Kit Carson County Memorial Hospital

LOCATIONS

Parke Health Medical Clinic
182 16th St
Burlington, CO 80807
719-346-9481 x 2098

Stratton Medical Clinic
500 Nebraska Ave.
Stratton, CO 80836
719-346-4650

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Behavioral Health

Our goal is to provide quality care that focuses on the goals that are most important to the client. Therapy is a challenging but rewarding process of self-discovery, growth and learning. The human experience is different for everyone. How we manage our experiences and emotions can have a significant impact on our lives and the lives of those around us. We hope, through the use of evidence based and client centered practices, we can improve our clients’ ability to cope with their experiences and live a more fulfilled life.

Behavioral Health Services

  • In-person or telehealth counseling
  • Individual, couples and family therapy (space limitations)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing

Our Providers

Krista Davis

Krista Davis, LCSW

Behavioral Health Provider

Behavioral Health Myths

Myth Fact
Therapy is for people with “serious” issues. Some people believe you have to have serious psychological disorders or be struggling beyond measure in order to seek therapy. However, people come to therapy for many different reasons including:

  • Focusing on personal or spiritual growth
  • Wanting to learn how to challenge negative thinking patterns
  • Learn how to improve their relationships
  • Wanting to work through and manage complex emotions
  • Seeking clarity in some area of life or decision making
Therapists are “warm fuzzy, cheerleader” types. Generally, therapists are empathetic and supportive but therapy is not about making you feel “warm and fuzzy.” Therapy is about challenging unhealthy thinking and behavioral patterns and learning new skills to manage your day to day experiences and emotions. If someone is only encouraged to think, feel and react the way they already do, then nothing changes. To learn and grow, we must look outside our norm to see things from a new perspective.
People who go to therapy are weak. Since when is seeking a professional’s opinion and guidance a weakness? Let’s look at this from a different perspective. Would we call someone continuing their education weak? Would we call someone seeking medical treatment weak? Would we call athletes who get help from a personal trainer weak?  Of course not! Seeking understanding, knowledge and assistance from professionals is far from weak. Indeed, it takes much more courage and strength to ask for help than staying stuck. It takes courage to grow.

Behavioral Health Myths

Some people believe you have to have serious psychological disorders or be struggling beyond measure in order to seek therapy. However, people come to therapy for many different reasons including:

  • Focusing on personal or spiritual growth
  • Wanting to learn how to challenge negative thinking patterns
  • Learn how to improve their relationships
  • Wanting to work through and manage complex emotions
  • Seeking clarity in some area of life or decision making

Generally, therapists are empathetic and supportive but therapy is not about making you feel “warm and fuzzy.” Therapy is about challenging unhealthy thinking and behavioral patterns and learning new skills to manage your day to day experiences and emotions. If someone is only encouraged to think, feel and react the way they already do, then nothing changes. To learn and grow, we must look outside our norm to see things from a new perspective.

Since when is seeking a professional’s opinion and guidance a weakness? Let’s look at this from a different perspective. Would we call someone continuing their education weak? Would we call someone seeking medical treatment weak? Would we call athletes who get help from a personal trainer weak?  Of course not! Seeking understanding, knowledge and assistance from professionals is far from weak. Indeed, it takes much more courage and strength to ask for help than staying stuck. It takes courage to grow.