Did you know?

Most common mental health disorders have an onset in childhood or adolescence, with the peak incidence occurring during adolescence. The earlier the intervention, the more successful it will be. If we can get teens help early on, we can avoid the progression of mental illness. Prevention and early intervention are critical to deeply helping individuals with mental health challenges. 

Last year, 46,000 teens in Colorado who needed SUD treatment did not receive it.

17% of Colorado’s teens endure at least one major depressive episode within a year.

Suicide is the leading cause of death among youth in Colorado.

Over 1/4 of Colorado’s youth report not having an adult they can talk to if they are struggling.

Holistic and Transdiagnostic Treatment Approach

Antelope Recovery takes a holistic and transdiagnostic approach to supporting teens’ mental health and working with families. We spend time getting to know our clients to provide customized treatment programs that align with their goals. We offer different levels of care based on each client’s unique needs, strengths, and resources. Our Intensive Outpatient Program includes a tailored schedule of individual therapy, family therapy, various teen groups, and ancillary services for those needing more than weekly therapy. During our initial evaluation session, we work with families to determine how Antelope Recovery can serve them most effectively. We continuously improve our evidence-based treatments by incorporating outcome measurements and client feedback into our care.

Empirically Supported Therapeutic Techniques

Treatment at Antelope Recovery is rooted in empirically supported therapeutic approaches. We incorporate cognitive-behavioral techniques, the current “gold standard” in evidence-based treatments, as well as acceptance and commitment therapy and motivational interviewing techniques. These techniques are selected based on the presenting problem and adapted to the individual’s cognitive style and developmental stage. Therapeutic groups employ experiential learning and engage clients in activities that teach transferable skills. Clients practice building relationships and making meaningful connections in a safe and supportive environment. Parents are taught behavior modification and management approaches, functional behavior analysis, and receive communication skills training. In peer mentor sessions, staff with lived experience use motivational interviewing techniques and a person-centered, recovery-oriented stance to instill hope, self-efficacy, and increase treatment engagement.

Continual Assessment of Treatment Efficacy

Treatment effectiveness is routinely assessed using various strategies. Clients complete self-report questionnaires about their coping and functioning on a weekly basis and evaluate the therapeutic relationships with their providers and group participants. Case consultations solicit verbal self-reports from parents and clients regarding the response to treatment and its effectiveness. Clients’ progress is also monitored and reported in weekly treatment team meetings. Finally, pre- and post-treatment assessments are used for program evaluation.