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Is therapy effective?

Typically, therapy is quite effective. At Resilience1220, we provide various therapy forms to help you express yourself and understand your place and identity in the world better. We also make a concerted effort to pair you with a therapist who can best address your specific needs.

What types of therapy are available at Resilience1220?

Resilience1220 offers a wide range of therapeutic approaches to suit different needs and preferences. These include Talk Therapy, Art Therapy, Wilderness Therapy, Drama Therapy, Trauma-focused Therapy, Horse Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), among others. This diversity ensures that we can cater to the unique situations and preferences of those seeking help.

Why might someone consider speaking with a counselor?

There are many reasons why talking to a counselor can be beneficial. If you're feeling stressed, lonely, anxious, or depressed, a counselor can offer support. It's also helpful when you're feeling overwhelmed, facing transitions, dealing with negative or challenging thoughts, wanting to learn how to set boundaries or help someone else, looking to enjoy life more, or seeking to gain a new perspective.

What should I do if I'm experiencing a crisis?

If you find yourself in a crisis, please go to our Crisis Resource page immediately for guidance and resources.

How can I start the process of seeing a therapist?

To begin, simply fill out the online form, and our intake team will contact you within 1-2 business days. Typically, you'll be matched with a therapist quickly, and an appointment will be scheduled for you within a week.

How can I determine if I'm eligible for services?

Our services are available to young people aged 12-20 who reside in our service areas, including Park, Unincorporated Jefferson County, Clear Creek, and Gilpin County, and who do not require a higher level of care. If we can't match you with a therapist, our intake team will help you find the right support by providing additional resources. Please note, youth experiencing suicidal thoughts are referred to the crisis center or The Second Wind Fund for more appropriate support.

Am I eligible for services if I attend school in the service area but don't live there?

Yes, attending school within our service area qualifies you for our services.

What is the limit on therapy sessions, and what are my options afterward?

You are entitled to 10 free individual counseling sessions and unlimited group counseling. After these sessions, you can discuss with your counselor the possibility of continuing sessions through their private practice, explore support through your insurance, or look into other continuing care options.

Where will my therapy sessions take place?

The location of your therapy sessions can vary. Some therapists offer in-person sessions, others provide virtual meetings, and some do both, depending on what's most convenient for you. Resilience1220 has an office near Buchanan Rec Center in Evergreen, and many of our therapists also have their own office spaces.

How can I join group therapy sessions?

To join group therapy sessions, please refer to our Group & Events calendar. It provides information on how to register and the schedule of upcoming groups and events.

What should I do if I need to cancel my appointment?

If you need to cancel and don't have your counselor's contact information, please call us at 720-282-1164 or send an email to

Do my parents have to be informed about my counseling?

If you're 12 or older, you have the right to consent to your own mental health treatment without needing your parents' permission or them knowing about it.

What can I do if I feel my therapist isn't the right match for me?

If you feel your therapist isn't a good fit, you can discuss this with them directly or contact us at the main number. We'll make an effort to match you with someone who suits you better.

Is it possible to see a Resilience counselor if I'm already seeing another counselor?

For the most effective counseling, it's recommended to see only one counselor at a time. However, if you wish to switch and see a Resilience counselor instead, please call us to make the change, and inform us about your decision to switch.

Can my parents participate in my counseling sessions?

Your parents can be involved in your counseling only if you choose to involve them.

How is Resilience1220 funded?

Over 2,700 Young People Served

Help young people grow and develop life skills for wellness and resilience

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