STEPS

Location

Brush Middle School
401 Howard St
Brush, Colorado


Population Served

STEPS serves middle school age youth, who have significant behavior or emotional problems. Youth are referred through their local school district when all other educational resources have been exhausted. Youth must be special education eligible, and must meet criteria for out of home placement through the department of human services.


Services Offered

Educational and treatment services are offered in a self-contained classroom for up to 12 students.  Two therapists, in conjunction with a teacher and two Youth Treatment Counselors employed by Colorado Christian Home provide a day treatment level of services for these youth.


Meet the STEPS Day Treatment Program Therapists

 bio_Bobby.Klaer.JPG Bobby Klaer, MA, LPC
Mental Health Professional II


Areas of Expertise include these populations:
  Children, Adolescents, Families and Adults

Treatment Expertise includes:  Individual, Family and Group Therapy, Psycho-Education and Case Management

Issues of Expertise include:  Behavioral Disorders, Conduct Disorders, Substance Abuse, ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Adjustment Disorders, Personality Disorders, Dual Diagnosis and Crisis Intervention

Bobby graduated from Colorado State University in 2005 with a Bachelors of Science in Human Development and Family Studies.  He holds a Masters of Arts degree from Argosy University in Marriage and Family Therapy/Licensed Professional Counselor.  Bobby specializes in working with at-risk youth and their families, as well as substance abuse recovery across the lifespan.

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Gina Dardanes, MA, LPC
Mental Health Professional III

In the Mental Health field since 1995

Areas of expertise include these populations: Adolescents, Families, and Adults

Treatment expertise includes: Mental Health Assessments, Individual, Group and Family Therapy, Psycho-Educational Therapy, Recreational Therapy, In-Home and Family Preservation Therapy and Case Management.

Issues of expertise include: Behavioral Disorders, Depression, Anxiety, Adjustment Disorders, Impulse Control Disorders, Sexual Offenders, Severe and Persistent Mental Illness in Children, Trauma, Conduct Disorders, ADHD, Personality Disorders, Crisis Evaluation and Intervention and Emergency Services

  • BA Psychology/Criminal Justice, 1993
  • MA Mental Health Counseling, 1995
  • Licensed Professional Counselor
 
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