Hope and Healing in THE Rocky mountains
Perfect for those who have already completed a residential, inpatient or partial-hospitalization treatment program or someone who doesn’t require a higher level of care, The Meadows Outpatient Center-Denver is based on Pia Mellody’s time-tested Meadows Model of Developmental Immaturity. Let us work with you to determine the safest and most appropriate program for your specific treatment needs.
Conveniently located in the Denver Tech Center area near I-25 and I-225, we offer partial-hospitalization and intensive outpatient levels of care to address substance use, mental health, and trauma in a welcoming and homey environment. The scenic Rockies and fresh mountain air make the Meadows’ Intensive Outpatient Center the ideal place to begin your recovery journey.
Explore Our Facility
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WHAT WE TREAT
From substance use disorders and mental health issues to traumatic past experiences, chronic stress, burnout, or pandemic-related anxiety, we can help unravel the emotions, behaviors, and causes to create a plan for lasting healing.
Michael Simms, MSW, LCSW, LAC, CSAT, CIFST, ADS
DIRECTOR, Meadows Outpatient Services-DENVER
A Denver native who has lived his whole life in Colorado, Michael Simms earned his Master of Social Work from Metropolitan State University of Denver. A Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Addictions Counselor, Certified Sex Addiction Therapist, and Certified Internal Family Systems Therapist, he is also an Acudetox Specialist.
He has spent more than a decade working in mental health and addiction at multiple agencies and all levels of care including medical withdrawal management, inpatient, residential, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and outpatient services. Starting as an overnight technician, Simms worked his way up to behavioral health technician, case manager, therapist, clinical director, executive director, and chief clinical officer roles. In 2023, he joined Meadows Behavioral Healthcare as director of outpatient services-Denver.
For Simms, this career is a personal as well as a professional choice. After his own recovery from substance use disorder and trauma, he realized how powerful the recovery journey could be. An amazing therapist and coach made all the difference for him, which led to a new career path where he could offer that same support to others in their recovery journey.
In this current role, Simms oversees daily operations at the Denver outpatient location, supporting the clinical team and ensuring an amazing client experience consistent with the standards of MBH. It’s a job that gives him a front-row seat to watching clients begin their healing journey and enact positive change in their lives.
When not working, Simms enjoys climbing fourteeners and hiking, hanging with his three dogs, reading, and taking part in game nights with friends.
- On-site psychiatrist available part-time for evaluations and follow-up
- Individual and group counseling
- The Meadows Brain Center with state-of-the-art equipment designed to improve brain function
- On-site neurofeedback sessions to promote self-regulation skills and improve health
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Family Recovery Group
- Relapse Prevention
- Transitional Living (through local referral)
- Thriving Alumni Program
Our Partial Hospitalization program (PHP)
A partial hospitalization level of care is ideal for those who require stabilization and a safe space before transitioning to an intensive outpatient program (IOP). Average length of stay in our PHP spans four weeks, with an option to extend if deemed clinically appropriate. Program hours are increased at this level of care to allow for a focus on regulation in preparation to step down to our IOP. While programming is tailored to the individual’s needs, those in the partial hospitalization program routinely have 1-2 individual sessions each week, weekly psychiatry sessions, weekly family recovery virtual sessions, and neurofeedback sessions as needed.
PHP Level of Care Includes:
- 4-week length of stay (with option to extend)
- Programming 5 days per week, 5-6 hours per day
- Focus on stabilization, safety, and regulation
- Case management
- Preparation for IOP level of care
Group and one-on-one therapy is essential to our program, but we know that healing also happens through other avenues. That’s why we employ a wide range of methods and holistic options to ensure a well-rounded treatment experience that incorporates the mind, body, and soul.
We use innovative therapeutic techniques to identify and treat the underlying trauma of addictive and dysfunctional processes to help people find hope and healing. Convenient, comprehensive care is available.
Your next chapter can start right now.
The Meadows Outpatient Center-Denver offers our same comprehensive outpatient treatment in a convenient, flexible format that allows people to get the help they need without leaving home. The setting may be a little different, but we address everything our in-person outpatient programs do.