medicine. Graduate of the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine's fellowship program, Dr. Heermann is board certified in both Psychiatry and Integrative-Holistic Medicine. She serves on the faculty of Saybrook University's College of Integrative Medicine and Health Sciences and as guest faculty at the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine. Dr. Heermann is an expert in women's mental health, with extensive training in a variety of natural approaches, including the advanced nutrient therapies taught by the Walsh Research Institute, and the effective use of multi-nutrient formulas, such as those offered by Truehope and others. She is certified in Mind-Body Medicine and has also completed substantial training in the cutting-edge fields of positive psychology and collaborative communication. Dr. Heermann is the author of The 7 Foundations of Health and Happiness: Building a Bridge to Balance, several published, peer-reviewed articles, including "Selected integrative medicine treatments for depression: Considerations in women" and "Perinatal Depression: An Evidence-Based Review of Integrative Treatment".Show Bio
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ABOUT RITES OF PASSAGE
Located in Crawford, Colo., Rites of Passage treatment center is one of 221 (58 percent) in the state that treats individuals struggling with a dual diagnosis. Along with chemical dependency, services are available for women managing trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, borderline personality, and eating disorders. The facility's services include long-term residential care and sober living for men and women, as well as intensive outpatient programs (IOP) for adult men and women, as well as adolescents.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
According to the facility's website, Rites of Passage's programs treat the whole body and include nutritional support, holistic guidance, and equine therapy. Clients stay in the residential, extended-care program between three and six months, and it is a co-creative treatment program.
The center's website calls the environment a "college-like atmosphere," because there is a core set of group sessions five days a week along with study time during the weekends. The facility is also set on a working farm, allowing clients to work with animals, such as horses, goats, ducks, geese, therapy dogs, and cats.
During the program, women participate in process groups, assignment groups, peer resourcing groups, recovery education groups, and individual counseling. Family counseling is available at an extra charge.
Exercise and nutrition is an important part of treatment at Rites of Passage. Residents exercise every day, which could include riding horses, dancing, yoga, or helping with the community garden.
To specialize its treatment, Rites of Passage offers multiple different program options, such as Trauma Core Program, Communication 101 Core Program, Eating Disorder Program, and Adjunct Companion Dog Training Program.
The women's last month in the program is transition, during which clients begin looking for volunteer work or a job. Rites of Passage also operates a transitional living home, which is designed for clients who finished residential treatment but still may require a supportive environment upon discharge.
The intensive outpatient program (IOP) is similar to the residential program. Women in this program meet for five hours per day for four days a week. This program typically runs three to six months as well.
The teen outpatient program was created for teens seeking help for substance abuse, eating disorders, and/or trauma. The program runs from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, as well as 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays.
The center's website notes its treatment team includes a psychiatrists, counselors, and an equine specialist.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
According to the center's website, the facility is on a 40-acre farm and offers 10 private bedrooms. This suggests highly individualized care, given that the average number of residents in a treatment facility at a given time was nearly double, at 18 clients per facility center as of 2016.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Of the five alumni polled by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing, four provided positive feedback, while one alum left a negative review. Many positive reviewers mentioned that the center helped with their trauma. "They were amazing and helped me with my eating disorder and addiction problems when no one else could," an alum wrote. "I learned how to work through a lot of trauma and handle life much better."
L.B. echoed, "Trauma as the underlying issue to work through so that other issues are managable afterwards." L.M. also provided perfect five-star ratings for counseling options, the staff level of experience and training, and likeliness of recommending the facility to others.
The sole negative reviewer gave one star for treatment effectiveness, accommodations and amenities, and meals and nutrition. "Ridiculous program, ineffective, inappropriate diagnosis, waste of time and money," they wrote. "Staff are ill equipped to handle anyone professionally. DON\'T USE THEM."
Feedback for this facility on secondary sites were scarce at the time of this writing, though the sole reviewer on Google provided a perfect five-star rating with no written feedback.
At Rites of Passage, pricing varies anywhere from $6000 to $21,000 depending on the privacy of your accommodations and level of care; however the center does accept insurance. The single alum surveyed by Rehabs.com to date provided five out of five stars for the center's affordability.
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CatherineI can honestly say I loved it here�something you don�t often here from clients in treatment facilities. I hopped from place to place for years and this is the place that saved me. The facility�s approach to healing is unique and helped me feel like I was a part of something greater than myself. I connected with new parts of myself by exposure to animals, fresh air, energy work, and a whole lot of love. While more standard therapies are also staples of the treatment curriculum, what I found different was the frame through which healing was approached: at other facilities I was taught to cope with emotions and thoughts in a way that highlighted my separateness from others and confirmed unintentionally that I was alone; at Rites of Passage, I learned to self-regulate by feeling my place with others and in the universe. I gradually began to feel that I wasn�t so different from everyone else and that healing was possible. Other places just teach you to get by. Also helpful and unique is that A Rites of Passage might alter the curriculum for you based on your needs. I received a treatment that was somewhat tweaked from that of my fellow clients, though our comradery was ever strong and we did most things together. I made good friends, and we did most required and non-required activities together. The group is small enough to instill intimacy and attention to each client, both from the facilitators and from each other. Rites of Passage also includes specialized nutritional healing within every client�s treatment plan�a crucial part of the healing process that none of my previous facilities attended to so thoroughly. Above all, much of what I needed when I entered treatment was a sense of community. Rites of Passage was just that: a perfect balance of loving care and professional boundaries that helped me learn how to form my own boundaries with loved ones. In learning this, my relationship with my family and friends improved ten-fold, because I finally took responsibility for my actions. Because of this treatment model I learned how to give my family and friends the love they deserve. When people see me today, they can�t believe I am the same person I was 3 years ago. Knowing places like this exist, there�s no doubt in my mind that anyone can do the same. Thank you Rites of Passage __
LBstrength:Mindfulness based treatment in all areas, equine assisted psychotherapy. Weakness:None This facility works with Trauma as the underlying issue to work through so that other issues are managable afterwards
A.JComing to Rites changed my life! I tried for well over 10 years to overcome my addiction. It was only in coming here and learning to work through my trauma that I found healing. The people at Rites of Passage taught me the tools I desperately needed in order to live a happy healthy life as a whole being.
G.B.I was a client at Rites of Passage several years ago. They were amazing and helped me with my eating disorder and addiction problems when no one else could. I learned how to work through a lot of trauma and handle life much better. The program was vastly different than a 12 step program I had attended previously. Rites worked for me, the other place failed miserably. In addition to learning to understand myself, it was fun but also interesting to work with horses to see my progress and help me learn a different way. I also liked having therapy dogs in all of the sessions. Rites helped me realize what I wanted to do in life and helped with the processes of applying to schools so that I could finish my college degree. Thanks to this program, I am happy and I am living a life I never knew was possible.
SebRidiculous program, ineffective, inappropriate diagnosis, waste of time and money. Absolutely awful in every way. Ideals are ridiculous, and staff are ill equipped to handle anyone professionally. DON\'T USE THEM.
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