Times of special changes like divorce, a death in the family, or a move can be stressful for children. During times like that, children may have a range of feelings that are very confusing to them.

Signs that the child might need professional help:
  • Long periods of sadness  – days or weeks and nothing seems to make them better
  • Living in the past  – the child may seem to think more about the past than the present
  • Withdrawn behavior – they have little or no interest in playing or being with friends
  • Problems saying good-bye to parents – they do not want to let a parent leave
  • Cannot concentrate – they cannot settle on any play activities or jobs you give them
  • Changes in daily habits – not acting the way they normally do everyday
  • Return to younger behavior – wetting themselves, sucking their thumb
  • Feeling a sense of responsibility or guilt - they may think a divorce or a death is their fault
  • Feeling angry -they may take their anger out on other children by hitting, biting, and shouting.
  • Temper tantrums – they might kick and scream more often than before.
  • Feeling anxious and worried - they may worry about the parents when they are not at home

Many of these behaviors are normal. Getting help is important if:

  • the signs are more extreme than you normally see in other children,
  • they last day after day or week after week, or
  • you or the parents have tried to work with the child, but the problems continue.

We offer the full continuum of care including:

  • Intensive Out-Patient Therapy (several meetings a week)
  • Out- Patient Therapy (one or two meetings a week)
  • Play Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Easy access to crisis and higher level care

Since 1875...


AspenPointe has empowered clients, enriched lives and embraced purpose through behavioral health services, counseling services, career services, substance abuse treatment, employment, education, housing, jail diversion/reintegration and care management.

One of the largest nonprofits in Colorado Springs, AspenPointe traces its roots back to 1875 when we were called the Springs Relief Society. That organization, which delivered coal, lumber and clothing to the needy, was the genesis of what today is a comprehensive and integrated system of care that addresses the overall wellness of each client whether they need behavioral health services, counseling services or career services.

We have 12 organizations that serve more than 30,000 individuals and families each year through behavioral health services, counseling services, career services, education, housing, jail diversion/reintegration, telephonic wellness and care management.

We collaborate with clergy, educators, employers, other health and human service agencies, the legal/criminal justice system, other behavioral health providers, insurers, and many other organizations to leverage our collective resources in order to better our communities and the lives of its residents.

We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit funded largely by Medicaid, state and federal grants, local government contracts, and generous donations.

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