About

Guiding you with care.

You want to make a change in your life. No matter where you come from, what your condition may be, where you want to go, or how best to get there, we support you. We guide you to better health with care, connection and community.

Our Vision & Mission

Vision

Where people get the care and support they need to better their health, their lives and their communities.

Mission

To support change by providing compassionate and effective care to aid the whole person in recovery with sincerity, honesty and authenticity.

Our Team

Meet Our Practitioners

Dr. Charles Shuman

Medical Director

Meet Dr. Shuman

Dr. Charles Shuman is board certified in general psychiatry and addiction psychiatry. Dr. Shuman has worked as medical director of multiple prior substance use treatment programs and as a faculty member of the University of Colorado.  He has published, instructed and presented in areas of addiction psychiatry and general psychiatry. Dr. Shuman is a fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine and a past president of the Colorado Society of Addiction Medicine. Dr. Shuman’s practice philosophy is to treat clients from a holistic perspective with compassion and the goal of returning clients to a life of health, productivity and personal enrichment.

Veronica Gray

Clinical Director

Meet Veronica

Veronica Gray is the clinical director for Thrivur Health. She received her master’s in clinical mental health counseling from Argosy University and her bachelor’s of science in psychology from Regis University. She is a licensed addiction counselor. She has been practicing in the behavioral health field since 2011. She served on the BHA non-profit steering committee supporting people with substance use and mental health disorders in the homeless and criminal justice population. She has experience leading and managing clinical programs and services, as well as supervising staff to ensure quality assurance procedures are in place. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family.

Jillian Murphy

Nurse Practitioner

Meet Jillian

Jill Murphy immigrated to the U.S. from Ireland in 1994 and immediately signed up to serve in the U.S. Army, where she served for 17 years. The last 6 years were spent as an Army nurse, including a deployment to Iraq in the intensive care unit of a combat support hospital. She received her undergraduate nursing education at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and her graduate education at the University of Colorado, Anschutz Campus, where she specialized in adult and geriatric primary care. Jill has experience in corrections nursing, and her special area of interest in the last four years has been addiction medicine, which is where her passion lies. Her hobbies include cycling, various other outdoor fitness pursuits, reading, traveling and spending time with her 5-pound Chihuahua, Tazzy.

Carly Uthe

Care Coordinator

Meet Carly

Carly Uthe is the care coordinator for Thrivur Health, offering case management services to those in need. Carly has been providing case management to those with substance use and mental health disorders involved in the criminal justice system for over two years. She graduated from the University of South Dakota with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and political science. Carly is passionate about helping others and making a positive influence in the community. In her free time, Carly likes to spend her time hiking and attending sporting events.

Elizabeth Prudlo

Operations Manager

Meet Elizabeth

Elizabeth has earned a B.A. in public health and Spanish from the University of Colorado and a M.S. in heath services administration from Regis University. She has worked in the substance use disorders field for over four years and has always been passionate about advocating for quality public health programs and supporting the community. In her free time, Elizabeth sings in a local choir, is an avid moviegoer, and enjoys snowboarding and spending time with her English bulldog, Rupert.

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Opioids (Fentanyl, Heroin, Prescription medications), Methamphetamine, Alcohol, Central Nervous System Depressants (Benzodiazepines, Tranquilizers, Hypnotics such as sleeping pills), Cocaine, Marijuana, Tobacco (Cigarettes, Vaping, Dip/Snuff) and Kratom.

The medication that is appropriate for you will depend on the conversation between you and your provider.  However, we have many options available to include Buprenorphine (Suboxone), or Subutex where appropriate, or long-acting injectable Buprenorphine, Naltrexone in both oral form and long-acting injectable form (Vivitrol), and several other medications depending on your individual treatment plan.

Initially to establish your treatment and stability appointments may be as frequent as weekly or even twice weekly depending on your needs.  This will decrease as soon as appropriate to fit into your life and allow you to build a healthy and productive life and facilitate your recovery. There is no hard and fast rule. Recovery is individualized and decided between you and your provider. It is determined by your medical and life needs.

Thrivur Health offers Anger Management, CBT/Strategy Self-Improvement For Change, DBT, Early Recovery Skills, Family Education, Fentanyl Education, Individual Counseling, Life Skills, Relapse Prevention, Seeking Safety, Thinking For Change, and Peer Support.

Thrivur Health provides services for the criminal justice system. Referrals must be provided by probation, parole, case managers, or other referral agencies.

Medication assisted treatment(MAT) is a treatment strategy to help clients with substance use disorders recover and maintain healthy lives.

Thrivur Health currently accepts Medicaid or cash payment. We expect to accept probation reimbursement vouchers in the near future.

Thrivur Health currently offers services to clients 18 and older.

Thrivur Health aims to serve clients in-person in the clinic if possible. Telehealth may be available in cases of inclement weather or other exceptional circumstances.  

Thrivur Health does not offer any transportation assistance. If clients are receiving Medicaid, they may qualify for non-emergent transportation. Our Care Coordinator would be able to help clients access those services.