My experience was painful, and it took a lot of courage to face my chains. But it was all worth it, because Jesus set me free from the bondage that enslaved me. He became a "real person" to me instead of a wish or desire to be healed. – Colorado
WHAT IS BRIEF INTENSIVE COUNSELING?
Clients of CrossRoads Counseling of the Rockies meet on a daily basis with their CrossRoads therapist, working on issues in a concentrated, goal-directed manner that produces a deep "heart shift." The counseling takes place over a 10-day period: Monday through Friday for two consecutive weeks. The process of healing is accelerated as the individual or couple accesses the root causes of their problems, along with a distinctively Christian perspective that provides new direction and growth. Often the effect is so profound that clients remark that the experience at CrossRoads is equivalent to as much as a year's worth of traditional counseling. See Program Overview for more a more detailed description.
WHAT ARE THE CREDENTIALS OF THE THERAPISTS?
All CrossRoads therapists are licensed by the State of Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies. Each therapist has at least a master's degree and has many years of experience working with individuals, couples, and families in a variety of mental health settings. See Our Staff for more information on specific therapists.
WHERE IS CROSSROADS COUNSELING LOCATED?
CrossRoads Counseling is located in Buena Vista, Colorado. Buena Vista is a scenic two- and-a-half-hour drive southwest of Denver or a two-hour drive west of Colorado Springs. The small mountain community atmosphere augments the counseling process by providing a quiet, natural environment away from daily distractions and stresses, allowing clients a safe refuge where hearts can heal. Normally all clinical work is conducted at the CrossRoads Counseling offices in Buena Vista. However, for those who wish to host an offsite intensive retreat, arrangements can be made for CrossRoads therapists to travel to other locations. A minimum of four couples is required for offsite retreats. See Location for more information about Buena Vista and the surrounding area.
HOW MUCH DOES BRIEF INTENSIVE COUNSELING COST?
CrossRoads is committed to providing the best Christian counseling at an affordable cost. Many major insurance carriers cover at least a portion of cost. Rates depend upon length of program and number of participants. Registration fees for counseling programs do not include lodging, meals or transportation. Please see Cost and Registration for more details.
WHAT TYPE OF LODGING IS AVAILABLE IN BUENA VISTA?
CrossRoads has made arrangements with several lodging facilities in the Buena Vista area to offer clients discounted rates for their stay. See Lodging or call CrossRoads to ask about the various options available.
WHAT IF I AM ALREADY SEEING A COUNSELOR IN MY AREA?
With signed consents, the CrossRoads therapists welcome input from your counselor and would normally expect to make a referral back to that counselor for follow-up treatment when you return home.
WHY ARE THE GROUP TEACHING SESSION IMPORTANT?
As a rule, the group setting provides a different aspect of healing from individual sessions. The safe environment of a small group or class aids the process of healing relationally, emotionally and spiritually. Classes are designed to clarify and reinforce what clients are working on in counseling sessions. Clients often remark that familiar biblical truths have taken on a whole new freshness, power, and experiential reality as the Holy Spirit reveals practical applications.
IS CROSSROADS CONNECTED WITH A PARTICULAR CHURCH OR DENOMINATION?
CrossRoads is cross-denominational. Clients come to CrossRoads from a wide variety of religious backgrounds. Theological and/or doctrinal issues are rarely reasons the client has come for counseling. Consequently, doctrinal distinctives that divide Christians are not addressed and controversial issues are referred back to the client's pastor other church leader. Please refer to our Statement of Faith if you desire further clarification.
HOW DO I REGISTER FOR COUNSELING SESSIONS AND/OR A BRIEF INTENSIVE?
The first step is to call or e-mail CrossRoads letting us know that you are interested. Please see our Cost and Registration page for information regarding registration, cost, lodging and transportation. Or visit our Contact page to contact us directly.