Welcome to Teletherapy

Welcome to Teletherapy

Since 2017, Tri-County Health Network has offered teletherapy services to community members who live, work, or go to school in San Miguel Counties. Teletherapy is the delivery of therapy through a secure, live video connection over the internet – think Zoom with a therapist. Teletherapy can take place in the comfort of your own home or through one of our designated site facilities or enrolled schools. Currently, we are able to help cover the cost of care for anyone who would like to work on behavioral or substance use addictions. They are available free of cost to all San Miguel students as well as accept the San Miguel Behavioral Health Fund. 

If you live or work in San Miguel County, please also complete the San Miguel Behavioral Health Fund Application to receive up to 12 sessions free of charge. The application can be found here.

Is technology a barrier? We have laptops, cameras, and wi-fi hotspots available to sign out for online therapy appointments. Call us today at 970-708-7096 for more information.

How To Get Started

Complete intake forms online today! You will need to complete the following forms: 

Intake Form

  • Allows the client to suggest the best day(s)/time(s) to schedule appointments
  • Provides therapist preference if applicable
  • Describes current situation
  • Asks for general client information

Notice of Privacy Policy

  • Explains how medical information may be used and disclosed, as well as how a client can get access to that information, and follow the privacy practices listed in the document  
  • Explains our responsibility to secure a client’s medical information 
  • Provides a notice about our privacy practices  

Disclosure Statement

  • Explains the rights as a teletherapy client, which includes:
    • The right to amend or withhold information in their record(s) 
    •  The right to discuss treatment options, including alternatives to Teletherapy  
    • The right to include formal complaints regarding Teletherapy policies and procedures 
    •  The right to obtain a ‘second opinion’ from another licensed health professional   
    • The right to obtain information about the teletherapist (e.g., licensure, experience, training, etc.)
  • Explains the information security risks of the program  
  • Explains when it is lawful for the teletherapist to breach client confidentiality for mandatory reporting reasons 

Release of Information

  • Authorizes any persons, assigned by the client, to be (a) contact(s) for the teletherapist, and allows the teletherapist to communicate client information whenever it’s appropriate to do so (HIPAA rules & regulations apply)  

When all forms are received, you will be contacted to schedule your first appointment. 

Or contact us to sign up for services: info@tchnetwork.org or 970-708-7096 

How Teletherapy Can Help You

Teletherapy makes professional counseling accessible, affordable, and convenient – so anyone who is experiencing life’s challenges can get help, anytime, anywhere.

We want you to be and feel cared for. Through our teletherapy program, you will be matched with a highly trained counselor who is the right fit for your needs. Together you will set goals based on your situation. You will work in counseling to process emotions and move towards your goals all while gaining life skills for positive outcomes.

Our Counselors

TCHNetwork offers access to Colorado licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited clinical social workers (LCSW and MCSW) and board-licensed professional counselors (LPC). Finding Spanish-speaking counselors is difficult on the Western Slope. We are fortunate to have one on our staff.

Accessing Services

You can receive teletherapy in the comfort of your own home or one of the following designated site facilities: Wilkinson Public Library, Tri-County Health Network, Lone Cone Library, West End Economic Development Center (WEEDC), or Ouray Public Health Department.

Teletherapy is also available at the following schools: Telluride Intermediate and High School, Telluride Mountain School, and Norwood Public Schools.

Who to Contact 

For more information regarding teletherapy services and scheduling, please reach out to:
Ariana Sites, Behavior Health Services Coordinator: bhs-coord@tchnetwork.org

Crisis Resources

If you are experiencing a crisis, please call 911 or contact one of the following crisis lines:

  • 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
  • San Miguel County Sheriff Dispatch: 970-728-1911
  • Colorado Crisis Services, a statewide hotline: 844-493-TALK (8255)
  • Colorado Crisis Services Text Line: text TALK to 38255
  • Axis Health 24-hour support line: 1-970-247-5245

For a list of additional crisis resources, click here. 

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