Our goal is to provide quality, empirically validated support services, on an outpatient and in-home health care basis, using a 'total health plan' model. We endeavor to assist our consumers in developing practical psychological and physical health plans, in order to achieve independence and personal capacity. We are organized around t
Our goal is to provide quality, empirically validated support services, on an outpatient and in-home health care basis, using a 'total health plan' model. We endeavor to assist our consumers in developing practical psychological and physical health plans, in order to achieve independence and personal capacity. We are organized around the understanding that psychological and physical health are intertwined, and that proactive, prevention-oriented services, as well as direct treatment of acute and chronic care, through an in-home delivery system, best facilitates comprehensive, personal health development.
Our counselors support our patients in developing comprehensive, personalized health care programs. Our focus is assisting in the areas of PTSD, Suicide Prevention, Anxiety, Depression, Bi-polar, Mental Health, and Family Counseling for spouses and children. We do this all in the comfort of your home or via Telehealth. However you are most comfortable is how we will see you.
* Awarded Top 100 behavioral health provider by Colorado Access for state of Colorado the last 3 years: 2019-2020, 2020-2021, and 2021-2022
Chan is the CEO and sole owner. He has been in the business world working in sales and sales management for his entire career. He has experience in the healthcare industry and is passionate about helping others. He has surrounded himself with some of the best clinicians in the industry with many years of experience. He is a husband and father of three and his desire is to use his business experience to bring quality healthcare to others in the comfort and security of their own home or wherever they are most comfortable. He knows they are making a difference in people's lives and that brings joy to my heart on a daily basis.
Rosie is the Administrator handling claims, benefits and finances for the company.
Rosie Mavis is a financial professional with over 20 years of experience in the Finance field. She earned a BS in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. She spent most of her career working for large corporations and she hopes to apply her experience and skills to this organization, help grow the company, and help people along the way. She is a woman of faith, a wife, and a mother of two children. She enjoys working, gardening, spending time with my family and friends, volunteering, and traveling - but especially home improvement projects. firstname.lastname@example.org
Theda has over 22 years of experience working with people with mental health and addiction issues. Theda is our Clinicial Supervisor for the group. Theda has worked in variety of clinical settings to include inpatient, outpatient, in-home, and group homes working with individuals, groups and families. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Master of Education in Agency Counseling from Southwestern Oklahoma State University. Theda specializes in trauma, grief and loss and culturally diverse groups. She believes in diversity, equity and inclusion for all people everywhere.
Darlene has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for 34 years. She has a BA in Psychology from Loretto Heights College Denver and a Masters of Social Work from University of Denver. She has provided individual, family, and group therapy in a variety of settings. She has done in-home therapy for dementia, Alzheimer's, trauma, grief/loss, and has done a lot of work with children, adolescents, and domestic violence. She specializes in CBT-Cognitive Processing Therapy and EMDR- Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing. She loves to garden, fish, hike, paint, knit, crochet, write, and spend time with her large family and 7 grandchildren.
Lisa has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) for 25 years. She has a BA in Psychology and Communication from the University of Colorado, Boulder and a Master’s from Colorado State University. She has worked with children, adolescents, adults, and seniors. She believes in working cooperatively with clients in meeting their goals in a caring, honest, and nonjudgemental manner. She draws from a variety of methods in order to create an individualized approach for each client and their situation. She has vast experience counseling clients with depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, substance abuse, and grief.
Patty has spent the majority of the last 32 years of her career in the Education field. She has served as a Teacher, Counselor, and Administrator. Through those years she worked with many adolescents and teens as they struggled to find their way in life. Also, through this journey she worked with several staff members, parents, and grandparents. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, with a Bachelor's degree in Physical Education and Mathematics from the University of Northern Colorado and has a Masters degree in Counseling Education and Counseling Psychology from the University of Colorado. Her passion is to use her life experience and education background to help others thrive in their worlds. She believes everyone has the opportunity to find joy and happiness. She has an extensive background in helping others with victims of divorce and addiction, anxiety, low self esteem, grief, and depression. Patty is very active in sports and enjoys spending time with family.
Melissa J. Bruce is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and acquired her bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Sacred Heart University before earning her Masters of Social Work at Long Island University in 2012 with a speciality in forensic social work. Melissa received her Licensed Master of Social Work from New York in 2012. Subsequently, she earned her Clinical Social Worker licenses in 2019 for both New York and Colorado. She has worked in variety of clinical settings with clients ranging from children and adults. Melissa has extensive experience working with court involved youth and adults, mood disorders, PTSD, depression, behavioral issues, self harming/ suicidal ideation and anxiety. Melissa believes in meeting her clients where they are currently at and assisting them in accomplishing their goals in an exceptional, effective and efficient manner.
