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