Benefits from a Center of Excellence

Mind Springs Health and West Springs Hospital play a critical role in the health care of Colorado. Our client & patient base includes a wide diversity of income and insurance status. As a primary mental health provider, we continuously work to enhance the accessibility and affordability of this care for all. Our practices are rigorously designed to control costs by reducing unnecessary expenses while featuring treatment that is based on value not volume. Together with our local partners we are refining a model of mental health care that works for the entire community.

Over the years, utilizing evidence-based research, we have learned a great deal about more effective prevention, care and recovery. We are proud to say we are ranked #1 in the state of Colorado for the last 2 years in successfully reducing symptom severity.

Today we continue to innovate our practice. As an industry leader we are pleased to share our advances, both clinically and operationally, with our fellow healthcare professionals.

Here you will find information on our latest pilot programs, data and news about issues and findings, forums and resources – including insights and videos – that can enhance your service and patient outcomes.

Psychiatric Consultation Line for Mesa County Community Physicians – 970.683.7222

Clinical Expertise in Evidence-Based Practices







Very few organizations offer the comprehensive selection of treatment alternatives that we can provide. Depending on each client’s diagnosis, we can apply over two dozen evidence-based techniques including:

MIND OVER MOOD
Teaches specific skills to overcome a wide variety of issues including depression, panic attacks, anxiety, guilt, shame, low self-esteem, eating disorders, substance abuse and relationship problems.

DIALECTICAL BEHAVIOR THERAPY (DBT)
Helps identify thoughts, beliefs and assumptions that make life harder and uses concepts of mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, distress tolerance and emotional regulation. An individual can learn different ways of thinking that will make life more pleasant.

MULTI MODAL THERAPY (The Columbia Model)
Appropriate for children and adolescents aged 6-16 who are demonstrating behavioral difficulties. Parental involvement is strongly encouraged during this process which focuses on goal setting, decision-making skills and behavior management.

SEEKING SAFETY
For both adolescents and adults who have experienced trauma, substance abuse issues and/or self-harming behaviors. It emphasizes goal setting, positive decision-making, coping skills, relapse prevention and identifying community supports.

CHRONIC DISEASE MANAGEMENT
Via mobile tele-health technology, RN Care Managers help clients attain treatment goals with information and support in management of chronic illness and chronic pain.

PEER SUPPORT
Individuals in recovery provide advocacy, coaching and one-on-one or group support to those seeking assistance. Goal-setting, problem-solving, coping and wellness skills, emotional regulation, anxiety management and self-esteem enhancement are taught.

MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING
An individual-centered approach to increase motivation and readiness to change through exploration and resolution of internal conflicts around change.

COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY (CBT)
Combines behavior therapy and ‘thinking’ therapy in addressing dysfunctional emotions, behaviors and thoughts through a goal-oriented, systematic process. It is effective for a variety of conditions including mood, anxiety, personality, eating, substance abuse, trauma-induced and psychotic disorders.

FAMILY PSYCHO-EDUCATION
Trains families to work together as part of an overall treatment plan for family members. It has been shown to improve outcomes for people with schizophrenia and other major mental illnesses.

AGGRESSION REPLACEMENT TREATMENT (ART)
For teen-agers who show aggressive behaviors, this treatment identifies risky situations, focuses on ways to reduce anger and teaches social and trouble-avoidance skills.

INTEGRATED TREATMENT FOR DUAL DIAGNOSIS
Helps people recover from both substance abuse and mental health issues by offering service for both at the same time and in the same setting.

MEDICATION MANAGEMENT
Offered in conjunction with traditional and other therapies to achieve maximum recovery from symptoms.

MATRIX MODEL
Combines several different therapeutic approaches targeted towards the individual’s struggle with alcohol or drug addiction.

ENHANCED OUTPATIENT (EOP)
Based on the Matrix treatment model, which was originally developed for cocaine and methamphetamine abusers. Typically, a participant engages in 2-5 hours of treatment per week, some of it individual work but mostly in a group.

