ARTS Synergy Adolescent Outpatient Treatment Q&A

Do you accept insurance?

At ARTS Synergy Adolescent Outpatient Treatment, we happily accept Medicaid from both Colorado Access and Colorado Community Health Alliance. While we aren’t part of any private insurance networks, we can give you a billing statement that you can send to your insurance company for potential reimbursement.

What ages do you serve?

ARTS Synergy Adolescent Outpatient Treatment serves adolescents between the ages of 12 and 17 who are dealing with both substance use disorder and mental health issues.  Additionally, we provide treatment options tailored for older adolescents ages 13 to 19.

What types of addiction do you treat? 

We specialize in addressing addiction to drugs and alcohol and co-occurring mental health disorders.

Does youth need to have a substance use disorder to come to your treatment?

Yes, our treatment programs are specifically designed to address substance use disorders. It’s essential for youth seeking treatment at ARTS Synergy Adolescent Outpatient Treatment to have either a current or prior history of substance abuse.

What treatment does ARTS Synergy Adolescent Outpatient Treatment offer?

We offer two treatment options:

Option one: Intensive outpatient treatment (home-based)

Option two: Outpatient treatment (office-based or telehealth).

Please note that we do not operate a residential facility or offer residential treatment options.

Are residential services an option?

No, we do not operate a residential facility or offer residential treatment options.

What services are included in ARTS Synergy Intensive Outpatient treatment?

Multisystemic Therapy (MST) (Covered by Medicaid)

MST is a home-based treatment model that’s backed by evidence. It’s a comprehensive approach to addressing both substance use and mental health challenges. When we say “multisystemic,” we mean that at Synergy, we work with the adolescent and their family, school, community, and friends to bring about positive changes in behavior.

Here are some key features of our MST program:

Sessions are conducted in the comfort of your home and community, with a frequency of 2 sessions per week.

Our team of psychiatrists is available for psychiatric assessments and ongoing monitoring, as needed.

We offer regular drug testing (Urine Analysis).

Our therapists are accessible 24 hours a day, with on-call coverage available 7 days a week.

The typical duration of the program is 3-4 months, following a structured treatment plan tailored to the individual’s needs.

Our approach is firmly grounded in evidence-based practices.

As an incentive for progress, youth can earn gift cards for negative drug tests ($20/week)!

At Synergy, we’re committed to providing effective, individualized care to support adolescents on their journey to recovery.

What services are included in ARTS Synergy Outpatient treatment?

Traditional Outpatient Drug/Alcohol Treatment Services (Covered by Medicaid)

For those seeking traditional outpatient services, we’ve got you covered. Whether it’s in-office sessions or through convenient telehealth options, our goal is to make treatment accessible and effective for you. Here’s what you can expect from our traditional outpatient services:

We offer Motivational Enhancement and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, proven methods to support your journey to recovery.

As part of our standard practice, all clients undergo assessment and urinalysis to ensure we’re providing the right level of support.

While psychiatric assessment and treatment are available, they are not included in the standard package.

At Synergy, we’re dedicated to providing comprehensive outpatient services that cater to your needs and help you take positive steps towards a healthier, substance-free life.

Encompass (Outpatient) (Covered by Medicaid)

Encompass is designed for adolescents aged 13 to 19 who are dealing with both substance use disorder and mental health challenges. Throughout the Encompass program, we closely monitor symptoms using standardized assessment tools to track progress and guide our treatment approach. Typically, participants engage in weekly individual Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) sessions, with the option for 2 to 4 family sessions as needed. Our focus is on addressing substance use while also tackling psychiatric symptoms that often contribute to or trigger substance use or relapse, such as feelings of depression, anxiety, impulsivity, and frustration intolerance. On average, participants complete the program in about 16 weeks, which translates to approximately 4 to 5 months of treatment. We’re here to provide comprehensive support tailored to your unique needs every step of the way.

Risk Reduction Through Family Therapy (RRFT) – (Covered by Medicaid)

Our RRFT services are available on an outpatient basis, conducted either in-office or through telehealth sessions. The RRFT model is tailored for adolescents aged 13 to 18 who have undergone various forms of trauma, including but not limited to sexual abuse and assault, physical abuse and assault, exposure to domestic violence, community violence, and traumatic grief. RRFT is specifically designed to address the emotional and behavioral challenges that often arise alongside traumatic experiences.

The frequency and duration of RRFT sessions depend on the needs of each adolescent. Typically, the program involves 16 to 20 weekly sessions lasting 60 to 90 minutes each, with periodic check-ins between scheduled appointments to ensure progress and support. We’re here to provide compassionate care and support as you navigate your journey towards healing.

How do I know which type of treatment is the best for my child?

Simply give us a call at 303-934-1008, and our friendly staff will collect some information about your child. Together, we can determine which treatment model would be most suitable for their needs. We’re here to help you every step of the way.

Is the program licensed?

Absolutely! ARTS Synergy Adolescent Outpatient Treatment is fully licensed by the Colorado Department of Human Services, Office of Behavioral Health. Rest assured, we meet all the rigorous standards set by both State and Federal authorities. Your trust and safety are our top priorities.

Are bilingual services available?

Yes, we’re proud to offer culturally-diverse staff, including therapists who are fluent in both English and Spanish. We’re here to ensure effective communication and support for all our clients.

Is there someone to call on weekends or evenings if we need help outside of business hours?

Absolutely! We provide 24/7 on-call support for any youth who are enrolled in one of our programs. Your well-being is our priority, no matter the time of day.

Do you offer psychiatric services?

Yes, we provide psychiatric treatment for any youth enrolled in one of our programs. Your mental health is an integral part of our comprehensive care approach.