Counseling and Education Center

CEC has no eligibility requirements and removes barriers to help people get counseling. CEC excels at counseling for young children, especially those that have experienced trauma. Donations to CEC bridge the significant gap of what people can afford and ensure that everyone has someone to talk to.

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General Information

Official Name
Center for Enriched Communications, Inc.​​​​​​​
DBA/Trade Name(s)
Counseling and Education Center
Former Name(s)
(1991)The Center for Enriched Communication
Date Established
Offers Additional Colorado State Tax Credit
Tax ID
Headquarters Address
2708 Patterson Road
Grand Junction, CO 81506
Colorado Location
Mailing Address
Other Address
Main Phone Number
970 -243- 9539
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Mission Statement

The Counseling and Education Center provides professional and affordable counseling services to individuals and families in need, regardless of income or ability to pay.

Organization History

More than 38 years ago, Sister Faye Huelsmann (M.S., LPC) and Sister Pat Lewter (M.A., LPC) had the vision to provide affordable counseling services in Mesa County. In 1981, they founded the Center for Enriched Communications, empowering people to change their lives to benefit their families and community. In 1998, the Center merged with Individual and Family Counseling, another Mesa County nonprofit agency with similar goals. The merged agency became Counseling and Education Center, or CEC as it often is called. The organization is non-sectarian and all individuals are welcome. Feedback Informed Treatment is an evidence based approach that helps ensure development of rapport and alliance in therapy.


"I want to say thank you to CEC for the counseling services I received over the last six months. Before I made the commitment to come to counseling and work on individual goals, I was afraid and felt sorry for myself. Through counseling with CEC I learned that although I was born with mental health problems that these problems do not need to control my life or define me. I would never had been able to change my life and receive counseling if it had not been for your sliding fee scale which made counseling affordable."

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