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 founder Matthew William Carlson, all Challenger Point Practice personnel, and the attitude we want to help you have when you're facing hard times.
Licensed Mental Health & Substance Use Treatment
PSYCHIATRIC SERVICE DOGS & EMOTIONAL SUPPORT ANIMALS
Your Special Companion
A Psychiatric Service Dog or an Emotional Support Animal recommendation is a great addition to your treatment plan.
Your provider will schedule a consultation with you, diagnose your symptoms, discuss how your animal helps you with your mental health, if seeking a service dog recommendation, your provider will verify your dog has been trained to perform at least one specific task to address your diagnosis and provide you with clinical recommendations to help you grow and recover using your animal.
The cost of the consultation may be billed to your health insurance if your provider is credentialed and considered "in network" with your insurance carrier. If you do not have insurance or cannot use your insurance for some reason, we charge a flat $80 fee and $20 for each extra document requested to be filled out by your provider. Your provider will support you on-going and be available to help you use your service dog or emotional support animal recommendation. This recommendation will need to be re-evaluated annually. If you would like to get started, please fill out a contact form at the bottom of this home page.
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.
Challenger Point Practice employs providers skilled in working with first responders (e.g. Firefighters, Police, Parole, EMS, Dispatch, SAR, etc.), military service members, veterans, nurses, physicians, and others exposed to traumatic stress.
To get started, fill out the contact form at the bottom of this page. We will invite you by email to complete your 'Therapy Portal', which is used for scheduling, billing, record keeping, teletherapy, emergency contact information, etc. We will also send you your provider's 'Professional Disclosure' via email and request you to review and e-sign it. Once your portal is complete and you have signed the professional disclosure, you will be ready to schedule your initial appointment.
All teletherapy appointments are conducted using a HIPPA and 42 CFR Part 2 compliant teletherapy platform on www.therapyportal.com. When you are ready for your appointment, log into your portal and click on your appointment. If you are seeking in-person appointments or DUI Groups, we will invite you to meet your provider at our licensed substance use treatment facility in Winter Park, Colorado! Contact us today to get started.
HARDINESS, HUMOR, & SCARS WORKSHOP
Education for Adversity
This two-hour resilience training is a favorite among many of of our 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. Our 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 counselors.
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.
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