Denver Seminary counseling students have the benefit of completing their practicum requirement at our on-site community counseling clinic, Denver Counseling Center (DCC). DCC offers accessible, affordable counseling to the Denver metropolitan community through in-person sessions and to Coloradans across the state via Telehealth. For nearly 20 years, DCC (formerly Shepherd’s Gate Counseling Center) has been recognized as an esteemed partner for Christian and non-faith-based organizations within the community because of our counselors’ expertise in clinical counseling and our ability to provide counseling to those who need it most. We serve a variety of clients (children, adolescents, individual adults, couples, and families) with diverse needs and areas of focus.
The mission of Denver Counseling Center is two-fold: 1) Serve the community by offering quality counseling at affordable rates and 2) Support student counselors in their professional and clinical development. We are proud of the experience we offer practicum students and of the work we do in the community.
Counseling students work 2-3 shifts per week throughout their practicum semester, during which they can expect to hold a caseload of 3-6 clients. In total, the time commitment is around 10-12 hours weekly and includes client sessions, supervision, and administrative tasks. Student counselors are supported clinically by faculty supervisors and logistically by our administrative team made up of current DenSem counseling students and graduates of the counseling program. Each week, our students spend 3 hours total in group and individual supervision with licensed professional counselors and faculty members whose experience in the field ensures excellent client care and provides a valuable asset to the counselors’ training.
DCC offers individual counseling services for adults, adolescents and children including talk and play therapy. Student counselors provide support for anxiety, depression, marital problems, spiritual issues, grief and loss and more. Learn more about individual counseling at Denver Counseling Center.
DCC offers adolescent counseling for young people seeking support for a wide variety of reasons. Counseling through DCC is an ideal solution for adolescents who would benefit from a short-term relationship with a student counselor. Learn more about adolescent counseling at Denver Counseling Center.
Denver Counseling Center provides child counseling services for those 6 years of age and older who can benefit from a short-term relationship with a student counselor. Offering play therapy, sand tray and art interventions in a safe space for children to express and process, DCC is a great option if you are seeking ‘child counseling near me.’ Learn more about child counseling at DCC.
DCC provides family counseling services with highly experienced graduate students working toward a degree and licensure in counseling. Offering talk and play therapy in a safe space for families and individuals, DCC is a great option for those seeking ‘family counseling near me.’ Learn more about family counseling at DCC.
Denver Counseling Center offers affordable couples counseling services in their Littleton clinic as well as via Telehealth. Student counselors provide support for couples in a safe environment designed to help clients share and process together. Learn more about couples counseling at Denver Counseling Center.
Denver Counseling Center provides online therapy for adults, adolescents and children 6 years of age and older who can benefit from a short-term relationship with a student counselor. Offering online therapy to residents throughout Colorado, DCC is a great option if you are seeking counseling via Telehealth. Learn more about online counseling from DCC.
Sliding Scale Counseling
DCC offers affordable, sliding scale counseling for individuals, couples and families. Clients meet with highly qualified graduate students as they work toward a degree and licensure. Learn more about affordable, sliding scale counseling services at Denver Counseling Center.