Kathie is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Addictions Counselor (LAC).
Kathie comes to us with more that 37 years of experience in the mental health field having worked in a variety of settings having both designed and implemented programming over the years. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Sociology in 1978 and her Masters of Education Counseling in 1982 from what was then Kearney State College and is now the University of Nebraska at Kearney. She has a passion for helping people heal in order to be their best selves. She specializes in depression, trauma, addiction issues and PTSD. She is trained in EMDR as well.
Leanna is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who earned her Master’s in Psychology at Naropa University. She has a wide range of experience helping others with a variety of issues related to mental health challenges and personal growth. She treats mood and stress disorders, trauma recovery, addictive behaviors, relationship issues and supporting life transitions. She has vast experience working with clients who have encountered difficulties with the criminal justice and child protection systems, and families who have encountered the challenges of divorce and separation, including high-conflict co-parenting. Leanna has served as a counselor for over 25 years across the Denver and Front Range area, Her approach to working with individuals, families and groups is based on a holistic and client-centered practice philosophy that encourages personal awareness, education and empowerment as the foundation in making positive and lasting change. She believes that the therapeutic relationship serves as a foundation for change, and highlights the importance of maintaining integrity, tolerance and humility for all in the process. She understands that conflict and change can seem difficult and feel overwhelming at times, and at the same time these challenges can present incredible opportunities for meaningful growth for individuals, families and communities. email@example.com
Rachel is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who came here from Atlanta, Georgia (her hometown) with her family a little over 5 years ago. She started her journey after completing her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology at Kennesaw State University and then obtained a Master of Arts degree in Community Counseling Psychology & Marriage and Family Therapy at Argosy University. With 15+ years of counseling experience as a professional counselor, she prides herself on the different modalities she has been trained to use: CBT, Gottman Therapy, Family Systems, Emotion Focused Therapy, Existential, Polyvol Theory, and Motivational interviewing.
Her areas of expertise are Couples/Relationship counseling, Intimacy, Family therapy, Individual therapy, depression, anxiety, codependency, low self-esteem/self confidence, shame based-related problems, spectrum-related issues, communication issues, anger management, ADHD, mood disorders, trauma, psychotic disorders, and general adjustment, situational and/or temporary disorder. Some of her past work has included being a Guidance Counselor for Autisim, Drug and Alcohol counselor, Community Counselor, Crisis counselor. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and kids, camping and hiking, crafting, and playing her guitar.
While I haven’t had the need to utilize Freedom Choice services, I do know the company leadership and have first hand knowledge of the integrity they bring to the business. Moreover, the in-home mental health and family counseling market they are serving fills a gap that is desperately needed. While their in-home services offer a comfortable setting for needed care, Freedom Choice also offers the convenience of telehealth (connecting to care via a digital device), as well as a traditional office setting. - JD- Littleton, CO
With the mental health crisis we are facing today, I am so thankful for FreedomChoice and what they offer. They are doing it right by not only offering traditional office visits, but also in-home and remote services via a computer or smart device, too. This makes them not only very accessible but also a safe environment to begin treatments. Counseling has been an integral part of my personal healing, and I'm thankful for FreedomChoice for making this service readily available to more people facing mental health issues, or needing family counseling services. - NF- Highlands Ranch, CO
I have been working with Chan (founder of FreedomChoice) for almost 20 years. I cannot think of a more appropriate business for him to pursue! His compassion, caring and sense of service to others are unparalleled. He will revolutionize the way people feel about health care in this industry. Bringing mental health care and family counseling into the safest place for a person to be vulnerable and get help, in their home. - AH- Highlands Ranch, CO
While not personally utilizing the services of Freedom Choice, I feel that the leadership of this company is bringing a value added service to a clientele that can be challenged by conventional delivery of care models. By providing mental health services within the home, Freedom Choice is allowing for mental health and counseling services to be delivered in a way that allows for optimal outcomes. Eliminating obstacles and limitations that are associated with current care models, this in home approach decreases some of the challenges that this clientele face. This progressive delivery model that includes in home, telehealth and office services, is filling a void in care, while advocating for broad reaching care in the mental health industry. - KA- Littleton, CO
I first of all, want to thank the dear Lord for your organization. You can’t imagine how important it has been to me to have in-home care. I am basically home-bound and am unable to get around very well, especially when I am in a crisis. I thank you so very much for this service. It has been a godsend! As far as Tara is concerned, she is really quite wonderful. I love how she listens to me and I can see the concentration and thoughtful way she thinks before she says anything. My impression is that she is very intelligent and intuitive. She has given me more help in these 4 visits than I could probably get in 6 months from someone else. - KL- Lakewood, CO
