Direct Admission
Outpatient Program

Colorado Recovery is now bringing the outpatient program component of our signature continuum of care and making it available to all. We are accepting directly at the outpatient level for those who may be ready to begin their recovery at that level, or for those stepping down from another program. Community integration and social engagement continue to be at the heart of the approach, setting the course for a life of purpose and connection.

Days are filled with a balance of support and individual self-reliance, with available individual sessions and a diverse set of groups that build the skills and tools for a healthy life. This non-institutional approach is key to the outcomes associated with independence and self-respect.

Outpatient is an excellent fit for clients age 18 and older who are recently experiencing:

  • Decline of functioning due to mental health
  • Discharge from a higher level of care (inpatient, residential, or day treatment programs)
  • Need to reduce the chance of stepping up to a higher level of care
  • Symptoms primarily due to schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and other psychosis diagnosis
  • Symptoms impacting ability to be a positive contributing member of the community.

Getting the Appropriate Care

Our direct admission outpatient program includes one-on-one psychiatric services and our Intensive Outpatient Program group therapy. You can choose to participate in one or both services.

Individual Psychiatry Sessions

Colorado Recovery offers individual psychiatry sessions as part of their individualized treatment program. These sessions help to work on therapy specific to the client and building the toolsets that benefit navigating their relationships and daily living.

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) Group Schedule

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 12:30pm – 3:30pm

Our clients will also have access to additional client-led groups, outside of the individual and group sessions, to participate in at anytime at no extra charge. The schedule for these additional groups will be provided to them during their initial meeting with an individual from our clinical team to prepare for joining the IOP.

Referring to our Outpatient Programming

To make a referral, clinicians or clients may call our Admissions team at 720-218-4068.


If you have a client whose needs exceed standard outpatient care of one session per week, this is an effective addition to these sessions. Clients are seen 3 days a week (9 hours of contact). A member of our clinical team will be in regular communication with you to ensure a solid partnership and collaboration on the client’s treatment plan.

Medication Providers & PCPs

Our program is here to support client’s in need of stabilization who are experiencing mental health symptoms – impacting their ability to be a positive contributing member of the community.


Our outpatient programming is currently a private pay service. Please see our fees page for additional details and information.

Outpatient Groups

Our groups are supervised by a licensed team member and will meet all the same standards of the IOP of our signature continuum.


Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based method intended to prevent the escalation of “cognitive distortions.” Therapy is based on the idea that much of how we feel is determined by what we think. Therapists work with the patient to challenge negative thinking patterns by pointing out alternative ways of viewing a situation.
Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is another type of cognitive behavioral therapy. Its main goals are to teach patients how to live in the moment, develop healthy coping mechanisms for stress, regulate their emotions, and improve their relationships with other people.

Vocational Group  

The goal of the group is to divert participants to find competitive integrated employment.  The client practices and learns social skills by solving group situations which are essential for job searching and job placement. Participants receive continued help, support, assistance and encouragement of situational tasks –from each other as well- to get back to the labor market.

Hiking Group

This Hiking group explores the great outdoors of Boulder and takes advantage of the many surrounding scenic trails twice a week. We design each hike to address the specific needs of clients,  build community, and deepen the connection to nature. 

Movement Group

The Movement group aims to help clients increase their relationships with their bodies. By using movement to describe an experience, people can express feelings that would otherwise go unsaid. Here we take an introductory look into the connection of movement and the mind while building a sense of community and connection through games and other structured movement activities. 

Treehouse Planning Session

This group gives clients the opportunity to participate in their recovery plan and voice what they seek from the psychosocial program. We review any desires that they have toward connecting and contributing to the community or improving the space. It’s also a time for people to meaningfully get to know each other and develop friendships outside of a therapeutic setting.

Wellness Therapy

The Wellness therapy group contributes to personal growth using a combination of therapeutic coping skills, healthy living, and social skills enhancement.

Transitional Living Community Meeting

Meeting in person in our beautiful backyard or in the park across the street, we connect as a community by sharing each client’s accomplishments with their mental health recovery and moving through the stages of independence. Fun community building activities including cooking meals together, yard games, yoga, gardening, and practice of social skills.

Art History and Mental Health Group
This group will examine different types of art as they relate to the human experience.  The intent is to bring calm attentive awareness into singular focus by exploring mindful-centered art making practices.  Inspiration for these practices/exercises will be drawn from art historical sources which will provide a framework for the recreation or reinterpretation of specific works of art.

Expressive Writing Group

Expressive writing has been shown to have a variety of positive effects on mental health and well-being. It is focused on process, not product so that there are no judgements about whether writing is ‘good’  – you cannot do it ‘wrong’. Expressive Writing Group is always a creative space to write; listening to what others write is a way of forming connections and sharing experience. Having your words received by others is affirming, hearing what others write is an act of compassion. Reflection Writing allows people to find insight and know themselves, and each other, better. We use gentle writing prompts from poetry and journaling to guide people to write whatever they need to write. Sometimes powerful poetry emerges and people resonate with each other’s experience.

Horticulture Therapy Group

The basic premise behind horticultural therapy is that working with and around plants brings about positive psychological and physical changes that improve general wellness. Direct contact with plants helps guide a person’s focus away from stress, creates a sense of community and connection that focuses on growth, and teaches self-reliance all while providing a support system.


Ecotherapy also known as Nature Therapy or Green Therapy explores the healing connection between people and nature. This group will incorporate the broad range of modalities that fall under the Ecotherapy umbrella, such as forest bathing, animal assisted therapies, and green exercise. The curriculum focuses on the individual connection each person has with nature and deepening that connection to use as a tool for healing and improving mental and physical health.