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.
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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.
Cold Creek Wellness Center Reviews and Ratings Details
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
- Medical Detoxification
Drugs and alcohol have widespread effects throughout your body, including but not limited to the addiction and/or physical/psychological dependence that develops with substance abuse over time. Many organ systems are affected by addiction and will react to withdrawal. The term “medical detoxification” means that there is a trained and licensed medical professional onsite to monitor your vital signs and protect your physical and emotional health as your body goes through withdrawal.
- Animal Therapy
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.
- Individual Therapy
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.
- 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.
Thanks for the second chance, I am the happiest I have ever been. Even thought I did not take my treatment serious the first time, you took me back and treated me like with such compassion and understanding that with your help and therapy I am clean, sober and have so much hope for my future.Heather H.
Treatment was top notch. My experience was great, as I learned much about myself and what I need to do to stay sober and have a productive life.Brent E.
This was my 3rd treatment program, and by far the best. I was not a number, being one of only 10 clients I received the therapy I needed. This was the firs time I had not slid through treatment going unnoticed. Thank you and will recommend this treatment center to people that are in need.Brooklyn P.
My overall experience was more than I had anticipated. I really felt as though the staff cared about me. This was the first time I was able to get a handle on my medication. Fit2Recover and Equine Therapy were my favorite. Thank you for the positive launch to my recovery.Carter G.
Words cannot express how grateful I am that I was blessed to be here at cold creek. With The therapists and counselors I have learned so much and you are such great role models for me. I hope to stay in touch with you and share my progression with you. Thank youTiffany T.
I am very grateful for the opportunity to be a part of Cold Creek. This program and everyone involved have affected me in an extremely positive way and I am thankful for my time here. The staff are not only knowledgeable, but genuine and really have a passion for what they are doing here at Cold Creek. It made my experience not only educational, but I felt connected and more enthusiastic about my treatment. Thank You for everything to all the Cold Creek Staff. You are an amazing team doing so much good in the lives of those you treat!Steve A.
Shawnda Flitton - Clinical Director
Michael Desjardin, APRN - Psychiatric
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.
Dee Marble - Professional Equine Therapist
Dee learned the value of hard work and developed his love for working with horses while growing up on his family’s farm in Idaho. He discovered his passion for helping others overcome personal challenges during his 29 years as a business owner. Throughout his life Dee has constantly sought out opportunities to develop and improve his horsemanship skills. His first professional equestrian training came from working with his father-in-law who has an extensive background working with horses on ranches in Nevada. In 1999, Dee began training with Scott Beck, a prominent equine therapist who has developed equine therapy programs for other Residential Therapy Programs in Utah. Following this he trained with Mike Bridges, a professional horse trainer and clinician. In 2009 Dee graduated from the University of Utah alcohol and drug treatment program as Licensed Substance Abuse Counselor. Dee also works as a Substance Abuse Counselor in our Residential and Intensive Outpatient Therapy Programs. His education in Substance Abuse Counseling, specialized training and personal experience have allowed Dee to develop one of the best Equine Therapy programs in the Western United States.