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

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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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Rebecca "Becky" Greenwood, MS, LPC
Mental Health Professional III

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

Treatment expertise includes:  Mental Health Assessments, In-Home and Family Preservation Therapy, Depression, Anxiety, Adjustment Issues, Impulse Control Disorders, Conduct Disorders, Behavioral Disorders and Case Management.

Issues of expertise:  Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorders, Anxiety, Depression, Grief and Loss, Adjustment Disorders, Impulse Control Disorders, Conduct Disorders, Trauma, ADHD, Personality Disorders, Dual Diagnosis

Becky has worked in the Human Services and Mental Health Fields for over 20 years.  Becky joined Morgan County Department of Human Services in 1991, as a Caseworker in the PAC program, she was promoted to Manager and headed the intake unit for the next 12 years.  Becky was a member of many community boards and state boards during her time with the Department.  She served on the Child Fatality State Review team for seven years.  In 2003, Becky accepted the position of Child Welfare Manager for Gunnison/Hinsdale Counties until 2008.  Upon completion of her Master's Degree, she accepted the position of child and family therapist for Mohave Mental Health in Kingman, ZA.

Becky returned to Fort Morgan to be close to family in 2010.  She accepted the postion of Mental Health Professional II for Centennial Mental Health Center in September 2010, as one of the on-site therapists for the STEPS program.

Becky has experience working with children, adolescents and families.  Becky's experience and interests include at-risk adolescents who struggle with behavioral and emotional probelms and their families, child and adolescents who have experienced trauma, substance abuse treatmnet and dual diagnosis adolescents.

Becky is currently pursuing her PsyD. in Clinical Psychology through Walden University.

Becky and her husband Charlie live in rual Fort Morgan along with one daughter, Nacole, her son Matthew and two spoiled boxers, Maggie and Hank.

  • National Certified Counselor
  • Member of ACA and APA
  • Psi Chi Member
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology and Sociology, Hastings College, Hastings, NE
  • Masters of Science, Human Services with a Mental Health Counseling Specialization, Capella University

 

 
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