ASCENT Program

Are you or someone you know…

Seeing or hearing things that other people don’t, like shadows in the corner of your eyes?

Having unusual thoughts, like experiencing the TV, Internet, or music sending you special messages?

Having a lot more energy than usual and racing thoughts, so much that you can’t sleep for days?

Are these things bothering you or causing you to be concerned?

You may be experiencing symptoms of psychosis. Psychosis is a lot more common than you think. You are not alone.

Mental Health Partners has partnered with the Early Assessment and Support Alliance (EASA) to launch the ASCENT program, which provides holistic community-based treatment and support to youth and young adults who are experiencing troubling thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Designed to treat the individual rather than just the symptoms, ASCENT uses a series of specialized services to help individuals develop independence and maintain stability. This program is fully-funded, regardless of insurance.

If You Need Help Right Now:

CALL the 24-Hour Crisis Line:


Or text TALK to 38255


VISIT our Walk-In Center:

3180 Airport Road, Boulder, CO

Operating Hours: Monday – Sunday, 7:00am – 12:00am

Research has shown that clients who engage in intensive treatment within the first 24 months of their psychotic symptom onset have approximately 85% chance of recovery.

The path to getting help:


Contact us by phone to learn more about this fully-funded program. During inquiry and registration, our staff will ask you questions regarding your background, insurance, income and state of health. This first step may take 10-15 minutes, so it really helps to have all of your information ready before calling!


After the initial referral and inquiry, you will be scheduled with an assessment clinician to complete intake. During this 2-hour appointment, we complete all of the necessary paperwork to enroll you. You will also be asked numerous questions about your issues and concerns to determine the best treatment program.


If the assessment clinician refers you to the ASCENT program, the Program Manager reviews the referral and possibly contacts the family, if appropriate. Once approved, the Program Manager works with the individual/family to get them set up (meet the team, schedule a psychiatry appointment, etc.) and begins working with them.

At Mental Health Partners, we recognize that seeking out support for behavioral health issues isn’t always easy. While getting care may feel intimidating, we try to make this process as smooth and simple as possible. Contact us to get started and we’ll help guide you through the steps toward healing and recovery.

Hallmarks of ASCENT include:

Early Intervention

Early intervention targeting clients experiencing troubling thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.

Personalized Treatment

A community-based approach to mental wellness, providing client-driven treatment for up to 3 years.

Targeted Program

A specialized program for young adults 15-29 years old experiencing symptoms of psychosis.

Comprehensive Care

Wraparound services from a multi-disciplinary team including therapists, case managers, peer support specialists, substance abuse specialists, psychiatrists, and nurses.

Call us to learn more: (303) 247-8733

For Clinicians & Providers
For Parents & Educators
For Young Adults & Teens

For Clinicians & Providers

Treating psychosis requires specialized training, knowledge, and expertise. Whether you are a mental health professional or medical provider, you may have reason to suspect that your client or patient is exhibiting psychotic symptoms. By referring the person to the ASCENT program and scheduling an assessment, we can help clarify whether psychosis is present and, if so, how it is affecting their functioning and what treatment may be needed. Based on this information, the individual and their loved ones will be able to make an informed decision about their treatment plan and goals.

For Parents & Concerned Adults

Is your student, child, or loved one possibly experiencing psychosis. Often, people with psychosis do not recognize that they have a problem. Rather, it is others in their lives who notice significant changes and encourage the person to get help – such as parents, teachers/educators, coaches, siblings, and family members. Since early treatment can have such a profound impact on mental health outcomes, parents and concerned adults should pay attention to the warning signs and reach out for help when a young person exhibits symptoms of psychosis.

For Young Adults & Teens

“Psychosis” is a broad term that covers many different symptoms and experiences. The truth is that anyone can develop psychosis. Lots of people see or hear things that others don’t, or have unusual ideas. Psychosis only becomes a problem when it is causing you significant distress or harm by affecting your relationships with friends and family, making it harder to go to school or work, or affects your mental health. Fortunately, with the right information, support and treatment, you can overcome it.

Healing is our purpose. Help is our promise. Health is our passion.

Are you referring someone?

You are welcome to fill out this form for yourself or another person.


MaryKathryn Baldwin
(303) 247-8733

This form includes everything MHP needs to know in order to register you or the person you are seeking care for. If you are submitting this form for yourself, start at the “New Client Information” section on the form that is downloadable below. After submitting the form, please then call our main number 303-443-8500 for an explanation of next steps towards services. Please follow the steps below to ensure a successful referral.

This form may be faxed, e-mailed, or hand-delivered to any MHP location. Additionally, instructions on how to fill out the form(s) may be obtained below.