Welcome to the Colorado Teen and
"Healing takes courage, and we all have courage, even if we have to dig a little to find it."
The idea of the Colorado Teen and Family Center has been an idea in the making for over a decade. Growing up in an alcoholic home and having many family members struggle with addiction, I experienced the devastating effects of addiction throughout my childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. Through my own recovery and being in the mental health/addiction treatment field for 24 years, I have seen a gap in services for teens who are affected by addiction as well as families. Addiction not only affects the individual struggling but the entire family. I am so excited to have my dream come to life and help others on their recovery journey. I dedicate the CTFC to my aunt Maggie. She passed away July 24th, 2018. She had 34 years of sobriety and dedicated her life to helping others find recovery. My family is an example how the ripple effect of recovery can change generations of addiction to a new family legacy of recovery.
Kimberly Thompson, M.S. MFTC has been in the addiction/mental health field for over 24 years. She is a Marriage, Family, Therapy Candidate. She has worked in a variety of settings providing individual, couples, group, and family counseling in: addiction residential treatment programs, Intensive Outpatient programs, drug court, Department of Human Services (Indiana and Colorado), Family Program, Children's Program and private practice. In addition, she has presented at conferences and often provides presentations specifically on addiction as a family disease. With her extensive experience and knowledge around addiction, recovery, and mental health, she is able to guide others down a path of hope and healing.