Centennial Mental Health Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing mental health services to the rural communities of Northeastern Colorado. The facility has offices in Akron, Burlington, Elizabeth, Fort Morgan, Holyoke, Julesberg, Limon, Sterling, Wray and Yuma with additional services available in Cheyenne Wells. Each location offers an outpatient substance abuse program using evidence based methodology with dual diagnosis support.
Treatment and Staff
A client’s journey at Centennial Mental Health Center begins with an initial intake evaluation with a staff therapist to determine a course of treatment. The facility offers services for adolescents as well as adults, and clients develop their own program of group and individual therapy sessions throughout the week, which generally follow a DBT method of treatment. There is no emphasis placed on 12-step recovery at Centennial Mental Health Center.
Typically, clients attend one two-hour group session a week, usually in the evenings. All participants also have the opportunity to schedule individual sessions as needed. These sessions are led by LADCs. There are specialty groups for women and adolescents as well as groups for pre-natal women, a trauma-informed care group and special DUI education classes for those attending as the result of a court mandate. Centennial Mental Health Center also provides drug screens and urinalysis tests to meet court requirements. While the size of each group varies, there are never more than 15 in a group at a time.
As mentioned, the facility also specializes in offering dual diagnosis care. Given its primary focus on mental health treatment, Centennial Mental Health Center has a medical team to address co-occurring disorders including two on-staff psychiatrists, a physician’s assistant and a nurse practitioner. Medication management is offered and Centennial Mental Health Center also offers a Suboxone program. Despite this, there is no medical detox at any location; clients must complete this process before attending treatment.
While there is no official aftercare program offered, clients generally step down to one or two group sessions per month, though they can continue attending sessions as long as needed. There is also a special relapse prevention group which clients often attend after their initial phase of treatment.
As with many institutions with multiple statewide locations, Centennial offers a variety of services to families with young children dealing with co-occurring disorders. There are family program group sessions, an ADHD clinic, veterans’ services, a mentoring program for new parents and play therapy groups. There are also services for those who are currently incarcerated through Centennial’s jail-based behavioral services program which includes group sessions in prisons and transitional case management services in all 10 counties served.
While Centennial Mental Health Center’s substance abuse program is limited to basic outpatient care, clients in need of co-occurring disorders are provided medication management and specialized groups. Given the facility’s range of mental health services and state-wide network of facilities, those needing accessible treatment are well served.
Centennial Mental Health Center
650 E. Walnut
Elizabeth, CO 80807
Centennial Mental Health Center Cost: $544 (30 days, cost varies based on insurance). Reach Centennial Mental Health Center by phone at (720) 361-2538 or on their website. Find Centennial Mental Health Center on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter
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