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 10:30am – 2:00pm

(3 hours of group sessions per day with a break for lunch)

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.

Revitalizing Your Recovery

“Revitalizing Your Recovery”—previously known as the coexisting disorders group—provides a safe place for clients to talk about the underlying conditions for a wide range of addictions (alcohol, opioids, food, video games, etc.) and their current mental health issues in the context of their recovery plan. The curriculum focuses on emotional sobriety and the skills needed for a holistic approach to recovery addressing mind, body, and spirit.

Employment 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.

Mindfulness Group

This group gives the clients an opportunity to take a short break from the hectic nature of daily life and enter a more mindful state of being. This can help develop a deeper relationship with one’s self by taking the time to pause and reset. Each week, we focus on  various aspects of mindfulness such as gratitude, body-based awareness, and stress management. 

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.

ACT in the Wild 

ACT in the Wild combines a wilderness experience with elements of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), using experiential learning. ACT is a form of psychotherapy that invites people to open up to unpleasant feelings while not overreacting to them. It uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies, together with commitment and behavior change strategies, to increase the ability to connect fully with the present moment as a conscious human being.

Art Therapy
Art is not everything, but in everything is art—our thoughts, emotions, and desires carry the potential to become a creative act that provides a healing catharsis for our experiences. Art Therapy, by using therapeutic art techniques, assists us in re-establishing healthy relationships with self and others. In addition to its aesthetic qualities, the creative process provides us with the means of expressing what is beyond the capability of language. Through the therapeutic process, we gain perspective on our experiences, examine our behavior patterns, and expand our emotional vocabulary. What illuminates in the art therapy group is the deep belief that the past does not define who we are but teaches us who we want to become. The group is a process group and does not require any previous knowledge or experience with art as it is designed to help us better manage psychological issues and find additional ways to connect with and express our internal experience without necessarily focusing on the final product

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.