Fire Mountain Residential Treatment Center



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Address : 5532 US Highway 36, Estes Park, CO 80517

Administration & Admissions Office Hours 9-5pm Weekdays

Primary foundation history:

In 2004, Fire Mountain was founded in response to parent requests for customized programs that not only entertain but also empower children and teenagers. Aaron and Chris, both parents who wanted the same for their children, saw a dire need for a new sort of after-school, weekend, and summer camp experience and threw caution to the wind and made the leap of faith. The end product has been nothing short of spectacular. The “Bear Tribe” has reached thousands of children, teenagers, and parents via the construction of children’s camps, adolescent camps, and family programming. Aaron and Chris decided to take their business to the next level in 2009. They started taking in troubled teenagers from their own house.

They moved to a big facility on 40 acres in the world-famous Rocky Mountain National Park in 2013 to enhance programs for youth and families, resulting in strong and long-lasting transformations.

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Aaron has over 18 years of experience working with children, teenagers, and parents. Aaron founded Fire Mountain after 10 years of running camps and empowerment programs all around the world. He wanted to interact with kids and families on a more personal level. Aaron realized the need to focus his efforts on teens struggling with drugs, alcohol, and the behaviours and issues related to addiction during his first few years of running programs like Teen Rites of Passage. The Warrior Phoenix Challenge, and numerous cries for help from parents. Since 2000, he felt a calling to put together an expert team and open Fire Mountain. His mission is to awaken confidence and leadership. I

Curriculum for Teen Residential Treatment Centers:

The issues that today’s teenagers face are numerous and complicated. Teens are already dealing with hormones, peer pressure, and bad judgment, but they’re now under the microscope on social media, where they’re exposed to more sex, violence, and profanity than they’ve ever been before. Several studies have documented the negative effects on teen mental health and social skills, as well as the creation of unreasonable expectations that are hard to meet. We can assist your teen if he or she is having difficulties or has started acting out. Disturbing behavior and abrupt personality or mood changes might seem as a means to cope with challenging events, or they might indicate a deeper problem that needs to be addressed. The following are some of the issues that we can address:

Ø  Problems with mental health

Ø  Abuse of drugs and alcohol

Ø  Addictions to processes (internet, sex, gaming, etc.)

Ø  Family strife

Ø  Cutting and self-harm are two common forms of self-harm.

Ø  Entitlement

Ø  Self-esteem and body image issues

Ø  Eating disorders

Ø  Suicidal thoughts

Ø  Dysphoria of gender

Ø  Attachment insecure

Ø  Changes in your mood

Ø  Influence of others

Ø  Grades slipping

Ø  Bullying and cyberbullying are two types of bullying that occur on a regular basis.

Ø  Issues with adoption

Teenage Counselling and Family Program:

    • 1-2 times a week, individual teen treatment sessions
    • Group treatment with an experiential component 3 to 4 times a day

  • 4-6 times per month, family sessions (in person or video)
  • Creating a Sample Coming Home Contract
  • Parent Education Weekends are held every three months.
  • Philosophy and Practice in Context

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment Options:

  • A Solution Built on Strength Therapy with a specific goal
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy (TIT) is a type of psychotherapy that is
  • EMDR with Motivational Interviewing
  • Psychodrama
  • Safety Planning and Relapse Prevention/Recovery in DBT and CBT
  • Teen mental health and substance addiction concerns are addressed in this psychoeducation 12-step program.

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Admissions Process:

    Fill out the online inquiry form to provide some background information on your child’s concerns as well as the admissions coordinator’s contact information.

Make an appointment to speak with an admissions coordinator to see if Fire Mountain is the right level of care for your child.

Call or email Kristin at 303-443-3343 or to schedule a tour.

Your child should attend the tour because the admissions coordinator will conduct an informal interview with him or her during this time.

(Please request a video tour if you are unable to visit the facilities.)

Carry out a benefit verification.

The VOB Form can be found here.

Have a discussion with our financial department about the results of the benefits verification.

This will help you understand our billing procedure better.

Fill out a release of information form to allow the admissions coordinator to talk with a current or previous counselor/therapist who has worked with your child.

We may request a review of earlier psychological exams performed by previous providers.

Fill out all of the entrance papers and gather all of the relevant documents:

A doctor’s note detailing drugs, their purposes, and a physical signature is required.

Sport is a physical activity (must be completed at most 2 weeks prior to admission)

Last dental appointment records (must be within the last 4 months)

Records of vaccinations

a certified copy of your birth certificate

Transcripts from School (unofficial is okay)

a copy of your insurance card and a copy of your pharmacy card (front and back)

Agreement on Custody (if applicable)

Medications to last two weeks

Prior to admittance, insurance companies frequently request a pre-certification to permit days in treatment.

The admissions coordinator will notify you and send you an assessment if this is specified in your verification of benefits.

Set a day and time for admittance.

**This is a general admissions guideline; cases are evaluated on an individual basis**

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Fire Mountain Residential Treatment Center