Therapy and Counseling Services

Our experienced, caring staff of counselors and therapists  at Turning Point locations in Fort Collins and Greeley specialize in helping youth of all ages and their families in Larimer and Weld Counties. For the convenience of our clients, we offer telehealth options, and we accept Medicaid.

We help children, teens, young adults, and families work through behavior concerns, family conflict, substance use issues, mental health issues, and many other issues that affect at-risk youth and young adults and their relationships with family members and others.

We also offer reintegration/reunification therapy for families involved with DHS, court-ordered therapy for youth and families, support groups, and more assistance to help turn lives around.

Clients we see are often dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse issues, and issues with behavior. Treatment approaches vary based on the needs of each client and their readiness to make a positive change in their lives.

We help children, teens, young adults, and families work through behavior concerns, family conflict, substance use issues, mental health issues, and many other issues that affect at-risk youth and their relationships with family members and others.

Our counselors know how to identify the symptoms of depression and anxiety, PTSD, and challenges with emotional regulation. Counseling services provide trauma-informed care, which takes into consideration the role that past experiences may be playing in a client’s current situation. A  Turning Point counselor or therapist will build a treatment plan accordingly using one or more approaches to promote mental wellness

Depending on the situation, the counselor or therapist may recommend family therapy, individual therapy, or support groups. Support groups are currently available via video conference.

If you or someone in your family might benefit from our child, adolescent, young adult, or family therapy or counseling services, please complete our outpatient referral form or contact us. We accept Medicaid, CYMHTA, some insurance plans, and other payment methods. Learn more about our insurance and payment options.

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Coaching / Mentoring

Our coaching and mentoring program provides mentoring for at-risk youth from elementary school through high school who are in need of guidance and positive role models. Our mentors participate with kids in recreational and leisure activities, help them with life and social skills development, provide transportation and connections to community activities, help with homework, and offer guidance with school and job applications and interviews among other support. Contact us for more information on our mentoring program.

Our Therapy Approaches

Our counselors and therapists use a wide range of evidence-based practices to benefit our clients, which means these approaches are supported by research to help people make changes in their lives. Approaches we use include:

CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), which is a form of talk therapy based on the idea that a person’s thoughts and perceptions influence their behavior. We use talking to help change a person’s negative or irrational beliefs. CBT is beneficial therapy for people of all ages and is often used to treat conditions like depression, anxiety, PTSD, OCD, and eating disorders.

DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy), which is a type of CBT that gives people skills to help them manage painful emotions and decrease conflict in their relationships. It focuses on four key areas: mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. DBT is helpful for treating a variety of mental, behavioral, and substance use issues.

Person-Centered Therapy is a form of talk therapy that allows clients to take the lead in their conversation with the therapist or counselor so they can discover their own solutions. The therapist acts as a compassionate facilitator of the conversation, listening without making judgment and acknowledging the client’s experience without changing the topic. It is helpful for a wide range of mental health conditions, but for the best results it requires that the client be motivated to make a positive change.

Solution-Focused Therapy helps clients find solutions to current problems by exploring their hopes and goals for the future. It involves clients talking with the therapist about what needs to happen to improve their lives and receiving coaching and questioning from the therapist to help find the best solutions. It can be used as a therapy on its own or in conjunction with other therapy styles.

Trauma-Informed Care is the approach used across all programs at Turning Point. It involves discovering the impact that trauma, which is an emotional response to a deeply distressing experience, has on your life and your relationships. It recognizes how trauma plays a role in the outlook, emotions, and behavior of a person who has experienced trauma. The goal is to help people who have experienced trauma to move forward and find positive ways to cope.

Depending on the situation, the counselor or therapist may recommend family therapy, individual therapy, or support groups.

If you or someone in your family might benefit from our child, adolescent, young adult, or family therapy or counseling services, please fill out our outpatient referral form below or contact us to learn more about our services.

Outpatient Referral Form