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Regis Center for Counseling and Family Therapy

The Regis Center for Counseling and Family Therapy offers low to no-cost counseling services for members of our surrounding community. Current Regis students looking for counseling services should visit the Office of Counseling and Personal Development.

Counseling sessions are led by Master's level therapists-in-training who meet with you once per week for an average of 14 weeks per semester. You will have a consistent counselor over those 14 weeks, and your appointment will be at the same time each week. 

We do ask that those receiving therapy agree to be video recorded, as this provides real-time feedback for the therapist to evaluate their skills along with their supervisor. Emerging therapists are eager to learn, and your commitment helps increase the scope and quality of future mental health services as these soon-to-be graduates enter the workforce. You can look forward to an authentic and growth-oriented relationship with your therapist, as well as to the development of  your own base of life-skills derived from the latest research and best practices offered in the field.

The Regis Center for Counseling and Family Therapy does not provide crisis counseling or suicide prevention counseling. If you or someone you know is suicidal or could harm another person, call 911 or contact your local police department.

Services Provided

Individual and Couples Therapy

Individual or couples counseling is an opportunity to receive support and experience growth during challenging times in life. Counselors can help you and/or your partner deal with many topics in life such as anger, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, marriage and relationship challenges, parenting problems, school difficulties, career changes etc. Marriage or couples counseling can help resolve conflicts, heal wounds and re-establish progress towards common goals.

Family Therapy

Family therapy is often sought due to a life change or stress negatively affecting one or all areas of family closeness, family structure or communication style. This mode of counseling can take a variety of forms. Sometimes it is best to see an entire family together for several sessions. Common issues addressed in family therapy are concerns around parenting, sibling conflict, loss of family members, new members entering the family or dealing with change affecting the family system.​

Child Play Therapy

Licensed mental health professionals therapeutically use play to help their clients, most often children ages three to 12 years, to better express themselves and resolve their problems. Many mental health agencies, schools, hospitals, and private practitioners have utilized Play Therapy as a primary intervention or as supportive therapy for behavioral problems such as anger management, grief and loss, divorce and abandonment, and crisis and trauma.

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Our Therapists

Under direct supervised care, confidential services are provided by master's level graduate students in the final clinical phase of their counseling and family therapy education. Licensed clinical supervisors are highly qualified professionals who review cases and take professional responsibility for diagnoses and treatment. Supervisors are involved in the therapy process and may be required to discuss ethical and legal complexities.

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Our Facilities

Regis University’s Division of Counseling and Family Therapy provides progressive, experiential learning in a state-of-the art counseling center. Our counseling training rooms are equipped with two way mirrors and non-intrusive audio and video components that foster an interactive learning model with "real time" feedback and review. Our therapists use both visual and audio tools to enhance their clinical skills on their path to becoming outstanding counselors and family clinicians.

Your session will be conducted by a Master's level counselor or family therapist in-training who is actively being supervised by a licensed mental health professional during each session. ​All counselors/family therapists follow models of treatment proven to be effective by current research in the field of psychotherapy.

For your first session, please plan to arrive approximately 10 minutes early to fill out compliance and personal history paperwork (or fill paperwork out ahead of time). Therapy will begin with an introduction to each other, followed by review of therapeutic policies. Your therapist will take the time to understand your unique needs and preferred outcome. Treatment planning is a collaborative process where you co-create the path towards healing that would be most beneficial to you.

Each session lasts approximately 45 minutes and begins with a review of your progress as well as time to share personal feedback generated from previous sessions. Each session ends by measuring the helpfulness of therapy in that session.

Our hope is that you will come away from therapy with some tools and more confidence to face life's challenges and enhance your everyday well-being.

  • The maximum fee is set at $30.
  • A sliding fee scale will be made available to clients who cannot pay the $30 fee.
  • No client will be refused services because of inability to pay.
  • Families who bring multiple family members for individual counseling will be given a special family rate." ​A couple or family seeking counseling will be charged as one client.
  • We cannot accept any insurance, Medicaid or Medicare.
  • We will continue to screen out and refer high risk clients to other community resources.
  • The intake counselor will explain fee policy at initial contact and if desired the client will be assessed eligibility for sliding fee scale.
  • The fee will be communicated to the client at the phone intake, however if their circumstances change we will not turn them away from services.
  • Fees will be collected at the beginning of the session and the client will be provided with a receipt.
  • Forms of payment include: cash, check, or credit card.

Once you are confirmed for your appointment, you will receive an email similar to this one: appointment confirmation. It will have directions, payment instructions and contact information for canceling or changing appointments. We suggest arriving for your appointment approximately 10 minutes early on your first visit to fill out paperwork.

If you would like to save time, please fill out the forms below and bring them to your first session.

Family/Child Intake Form


The Master of Arts (MA) in Counseling degree (Specialty: Community Counseling) is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP), the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and is approved by the International Registry of Counselor Education Programs (IRCEP).


The Master of Arts (MA) in Marriage and Family Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE), 112 South Alfred Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314, (703) 838-9808, coa@aamft.org.

Location, Hours and Contact Information

Regis Center for Counseling and Family Therapy

500 E 84th Avenue
Thornton, CO 80229

Mondays-Thursdays: 12 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturdays: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.


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