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Rites of Passage LLC

4979 4200 Road, Crawford, Colorado, 81415
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, mindfulness, 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.

Facility Highlights

  • Transitional Living Program
  • 3:1 Staff to Client Ratio
  • In network with Multiplan, Medcost Providers, and Three Rivers Providers Network


  • 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.
  • Individualized Treatment

    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.

Facility Settings

  • Resort

Meet the Staff

  • Alisha Adrian
    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.
  • Kim Briarwood
    Kim BriarwoodCase Manager and Therapist
    Greetings. My name is Kim Briarwood. I am a case manager & therapist at Rites of Passage. I enjoy working at the center. We have so many therapy animals and being someone who loves all animals, it is a perfect environment to teach and to learn. Many of the programs I teach help clients with trauma, sexual orientation and identity issues. I graduated with honors from Upper Iowa University in 2011 with an undergrad in Human Services and Psychology. I finished my graduate degree with a Masters of Arts in Psychology from University of the Rockies in 2013. I enjoy being outdoors which is the classroom at Rites of Passage the animals and nature are our teachers and guides. I look forward to meeting and working with you.

Financial Details

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Treatment Center Links

Rehabs 360 Guide


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.


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.


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.


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.[1]


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.

[1] GoogleReviews

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