empty lobby of thornton counseling center

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. As a client at the Center for Counseling and Family Therapy, you will develop an authentic and growth-oriented relationship with your therapist, while growing your own base of life-skills derived from the latest research and best practices offered in the field. 

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. 

Current Regis students looking for counseling services should visit the Office of Counseling and Personal Development.

The Regis Center for Counseling and Family Therapy does not provide crisis counseling or suicide prevention counseling.
If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, please contact the Colorado Crisis Line (844-493-8255 or text “TALK” to 38255), go to your closest walk-in crisis center or dial 911.

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.


man holding ipad

NEW! Technology Assistance Program

Our new Technology Assistance Program loans out iPads and mobile WiFi hotspots to Thornton residents without access to the technology required for teletherapy appointments.

Low-to-No Cost Counseling and Therapy

The maximum fee for our services is set at $30, and a sliding scale is made available to clients unable to afford the $30 fee. We take pride in being able to provide mental health services to our community, and no client is refused service because of inability to pay.

Couples or families seeking counseling services are charged as one client. Clients who bring multiple family members to individual counseling sessions will be given a special family rate. Due to our low-to-no cost model, we do not accept any insurance, Medicaid or Medicare. 

Fees are collected at the beginning of the session. Acceptable forms of payment include cash, check or credit card.

counseling session

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. The Center is staffed by 16 licensed clinical supervisors - these highly qualified professionals 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.

Meet the Supervisors

counseling room with mirror

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.

Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Center for Counseling and Family Therapy is only able to offer virtual teletherapy appointments at this time. In order to participate in teletherapy you must have a device able to download and run zoom, if not the Technology Assistance Program may be able to loan you one.

The Therapy Process

1: Intake

Once we receive your appointment request, a member of our staff will reach out to begin the intake process. During intake our goal is to get a better understanding of you and your mental health goals, and to match you with a therapist. From there, we will schedule your first appointment. 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).


2: Meet Your Therapist

Therapy will begin with an introduction to each other, followed by review of our 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. All session are conducted by a Master's level counselor or family therapist in-training who is actively supervised by a licensed mental health professional.


3: Continue to Grow

Each session lasts approximately 45 minutes, is held on the same day and time each week for approximately 14 weeks. All counselors and family therapists follow models of treatment proven to be effective by current research in the field of psychotherapy. Sessions begin with a review of your progress as well as time to share personal feedback generated from previous sessions. Our hope is that you will come away from therapy with the tools and confidence you need to face life's challenges and enhance your everyday well-being.


cacrep-vert.png

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).

coamfte-logo

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

Location: 
500 E 84th Avenue
Thornton, CO 80229


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


Contact:
303.964.5786
macplab@regis.edu

Location, Hours and Contact Information Google Map