Open Accessibility Menu

Supporting the Well-Being of Children and Youthpreteen girls

Gunnison Valley Health’s Behavioral Health Department provides free, school-based counseling services to students at Lake and Gunnison Elementary School and Crested Butte Middle and High Schools. This service is a first for the Gunnison Watershed School District and is a major step forward in removing barriers to access and addressing the behavioral health needs of children and youth in the Gunnison Valley.

Our school-based services are funded by the Gunnison Watershed School District and the Gunnison County Substance Abuse Prevention Project. The School District was able to identify the age groups most in need of this critical service and Gunnison Valley Health was able to structure it to be as supportive to students, families and school staff as possible.

What We Offer

  • Free, individual counseling with licensed and experienced clinicians
  • A family-centered approach that supports the whole family to maximum success for the student
  • Because the clinicians are embedded in the school, students have access and disruption to their schedule

Supporting the Students at Western Colorado University

The Gunnison Valley Health Behavioral Health team offers individual counseling for Western students and staff free of charge.

Location: Crystal Hall 104

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 5 p.m.

Walk Ins: Accepted on a first come, first served basis Monday to Friday, 10 to 11 a.m. and 2 to 3 p.m.

Emergencies: When a person is in crisis, they should call the Colorado Crisis Services Hotline at 1-844-493-TALK (8255) or text TALK to 38255. Their trained professionals provide free, immediate and confidential help 24/7, 365 days a year. No matter your issue or circumstance, this service is always here for you.

For more information, call 970-648-7128 or email

  • Share your stories and photos for a chance to be featured by Gunnison Valley Health!
Related Testimonials
  • Spoke with Helena Behavioral Health

    Helena from peer support came in and spoke with me for an hour. I needed that talk and she was a wonderful human. I'd been ...

    -Submitted by Anonymous
  • Behavioral Health

    Grace Elliot was absolutely wonderful and made me feel extremely comfortable.

    -Submitted by Anonymous
  • Behavioral Health

    Helena Metcalf is absolutely amazing and has been a God send in my healing, she is so patient and knowledgeable, at the front ...

    -Submitted by Anonymous
  • Behavioral Health

    Chris, Grace and Juliette are all amazing. They really care and will do everything that can to help you with whatever it is your ...

    -Submitted by Anonymous