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Mental Health Resources

CB State of Mind is passionate about connecting people to the resources they need to thrive. Below are some additional resources we have found to be very useful.

Gunnison County Mental Health Resources

If you are seeking additional local mental health resources:

Gunnison Valley Wellness & Health Guide: This Health and Wellness Guide is designed to be the central repository for all business listings related to a wide range of health & wellness topics in the Gunnison Valley. Download the app for FREE in the app store today.

Center for Mental Health: A community mental health center here to provide help, hope, and healing to our community. They offer a wide range of services to meet your individual needs. 710 N Taylor St, Gunnison, CO 81230, (970)252-3200

The Counseling Collaborative of Gunnison-Crested Butte: Here to help you see yourself in a new place. We are a dynamic group of therapists offering a variety of techniques addressing the diversity of behavioral health concerns we all experience.

Gunnison Valley Health: Peer Support Specialist available 24/7, call Joe Petersen (Monday – Thursday) 970-596-8182 or Barbra (Friday to Sunday) 970-596-0127. 

The Crisis Line is a free, 24-hour support line open to our community at this time. If you are feeling stressed, anxious, or just need to talk with someone call (970)252-6220.

Health and Human Services:

The mission of the Gunnison County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is to provide culturally-competent advocacy, prevention, protection and support services to families of Gunnison and Hinsdale counties so they can prosper and thrive in a healthy and supportive community.

Physical Address: 220 N Spruce Street, Gunnison, CO 81230 Phone: (970) 641-3244


GCSAPP cares about the health of Gunnison County: from youth, to families, to the community as a whole. Through the work of the coalition, youth are supported and celebrated in making healthy decisions. The mission of GCSAPP is to utilize evidence-based strategies and community mobilization to reduce substance abuse by youth in Gunnison County in order for youth to be healthy, stable, and productively involved in their communities.

for domestic violence services

Project Hope (Victim of Violence Advocacy, services in Spanish): 304 W Tomichi Ave, Gunnison, CO 81230

(970) 641-2712

for basic needs

Gunnison Country Food Pantry:  Serving those in need by providing food assistance in a kind, confidential and supportive environment.  We recognize that asking for temporary help is difficult and that those in need may be a neighbor or friend.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program:

The purpose of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program is to alleviate hunger and malnutrition among low-income households by increasing their food purchasing power. Eligible households who apply receive a monthly benefit to supplement their food budget. Households can redeem their allotment for food items by using an Electronic Benefits Transaction (EBT) card, which works similar to a debit or credit card. To find out more about what you can and cannot purchase with SNAP benefits here. For any additional information such as when your food assistance benefits will be deposited onto your EBT card or to find out FAQs.

Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program:

Colorado’s Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program, also known as Colorado Works, provides financial assistance, job preparation and skills to needy families with children on a temporary basis, to achieve economic and family stability. The amount of financial aid provided is based on family size, income, resources and ages of the children. TANF recipients may receive benefits for no longer than 60 months. During this 60 month time limit, participants are required to participate in work activities.

for Spanish speaking communities

Gunnison County Multicultural Resource Center: Multicultural Resources provides access to healthcare through multilingual Health Navigation services. As a part of Public Health, Interpretation and Translation services are provided to clients on an as needed basis.

Hispanic Affairs Project:  HAP has established the “Western Colorado Immigrant Relief Fund” to support undocumented families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Please donate below to support our efforts!

Center for Adult and Family Literacy: Connect our students and their families with resources and opportunities within our community that may serve their needs and enrich their lives.


If you are in seeking a local therapist and need financial aid:

Kelly Banas

I am a collaborative, engaging, and compassionate licensed mental health therapist. I believe that a strong therapeutic relationship between therapist and client creates the condition

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Jean Bell-Dumas

Crested Butte Counseling Service, LLC, provides Holistic Psychotherapy for all ages. Jean Bell-Dumas, M.S., LPC, is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado. She has been

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Erin Wesley

Erin is an anti-diet health coach specializing in helping you heal your relationship with food. From mild stress eating to severe bulimia, Erin’s comprehensive, structured approach

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Darlene Egelhoff

Darlene is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Addictions Counselor. Darlene works best with ages 18 and up. She specializes in the treatment of

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Garland Middleton

I am a Licensed Social Worker specializing in work with children and adolescents, as well as adults. My philosophy is rooted in empowering and uplifting

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Heather Peterson

As a Licensed Addictions Counselor, my approach to treatment is grounded in the cognitive-behavioral tradition, and I use current evidence-based treatments like Acceptance and Commitment

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Laura Scales

Improving mental fitness not only enables you to overcome setbacks, find acceptance, and build resiliency but also to grow and thrive.  I believe Mind Fitness

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Marcie Telander

For 35 years Marcie Telander, MA, REAT, CGP,  and East River Counseling, Inc. have offered a wide range of holistic, compassionate therapies including Support Groups

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Scott Ziemba

What are your best hopes for our work together?” This question will serve as our starting point and allow us to envision how you’d like

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Lorie Fuller

Lorie Fuller is a Licensed Professional Counselor with Pinnacle Insight LLC. She has been in the field of Behavioral Health since 1999 and a practicing

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Support Groups

An important part of CB State of Mind’s work is connecting people to peer support groups for mental health support, substance abuse recovery, grief, traumatic brain injuries(TBI), and Spanish-language programs in Gunnison County. Peer support groups are unique in that they are non-professional and are led by people with lived experience who have personally walked through the challenges of what they are in recovery from. Peers can often provide support and help in a way that mental health professionals cannot. By providing their experience, strength and hope, peers walk hand-in hand with those seeking recovery or support.

* Please note that some details in this list may have changed. Please reach out to the group to confirm timing and location.

Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous and Gambler’s Anonymous

Cancer Support Groups

  • Living Journeys is a safe and confidential support system for individuals, families and friends struggling with cancer. This group is a supportive and healing environment where open discussion concerning cancer-related topics can happen. All our support groups are facilitated by a licensed professional therapist and there is no charge to attend any of our support group meetings. As of March 16, 2020, Living Journeys will conduct all support group meetings online via Zoom. This decision was made for the safety and well being of our clients, their caregivers, and their families. Please visit the calendar at for  virtual meeting dates and times.

  • The Cancer Support Group meets the first and third Thursday of each month, at noon, at Webster Hall, 117 North Iowa in Gunnison.

Grief Support

  • Gunnison Valley Health – Nici Graves, LSW Grief support groups in Gunnison and Crested Butte focused on healing through the grieving process (no cost). 120 N. Boulevard Gunnison, CO 81230 Office: (970) 641-4254

Spanish-language Programs and Groups

Other Gunnison County Peer Support Resources

Gunnison Valley Health (GVH) partners with The Center for Mental Health (CMH) to provide a wide range of mental health services to help care for individuals who need support within the Gunnison Valley. The certified peer support specialists have overcome a mental health condition and mentor individuals who struggle with mental health, psychological trauma or substance abuse.

To schedule an appointment with a Peer Support Specialist: 

  • GVH Peer Specialist – Gunnison:  970-642-4762

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