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AspenRidge Recovery Now In-Network with Kaiser Permanente

AspenRidge Adds Another Big-Name Insurance Company to its Growing List of In-Network Providers We're thrilled...
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AspenRidge Alumni Headed to Moab for 2022 Camping Trip

2022 AspenRidge Alumni Camping Trip We're going to Moab!! Our annual alumni camping trip will be May 12-15 in...
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AspenRidge Launches New Medicaid Treatment Center

AspenRidge Recovery Launches Alpine Recovery Center for Medicaid Treatment in Colorado Denver...

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AspenRidge’s Experts

Shannon Van Deman, MBA, PhD

CEO 

Van Deman has spent her career in behavioral health and has a background in finance, technology, and cognitive psychology. Before Joining AspenRidge, Shannon served as vice president of Children’s Hospital Colorado’s Pediatric Mental Health Institute for five years. She co-chaired Gov. Polis’ Behavioral Health Taskforce and was instrumental in drafting and passing two bills to create Colorado’s new Behavioral Health Administration. Van Deman is an accomplished public speaker and holds a doctorate in cognitive psychology from Notre Dame and a Master’s of Business Administration from Ball State. 

Shannon Van Deman
Topics
  • Addiction  
  • Opioid epidemic  
  • Mental health 
  • Impact of COVID-19 on behavioral health  
  • Behavioral health industry  
  • Adult & children’s mental health  
  • Women in leadership  
  • LGBTQ+ issues  
  • General business topics 

AspenRidge’s Experts

Shannon Van Deman, MBA, PhD

CEO 

Van Deman has spent her career in behavioral health and has a background in finance, technology, and cognitive psychology. Before Joining AspenRidge, Shannon served as vice president of Children’s Hospital Colorado’s Pediatric Mental Health Institute for five years.

Shannon Van Deman

She co-chaired Gov. Polis’ Behavioral Health Taskforce and was instrumental in drafting and passing two bills to create Colorado’s new Behavioral Health Administration. Van Deman is an accomplished public speaker and holds a doctorate in cognitive psychology from Notre Dame and a Master’s of Business Administration from Ball State.

Topics
  • Addiction  
  • Opioid epidemic  
  • Mental health 
  • Impact of COVID-19 on behavioral health
  • Behavioral health industry  
  • Adult & children’s mental health  
  • Women in leadership  
  • LGBTQ+ issues  
  • General business topics
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Daniel San Filippo, LPC, LAC

Clinical Director  

San Filippo serves as AspenRidge Recovery’s clinical director. He has worked in direct service with clients for the past 12 years. His contact with clients and therapists provides him with unique insight into addiction trends as they happen.   

San Filippo is dually licensed to treat mental health and addiction and is trained in brainspotting, an integrated trauma therapy. He hosts training classes on crisis de-escalation, trauma-informed care, suicide intervention, and professional boundaries. San Filippo earned a Master of Arts in counseling from the University of Colorado Denver.  

Topics 
  • Opioid epidemic  
  • Emerging trends in substance use   
  • Addiction treatment  
  • Mental health
  • Suicide  
  • Trauma treatment  
  • Clinical programming for addiction and mental health  
  • Addiction’s effects on the family  
  • Harm-reduction and abstinence models of recovery 
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Daniel San Filippo, LPC, LAC

Clinical Director  

San Filippo serves as AspenRidge Recovery’s clinical director. He has worked in direct service with clients for the past 12 years. His contact with clients and therapists provides him with unique insight into addiction trends as they happen.

San Filippo is dually licensed to treat mental health and addiction and is trained in brainspotting, an integrated trauma therapy. He hosts training classes on crisis de-escalation, trauma-informed care, suicide intervention, and professional boundaries. San Filippo earned a Master of Arts in counseling from the University of Colorado Denver. 

Topics 
  • Opioid epidemic  
  • Emerging trends in substance use   
  • Addiction treatment  
  • Mental health
  • Suicide  
  • Trauma treatment  
  • Clinical programming for addiction and mental health  
  • Addiction’s effects on the family  
  • Harm-reduction and abstinence models of recovery 

Mary Hoover

Manager of Recovery Support Services 

Hoover has worked for AspenRidge Recovery since 2018 and currently serves as our Manager of Recovery Support Services. She uses her four years of direct client care experience to oversee our case management and alumni programs. Mary is a certified Colorado Peer and Family Specialist through CCAR, a nationally certified Narcan instructor, and is an active participant with the Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention. Hoover has personal experience as a woman in long-term recovery from opioid addiction, which drives her passion for advocacy, education, and the accessibility of substance abuse and mental health treatment. 

Mary Hoover
Topics 
  • Personal experience with opioid addiction  
  • Harm reduction strategy/advocacy  
  • Community engagement  
  • Stigma  
  • Addiction resources in Colorado  
  • Continuing care after treatment  
  • Addiction’s family impact
  • Peer Recovery 

Mary Hoover

Manager of Recovery Support Services 

Hoover has worked for AspenRidge Recovery since 2018 and currently serves as our Manager of Recovery Support Services. She uses her four years of direct client care experience to oversee our case management and alumni programs.

Mary Hoover

Mary is a certified Colorado Peer and Family Specialist through CCAR, a nationally certified Narcan instructor, and is an active participant with the Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention. Hoover has personal experience as a woman in long-term recovery from opioid addiction, which drives her passion for advocacy, education, and the accessibility of substance abuse and mental health treatment. 

Topics
  • Personal experience with opioid addiction  
  • Harm reduction strategy/advocacy  
  • Community engagement  
  • Stigma  
  • Addiction resources in Colorado  
  • Continuing care after treatment  
  • Addiction’s family impact
  • Peer Recovery 
Kathleen Morgan

Kathleen Morgan, MA, LMFT

Family Program Director  

Kathleen Morgan is the program director of our family program. Kathleen works directly with people in our programs and their loved ones. She helps clients and families work through issues of trust, establish healthy boundaries, and learn about addiction and recovery. Her holistic approach includes therapy and education for the mind, healthy eating, exercise, and medication for the body, and mindfulness, yoga, and spiritual practice for the spirit.  

Topics
  • Addiction’s impact on families  
  • Codependency & Attachment 
  • Co-recovery 
  • Personal story of recovery  
  • Holistic addiction treatment  
  • Spirituality   
Kathleen Morgan

Kathleen Morgan, MA, LMFT

Family Program Director  

Kathleen Morgan is the program director of our family program. Kathleen works directly with people in our programs and their loved ones. She helps clients and families work through issues of trust, establish healthy boundaries, and learn about addiction and recovery.

Her holistic approach includes therapy and education for the mind, healthy eating, exercise, and medication for the body, and mindfulness, yoga, and spiritual practice for the spirit. 

Topics
  • Addiction’s impact on families  
  • Codependency & Attachment 
  • Co-recovery 
  • Personal story of recovery  
  • Holistic addiction treatment  
  • Spirituality   

Clinical Staff

Collectively, our therapists have over 100 years of experience treating addiction, mental health and trauma. Our experts can discuss: 

  • Addiction treatment techniques  
  • Mental health and trauma treatment techniques  
  • General therapy topics  
  • Issues facing the recovery community  
  • Personal stories of recovery  
  • Addiction’s family impact   
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Recovery Stories from AspenRidge Alumni

We have a robust alumni program and keep the people we treat involved with recovery services. AspenRidge can provide access to former and current clients to share personal stories of addiction and recovery.

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