Behavioral Health Services

Mental Health Counseling

If you’re looking into behavioral health services, chances are that you or someone you love are going through a difficult time and you’re not sure what you can do to make it better. We're thankful you have reached out for help. You can expect therapy to provide you with tools and strategies to cope with challenges in life while receiving support and gaining deeper insight into yourself.

The mission of the Behavioral Health Department at San Luis Valley Health is to improve the health of all patients by integrating behavioral health and medical services. Through counseling and therapy, we can help address the root of your problems and find new ways to tackle them.

Our department offers treatment and support for a variety of things including:

  • Health-Related Stressors
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Substance Abuse Issues
  • Grief & Loss
  • Family-Related Stressors
  • Work-Related Stressors
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

An Integrated Approach to Treatment

No one can claim to have the one, sure-fire treatment for a behavioral health disorder. These matters are very personal, and finding the right course of treatment requires collaboration with a medical professional who will take the time to better understand you.

Medication can be valuable during the course of your treatment to help manage symptoms. Our therapists work alongside our primary care providers to closely mange antidepressants. We are here to help with a referral to psychiatry if other medication needs are indicated. It's important to remember that medications do not address the core issues but can help manage symptoms and make it easier to do the work in therapy.

Behavioral Health Financial Assistance

You should never be denied help with mental health problems because of financial issues. This is why San Luis Valley Health offers financial assistance to behavioral health patients who meet the criteria for the sliding fee discount program. Click here to find out how to apply.

Behavioral health services are provided by Laura Burkhardt, LCSW and Micaela Romero, LCSW

Behavioral health services are available at Monte Vista Community Clinic, Stuart Avenue Clinic, Antonio Clinic and La Jara Clinic. Call (719) 589-8008 to make an appointment. Our fax number is (719) 589-8012.