Behavioral Health

We serve…

  • folks living with HIV/AIDS and their support systems (those individuals/families affected by HIV/AIDS)
  • those who are not living with HIV and interested in harm reduction
  • folks facing significant barriers accessing behavioral health services

We focus on…

  • mental health and substance use counseling
  • harm reduction counseling to prevent HIV/AIDS transmission

We offer…

  • short-term outpatient individual, couples, and family counseling
  • group counseling focused on therapeutic processing
  • various skills workshops and events throughout the year

What to Expect

  • Once a referral is made or you reach out directly to behavioral health staff, an over-the-phone screening process occurs. This usually takes 10-15 minutes to discuss your needs and how our services may be a good fit for you. Additional referrals and resources may be provided during this call.
  • Sometimes there is a waitlist for services. We ask for your patience as we try to serve as many people as possible. If you are placed on a waitlist, please know you are a priority for us and we look forward to working with you as soon as we can.
  • After the referral and screening process, a counselor will contact you to set up an in-person assessment appointment. The assessment typically takes about 2 hours as we gather information about you and review/sign paperwork. The assessment process is a great time to ask questions and make sure you feel comfortable with your counselor. An assessment is mandatory for admittance into individual, couples, family, and group counseling.
  • Once admitted into our outpatient individual, couples, family counseling program, you and your counselor work together for an average of 6 months. Counseling is short-term and goal-directed via a treatment plan of your creation. You work directly with your counselor to schedule a weekly time and day to meet for an hour counseling session. We ask that you commit to at least 3 months of treatment meeting weekly with your counselor to establish consistency and start gaining traction toward your treatment goals.
  • Those admitted into group counseling services can expect either ongoing group counseling or group counseling set for a designated amount of time (typically 6 to 8 weeks).
  • Please keep in mind we are unable to guarantee any service. Our program is appropriate for many people but it’s not for everyone. If you are not a good fit for our program, it is our focus to connect you with the most appropriate care. We are here to either provide you or connect you with best behavioral health care possible.

Join a Behavioral Health Therapeutic Process Group

  • Poz Talk: Therapeutic process group for anyone living with HIV/AIDS
  • 4:30-6:00pm every Wednesday (Contact Cody Meyer)
  • Curriculum-Specific Groups: Throughout the year, we offer various groups based on client need and interest. Groups are typically time limited averaging 6 to 8 weeks.
  • Workshops: Throughout the year, we offer various workshops focused on a specific topic of interest. Workshops are typically a one-time occurrence.

Connect to Services Today

We are now accepting referrals for all behavioral health services.

  • We ask that you complete a quick, over-the-phone screening followed by an in-person assessment to engage in all behavioral health services, including groups.
  • Living with HIV? Talk to your Case Manager or contact Cody Meyer directly at 303.962.4490 to get the process started.
  • Not living with HIV? Contact Amanda Earle directly at 303.962.4469 to get the process started.
  • You can always talk with our friends at HeyDenver, at the Syringe Access Program, at the Howard Dental Clinic (http://www.howarddental.org) and/or in the Insurance Dept for a referral to all behavioral health services.

Meet the Behavioral Health Team at DCAP, NCAP, SCAP, WCAP

Lili Carrillo

Clinical Services Officer

Kat Austin

LPC, LAC, LMFT, Clinical Supervisor

Cody Meyer

MA, LPC, Behavioral Health Clinician

Amanda Earle

MA, LPCC, NCC, Behavioral Health Clinician

Mary Claire Ferachi

MA, LPCC, Behavioral Health Clinician