Functional Family Therapy Coming to Excelsior

Functional Family Therapy Coming to Excelsior

Thanks to a generous grant from The Anschutz Foundation, Excelsior is thrilled to begin training our therapists in Functional Family Therapy! This widely-recognized and respected therapy model will deepen the skills of our therapists and enhance the quality of the community-based and in-home treatment that we provide our youth and

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Excelsior’s Early Childhood Mental Health & Parenting Support Program

Excelsior’s Early Childhood Mental Health & Parenting Support Program An Interview with Debbie Hart, M.A., L.P.C. (Clinical Supervisor of Early Childhood Program) When Excelsior first began its Early Childhood Mental Health & Parenting Support program back in September 2016, they couldn’t have done it without the expertise of Debbie Hart. An

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Family Preservation – The Goal and Foundation of Excelsior’s Programs

Recently, a young girl was referred to Excelsior that was struggling in many areas of her life – diagnosed with Clinical Depression at just 14 years old, she was failing most of her classes, pursuing unhealthy relationships with older men, abusing drugs and alcohol and self-harming almost daily. Naturally the

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A Year in Review – Excelsior’s 2016 Highlights

2016 was a year of major transformation for Excelsior. Most notably, Excelsior evolved into a Community-Based System of Care that improves access to mental and behavioral healthcare for youth and their families. In addition to program and service delivery changes, this transformation involved a complete brand overhaul including a new

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Mackenzie’s Gift

Excelsior helps one teenager overcome years of struggle to find the hope, inspiration and confidence needed to follow her dreams. Now a bright, smiling young woman, Mackenzie has a clear focus on her future – a talented photographer, she dreams of opening her own studio someday. Mackenzie has found her gift –

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Students of the Wheel – After School Program Teaching So Much More than Bike Mechanics

Excelsior’s After School Program Blends Vocational Skills with Self-Development and Community Service Teaching youth vocational skills can prepare them to navigate the “real world” successfully. Encouraging positive self-expression and developing their self-confidence can help them realize their dreams and achieve great success. Inspiring empathy through giving back teaches our kids to contribute

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