TrueStar Mile High Magazine Spring 2017

TrueStar Mile High Magazine Spring 2017

“The accessibility of drugs, alcohol and negative peer influence for teenagers these days is abundant and needs to be deflected with constructive community resources and consistent substance abuse counseling.” -Matt Louzon, Excelsior’s Director of New Programs. Here at Excelsior, we have witnessed the consequences that negative influences can have on

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Therapy for Foster Care Youth – Why It’s Vital and What Excelsior is Doing about it

Youth coming in to foster care have already experienced so much disruption, chaos and loss in their young lives that what happens next can define their chances for future success. Providing these kids a stable, positive foster environment in which they are truly nurtured is imperative. Foster youth need to

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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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