The adolescent years are known for turmoil and the testing of limits. But, what happens when you or your teenager is experiencing more than the “normal” ups and downs of adolescence? When a dislike for school turns into truancy, when talking back turns into full scale rebellion, and when an isolated instance of alcohol experimentation turns into ongoing substance abuse, it is time to reach out for help.

SummitStone Health Partners has many services specific to teenagers and young adults. Our specially trained adolescent therapists, and our numerous evidence-based practices aimed at helping young adults (and their families) survive the turbulent teen years.

Co-Occurring Services
Emergency Services
Family Care Coordinator (FCC)
Functional Family Therapy (FFT)
The Hub Assessment Center
Intensive Care Coordination
Mental Health Core Services
Multicultural Services
Multisystemic Therapy (MST)
Namaqua Center
Outpatient Mental Health Treatment
Outpatient Substance Use Disorder Treatment
Psychiatry and Medication Management
Genoa Pharmacy
School-Based Programming
Sister Mary Alice Murphy Center for Hope
Specialized Women's Services
Substance Monitoring

The Health District of Northern Larimer County, in partnership with SummitStone Health Partners, provides information, referral and assistance for residents of Northern Larimer County. The Connections program offers telephone and face-to-face screening for routine, urgent and emergency requests, as well as maintaining a community database for referral to therapy services. Connections staff make direct referrals to SummitStone Health Partners as well as to community clinicians providing affordable services. Referrals can also be made to the Health District for limited psychiatric assistance.

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Specialized treatment services for individuals who have both mental health and substance use disorders.

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Emergency services are operational 24 hours per day including weekends, holidays, and evenings. Care coordination, as a part of the overall plan of services to the client, is included in the provision of emergency services. Emergency services are available to children, adolescents, adults, elderly and minority populations.

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An intensive in-home therapy program designed to serve children ages birth to 17 who are at-risk for out-of-home placement and for whom there are safety concerns at home. The program is a collaborative effort with Turning Point. Therapists are flexible in terms of how each family is served and may incorporate individual and family therapy in the treatment process. Cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy and behavior modification are utilized. Treatment duration is planned to average 6-9 months with the therapist being in the home at least twice per week. On-call service is available to families 24/7.

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An outcome-driven and evidence-based prevention/intervention program for youth who have demonstrated the entire range of maladaptive, acting-out behaviors and related syndromes. FFT targets youth, ages 11-18, at risk for and/or presenting with delinquency, violence, substance use, Conduct Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, or Disruptive Behavior Disorder. Services can be provided in-home, clinic, juvenile court, and at time of re-entry from institutional placements. FFT treats the entire family together based on the belief that systemic change is the most effective way to bring about change in the adolescent's behavior.

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In collaboration with the Department of Human Services (DHS), mental health assessments, mediation and brief therapy are provided to families accessing the HUB, the single point of entry for DHS services.

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Intensive Care Coordinators manage all inpatient services and higher levels of care for clients. This includes assessment, referral and services assisting in transition to a less restrictive environment. The Intensive Care Coordinators are responsible for doing 27-65 evaluations (evaluations of suicidal, homicidal or gravely disabled persons) and Child Mental Health Treatment Act (CMHTA or HB-1116) evaluations for youth who need to be assessed for residential treatment due to mental illness, or youth at risk for residential placement who may be able to be maintained in the community with more supportive in-home and other community based services.

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The Mental Health Core Service Program is a special project developed by the Larimer County Department of Human Services (DHS), Child Welfare section. SummitStone Health Partners is contracted with DHS to provide therapeutic services to their clients, including both adults and children.

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Multicultural staff assist the agency in demonstrating its commitment to cultural competency through the coordination and presentation of intra-agency training opportunities as well as promoting the appreciation of diversity in our communities. Programming includes a 12-week parenting class, Strengthening Latino Families, support groups in Spanish and interpretive and case management services on and off-site.

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An evidenced based, intensive home based family therapy program designed specifically for juvenile offenders and their families. MST works with the family's whole ecology to use natural supports rather than formal systemic supports as levers for change and on-going progress. Treatment lasts on average for 5 months, but goals are set at the beginning and when the goals are met with evidence of sustainability, the case is closed. On-call service is available to families 24/7.


