ABOUT THE WILLOW COLLECTIVE
At the Willow Collective, we believe that children grow best in trusting and safe relationships with supported and healthy caregivers.
We aim to transform our community so that expectant parents and families of infants and young children have access to a wide array of services that meet their diverse needs.
Therefore, our goals are to:
Create a hub at which families and professionals can access resources and connect to mental health services.
Build a network of private practice providers trained in maternal, infant, and early childhood mental health.
Provide high-quality maternal, infant, and early childhood mental health services.
Offer consultation, training, and support to those who work with infants, young children, and their families.
Collaborate with other professionals and institutions in order to build a coordinated system of care that meets the needs of all families.
Why Willow? A willow tree bends but does not break. We aim to use strong relationships to promote resilience and initiate healing processes. We hope that when stressors (large or small) arise, our children, adults, families, and communities will be able to withstand them.
Human relationships are primary in all of living.
When the gusty winds blow and shake our lives, if we know that people care about us, we may bend with the wind...
but we won't break.
WHAT WE DO
Currently recruiting for two groups: Nurturing Connections NoCo (for postpartum mothers and infants) and Circle of Security: Parenting (for parents of children ages 0-5). See more details below.
CHILD AND FAMILY THERAPY
We provide therapy services to children ages 0 to 8 and their families. Our providers accept Medicaid, private pay/HSA/FSA, and victims compensation.
Issues our providers address include:
Recovery from trauma and stress
Foster care / reunification
Parent-child relationship challenges
Anxiety / depression
Therapy models include:
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Circle of Security: Parenting**
MATERNAL MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
We offer mental health and support services to mothers and other caregivers, especially during the pregnancy and postpartum period. Our providers accept Medicaid, private pay/HSA/FSA, and victims compensation.
*COMING FALL 2021: Nurturing Connections NoCo, a group-based program for postpartum mothers and their infants. Group runs from September 29-December 15 and is on Wednesdays from 9:30am-12pm. Refer/enroll here.
Issues our providers address include:
Postpartum depression / anxiety
Substance abuse / addiction
Trauma recovery / PTSD
Interpersonal / relationship challenges
Grief / loss
Yoga and other body-based modalities
Inner child and parts work
EARLY CHILDHOOD ASSESSMENTS
Our early childhood specialists conduct formal assessments for infants and young children. Assessments can be used to determine the impacts of trauma, develop treatment plans, identify appropriate services, and/or inform placement.
Our assessment offerings include:
Trauma/adversity assessments for ages 0-8
Diagnostic evaluation using the DC:0-5 for children ages 0-5
Assessments to evaluate the attachment relationship between an infant/child and his/her caregiver(s)
Providers accept Medicaid or private pay. Contact us directly for private pay/contract rates.
TRAINING, CONSULTATION, & PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT
As part of a collaboration with the Early Childhood Council of Larimer County, we are offering organization-level infant and early childhood consultation. Consultation is aimed at growing the capacity of agencies to support families of infants and young children. This opportunity is open to agencies who directly serve infants/young children, as well as those who indirectly work with them (e.g., an adult-serving agency whose clients may have young children).
The consultation process follows these steps:
Application process (click below)
Collaborative needs assessment
Targeted training and resource toolkit
Follow-up meetings to support implementation.
If your agency/organization is interested in this service new ways to support families of infants and young children, please follow the button below to complete our application. See a flyer here.
Stay tuned! As we grow, we have big dreams! We encourage you to check in as we add more offerings to our collective. If you have suggestions for trainings and/or services that would benefit the community, please contact us to share your ideas.
We hope our community continues to grow in awareness and knowledge of maternal, infant, and early childhood mental health. This website includes a resource directory for professionals, as well as a page of resources organized by category for families. See resources for families here.
MAKE A REFERRAL
Please complete the following HIPAA-compliant form to submit a referral for services (for yourself or another person).
Form is not optimized for mobile, so you may also also click here for an external link.
If needed, email releases to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please do not use this form in the case of mental or physical health emergency.
Instead, call 911 or Colorado Crisis Services: 970-494-4200.
After we receive a referral, we follow these steps:
1. Identify an appropriate provider for the client. If none are available, we contact the referrer to discuss next steps.
2. Reach out to the client to set up a consultation and/or intake session.
3. If the client does not respond to initial outreach, we will attempt contact again.
4. If we are unable to get a hold of a client after two attempts, we will contact the referrer to problem-solve and discuss next steps.