DIRECTOR OF CLINICAL SERVICES
Sara is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Addiction Counselor. She came to Colorado to earn her master’s degree in Forensic Psychology from University of Denver, where she developed a passion for advocacy and developing programming to meet the community’s needs. At Red Rock Recovery Center, Sara supports the clinical team to facilitate person centered evidenced based practices aimed at developing a client’s purpose for change and reconnection to their community. She has experience in dual diagnosis treatment with a focus on trauma informed care, interpersonal effectiveness, and life skills building. In her spare time you can find her on a hike or taking care of her two dogs.
ASSISTANT CLINICAL DIRECTOR
Tristan completed her Bachelor’s degree in Human Services Counseling and double minor in Family Studies and Addiction Recovery from the University of Nevada Las Vegas in 2008. After moving back to her home state Colorado, she completed her Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Denver. Furthering her education, Tristan completed a postgraduate degree from the Denver Family Institute. Following graduation, she began working in day treatment with high risk youth where her passion for long term recovery began. Tristan began specializing in her work with families, and working with co-occurring disorders with Addiction, PTSD, Complex PTSD, Attachment, and Mood Disorders. Continuing her training, Tristan became a Equine Assisted Psychotherapist, using horses in a therapeutic environment to facilitate recovery and change.
UTILIZATION REVIEW DIRECTOR
RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM DIRECTOR
CLINICAL OUTREACH MANAGER
STEPHANE SERRANO, MA, LPC, LAC
Melanie is a Licensed Addiction Counselor and a Licensed Professional Counselor. Melanie attended Grand Canyon University, where she earned two master’s degrees. Melanie has Basic Training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) from EMDR Center of the Rockies. Melanie began her career in crisis and withdrawal management level of care, where she gained valuable experience with PTSD, Complex Trauma, Mood, Psychotic, and Co-Occurring Disorders. Today, Melanie has experience working with individuals, families, and groups at all levels of care. Melanie’s passion for helping others become authentically empowered individuals has led her to Red Rock Recovery Center. At Red Rock, Melanie can provide EMDR for clients with PTSD symptoms to help reduce emotional reactivity. Outside Red Rock, Melanie enjoys spending time with her family and her puppy.
DAWN DARNELL, LAC LPCC
Dawn holds a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Naropa University with post-graduate certification in Transpersonal Hypnotherapy. She is a Licensed Addiction Counselor with seven years of clinical experience in adult/adolescent residential treatment facilities, crisis intervention, detox and structured outpatient services. Her treatment philosophy is Person-Centered and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), as well as utilizing several other evidence-based practices, to include Motivational Interviewing (MI), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT). In her personal time, she enjoys yoga, meditation, reading and the creative arts.
MINDFULNESS AND MEDITATION INSTRUCTOR
“Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured.”
Kristin Doherty, RYT 500 created Downward Dog Upward Spirits, LLC with the sole intention of working exclusively with clients in addiction treatment centers and mental wellness facilities. Kristin’s goal and passion is to create space for clients’ healing journeys and to provide them with tools to build resiliency and regulate their nervous systems during times of stress. Yoga provides a gentle path for working through “the issues in the tissues” in order to not only live in our bodies but to thrive in the process. A comprehensive program treats the whole person, and Red Rock Recovery Center honors the mind, body, and spirit by including yoga.
Kristin has her Master’s in Education from the University of Denver, Colorado. She is a 500-hour Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance. Additional certifications include Trauma-Informed Yoga, Yoga Nidra, and Y12SR.
LINDSAY PIKE, B.S.
