Treatment Approach

An In-Depth Look At The Rose House

In order to provide the best possible treatment for women suffering from addiction, underlying issues of trauma and mental health need to be addressed. At The Rose House, we focus on the whole person by promoting psychological, emotional, physical, spiritual, and cognitive healing. We offer Gender-Specific, evidence-based treatment, which studies show is most effective with women experiencing addiction and dual diagnoses. Our treatment is provided in an excellent healing environment.

Evidence-Based Treatment

Intensive individual and group therapy 30 hours/week includes:

Psychiatric and nursing consultations as needed
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Dialectical Behavior Therapy/Advanced Emotion Regulation
Creative/Art Therapy
Relapse Prevention

Specific treatment focus on trauma, Inner Child, Grief and Loss, Relationship/Sex and Love Addiction

Nightly outside 12-step meetings

Daily exercise at a local health club

Weekly Family Sessions offering support and psychoeducation

Weekly Opportunities:
Equine Therapy

Holistic and Integrative Approach

Treating the whole person is vital to long term sobriety and wellness. At The Rose House, we treat the whole person using psychological, emotional, spiritual, physical and medical approaches. Using evidence-based approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Equine Therapy, Advanced Emotional Regulation, Art Therapy, Grief and Loss treatment and Inner Child work, we treat addiction, trauma, depression, anxiety and other mental health disorders. We also incorporate daily exercise as well as weekly nutrition instruction, meditation and mindfulness. There is a strong relapse prevention component into our program, having each client participate in a 12-step program every evening. Our clients also volunteer in our community. Women learn to count their blessings, increase their self-esteem and decrease feelings of entitlement by feeding the homeless every week. The Rose House has a Medical Director (psychiatrist) and a Director of Nursing on staff to address the medication aspect of treatment.

Ongoing treatment and support is necessary for women who graduate the Rose House.

Gender Specific Treatment

The Rose House not only provides substance abuse and mental health treatment to women, we take into account the specific needs of women in order to maximize the opportunity for their sobriety, growth and health. Research has shown that gender-responsive treatment is clinically indicated and evidence-based for women experiencing substance abuse issues. By offering an integrative approach, we utilize the research based conclusions about best practices for women’s treatment that are outlined in The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) TIP 51 – revised 2015.

Gender Responsive Treatment

Highlights of this research (Publication SMA15-4426 Substance Abuse Treatment: Addressing the Specific Needs of Women, Addiction Treatment Improvement Protocol – TIP 51) state treatment considerations for women should include:

  • Their relationships with family, extended family and support systems, social and economic environment and the impact of gender and culture
  • Their unique health concerns
  • The relevance of various caregiver roles that women assume throughout their lives
  • Using a strengths-based treatment model
  • fewer distractions when men are not present, with greater cooperation and less competition
  • The difference in brain chemistry between men and women (women think, respond and bond differently than men)

Trauma and Mental Health

Addressing trauma and mental health issues are a key differentiator for The Rose House. Some women come to us with the primary issue of mental health. Accepting women with a diagnosis of an anxiety disorder, mood disorder, personality disorder, psychotic disorder, eating disorder and trauma related disorders such as PTSD is our specialty.

Co-occurring disorders, also known as dual diagnosis, is something many of our women have. Having a substance use disorder, addiction, or alcoholism, coupled with a mental health diagnosis can be challenging. The staff at The Rose House welcome all women willing to address finding a new way of life.

The Rose House has a specific intake process as we understand women and how to help them find the life they’re seeking. If you or a loved one think The Rose House may be an option we look forward to connecting and seeing that we are a facility that can be of help.


  • Beautiful country home on open space with mountain views
  • Compassionate, professional staff
  • Day trips/outdoor adventures
  • Healthy, delicious, well-balanced meals
  • Handicapped accessible

12 Step Service Work

Building Esteem Through Community Service – Our women attend nightly outside 12 step meetings, are required to get a sponsor, and work the steps.  Twelve step work is not part of The Rose House clinical day and is accomplished in their free time.  Being of service is very important at The Rose House.  Not only do the women contribute to the 12 step community, they also serve lunch to the homeless once a week, and volunteer at a local thrift store and food bank.

Exercise And Mindfulness

Healing Both The Mind And Body – Physical fitness, mindfulness are all proven to alleviate stress, pain, and cravings.  In addition to evidence-based therapies, The Rose House takes a holistic approach to wellness, offering an integrative model of care.  The women exercise daily at a beautiful athletic club that is designed for all fitness levels, weekly nutritional instruction is offered in house, and mindfulness groups are held weekly.