Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Center Denver - Spruce St

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Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Center Denver - Spruce St

Serving as a mood and anxiety Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient program for adolescents and children, ages 8 through 17, Pathlight Spruce in Denver functions as the step down center from the Pathlight Birch Residential and Inpatient center just across the street.

Founded by a team of compassionate experts whose goal is to fuse evidence-based findings and innovation to create a comprehensive center of healing for mood and anxiety disorder care, this center provides a large, expressive arts space for yoga and expressive art therapy as well as The Family Institute, which offers 4-day a week parent talks, and Emotion Focused Family Therapy (EFFT) to help parents become their patient’s recovery coach. 

Housed in a  state-of-the art facility, this is another one of our special “patient-picked” centers. Everything from the hanging art to the color of paint on the walls was voted and chosen on from current and former patients to better provide a calming atmosphere. For spaces that are hardest for patients, such as bathroom and dining spaces, we renovated to provide quieter flooring in the hallways and noise-reducers in dining rooms, as well as outdoor-themed and sensory-nurturing natural lighting in the bathrooms. This center is also equipped with a full dining room, culinary kitchen, classroom and two full-time education specialists.

Designed for 15-20 patients at a time, patients, once behaviorally appropriate, can go between the Birch and Spruce location which allows them fruitful outdoor time to play and relax.

Location Details

Who we treat
Child and Adolescent
Level of Care
Intensive Outpatient
Partial Hospitalization
Conditions We Treat
Anxiety Disorders
Depressive Disorders
Mood and Anxiety Disorders
Trauma-Related Disorders

Life at Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Center Denver - Spruce St.

Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Center Denver - Spruce St provides specialized treatment for mood, anxiety, and trauma-related disorders children and teens. This well-established program offers comprehensive, life-changing treatment designed to help patients learn and develop the skills and tools they need to live a healthy and fulfilling life.

Multidisciplinary treatment teams understand the challenges of mood and anxiety disorder recovery and are deeply committed to guiding you or your loved one to a lasting recovery. Each treatment team consists of a psychiatrist, psychoclinician, family clinician, nurse, case manager, alumni coordinator and other related patient support staff. A full-time internal medicine physician is also available to all patients.

Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Center’s comprehensive mood, anxiety and trauma-related disorder treatment programs are housed in three beautiful, state-of-the art facilities in the Denver Metro area.

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    Child & Adolescent Treatment

    Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Center's specialized programming for children and adolescents of all genders allows even younger patients to receive the treatment they need in a comfortable, safe and compassionate environment. 

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    Family Support

    Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Center knows that lasting recovery isn't just an individual journey. We offer resources and events for the patient's friends, family and caregivers so they can offer effective support during and after treatment. 

  • Travel


    Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Center of Denver is conveniently located in a vibrant area conducive to the social aspects of eating disorder recovery and easily accessible to important resources. Denver is the capital of Colorado and the most populated city in the state. It is a progressive city known for its location 12 miles east of the foothills of Rocky Mountains. Downtown Denver boasts 3 major sports stadiums, a variety of art and history museums, white water rafting, and much more within 1 mile walking distance.

Paying for Treatment

Insurances accepted change frequently. If you do not see your insurance carrier here, please ask us. The Eating Recovery Center’s insurance and financial specialists will provide a free benefits check. Our team will work tirelessly on your behalf to make treatment possible.

Insurance Accepted


Blue Cross/Blue Shield

United Behavioral Health

Beech Street


PHCS Multiplan

Value Options

Levels of Care

  • Partial Hospitalization

    Daytime, onsite care with evenings offsite or at patient's home

  • Intensive Outpatient

    Days spent at center and nights at patient's home

  • Virtual Care

    Effective treatment in the comfort of your own home

Explore Our Denver Locations

Pathlight has multiple locations in Denver, Colorado to meet your mood, anxiety and trauma-related disorders treatment needs.

Meet Our Team
  • Elizabeth Easton, PsyD
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    Elizabeth Easton, PsyD

    National Director of Psychotherapy for Eating Recovery Center and Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Center
    Elizabeth Easton, Psy.D. is the National Director of Psychotherapy for Eating Recovery Center and Pathlight Mood & Anxiety ...
  • Elizabeth Wassenaar, MS, MD, CEDS
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    Elizabeth Wassenaar, MS, MD, CEDS

    Regional Medical Director, Colorado
    Dr. Elizabeth Wassenaar comes to Pathlight following her role as Medical Director at Eating Recovery Center (ERC), Denver. Prior ...
  • Anne Marie O’Melia, MS, MD, FAAP
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    Anne Marie O’Melia, MS, MD, FAAP

    Chief Medical Officer and Chief Clinical Officer
    Anne Marie O’Melia, MS, MD joined the medical staff at Eating Recovery Center in 2014. She is a Triple Board trained physician ...
  • Kelly Souza, PsyD CEDS
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    Kelly Souza, PsyD CEDS

    Regional Clinical Director, Mountain
    Dr. Souza is a licensed clinical psychologist and Certified Eating Disorder Specialist. She is the Regional Clinical Director of ...
  • Seth Mudd, LCSW
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    Seth Mudd, LCSW

    Clinical Director , Denver
    ​Seth Mudd is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who most recently served as a therapist at the Shirley Ryan Ability Lab in ...