Counseling and Education Center

Celebrating 40 years, CEC continues to offer counseling services to children, teens, adults and families regardless of income, and with no eligibility requirements, in Mesa County. When you donate to CEC, you give meaning to one's life, by helping to achieve health, healing, connection and strength.

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Low Income Counseling Program


Mental Health, Substance Abuse 


Children ages 5 to 21
Crime/ Abuse Victims
Poor/Economically Disadvantaged/Indigent


The CEC Low Income Housing Program provides professional affordable counseling services, with no eligibility requirements, to individuals from children to the elderly and to families in need, regardless of being under-insured or without insurance.


Evidence of Program's Success

CEC practices Feedback Informed Treatment (FIT), an evidence-based methodology that evaluates mental health outcomes and as well effectiveness of therapist rapport (alliance). CEC uses a real-time data system called "MyOutcomes", which provides data for 20 key performance indicators. Current aggregate data indicates counseling at CEC is effective (a pre-post effect score of 1.41 with .8 being statistically recognized as a clinical benchmark) and an alliance/rapport score of 33.7 (with 36 being the target of success). Data can be evaluated by agency, by therapist, by program, by age demographic, and even by grantor or funding source.

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