Regis Celebrates Counseling and Family Therapy Center in Thornton

May 18, 2016

Denver, May 17, 2016– Regis University celebrated the grand opening of its Center for Counseling and Family Therapy at the Thornton Campus on Saturday, May 14. Linda Osterland, associate dean of the Division of Counseling and Family Therapy welcomed Thornton Mayor Heidi Williams and Father John P. Fitzgibbons, S.J., president of Regis University, along with about two hundred other distinguished guests.

The Center for Counseling and Family Therapy will provide low-cost counseling services to individuals, couples and families who might not otherwise be able to afford them. The center is among the strengths of the University’s Division of Counseling and Family Therapy, which strives to not only educate skilled clinicians, but to help them discover how to best use their talents in service of others.

“This newly remodeled campus is a testament and a tribute to the program’s leadership and what has become a statewide reputation for excellence in counseling and family therapy,” said Janet Houser, Regis University’s provost. “Today our counseling, marriage and family therapy programs are premier degree programs in Colorado.”

The more than 7,000-square-foot facility features specialized areas for children’s play therapy, creative therapy for adolescents, as well as couples and family therapy. Other features include state-of-the-art observation rooms that will offer advanced students an optimal learning environment as they work closely with faculty supervisors to enhance their clinical skills. Students can pursue two master’s programs and five specialty certificates. Currently, there are more than 400 students enrolled in the program and more than 30 counselors, including licensed professionals and advanced students with a variety of specialties.  

“Learners here will become competent and compassionate leaders in the fields of family and counseling therapy,” Fitzgibbons said. “It’s about transformation. It’s about helping our culture and our society be healthier and better.”

To find out more about the center’s services, or make an appointment call 303.964.6295.