I just wanted to give a special "thank you" to Darlene and her visit with my son this past Friday. My son, has never enjoyed talk therapy and was very anxious before the appointment. Right away upon meeting Darlene, I knew it would be a good match for him. My son, felt so comfortable during the session and even laughed. She gave him "practical techniques " and real life advice that he can use and think about daily. One session with her has made more of a difference than 3 years of on and off therapy he did with others. I am so thankful and grateful for Darlene and looking forward to her therapy relationship with my son and all that she can offer him. Your at home services have been a game changer for my son and his mental healthy and future success. -LK - Castle Rock, CO
I am finding Darlene to be a wonderful fit for me. She is different than any therapist I’ve worked with and I appreciate her perspectives and straightforward style. I’m pleased to be connected to her and plan to continue with her as part of my treatment plan. She’s an excellent professional. Chan is also very helpful with navigating my insurance and billing. I highly recommend this group!! -R. Hare- Colorado
This is a review from Connie, (she asked us to post for her as she was unable to do it) After 57 years of shame, blame and guilt, I was desperate to break a lifelong destructive pattern with my adult son. After numerous police reports and referrals to protective services, I found Darlene Chavez at Freedom Choice. With her extensive background of experience, she helped us identify inherited behaviors and attitudes. Her strategies gave us the strength and courage to move forward in a way that we could begin relating to each other in a more loving, compassionate manner. She first met with us individually, then with joint zoom calls. After several months of weekly sessions, we were on a positive life-changing path, able to see each other in Divine light and love. With enough determination and skillful counseling, we all have the power to change and to live in harmony and joy. A huge thank-you to Darlene Chavez and Freedom Choice. -Connie- Colorado
Freedom choice surpasses the rest. They truly care about their patients and Chan the owner is empathetic, compassionate and makes sure your insurance company is treating you fairly. Our therapist Melissa is one of a kind she goes above an beyond and has a heart of gold. I am very grateful I found Freedom Choice they have truly helped myself and my family ❣️❣️. -Coach McNutt- Colorado
I have had a number of therapists over my lifetime but none of them have compared to Lisa Ramsey. I am so grateful for her professionalism, insight, kindness, and guidance. She makes me feel listened to and understood. She has made a difference in my life. Would recommend her to anyone/everyone. -Terri D- Colorado
I have had nothing but a positive experience with Freedom Choice LLC. They were quick to get into and very easy to work with. Their therapists are professional, knowledgeable, and attentive. I would highly recommend! -Lyndi B- Denver, CO
Darlene was wonderful. She was willing to work with my schedule (I'm two hours ahead and both my kids' schedules. I can't thank her enough. I still and photos of my kids and I and keep her updated on our lives. She is the reason I got my kids back. Would absolutely recommend her. -Amanda B- Colorado
I am so grateful for Freedom Choice. I was reunited with my counselor Kathie Deshaine who I have been seeing a long time! She is amazing and I’m glad I get to continue working with her. Thank you! -C. Martin, Northern Colorado
I was able to be seen very quickly. The therapist was great and exactly what I needed. The owner was great to work with and got me hooked up with a therapist that matched up to what I needed. I highly recommend this group. -Tanner B, Denver, CO
I’ve had a great experience with freedom therapy! I meet with Alex every week and he has truly helped me by being patient and compassionate! 100% recommend. -M. Leisge, Colorado
Ms. Darlene Chavez has been exactly what my son needed at just the right time. A Godsend. It's been wonderful working with her because of her direct communication, her high expectations and disciplined follow through. She has spent quality time with my son consistently, as well as myself, that has been the light to guide us out of a very dark place. Her ability to connect with my son is a gift I treasure and I feel her coaching is making me a better mother. -A. Cox, Colorado
If you’re looking for a therapy group, look no further… This is the place! Set up for automation with modern day technologies, from telemedicine video or FaceTime, convenience and privacy is a definite concern. Also, very easy to the patient in every aspect, seriously, check them out get into the program you will seriously not be disappointed! -J. Buice, Colorado
The service provided by Chan Timmons is highly professional and his clinicians/therapists are truly leaders in their field. They provide a valuable service in a way that is not only personal, but convenient. During quarantine, we were grateful to find a company that was able to do telehealth and look forward to in home consultations soon. We were always treated with the utmost respect, care, and concern. I would recommend this company to anyone seeking any type of therapy or counseling. -L. Anderson- South Denver, CO
We take the following insurance but are always under consideration for other insurance if yours isn't listed:
1. Medicaid- Colorado Access, Colorado Community Health Alliance, Northeast Health Partners-Beacon, Rocky Mountain Health Plans.
3. Railroad Medicare
5. Humana Medicare
6. Beacon Health Plan
7. United Healthcare
9. Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
10. Blue Cross Blue Shield
11. ComPsych Managed Care
12. Bright Health
Check out this important video on Suicide Prevention Awareness month.
