The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake

Contact Information
Facility Setting
  • Mountains
  • Wilderness
  • Resort
  • Private/Secluded
  • Luxury
Financial & Insurance Info
  • Insurance May Be Accepted (Call)
  • Financing Available
Treatment Pricing
  • $30,000 / Month
Facility Details
  • Detox Services
  • Behavioral Disorder Treatment
  • Dual-Diagnosis Treatment
  • Outpatient Services
  • Sober Living Home
  • Day School
  • Private Rooms
  • Pet Friendly
  • Exceptionally LGBT Friendly
  • Men Only
  • Women Only
Accreditation/License
  • ADP
Our luxurious accommodations & amenities nurture our patients physically, spiritually and emotionally
Set against a beautiful backdrop of mountains and lakes, TRVPL offers true serenity
TRVPL is a premier treatment facility for adults who struggle with addiction & co-occurring mental health disorders
All TRVPL clinicians are master's level therapists
As part of a personalized treatment plan, our patients also experience nutritional counseling, yoga & equine therapy
Specialized treatment programs that address trauma, PTSD and marijuana addiction are available
Each patient receives a comprehensive medical and psychiatric evaluation upon arrival
Our highly trained medical and clinical team creates a comprehensive care plan for each of our patients
  • Program Details
  • Staff Bios
  • About The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake

    Our philosophy is to provide patient-centered care in an environment that empowers and aids individuals on their path to recovery.

    The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake Street View
    Residential Treatment
    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.
    Intensive Outpatient
    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.
    12-Step
    The term “12 Step Program” describes a way to recover from addiction that is based on the model developed by Alcoholics Anonymous. Many drug and alcohol treatment centers base their treatment on 12 steps – the first three of which are situational, the next four addressing the practical issues created by the addiction, followed by two steps focused on making amends for hurting others. Steps 10 and 11 involve a deeper examination of the previous steps and the final step is focused on helping others avoid and recover from addiction.
    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.
    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.
    Holistic Therapy
    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.
    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.
  • Carolyn Ross, MD - Colorado Director for Eating Disorders
    Dr. Ross completed her undergraduate degree in Modern Foreign Languages at Purdue University and then was a full-time mother of her two older sons before returning to school to complete her Pre-Med requirements. She then went to the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Ross’s practice experience after medical school helped fuel her interest in understanding what makes people heal as she saw that most of her patients’ medical problems were related to lifestyle habits and the stresses of modern living. In searching for a better way to address these issues, Dr. Ross began to explore complementary and alternative therapies and the use of herbs and supplements for her patients. She then completed a residency in Preventive Medicine at Loma Linda University and set up practice in San Diego, California, where she eventually opened three women’s centers where she practiced primary care and office gynecology. Her women’s centers integrated the best of western medicine with complementary and alternative therapies such as yoga, acupuncture, chiropractic, and nutrition counseling. She developed and ran a weight management program for weight loss therapy that offered a holistic approach to treating obesity. During that time, she also served as the medical director of The Rader Institute’s inpatient eating disorder program.
    Heather Phillips, MA, M.Ed., LPC, CAC III - Clinical Director
    From a young age, Ms. Phillips always knew that she wanted to help people. Her passion to help others derives from her personal struggles in adolescence that she learned to overcome. “After I understood what recovery was, I realized it was my life’s goal to help those suffering from the disease of addiction and mental illness.” Ms. Phillips earned a Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling from Whitworth University in Spokane, WA. She also holds a Master of Education in Administrative Leadership from Whitworth University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Gonzaga University. She is currently a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Addiction Counselor (Level III) in the State of Colorado. Ms. Phillips has experience providing care in a broad array of treatment settings including residential psychiatric care, inpatient and outpatient substance abuse treatment, and providing treatment in institutional settings. She endorses an integrated view of treatment; one which honors the unique and individualized needs of each person and treating them with the utmost dignity and respect. In addition to her passion for working in the treatment profession, she is also an advocate for animal rescue organizations, anti-human trafficking campaigns, and considers herself an ally in the LGBTIQ community. Ms. Phillips is an adjunct instructor at a local university and enjoys sharing her passion for the helping profession as an educator and community speaker. Since living in Colorado, she has fallen in love with the beautiful terrain and most weekends you will find her hiking the many trails of the Rocky Mountains.
    Michelle Wittich, RN MA - Director of Nursing
    Michelle Wittich, RN MA is the Director of Nursing at TRV at Palmer Lake and oversees the provision of services to clients and secures proper documentation that keeps TRVPL in compliance with regulatory agencies. She provides clinical supervision to the RN and LPN staff ensuring that high quality, recovery-focused, evidence-based practices are being utilized to serve clients. In the past, Michelle has served as RN Supervisor and Manager in multiple inpatient and outpatient facilities like Ft. Logan and Bridge House Acute Treatment Unit. It was there that she handled revamping the Bridge program to accommodate a Crisis Unit, new programming and creating new effective policies and procedures accordingly. Through this, she gained experience in assuring maintenance of quality care during the transition from inpatient to outpatient services. Michelle graduated from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, with a BA in Psychology/Criminology Minor (Hons.). She went on to earn her Masters (Hons.) in Psychology from the University of Northern Colorado, Greeley and later her ADN from Arapahoe Community College, Littleton, CO.
    Jonathan Rosman, MD - Medical Director
    Jonathan P. Rosman, MD is a psychologist at The Revocery Village at Palmer Lake originally from South Africa. He graduated with a medical degree from the University of Pretoria and immigrated to North America shortly after. With time spent in Canada and the US, his training and development as a psychologist specialized and earned certifications in neurology, forensic and addiction psychiatry and sleep medicine. Dr. Rosman is serving an extraordinary career in psychology and has been consultant, chairman, director, professor and president to several hospitals, committees, non-profit organizations, schools and even correctional facilities. He also has a successful private practice based out of Colorado. His work is published in “Psychiatric Clinics of North America”, the “Employee Relations Law Journal” and most notably the author of the award winning book, “The Art of Joyful Living; A Practical Guide to Happiness”. Dr. Rosman is also an FAA certified flight instructor as well as a professional ski instructor.
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