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Counseling Center represents commitment to mental health care

New location Open House set for Nov. 6

11/4/2013
​DENVER – The CU Denver Student and Community Counseling Center has moved to a new space in the Tivoli Student Center, fourth floor.
 
Previously located in the North Classroom on the Auraria Campus, funding and support for the project was provided through the joint efforts of University administration, the Division of Student affairs, the Student Senate, and the School of Education and Human Development.
 
“The new space is beautiful, large and state of the art --a dramatic improvement on every level. We officially opened the doors on Sept. 18,” said Center Director Patricia Larsen, PsyD.
 
“For the counseling staff, our new center represents an awareness of and commitment to the importance of quality, accessible mental health care for CU Denver students. Many students already have commented on how much better it feels to come to counseling in our new space,” Larsen said
 
The new location is central, yet private. “Our expanded size allows for a large, comfortable, private waiting room, sound proof counseling and staff offices, and a state-of-the-art training lab where advanced Counseling Psychology students are supervised by a licensed clinician,” Larsen explained “The space is both warm and professional.”
 
The center currently serves more than 500 clients for individual, group, couples or family counseling. Approximately three-fourths of those clients are CU Denver students and the others are community clients
Plans for the future include a wellness spa equipped with biofeedback equipment and other self-directed relaxation tools.
 
Milo gets counseling at Open House
Students, faculty and staff are invited to visit the space during the Open House, Wednesday, Nov. 6 from 4-5:30 p.m.
 
“We hope many in our community will be able to participate,” said Larsen. “Come on by, take a tour, observe as our CU Denver Mascot Milo receives some counseling and enjoy celebrating with food and friends.”
 
Individuals interested in counseling services, can call 303-556-4372 or drop in to schedule an intake appointment.
 
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