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Counseling Options


Embark PCA Recovery Services has teamed up with Crisalida Counseling Services to provide individuals and families a holistic approach to finding wellness and recovery, sustaining change, and engaging in aftercare through social activites and volunteering. We offer in-person counseling and live online (virtual) couseling as well. We accept Medicaid.

Treatment that meets your individual needs

The first things we want to know are: how you are doing and what do you need? Since our goal is to help you achieve your own goals, that’s the most important thing. Conversation with an Embark PCA admissions counselor is about understanding your situation and then figuring out where to go from there. Most of us at Embark PCA are in recovery. We understand the struggle.

Once we know those things, we can start putting together a plan: what level of care makes sense? What day/time schedule works best? Can we work with your insurance company? And of course, whatever else needs to be decided to make working with Embark PCA work for you.

Group Therapy

involves one or more psychologists who lead a group of roughly five to 15 patients. Typically, groups meet for an hour or two each week. Some people attend individual therapy in addition to groups, while others participate in groups only.

Many groups are designed to target a specific problem, such as depression, obesity, panic disorder, social anxiety, chronic pain or substance abuse. Other groups focus more generally on improving social skills, helping people deal with a range of issues such as anger, shyness, loneliness, and low self-esteem. Groups often help those who have experienced loss, whether it be a spouse, a child or someone who died by suicide.


What is Level II education?

Level II Education consists of 24 hours of DUI education over 12 weeks. Typically conducted in a group setting, class size is limited (generally) to no more than 12 regularly attending. Level II Education can be recommended by itself or may be followed by Level II Therapy.

What is Level II Therapy?

Level II Therapy follows Level II Education and can range in length from 5 to 10 months depending on the track assigned. Track assignment depends on whether a person has prior impaired driving offenses, their BAC and other clinical indicators. These track recommendations are made by the alcohol evaluator (probation) or in the absence of an evaluation, the treatment agency.

The following are the track guidelines:

Track A, 42 hours over 21 weeks, first time offender with a BAC below .15

Track B, 52 hours over 26 weeks, first time offender with a BAC of .15 or above

Track C, 68 hours over 34 weeks, prior DWAI/DUI, with a BAC below .15

Track D, 86 hours over 43 weeks, prior DWAI/DUI, with a BAC of .15 or above

What is Embark PCA’s Intensive Outpatient Program

  • Achieve abstinence

  • Foster changes in behavior that supports a recovery lifestyle

  • Facilitate active participation in community-based support groups

  • Identify and address a range of psychosocial problems (Including employment, adherence to probation, housing, financial planning, relationships)

  • Develop a positive supportive recovery network

  • Improve problem-solving skills and coping strategies in staying abstinent.


Dr. Alacey (Lacey) Berumen, PhD, LAC, ADS has over 25 years’ experience in behavioral health treatment and assessment to include: Emergency rooms, inpatient, outpatient, transitional, DUI programming and Recovery Coaching. She is also an adjunct professor in College of Social Sciences for 17 years with the following degrees – PhD, MNM, BS:BM:EM with the following certifications – MHF, YMHFA-F. She is trained in the Driving with Care curriculum and Interlock Enhancement Counseling (IEC).


Juana Arroyo-Soto is Bi-lingual; Spanish/English, Certified Addiction Specialist II, who utilizes her position to draw from twenty years of counseling and case management experience. She continues to work with at-risk clients, homeless, ex-offenders and inmates, and substance abuse/dual diagnosis clients. Ses her position to draw from twenty years of counseling and case management experience. She continues to work with at-risk clients, homeless, ex-offenders and inmates, and substance abuse/dual diagnosis clients. She is working to become a Spanish Language Recovery Coach Trainer.


Rod Rushing is a CAS and has been in the human services field for 17 years. He worked as a peer in Denver while he achieved his counseling certificates and proceeded to get hired at a major public hospital in Denver in the HIV clinics and the MAT clinics as a counselor. He helped implement a peer program at the MAT clinic and saw the power of shared lived experience in action. Additionally, Rod has been an approved CCAR and CHOICES Recovery Coach Training Facilitator and founded Embark PCA Recovery Services in 2016.

Embark has various additional counselors part time and full-time on staff to support our clients.

We work together as a team to provide the best care for our clients.

Group Therapy

Medicaid and Cash Payments accepted. Sliding scale cash fees

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