Growing Pains Offer a Chance to Serve

When a community grows, there’s bound to be pains related to increased demands on systems and resources. El Paso County, home to Colorado Springs, leads the state in population growth and its growing pains are palpable as it strives to meet demands for access to nutritious food, housing, and physical and behavioral/mental health care.

Mental Health

The latter, mental health (and the oft co-occurring issue of substance abuse), tops the list of Colorado’s 10 Winnable Battles—topics the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment along with stakeholders from throughout the state have decided Coloradans must fight for. El Paso County’s health department agrees so has made decreasing “the incidence of poor mental health and substance use and misuse” one of its primary goals for 2018-2022.

Serving the Greater Colorado Area

With an office suite in Colorado Springs since September 1, 2019, a second coming in March 1 of 2020, and more planned for later that same year, and its offering of telehealth services, Heart-Centered Counseling is one of the stalwart partners in the fight to increase access to behavioral health care in El Paso County and throughout the state.

Most Affordable Counseling Services

Darlyn Baker, a long-time public health nurse in the area, says “Heart-Centered Counseling is filling gaps in the community by offering care to anyone, regardless of payor status or circumstances. Its acceptance of Medicaid, Medicare, and Tricare, Triwest and CHAMP patients is so welcome. Plus, Heart-Centered Counseling’s unique focus on integration with community services and other health care providers helps the organization address needs in a thorough and thoughtful way.” 

Heart-Centered Counseling is grateful for the opportunity to continue helping people learn to live their best lives—one community at a time.