INTENSIVE OUTPATIENT (IOP)
Regularly 10-12 hours of treatment per week, allowing individuals to participate in daily affairs (i.e. work, home), receiving treatment before or after their day.

STRATEGIES FOR SELF-IMPROVEMENT AND CHANGE (SSIC)
Designed for individuals with past criminal history together with substance abuse issues. Built on a cognitive behavioral approach, it is a 3-phase treatment program nearly spanning a year.

THINKING FOR A CHANGE
An integrated, cognitive behavior change program for criminal offenders that includes cognitive restructuring with social and problem-solving skill development.

DRIVING WITH CARE
A scientific program designed to prevent future involvement in driving while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs.

INTEGRATED CARE WITH PHYSICAL HEALTH
Mental health clinicians work with our community physical health care physicians in primary care settings to identify mental health concerns and provide appropriate recommendations for treatment.

SUPPORTIVE HOUSING
Supportive Housing is a decent, safe and affordable community-based housing that provides adults the rights of tenancy under state and local landlord-tenant laws. The housing is linked to voluntary and flexible support and services designed to meet tenants’ needs and preferences.

24/7 MOBILE CRISIS RESPONSE TEAM
Available by phone and in person 24 hours a day 7 days a week to meet the needs of those experiencing mental health crises.

THE CHANGE COMPANY’S MEE JOURNAL SYSTEM FOR SUBSTANCE ABUSE
This curriculum based DUI treatment program combines cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational enhancement therapy, and the Stages of Change model to improve knowledge and attitudes while increasing personal responsibility and commitment to change and decreasing recidivism.

DETOX CASE MANAGEMENT FOLLOW UP
Case Management Follow UP allows individuals to get the resources and referrals they need to engage in residential or outpatient substance abuse treatment following a stay in detox.

INTERLOCK ENHANCEMENT COUNSELING (IEC)
A treatment that uses motivational interviewing, cognitive-behavioral treatment and harm reduction approaches, combining both individual and group sessions. Offered for clients charged with a DUI and required to complete 52 or more hours of DUI Level II therapy.

LOVE AND LOGIC
Designed to create positive home and school cultures, the curriculum is a practical and effective set of strategies for helping parents support the emotional and behavioral health of their children.

Thought Leadership







Our dedication to excellence has become recognized across the industry and we are pleased to share our expertise with those interested in learning more about creating healthy communities and health care organizations.

For more information on these or other topics, or to arrange consultations and training programs please contact Chriss Flynn, Director of Marketing, at cflynn@mindspringshealth.org

Featured Topics

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from Mind Springs Health Vice President Michelle Hoy, MA, LPC, CACIII

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From Program/Training Director Amy Gallagher, Ph.D.

ADDITIONAL TOPICS

 

Integrated Care






Healthy Body + Healthy Mind = True Wellness

Integrated Care is one of the most forward-thinking methods of accessing behavioral, mental and substance abuse health care today. And it’s all predicated on convenience for the individual.

Many persons suffering from substance abuse disorders or behavioral illnesses may die much earlier than the average person, mostly from untreated and preventable chronic medical illnesses like diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity or hypertension that are aggravated by poor health habits.

Integrated care is the coordination of general and behavioral health care. Integrating mental health, substance abuse and primary care services produces the best results for all and is proving to be the most effective approach for people with multiple health needs.

In addition to our 13 offices and hospital, our services are co-located throughout Northwest Colorado in

  • Medical Offices/Practices
  • Medical Hospitals
  • Schools
  • Social Services Programs
  • Law Enforcement & Court Systems

Whole Health, LLC






Whole-Health-Logo_verticalA subsidiary of Mind Springs Health, Inc., Whole Health, LLC was designed to implement the Community Health Worker (CHW) pilot program, which is aimed at supporting repeat emergency room users and helping them adopt behavioral modifications to reduce unnecessary emergency room visits and hospitalizations.

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