Mental Health Services


Outpatient Treatment Services 

Our outpatient treatment services are designed to address a wide range of mental health issues, including anxiety, panic, depression, attention deficit disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, bi-polar disorder, trauma, personality, grief/loss, relationship, marital, family, school performance and life adjustment challenges.  

  • Assessment
  • Individualized Treatment Planning
  • Individual, Family and Group Therapy
  • Psychiatric Evaluation and Medication Management

For additional information or to schedule an admission appointment please contact us at 303-415-4299.


Turning Point - Intensive Outpatient Program

The Turning Point Program is designed to provide structured, supportive, process oriented treatment for patients strugglingturning point (1) with moderate to severe symptoms of anxiety, depression and mood instability, and who are experiencing a significant decrease in daily individual and social functioning.

The Turning Point Program utilizes a combination of psychiatric treatment, psychoeducation and complementary therapeutic approaches including: Mindfulness, Behavioral Activation, Cognitive-Behavioral, elements of Dialectical Behavioral and Motivational Enhancement therapies.  

Turning Point Program Goals

  • Achieve stabilization of cognitive, emotional and behavioral functioning
  • Increase behavioral activation for patients with moderate - severe depression
  • Improve stress management, coping and self-care skills
  • Increase self-esteem, confidence, adaptability, empowerment and resilience
  • Increase social support and connection with others
  • Develop and practice goal directed/functional daily living skills and routines
  • Improve well-being and quality of life

Turning Point Program Details

Turning Point groups meet Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Patients receive weekly individual therapy and family therapy is available and strongly recommended.

Patients are expected to maintain a daily Behavioral Activation Record and complete three assignments during their course of treatment: an Autobiography, Goal Strategies and a Well-Being Support Plan. 

Psychiatric evaluation and medication management services are available and are an integrated part of the Turning Point Program. 

The average length of treatment is 8-10 weeks.

Most insurance policies provide coverage for intensive outpatient chemical dependency treatment. We work closely with your insurance company to secure authorization for the treatment you need. A 60% discount is available if you choose our prompt pay option. Contact the Patient Business Affairs office for details at 303-415-4700.

For additional information or to schedule an admission appointment please contact us at 303-415-4299.


Dialectical Behavior Therapy Intensive Outpatient Program 

Our Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) informed treatment model is effective with helping individuals learn to regulate and more effectively manage ingrained, persistent and very challenging patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving. DBT encourages the individual to practice self-acceptance, while at the same time embracing the necessity for core change.

DBT combines cognitive behavior therapy and mindfulness skills delivered through a highly structured approach to group and individual therapy. DBT participants have the opportunity to learn and practice the following skills:

  • Mindfulness / Self-Acceptance 
  • Distress Tolerance
  • Emotional Regulation 
  • Interpersonal Relationship 

Dialectical Behavior Therapy Program Details

DBT groups meet 3 times a week from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for a 9 week cycle. Individual therapy is provided on a weekly basis. A psychiatric evaluation is a required program component and ongoing medication management is available.

Group therapy is focused on the acquisition of mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation and interpersonal effectiveness skills. Individual therapy is designed to provide the participant with the opportunity to discuss and evaluate how they are applying the DBT skills to their unique life experiences and challenges.

Most insurance policies cover Dialectical Behavior Therapy. We work closely with your insurance company to get you the treatment you need. A 60% discount is available if you choose our prompt pay option. Contact our Patient Business Affairs office for details at 303–441-5744.

For additional information or to schedule an admission appointment please contact us at 303-415-4299. 


Inpatient Treatment Program

Full-Time Care and Support

When 24-hour intervention and support are needed to address acute emotional crisis, our inpatient treatment program located at our Boulder Community Hospital is the recommended level of care.

Upon admission, a comprehensive assessment, as well as treatment and discharge plans are completed to direct an individualized approach to care. During hospitalization, patients receive psychiatric care, therapy and education services. Patients and their families receive education concerning the patient’s diagnosis, medications, treatment and discharge plan. Your return to the community will include referral to resources for on-going support and treatment.

Commonly treated issues include:

  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Behavior
  • Anxiety and Panic
  • Post-Traumatic Stress
  • Borderline Personality Traits
  • Suicidal Tendencies

In a caring and safe environment our inpatient program provides:

  • Daily evaluation by a psychiatrist
  • Medication assessment and evaluation
  • Multidisciplinary therapy groups
  • Assistance with identifying and practicing useful coping skills
  • Family therapy and education
  • Opportunities to transition to outpatient programs that are part of the patient’s discharge plan
  • Education on diagnosis, medications and community resources

We recognize that admission to an inpatient program can create stress for the patient and his or her family. There is a Care Coordinator on duty seven days a week on the day shift to meet with families and answer questions.

Important Information

The Inpatient Treatment Program is accessed via a face-to-face evaluation at BCH’s Emergency Department at Foothills Hospital.

Patients of the Mental Health Center of Boulder County should call 303-447-1665 to contact Emergency Psychiatric Services and arrange an evaluation.

For additional information contact us at 303-440-2277 or contact the 24 hour crisis line at 303-441-0400, Option 3. 

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