Congratulations! By choosing treatment at Denver Mental Health and Counseling, you have taken the first step toward a healthier, happier life. This guide will introduce you to our treatment center and help you prepare for your first appointment. 

Important Notice Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) 

We are closely monitoring all developments associated with Coronavirus (COVID-19) and are taking proactive steps to ensure the health and safety of all patients, employees, and the communities we serve. We are following the latest CDC recommendations for controlling the spread of COVID-19, including facemasks, testing, and enhanced sanitation protocols. 

Next Steps 

Understanding what to expect at Denver Mental Health and Counseling can help you feel prepared for your treatment. 

You will receive three emails from us prior to your first appointment. The first email will introduce you to Nobu, our virtual health application. There, you can create an account, see your upcoming appointments and message your clinician directly. You should still download and create an account on Nobu even if you made your appointment(s) in person. This is because virtual and nursing appointments as well as other communications will take place directly within the app. 

A second email will be sent containing electronic consent forms to be completed before your first appointment. You will then receive an email confirming your upcoming appointment(s). 

What To Bring

Here are some items you will need for your first session:

  • A valid ID
  • Insurance card/information
  • Relevant medical records
  • Note-taking aid, like a pen and notepad/journal (optional)

Travel Details 

You can find Denver Mental Health and Counseling at 630 Plaza Drive, Suite 101, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129. Parking is available on-site.

Expectations Upon Arrival 

We ask that you arrive at the facility 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment time. This will allow time to check you in and confirm any necessary details before your appointment. 

Please bring all required documentation with you to the appointment.  

Our Facility 

Our centrally located facility allows us to conveniently serve those looking for outpatient care in the Greater Denver area and its surrounding communities. It also provides a simple transition to clients from The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake who are seeking aftercare treatment in our outpatient program. 

Inside our facility, you will find comfortable meeting spaces and treatment rooms that provide the perfect backdrop for healing.

Treatment Programs and Therapies Offered

We work with each patient to create a treatment plan that addresses their specific needs and goals in recovery. 

Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health Counseling

Denver Mental Health and Counseling offers outpatient programs that treat both substance use disorders and mental health disorders. Treating these disorders simultaneously encourages holistic healing and paves the way for long-term success in recovery. 

Intensive Outpatient for Substance Abuse (In-Person or Virtual)

As part of our intensive outpatient programs (IOPs), you will be provided with substance use treatment while being able to live at home or in a sober living facility. This allows you to continue to attend school or work and fulfill daily obligations. You will typically attend virtual or in-person IOP treatments between nine and 20 hours per week. 

Outpatient Rehab

Outpatient rehab is similar to our IOP program but provides more flexible care with fewer scheduled treatment hours per week. Treatment can include individual, group or family therapy, as well as medical care and medication-assisted treatment. 

Psychiatric Support and Services

Denver Mental Health and Counseling offers virtual or in-person mental health support services. Our well-trained mental health counselors provide both short- and long-term care for a wide range of mental health concerns. 

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)

Denver Mental Health and Counseling can provide medication-assisted treatment (MAT) in addition to your addiction treatment plan. As part of MAT, medications are used with other treatment methods to relieve withdrawal symptoms, reduce cravings, reduce the side effects caused by a substance and reduce its ability to produce a high.

Alumni Program 

Recovery does not end when you complete treatment. Denver Mental Health and Counseling provides access to local resources and support systems to help you stay accountable in your recovery. The key to long-term recovery lies in remaining connected to others who understand what you’re going through. 

Our Staff 

Medical Director
Dr. Adam Richmond Medical Director
Clinical Director
Bruce Santiago, LMHC, LPC Clinical Director

Insurance and Your Obligation During Treatment

Many health insurance plans require out-of-pocket costs in order to access your healthcare benefits. These expenses may include Deductibles, Co-Pays, Coinsurance % and Maximum Out-of-Pocket Expenses (collectively, the “Patient Responsibility”).

Your individual Patient Responsibility may vary based on a number of factors including:

  • Your individual benefits plan
  • Length of stay at the facility
  • Type of services received during treatment
  • Other services offered at the facility, but not covered by your insurance provider (such as lab tests, non-covered prescriptions, etc.)
  • Reasonable boarding fees should you decide to stay with the facility for treatment at outpatient levels of care.

A staff member will review your Patient Responsibility with you at the time of admission or as soon as possible once you are medically stable. They will explain that the deductible is due upon admittance to the facility and the co-insurance amount and out-of-pocket balance will be billed and paid for after treatment once services are complete. On-site financial counselors will again review your financial responsibility during treatment with case managers who can help you navigate FMLA.

It is your responsibility to check with your insurance provider prior to admission at Denver Mental Health and Counseling to understand your individual benefits plan. Please note that your insurance plan may not be a “participating provider” with Denver Mental Health and Counseling. You are responsible for all non-covered and out-of-pocket costs related to your treatment stay.

Get Help Today

If you or a loved one is struggling with substance use or a mental health disorder, Denver Mental Health and Counseling can help. Contact us today if you have questions or to schedule your first appointment. 

Medical Disclaimer

The Recovery Village aims to improve the quality of life for people struggling with substance use or mental health disorder with fact-based content about the nature of behavioral health conditions, treatment options and their related outcomes. We publish material that is researched, cited, edited and reviewed by licensed medical professionals. The information we provide is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. It should not be used in place of the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare providers.