Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Center Denver - 5th Ave

Location Details

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

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Located in Denver’s quaint Lowry neighborhood, Pathlight Birch provides Residential support for adolescents and children, ages 12 through 17, in need of higher levels of treatment for mood and anxiety disorders.

Housed in a state-of-the art facility, this is 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.

Founded by a team of leading experts whose goal is to fuse evidence-based findings and innovation to create a comprehensive center of healing, this location houses 24-beds, and was built for greater visibility to better serve and support patients throughout the day.

Life at Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Center Denver - 5th Ave

Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Center Denver provides specialized treatment for mood, anxiety, and trauma-related disorders for children and teens of all genders. 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 disorders recovery and are deeply committed to guiding you or your loved one to a lasting recovery. Each treatment team consists of a psychiatrist, family clinician, nurse, case manager, alumni coordinator and other related patient support staff.

Pathlight’s comprehensive eating disorders treatment programs are housed in three beautiful, state-of-the art facilities in the Denver Metro area.

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    Child and 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. 

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    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. Pathlight'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


All Savers


Beacon Health Options

Bright Health Plans

Blue Cross/Blue Shield





Friday Health Plans

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Rocky Mountain Health Plan

Tricare West

True Health



Get matched with the exact support you need.

With one conversation, our mental health professionals will help you better understand what you’re going through and what you need.

We will meet you where you are, listen to your story in a therapeutic setting, and match you with the level of support that meets your struggle.

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

    Regional Medical Director
    Dr. Elizabeth Wassenaar is the Regional Medical Director for the Mountain and West regions at Eating Recovery Center and ...
  • Kristine Walsh, MD, MPH, FAAFP, CEDS
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    Kristine Walsh

    Medical Director, Primary Care Physician
    Dr. Kristine Walsh, a Los Angeles native, is a board certified family medicine physician and a Fellow of the American Academy of ...
  • Jennifer McBride, MD
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    Jennifer McBride

    Associate Medical Director, Primary Care Physician
    Dr. Jennifer McBride is a board certified internal medical physician and a Fellow of American College of Physicians. Prior to ...
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    Alyssa Lucker

    Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist
    Alyssa Lucker, DO is a graduate of Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Prior to that, earned a Bachelor of ...