Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Center Denver - 1st Ave

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Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Center Denver - 1st Ave

Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Center in Denver, Colorado was founded by a team of leading experts whose goal is to fuse evidence-based findings and innovation to create a comprehensive center of healing for mood and anxiety disorder care.

Offering comprehensive, mindfulness-based treatment approaches from compassionate professionals, we provide a seven-day-per-week Partial Hospitalization Program as well as a three-day-a-week Intensive Outpatient Program to light the path for patients and families alike towards interrupting maladaptive thoughts and behaviors in order to secure a sustainable recovery, and live a better life.


Location Details

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

Life at Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Center Denver - 1st Ave

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, 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 treatment programs are housed in three beautiful, state-of-the art facilities in the Denver Metro area.

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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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    Treatment Modalities

    Pathlight's treatment approach is an evidence-based perspective that utilizes behavioral interventions to address behavioral health symptoms while simultaneously seeking to understand the underlying meaning and function of behaviors. Evidence-based interventions are congruent across Pathlight's programming, creating a common language from which to approach 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

Golden Rule








Rocky Mountain Health Plan

Tricare West

True Health



Levels of Care

  • Partial Hospitalization

    Daytime, onsite care with evenings offsite or at home

  • Intensive Outpatient

    Days are spent with us and nights at home

  • Virtual Care

    Effective treatment in the comfort of your 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

  • Caroline McHale, MBA, MFA
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    Caroline McHale, MBA, MFA

    Regional Vice President
    Caroline McHale joined Eating Recovery Center & Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Center in 2020 as the Operating Vice President. She ...
  • 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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    Libby Erickson, MD

    Medical Director, Psychiatrist
    Dr. Libby Erickson currently works as a psychiatrist on the Intensive Treatment Unit at Eating Recovery Center in Denver, and is ...
  • 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 ...
  • Robert Cameron, MSN, RN
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    Robert Cameron, MSN, RN

    Nursing Director
    Rob has been a nurse since 2004 working in a variety of clinical settings, primarily as an Emergency Room nurse at Denver Health ...