EMPOWER YOURSELF WITH CHALLENGER POINT PRACTICE
GET TO KNOW CHALLENGER POINT PRACTICE
Challenger Point is a 14,087' mountain in Colorado. It is named in honor of the astronauts aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger that exploded in 1986. At the summit, a plaque reads "Ad Astra Per Aspera", which is Latin for "To the stars through adversity." This phrase captures the mission of Challenger Point Practice, the personality of owner Matthew William Carlson, and the attitude we want to help you have when you're facing hardtimes.
MATTHEW WILLIAM CARLSON
Licensed since 2012, I’ve been counseling clients throughout the Winter Park, Colorado area and facilitating their growth and recovery. If you are ready for change, lets talk. We'll develop a solid plan, measure your success, and work together until I work myself out of a job with you.
State of Colorado
Licensed Professional Counselor #12306
Licensed Addiction Counselor #621
State of Texas
Licensed Professional Counselor (pending)
State of Michigan
Firefighter & Hazmat Specialist
Emergency Medical Responder #1599396
In-Network with: Aetna, Anthem BCBS, Bright Health, Colorado Medicaid, Cigna, EBMS, Empathia, Friday Health Plans, Peak Health, Kaiser Permanente, Rocky Mountain Health Plans, United Healthcare, UMR, TriWest Healthcare Alliance, Veteran Affairs, along with several others and use GreenPoint Med for billing.
Matthew offers a sliding scale for those without insurance, accepts Grand County Rural Health Network PAINS vouchers for Grand County for uninsured adults and first responders to receive up to six free sessions, and Winter Park Resort EAP where employees may receive three complimentary sessions at no cost.
Matthew will never let finances be the deciding factor between you and the changes you want to make. Contact Matthew for a brief consultation to answer your questions.
Supporting Your Success
PSYCHIATRIC SERVICE DOGS & EMOTIONAL SUPPORT ANIMALS
Your Special Companion
Life throws many surprises at us, and while we cannot predict the outcome of any situation, we can take control of how we respond to certain situations, especially when we have a furry friend at our side.
Whether it is for travel, housing, or to address other limitations caused by mental health challenges, a Psychiatric Service Dog or ESA recommendation is often the first step toward enhancing your personal growth and recovery. Call or email now to find out how you can get a recommendation for an official psychiatric service dog recommendation or emotional support animal recommendation.
Your provider will schedule a diagnostic assessment with you, ensure you meet criteria for a differential diagnosis, and discuss with you how your service dog or ESA may help you address limitations caused by your mental health condition(s).
The cost of this diagnostic service may be billed to your health insurance, provided we are credentialed and considered "in network" with your insurance. If you do not have insurance or cannot use your insurance for some reason, we will place you on a sliding scale based on your annual income. Please contact 970-363-4031 or for more information.
INDIVIDUAL & COUPLES THERAPY
Embrace Life’s Challenges
When you want to make changes, or need something to change in your life but aren't sure where to start, let's talk. Whether you're dealing with anxiety, traumatic events, depression, relationship issues, gambling, gaming, problem drinking or addiction, you need an experienced counselor to help expedite your relief.
Matthew is skilled in working with military servicemembers (active and retired), first responders (law enforcement, firefighters, EMT/paramedics), healthcare providers (physicians, nurses, medical assistants), and family members. He is trained in using Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Prolonged Exposure, Stress Inoculation, and Trauma Focused Cognitive Processing when treating traumatic stress and grief injuries, all of which are evidenced-based treatments.
Matthew primarily uses Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) and Hope-Focused Marriage Counseling as two evidenced based approaches to couples counseling. Call or email now to get started.
Services are offered both via teletherapy and face-to-face in Winter Park, Colorado. All COVID-19 precautions are in place, including social distancing, sanitization, temperature recording, and pre-screening for symptoms when scheduling in person visits.
HARDINESS, HUMOR, & SCARS WORKSHOP
Education for Adversity
This two-hour resilience training is a favorite among many of my clients, as hardiness and humor are often times two of the keys to a happier, healthier life, feeling more effective at work, and remaining calm under pressure. My job is to give you the tools and techniques to achieve a balanced and fulfilling lifestyle. You will become well-versed at handling issues whenever and wherever they arise. Cost is determined by each participant in attendance, plus standard I.R.S. reimbursable expenses. Request a quote today!
BODY BASED MINDFULNESS - KRAV MAGA
Trauma Informed Self-Defense, Mental Health, and Addiction Recovery Training for Treatment Programs
This unique two-hour health and wellness class teaches a combination of Krav Maga self-defense techniques, cognitive behavioral coping skills, trauma and addiction education, and motivational interviewing to inspire hope, encourage recovery, empower assertiveness, group cohesion, and makes treatment fun!
This class is specifically designed for traditional intensive outpatient, residential treatment, and corporate groups. It is facilitated by a licensed mental health and addiction counselor, who is also a licensed medical first responder.
Class is held at your site, includes all safety equipment, insurance coverage, and only requires a space big enough to freely move around (inside or out). The instructor adjusts the class to comply with all COVID-19 and infectious disease precautions, those early in recovery, client's with trauma exposure, and takes into consideration various health conditions and injuries. No experience is necessary to participate. Those not actively engaged in the physical activities can benefit from observation. This class is designed for everyone, including staff. Cost is determined by each participant in attendance, plus standard I.R.S. reimbursable expenses. Request a quote today!
The All Mountain Store
Challenger Point Apparel is "the all mountain store” with apparel, footwear, accessories, and gear for mountain people and their pets. A portion of all sales are donated to Columbia Point Scholarship, which provides funding for trauma treatment and resilience education for those in need.
SCHEDULE A SESSION
Want to hear more about how I can help you transform your life? Contact me today to schedule a session. I am in network with most major insurance carriers, several EAPs, and offer a sliding scale payment option to ensure finances are never the deciding factor for the changes you want to make. Contact me today. I look forward to meeting you!