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
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

    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.

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Insurance Accepted

Aetna

All Savers

Anthem

Beacon Health Options

Bright Health Plans

Blue Cross/Blue Shield

Cigna

Cofinity

ComPsych

EBMS

Friday Health Plans

Golden Rule

Humana

Kaiser

Magellan

Medica

Meritain

Moda

PHCS/Multiplan

Rocky Mountain Health Plan

Tricare West

True Health

UMR

United/Optum

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 Wassenaar, MS, MD, CEDS
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    Elizabeth Wassenaar, MS, MD, CEDS-S

    Regional Medical Director
    Dr. Elizabeth Wassenaar comes to Pathlight following her role as Medical Director at Eating Recovery Center (ERC), Denver. Prior ...
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  • Alyssa Aakre
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    Alyssa Aakre

    Director of Operational Excellence
    Alyssa Aakre is Director of Operational Excellence at ERC and Pathlight. Alyssa has been with Eating Recovery Center and ...
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  • Tim Ranney
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    Tim Ranney

    Clinical Director
    Tim Ranney is a licensed clinician who has worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings while specialized in working with ...
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  • Teresa Hicks
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    Teresa Hicks

    Regional Nursing Director
    Teresa has been a nurse for 22 years, with the last 7 years being in leadership at medical and behavioral health facilities ...
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  • Keely Flack
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    Keely Flack

    Associate Director of Nursing
    Keely has been a registered nurse for 10 years. She received my BSN from Allen College of Nursing and a BA in Biology from ...
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