Lindsay holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Sciences with specialized focus in Addictive Disorders and Recovery Studies and Human and Family Development from Texas Tech University. She is currently working towards obtaining her Certified Addiction Specialist certification as well as her PhD. In Psychology. Lindsay has been involved in the field of addiction treatment since her sophomore year of college and has experience working with adult and adolescents in detox levels of care as well as PHP and IOP programs. Lindsay has passion for helping individuals and families impacted by addictive disorders. In her work with Red Rock Recovery Center Lindsay helps clients to develop skills and techniques to help ensure them with the best success in sobriety. Lindsay aims to ensure that each and every client that enters into the RRRC program is geared with the adequate resources and information to help them to be successful in their newfound lives in sobriety. When not dedicating her time to continuing her education; Lindsay enjoys skiing & snowboarding through the Rockies and Pacific North West Mountain Ranges. During the warmer months you can find her backpacking and mountaineering.
Dom is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Addiction Counselor. He completed his Master of Social Work at the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work in 2016. Through his graduate program and subsequent work experience, Dom has developed a passion for working with co-occurring disorders, particularly for individuals with posttraumatic stress disorder and substance use concerns. He also has a passion for working with individuals who identify with the LGBTQIA+ community, acknowledging the unique struggles and impacts faced by those in the community. At Red Rock Recovery Center, he conducts individual therapy and facilitates groups. Outside of work, Dom enjoys spending time with his Tibetan Terrier or family and friends.
MAX KENWORTHY, LPC, LAC
IOP PRIMARY THERAPIST
REN BROWN, M.ED, LPCC
Ren has a Master’s of Education degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga. She currently holds her LPCC and is working to become EMDR and trauma certified. Throughout her academic and professional career, Ren has provided therapeutic services to incarcerated women, adults with eating disorders, and individuals struggling with substance abuse, and has developed an intense passion for working with individuals at a residential level. Ren’s treatment approach is rooted in Postmodernism, which highlights the uniqueness of individual human experiences, and often utilizes Narrative Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in session. In her free time, Ren enjoys reading memoirs, watching true crime documentaries, playing Mario Kart, and annoying her two cats.
ARSHAD WILLIAM M.D.
Dr. William received his medical degree from University of Benin College of Medicine. He was Chief Resident at the University at Harlem Hospital Center, College of Physicians & Surgeons of Columbia.
Dr. William is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, board certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM), and Member of the Colorado Psychiatric Society.
Brandon is an individual who gives his all in life. He strives to maintain balance in order to fulfill his passion of helping others. Brandon is in recovery himself, and values a whole health recovery standpoint. Maintaining mental, physical, and spiritual wellbeing is what he believes makes this all possible. He is currently a CAC I, working towards becoming a CAC II and a certified personal trainer to help others live a balanced life in recovery. Brandon’s passion drives him to be of maximum support, and helps him meet every individual where they are at. He believes life is amazing and wants to share that light with others.
HUGH PARRISH, RN, BSN
REGISTERED NURSE AND ACCUDETOX SPECIALIST
FRONT DESK MANAGER
ADAM HORAN, REGISTERED PSYCHOTHERAPIST
LAURA BETH BURKHALTER
COMMUNITY RELATIONS MANAGER
Laura Beth “LB” Burkhalter, is our Alumni and Community Relations Manager. She is a Certified Naloxone Administration Trainer, Recovery Coach, Co-Chair of TPAS Colorado and sits on the National Board of Directors for TPAS (Treatment Professionals in Alumni Services). LB is a founding board member of Colorado Artists in Recovery and serves as an inspector for the Colorado Association of Recovery Residences. LB is passionate about creating a recovery community through music, creating sober safe spaces in the LGBTQ+ community and helping individuals sustain recovery through connection. LB is a human in long term multi-dimensional recovery, who celebrated 5 years of sobriety in November 2020.
RONNIE SCHROEDER, CAT
LEAD RECOVERY SUPPORT SPECIALIST
Ronnie is a Certified Addiction Technician who is passionate about demonstrating clean living. A self-identified addict, Ronnie has maintained over 11 years of sobriety, having begun his own journey as a patient in treatment. Ronnie brings a strong understanding of the patient experience, and works to model healthy behaviors and communication, support personal/spiritual growth, and assist patients in re-engaging with hobbies, culture, and community. In his free time, Ronnie enjoys attending shows, hanging with his cats, and nerd/pop culture.