Mental Health Services/Counseling


Get started with a no-cost, over-the-phone information session by completing the New Client Inquiry Form.

For questions or additional information contact our Treatment Center at or by calling us at 303-221-7827.

For Family Counseling Services, contact us at

If you are having thoughts of injuring yourself please contact the Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-8255, available 24 hours a day.

Let us help you find a therapist. STAR Institute's Mental Health team offers a safe respectful, non-judgmental place with multiple specialists available to support your unique needs.

Areas of expertise: family support, relationships, neurodivergent populations (autism, ADHD, highly sensitive, gifted, etc), sensory processing differences, play therapy, couples therapy, parent coaching, family counseling, trauma, adult counseling, anxiety, depression, grief, anger, self-esteem, and social confidence.

An exceptional aspect of the treatment approach offered at STAR Institute is the use of a multidisciplinary team. Our highly trained Mental Health team specializes in the psychological impacts of differences in Sensory Processing on well-being.

Support from the Mental Health team is included in all treatment programs at STAR providing tailored services to each family.

The Mental Health team can offer parent-child relationship support, positive and emotional focused parenting strategies, and comprehensive family support plans. If additional coaching, counseling, or support is recommended by the treatment team or requested by families, ongoing counseling, and/or coaching can be easily added to most occupational therapy programs.

Common pediatric/family focused goals of the mental health team can also include:

  • Parental confidence and the parent-child relationship, managing problematic behaviors

  • Balancing positive interactions between children with sensory differences and their caregivers

  • Supporting parents with their own differences in sensory processing and emotional issues stemming from childhood

Are you looking for psychological testing?
STAR Institute offers high-quality, strength-based testing for adults, adolescents, and children for autism, ADHD, and other related diagnoses.

Our team consists of highly trained Psychologists specializing in multi-disciplinary assessment of complex sensory, psychological, and educational disorders. For more information on our Multidisciplinary Evaluations please click here.

Specialties: DIR/Floortime, PCIT informed, Infant Mental Health, Psychotherapy, Child-Parent Psychotherapy informed, Couples and Family Counseling, Feeding, Psycho-education, Executive Function, attachment and attachment-focused work, Psychological testing.


Couple and Family Counseling

STAR Institute Treatment Center is pleased to have recently added family and couples therapy as an additional service to support our community. At STAR, we provide a customized therapy plan designed to support each family, couple, and individuals' unique situation in an effort to improve their functioning. Therapy can help improve your relationships, as well as manage stress, anxiety, depression, grief, and trauma. Through family therapy, family members improve their understanding of how they impact and are impacted by each others' behaviors, learn communication and coping skills, and create new ways of relating to one another and solving problems together.

To speak with our Family counselor and learn more, email Gina Crites at