Mental Wellness Program
(Formerly Pro Bono Mental Health and Counseling)
Spark the Change Colorado's Mental Wellness Program connects licensed and insured mental health professionals who volunteer their time and expertise to low-income Coloradans in need of counseling. Each year, the program connects over 1,000 individuals to free counseling and mental health services in their communities.
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Mental Wellness Program Client Services
The Mental Wellness Program is a statewide program of Spark the Change Colorado that provides free, short term counseling services to individuals, couples, and families who encounter barriers to accessing treatment. Barriers may include being uninsured, unable to find an appropriate/available clinician through other avenues of care (lengthy waitlist times, etc.), unable to afford treatment, or unable to afford insurance co-pays or deductibles.
What you can expect:
Connection with a mental health professional in your service area.
6 to 10 free individual or group therapy sessions. (*Note: the program does NOT offer crisis services, inpatient services, or medication management.)
Thoroughly vetted volunteer therapists who have been screened and background checked.
If you are interested in receiving services through or learning more about the Mental Wellness Program, call 1-844-380-6355.
Spark the Change Colorado's Mental Wellness Program does NOT provide crisis services. If you are experiencing a mental health emergency or crisis, call 911 or the hotline number below.
For crisis services call or text the
Colorado Crisis Hotline: 1-844-493-TALK (8255)
If you are a licensed, insured mental health professional OR a post-graduate candidate seeking licensure, we need YOU! The greater number of mental health professionals who volunteer, the greater the impact in our communities.
Our volunteer therapists are licensed and insured mental health professionals, or post-graduate candidates seeking licensure, who provide a variety of mental health services to low income Coloradans in a private practice or host site setting. Volunteer today to contribute to the wellbeing of the most marginalized populations in our communities.
Post-graduate, license seeking candidates have the opportunity to receive free Clinical Supervision through our Mental Wellness Supervision Program. Receive supervision from our vetted, experienced volunteer supervisors in order to accumulate needed service hours for licensure.
Volunteer Clinical Supervisor
Supervise a post-graduate license seeker or intern and help them achieve hours toward licensure. Supervisors must be licensed in the state of Colorado with two years of supervision experience or equivalent credentialing. Volunteer Supervisors must participate in an application and screening process, including a background and reference check.
Not a Mental Health Professional, but still looking for a way to support the Mental Wellness Program?
Volunteer as a Kind Connection Caller:
*This volunteer opportunity does not require a license or professional mental health experience. We are seeking telephone volunteers who are looking to connect with people experiencing loneliness and isolation, due to the pandemic. Volunteers are required to pass a background check. Learn More
Become a Host Site
Does your organization serve low-income or high risk members of your community?
Could you benefit from having a mental health professional or candidate on location to increase services provided for your clients?
Consider becoming a Host Site for our Mental Wellness Program!
Host Site Benefits:
Creation of a specific service plan, geared towards the unique needs of your agency. Services may include:
- Placement of a licensed volunteer clinician or candidate for licensure who provides free mental health services to clients at your site (or to your clients through telehealth services)
- Increasing accessibility of Mental Wellness resources to the individuals in your community who need it the most
- Opportunity to refer clients from your agency to pro bono counseling through our private practice network
- Pro bono clinical supervision of a graduate intern in social work, professional counseling, or clinical psychology to increase your agency’s capacity
- Opportunity to support the Mental Wellness needs of your staff (assist with self-care, burnout prevention, vicarious trauma, etc.)
- Other services that may address the unique mental wellness needs of your agency
Contact us today for more information on how to become a Mental Wellness Program Host Site and to apply!