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For more than 40 years, Namaqua Center has provided care, counseling, treatment and healing to our most vulnerable children. These children  may have lived through unspeakable trauma, have severe behavior challenges or have a diagnosable mental illness. Each child is unique, and so are their needs. At Namaqua, our children-centered, community based programs assist children and families in developing and maintaining stability and healthy levels of functioning.

Grandfamily Support Program
This program provides ongoing case management and systems navigation services to assist grandparents raising grand children in accessing community services, resources and supports for both adults and children.  Monthly support group facilitation, topic specific presentations and bi-annual Parenting a Second Time Around education programs are also provided.  Pro-social family centered activities and social events are offered to grand families throughout the year to enhance peer support and information sharing.

Family Support Coaching
Coaches are assigned to a youth based on common interests and compatibility.  Coaches will work with the youth in their home and community to address goals and practice skills identified by the youth, family and therapist.  Interventions are based on the unique needs of each youth and family and may involve one on one coaching, parental support, and community based activities.

Family Treatment Court Mentors
Mentors offer guidance and support to families involved in court-ordered family and substance abuse treatment.

Respite provides a break for families of children with high risk behavioral and mental health issues.  Children have opportunity to participate in fun, age appropriate activities with their peers while their adult caretakers can step away from providing for the ongoing needs of their child and care for themselves.

The SPOT is an after school program for adolescent clients that provides a safe place to learn new skills and tools to enhance their lives.  Clients work on identifying personal strengths and challenges, building social supports and expanding the skills needed to maneuver through the world with a serious mental illness.

Wondercamp is a skill building program for young clients with serious mental illness who require structure and support during extended school holidays.  Through clinical groups, games and activities children are provided an opportunity to practice social skills and receive immediate feedback on their behaviors and interactions.

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Outpatient services include family therapy, play therapy with young children, group therapy, individual therapy and include family involvement with treatment. Therapists are trained in child and adolescent mental health issues; working with youth who have experienced neglect, abuse, trauma, and attachment issues; behavior management of children; working with parents to enhance their skills; and case management so that children, adolescents and their families are receiving relevant resource input in the most coordinated and beneficial manner.

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Outpatient services provided to substance abusing adolescents are designed to facilitate the development and practice of coping skills that will help young clients identify triggers and beliefs, manage moods and emotions, strengthen self-esteem, improve relationships, and maintain abstinence from substance use disorders and other high-risk behaviors.

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Psychiatry and Medication Management

Medical services are provided under the general medical supervision of the Chief Medical Officer. Medical staff provide psychiatric consultation to staff, case conferences, psychiatric diagnostic evaluations, medication management and prescriptions.

Medication evaluation and monitoring services may be provided in conjunction with psychotherapy or may stand alone if the client is stable and not needing ongoing psychotherapy services. Medical staff prescribe only medications to address psychiatric symptoms/illnesses. The use of medications is not a prerequisite for services and clients will not be denied access to other services as a result of their reluctance to use medications.

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Genoa is a full service pharmacy located inside SummitStone Health Partners at the Loveland and Oak Street locations. Genoa can fill behavioral health medications as well as all other medications. A compliance program helps to ensure that medications are filled on time and correctly. A Pharmacist is available any time to answer questions and discuss medications.


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The Mountain View Hope Program is a grant-funded collaboration between local high schools and Youth and Family Services. The program provides alcohol and drug education, prevention and intervention services to students within the Thompson and Poudre School Districts. This program provides a direct link to a professional addictions counselor/prevention specialist to any interested high school student, family member, or faculty seeking drug and alcohol services.

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The Murphy Center is designed to be a "One Stop Shop" for services for families and individuals who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Case managers connect guests with local agencies providing community resources on site. Services available include employment resources; housing assistance; financial counseling; transportation assistance; job training and educational opportunities; mental health and substance use disorders counseling; phone and computer access for employment contacts; medical room; washer/dryer, kitchen, showers and storage facilities; and play areas for children.

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Education and support for pregnant women and mothers in a no judgment, guilt-trip, sermons or scare tactic environment. Program offers assessment, baby supplies, individual counseling, substance monitoring, women only groups, parenting skill development, family meetings, relapse prevention, health education, transportation, childcare, and case management.

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Random substance screening that includes breath tests, Antabuse monitoring, urinalysis, oral swabs, hair testing and sweat patches, is provided to clients and non-clients. Monitored Antabuse or monitored Naltrexone is available for enrolled clients.

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