Shawnda is the Clinical Director of the Cold Creek Wellness Programs helping those struggling with addiction by first completing a Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Weber State University followed by a Master’s of Science in Mental Health Counseling. She is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor specializing in assisting individuals with Dual Diagnosis. She has unique empathy and specialized treatment experience for those suffering with opiate dependence/addiction including methadone and suboxone as well as eating disorders, anxiety, and trauma. Shawnda has a deep enthusiasm for community and political service, hiking and camping in the beauty of the world, participation in various local athletic leagues, the “learning process”, and has a great desire to encourage others to explore and embrace their own passions.
Cold Creek Behavioral Health
- Insurance is Accepted
- Financing is Available
- Medicare is not Accepted
- Medicaid is not Accepted
Cold Creek Behavioral Health is a nationally accredited, non 12-step drug and alcohol addiction treatment program. We offer a full range of the most successful evidence-based therapies. Cold Creek’s treatment programs are based on the Bio-Psycho-Social and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy treatment models that are recognized by Columbia University and the National Institute on Drug Abuse. These models view addiction as a disease while taking into consideration that there are Biological, Psychological, and Sociological factors to consider when treating addiction. We offer dual diagnosis treatment, which means we treat addiction and mental health issues at the same time and in the same setting. All of our limited enrollment programs offer individual treatment where only 8-10 clients are treated at a time. This ensures clients receive the individual counseling, and personal attention in a beautiful setting that balances healing and recovery.
The following is based on a combination of Surveys of Alumni, Staff, Loved Ones, and Reviews and Ratings from around the web.
Reviews at a Glance
This place is a disaster the owner ripped me off for 5000 dollars- took my money and immediately kicked me out with no excuse- and silently that’s happened many many many many many times just check ...
This place is amazing! My loved one did their full program. Residential, day treatment, outpatient and sober living. I can’t thank them enough for the professionalism, dedication and love they show....
Great treatment facility. With great locations.They do the residential treatment then have day treatment, IOP and Sober Livings.
I decided to come work at Cold Creek about 6 months ago. It has been one of the best career moves I have ever made. The owner thinks about every decision he makes and how it may impact each client the...
Not only do I work for Cold Creek, but I am also in recovery, so with that being said I am very compassionate about what I do, working at Cold Creek has been a blessing to me, what they say on their w...
I highly recommend treatment here at the lodge. The cook, staff, and support staff are the most amazing people I have ever met. On the other hand, I do not recommend the outpatient program. I personal...
I thoroughly enjoy this program. The staff was great and I enjoyed their company and knowledge. I like how they are not AA based and how they incorporated other treatments/activities. I will defini...
the staff is unreal
What an amazing facility! I am so grateful for the family program and the help they gave my son. My son went to a few other rehab facilities before going to Cold Creek and he said within the first wee...
I really can't thank the staff and the mountains here enough. I've tried 4 residential treatments prior to Cold Creek and none compare. Not only is the staff to client ratio incredible, but the indivi...
my time here at cold creek Brighton was amazing I needed help at the low point of my life and was addicted to drugs horribly. I was living on the streets and she came to me while i was at a detox faci...
Great treatment program. The staff and clients there are all great. Counselors are all very helpful and non-judgmental about anything you have done. I feel like everything I learned there is going to ...
I love Cold Creek Lodge. I would recommend any and every one to attend this program. I have attended other rehabs that don\'t come close to the success I have had with Cold Creek. The counselors, supp...
If you have been through other treatment programs in the past and are still dealing with the disease of addiction. Cold Creek is the answer and should be the next phone call you make. You won\'t regre...
I had a great experience @ Cold Creek. I highly recommend their recovery program. The staff was amazing. I really felt like they were vested in my recovery.
If I hadn\'t chosen Cold Creek as my residential treatment facility I don\'t think I would have been able to finish my treatment. I came here thinking I had the answers & knew what I needed to do to s...
I came to cold creek with an addiction and I am leaving with the knowledge about how to handle my addiction an take my life back. Since I came here I am loving my life an looking forward to living fre...
Taught me the tools needed to stay in recovery.
I absolutely loved the lodge. It\'s a great place with awesome, interesting therapies. The staff is amazing, highly qualified, and very caring. I would recommend treatment there to anyone I know that ...
I feel like Cold Creek saved my life. After a fifteen year on again off again relationship with heroin I found myself divorced with my self confidence in the toilet. My depression, anxiety and bipolar...
★★★★★ The staff is great, this place changed my life for the better.
As a client at the Cold Creek Lodge I experienced many amazing things that include: Positive atmosphere, a welcoming feeling of comfort, Rock Climbing, Frisbee Golf, and the most amazing food. You wi...
Thank you to a special staff member . I miss our walks. Happy Mother\'s Day my friend!
My stay at Cold Creek was amazing! The support staff and counselors know what they are doing. Groups and education was on point and useful. I\'ve been to many treatment centers and Cold Creek is diffe...
This was my first time in rehab being treated for Alcoholism. I did a lot of research and Cold Creek Behavioral Health met all of my criteria. Their online reviews were positive, they are Non 12-step ...
Cold Creek is awesome! This was my 3rd Rehab. I thought it would be just like other rehab facility\'s but It\'s not The staff is really great the program they have here is really good I learned and ga...
Cold creek has been a great experience for me. I have been to numerous treatment centers in the past and none of them have helped me very much and I have always went back to heroin and meth after a s...
Great experience. Wonderful staff!!! Absolutely put my recovery as a first priority. Loved all of the tools I learned to stay in sobriety. I would definitely recommend!!!!
I chose to go here because of the small group of clients and variety of therapeutic classes and groups.
My experience at cold creek was exactly what I needed to help my drug/alcohol addiction. the therapy and group classes were perfect for my situation, it was a hard program but it was what I needed. Th...
Cold Creek saved my life. This is my 4th go at recovery and the most humbling, spiritual journey I have ever experienced. Thank you to all of the support staff and therapists that helped me along the ...
Cold creek was my 7th inpatient treatment center. I came in broken and hopeless. I told my mom I would just give it a shot and not to get her hopes up. After the first 2 weeks I started to have the ch...
- Aftercare Support
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.
- Equine Therapy
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.
Shawnda Flitton, LCMHC - Clinical Director
Michael Desjardins - Psychiatric APRN
Michael Desjardins MSN APRN PMHNP-BC is a board certified Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. He has a strong commitment to implementation of evidenced-based care in substance abuse and mental health treatment. He devoted over a year of his full-time professional time to a variety of research projects focusing on the neuroscience of addiction at the University of Utah Brain Institute, as a Co-Investigator in the Dr. Perry Renshaw Laboratory, a Spectroscopy Lab, utilizing advanced MRI techniques to study the effects drugs have on the brain and exploring novel treatments to aid in neural repair. Michael loves neuroscience of addiction and brain science and helping those suffering from addiction have the opportunity to recover.
This Center is Known For...
- Fit2Recover Membership
- The Breathwork
- Biosound Lounge
- Yes Detox Services
- Yes Behavioral Disorder Treatment
- Yes Dual-Diagnosis Treatment
- Yes Outpatient Services
- Yes Sober Living Home
- No Day School
- Yes Private Rooms
- No Pet Friendly
- No Exceptionally LGBT Friendly
- No Men Only
- No Women Only
Licensing & Memberships
- Joint Commission
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