The Options program provides affordable counseling for all members of our community regardless of their income level or health insurance status. Specifically, the program provides individual therapy for adults and children, couples and marriage counseling, and family therapy for those who lack health insurance, have inadequate health insurance for mental health issues, or have limited income to access counseling through the private sector.
The program assists clients in their efforts to develop new skills, reduce symptoms causing distress, and improve quality of life. In 2012, our Options program provided 5,451 hours of counseling to 572 low-income, uninsured adults, children, and families.
Approximately 60% of Options program clients have annual incomes under $20,000. To ensure access to services, the program utilizes a sliding fee scale, providing counseling to those who otherwise would have no options for mental health care.
Services are provided by both our highly skilled private practitioners and our graduate-level interns. Options clients receive the same excellent quality of care as do all of our clients without regard for how much they pay.
Through the Options program, we provide treatment for issues such as:
- Anxiety and depression
- Alcoholism and other substance abuse problems
- Anger and conflict resolution
- Grief and loss
- Trauma, sexual abuse, and domestic violence
- Marital or relationship Issues
- Parenting and family problems
- Job loss
- Chronic illness
We receive referrals from:
- Churches and schools
- Hospitals, clinics, mental health clinics, and physicians
- Area shelters
- Other Denver-area agencies
For more information, contact Sarah McCune, Access Center Coordinator.