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THE WILLOW COLLECTIVE

A network of private practitioners who support maternal, infant, and early childhood mental health in Larimer County.

 

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:

  1. Create a hub at which families and professionals can access resources and connect to mental health services.

  2. Build a network of private practice providers trained in maternal, infant, and early childhood mental health.

  3. Provide high-quality maternal, infant, and early childhood mental health services.

  4. Offer consultation, training, and support to those who work with infants, young children, and their families.

  5. 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. 

 
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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.

Mr. Rogers

 

WHAT WE DO

**Please note that due to COVID-19, we are currently offering most services via telehealth**

Currently recruiting for two groups: Postpartum Support and Circle of Security: Parenting 

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

  • Behavioral issues

  • ADHD


Therapy models include:​

  • Child-Parent Psychotherapy

  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy

  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Play therapy

  • Circle of Security: Parenting**

  • EMDR

**We are currently recruiting for Circle of Security: Parenting groups. See a flyer here, and refer/enroll here.

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.

Issues our providers address include:

  • Postpartum depression / anxiety**

  • Substance abuse / addiction

  • Trauma recovery / PTSD

  • Stress-related challenges 

  • Interpersonal / relationship challenges

  • Grief / loss

Models include:

  • EMDR

  • Yoga and other body-based modalities

  • Mindfulness

  • Inner child and parts work

  • Support groups**

**We will be offering a postpartum support group soon. See the flyer here and refer/enroll to be on the waiting list here.

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:

  1. Application process (click below)

  2. Collaborative needs assessment 

  3. Targeted training and resource toolkit

  4. 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.

RESOURCES

We hope our community continues to grow in awareness and knowledge of maternal, infant, and early childhood mental health.


This website includes community-based resources that also support new parents and families of young children. We also include educational resources regarding a wide array of early childhood topics.


Click below to view these resources, and feel free contact us if you have further questions. 

 

MAKE A REFERRAL

Please complete the following HIPAA-compliant form to submit a referral for services. 
You may also send information / releases via email to contact@willowcollectivefoco.com

Please do not use this form if the client is experiencing a mental or physical health emergency.
Instead, call 911 or Colorado Crisis Services: 970-494-4200.


What's next?
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.