COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Resources

Back to School Mental Health Support


AspenPointe offers a variety of Youth and Family services as well as children’s counseling/therapy.

For additional resources we have compiled a back to school family resources page.

AspenPointe is offering Telehealth services for both adults and children, as well as in-school mental health services in select schools. Learn how we can help by filling out our contact form or call (719) 572-6100 to get started today.


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Letter from our President & CEO


For updated developments about what AspenPointe is doing regarding COVID-19, please view this letter from our President & CEO.

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COVID-19 General Information


For general information and recommendations from the CDC, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.

For general information recommendations from the WHO, please visit the World Health Organization website.

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Need assistance? Schedule an appointment today.


During the COVID-19 Outbreak, we are seeing clients through televideo and telephone services. We can connect you with a Licensed Therapist to talk through issues relating to stress, anxiety, social isolation, financial difficulties or dealing with uncertain times. All through the comfort of your own home using a computer, smartphone, or regular telephone.

View how to join a Microsoft Teams meeting from your smart phone.


Take the next step and schedule an appointment by calling 719-572-6100.

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Not sure about teletherapy?
See what our clients and clinicians are saying.

Teletherapy Testimonials

Teletherapy is more crucial than ever during these uncertain times. Read this
HuffPost article to learn how to make the most out of teletherapy right now.

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Managing Stress and Anxiety Surrounding COVID-19


Practicing Mindfulness can improve tension and stress, increase happiness, and improve physical health. Click below to discover how mindfulness can help you.

How to Practice Mindfulness

Thank you to Dr. Lacey Edwards for her contributions to the El Paso County Public Health Press Conferences regarding COVID-19 on March 15th and March 18th. Click links below to view tips on how to manage stress and anxiety and remain calm during this time.

March 18, 2020 Video: COVID-19 Tips on How to Establish a Routine, Continue to Remain Calm, and Managing Stress and Anxiety

March 15, 2020 Video: Ways to Remain Calm During COVID-19 Pandemic

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What We Are Doing About COVID-19 and What You Can Do 

COVID-19: What We are Doing and What You Can Do

Each of us can make a difference in preventing the spread of COVID-19. View the resource below to learn how each of us can do our part to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

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For information about what AspenPointe is doing to minimize risk for clients and staff as well as ways we recommend managing stress and anxiety surrounding COVID-19, please click below to view our one-page resource.

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Resources for Kids

Need help communicating to your children about COVID-19? View this resource below created with kids in mind and available in both English and Spanish. 

COVID for children BOOK - English

COVID for children BOOK - Spanish

Mindful Schools will be offering free mindfulness classes for kids! Visit the Mindful Schools website to learn more about mindfulness for kids and how to join the classes.

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Resources for LGBTQ+ Youth and Families

Inside Out Youth Services has compiled this list of resources that can be accessed from home for those needing more support, information, or just some cheering up right now to help provide access to vital support services for LGBTQ+ youth, the LGBTQ+ community more generally, as well as their families and loved ones.

Inside Out Youth Services Resources for LGBTQ+ Youth and Families

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AMPHL Information for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals

Information about COVID-19 is rapidly changing; it is too often inaccessible for those who prefer ASL or captions. Many organizations and colleagues across the United States have created resources and references that can support people with hearing loss to better understand COVID-19. View the Resource List below that AMPHL has put together.

COVID-19 Resource List for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals

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AspenPointe in the News

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, AspenPointe has been featured in multiple news and media stories. Thank you to the Clinical Leaders who have shared their expertise around relevant topics and positioning AspenPointe as a community mental health leader!


KOAA News 5 - Gov. Jared Polis signs bill protecting telehealth
July 6, 2020 - The SB20-212 bill protects telehealth services beyond the pandemic. With the passing of this bill, we are able to continue to evolve and grow our telehealth model and reduce barriers for access to care. Our Interim Vice President of Clinical Services, Katie Blickenderfer, shares the benefits of this bill with KOAA News5.

KOAA News 5 - Mental health continues to be a struggle for many in El Paso County, but there is help
June 23, 2020 - KOAA News 5 reports on the suicide rates of El Paso County compared to previous years and interviews our Interim VP of Clinical Services, Katie Blickenderfer, to discuss reaching out for help.

CS Indy - AspenPointe Cafe to close at June's end
June 5, 2020 - CS Indy gives a comprehensive story regarding the closure of our Cafe and Catering services and the services it has provided to the community throughout the years.

KKTV11 News - Mental health expert with advice for families
May 22, 2020 - Dr. Lindsay Gries sits down with KKTV News 11 for a live interview discussing updated changes during reopening phases in Colorado.

KKTV11 News - Mental health expert has advice for families during Safer At Home order in Colorado
May 6, 2020 - Dr. Lindsay Gries discusses live on KKTV11 News how families can manage and adapt through the Safer At Home phase.

KOAA News5 - Virtual Counseling Meets Clients "Right Where They're At"
May 5, 2020 - Clinical Supervisor Lauren Lund discusses the benefits of teletherapy with KOAA News5. Click the link above to read more.

How High School Seniors are Managing COVID-19 Stress
Tune in tonight to see Clinical Supervisor Lauren Lund discuss how to help high school seniors manage stress during COVID-19. The article portion is posted in the link above.

FOX 21 News Panel - Colorado Springs Experts Answer Questions as State Gets Back to Business 
Dr. Lindsay Gries joined Fox21 as the Behavioral Health expert in this informative panel about returning to work.

Gazette article on Preventing Pandemic-Related Suicides featuring Jamie Falasca
“They are things that make people more vulnerable for anxiety and depression, and we want to get ahead of that before they degrade to hopelessness, suicidal ideation and suicide,” Falasca said.

Dr. Lindsay Gries on KKTV 11 News: Advice for families during COVID-19
April 23, 2020 - Lindsay discusses live with news anchor Don Ward how families can cope during these challenging times.

Fox 21 News interview with President and CEO, Adam Roberts
After finding nearly 900 N95 masks in storage, we have donated to several Colorado Springs healthcare organizations to maintain the safety of those taking care of our community. Our President & CEO Adam Roberts shared the story with FOX21 News.

Live Q&A with Fox 21 News and Director of Case Management Katie Blickenderfer
Katie joined Fox21 News to answer live questions around mental health during COVID-19. Use the link above to view the video!

Katie Blickenderfer Discuss Teletherapy Benefits with KKTV
Katie joined KKTV 11 News to discuss benefits of our teletherapy access and how keeping a routine is important even in times of social distancing.

Dr. Lindsay Gries Interviewed Live on KKTV 11 News
April 3-Part One
April 3-Part Two
April 9-Part One
April 9-Part Two

Lindsay was interviewed live on KKTV 11 News to discuss emotional and mental well-being during COVID-19. View the links above to view her two part interview.

KOAA News 5 Article Featuring Charlton Clarke: "This too shall pass"
Charlton comments on AspenPointe's ability to see clients through telehealth services and how COVID-19 is affecting substance use.

Social Distancing and the Effects it is Having on Us Psychologically
Great video interview on KRDO-ABC with Director of Healthcare Services Charlton Clarke!

Colorado Springs Independent Article Featuring Dr. Gries
“People who are struggling might not think of reaching out to people,” she says. “They might rely on people in their lives to reach out and check in.” 

El Paso County Public Health Press Conference with Dr. Lacey Edwards
89,000 people reached. Over 120,000 views. Great advice and tips on staying calm from Dr. Lacey Edwards!

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Reduce Anxiety. Manage Stress. Take the next step and schedule an appointment by calling 719-572-6100.



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