Many haven't been able to see or hug loved ones for months. This allows them to do so. Thanks to Channel 2 Denver for airing this story.
Theda Griffiin, LPC, went out of her way to make her client's 95th birthday extra special. She got him an honorary high school diploma from 1943 North High School. He's a veteran, Covid 19 survivor and has an awesome therapist that really cares about him! Theda, thanks for being you!
The FreedomChoice team outside of work.
Theda Griffiin, LPC, attended one of her clients "official" adoption days at the courthouse. Everyone was full of smiles on this special day.
Since our inception, FreeedomChoice has vowed to give back a portion of our profits to the communities that we work in. Our mission has been to reach clients in-home who are in need of mental health care and a key partner that has been with us since the beginning is Denver Human Services. Lynne Ford and her team from Clinical and Support Services have been instrumental in helping FreedomChoice realize this mission.
Judi’s House came highly recommended from Lynne as an organization that is making a difference in people’s lives. We are happy to make a contribution to the great things that Jen Schwem and her team are accomplishing at Judi’s House. Judi’s House works closely with grieving children and families and we wish them many more years of making an impact in their lives.
(Pictured left to right): Chan Timmons-CEO FreedomChoice, Lynne Ford- Denver Human Services, Jeffri Mulder- Judi’s House.
FreedomChoice donated over 130+ pounds of turkeys to the Denver Rescue Mission as a way of trying to help them reach their goal of 15,000 turkeys by Thanksgiving. Stay safe and Happy Thanksgiving to all! Update: they did reach their goal.
Step Seven is a faith-based recovery community helping men find freedom from their addictions, and teaching them the leadership skills necessary to move forward with their lives. FreedomChoice is happy to be able to contribute to an organization in our local community of Parker, CO to help these men deal with their addiction challenges and move forward in life. You can find more info about them at www.stepseven.org
(Pictured left to right): Pastor Tom Roth-Step Seven, Matt-Step Seven, Chan Timmons-CEO FreedomChoice, Brian Laney-Executive Director Step Seven, two additional men in program.
Since 1987, Project C.U.R.E has been delivering life-saving medical equipment and supplies to hospitals and clinics throughout the under-resourced world. They are the world’s largest distributor of donated medical relief—touching the lives of children and families in more than 130 countries. Currently, they are the #1 distributor of donated PPE in the State of Colorado. They are doing great things during this Covid-19 pandemic distributing masks, gloves, and hand sanitizer to those in need. We're happy to make a donation to help them continue their cause. www.projectcure.org
(Pictured left to right): Doug Jackson- President/CEO Project C.U.R.E., Chan Timmons- CEO FreedomChoice.
For the second year in a row we've decided to partner with our good friends at Judi's House. They continue to do great things for grieving children and families. We are happy to make a contribution to the great things that Jen Schwem and her team are accomplishing at Judi’s House. . www.judishouse.org www.freedomchoicehealth.com (Pictured left to right): Jen Schwem-Development Manager, Chan Timmons-CEO FreedomChoice
We are excited to contribute financially to Broadway to Africa, a community of people offering their time, talent, hearts, and creativity for the sole purpose of providing an opportunity for African and Middle Eastern adolescents. More information can be found at www.broadwaytoafrica.com
We are excited to financially contribute to CU Anschutz Medical Campus, the largest academic health center in the Rocky Mountain region, and a world-class medical destination of education, science, medicine, and healthcare. More information can be found at https://giving.cu.edu/
In 2021 we were blessed to contribute to many of the partners you see above as well as the following parters this last year. We believe in giving back to the communities we live and work in. Denver Rescue Mission Thanksgiving turkeys, Judi's House, Broadway to Africa, Young Life, Rock Canyon High School, Samaritan's Purse, Step Seven, and Project Cure are a few of our partners this last year.
In 2022 we were again blessed to contribute to many of the partners we have in the past as well as some new ones. Denver Rescue Mission Thanksgiving turkeys, Judi's House, Broadway to Africa, Young Life, Step Seven, Tennyson Center fpr Children, St. Judes Children's Research Hospital, City Light, and Umps Care.
UMPS CARE Charities was founded through the compassion of Major League Baseball (MLB) umpires. UMPS CARE provides financial, in-kind and emotional support for America’s youth and families in need. Founded in 2006, UMPS CARE provides VIP experiences to participants from youth-based organizations and military families, visits to pediatric hospitals (complete with Build-A-Bear furry friends) and college scholarships. Our donation helped provide bears to children in hospitals in our local communities in the Denver metro area. www.umpscare.com
We donated funds to the Rock Canyon High School Cross Country and Track programs. RCHS is located in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. The funds help maintain equipment and are able to reach between 100-200 students on an annualized basis. www.rockcanyonjags.com