Douglas County, Jefferson County, Other
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Welcome to FreedomChoice, LLC, mental health

About Us

Our Team

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Chan Timmons- has been in the business world working in sales and sales management for his entire career. Chan has experience in the healthcare industry and is passionate about helping others.  He is a husband and father of three and desires to use his business experience to bring quality healthcare to others in the comfort and security of their own home.

chan@freedomchoicehealth.com

Dr. Jim Baroffio- Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Licensed School Psychologist, Registrant with the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology.  Dr. Baroffio specializes in psychodiagnosis and assessment, and program development, with a particular emphasis in child protection.  He also specializes in assessment and intervention with regard to people with developmental disabilities.  He is the Clinical Director for Adaptive Interventions, LLC, a substance abuse evaluation and treatment program with whom he partners with Mr. Kravec in Douglas County.

drjim@freedomchoicehealth.com

What Drives Us

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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 Mission

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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.

Our Staff

Theda Griffin

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Theda has over 20 years of experience working with people with mental health and addiction issues. 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.

theda@freedomchoicehealth.com


Darlene Chavez

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Darlene has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for 30 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. 

darlene@freedomchoicehealth.com

Pepe Ramirez

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 Pepe Ramirez was born in the Philippines, grew up in the south side of Chicago, and graduated high school in Houston, Texas.  He served on active duty in the Marine Corps for twenty years and retired with a rank of Sergeant Major (SgtMaj).  He held various billets such as: Platoon Sergeant, Company Gunnery Sergeant, Drill Instructor, First Sergeant, Site Sergeant Major, Director Corporals Course, Training Chief, Chief Water Survival Instructor, Uniform Victim Advocate, Family Readiness Officer, and Casualty Assistance Calls Officer (CACO).  He attended Jungle Environment Survival Training (JEST), Marine Combat Instructor Trainer of Water Survival, Drill Instructor School, Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (Black belt instructor), and Mountain Warfare Training.  He had three tours in Iraq (2003, 2004, and 2006).  While on active duty, he attended night school and graduated from National University with a Bachelor in Psychology (minor in Research Psychology).  Upon his retirement, he took on the position of Combat Operational Stress Control Regional Training Coordinator (COSC RTC) for Marine Forces Reserve in which he gave classes on Combat Operational Stress Control, Pre-Deployment, Deployment, and Reintegration to Marines and their families.  He has given briefs (Understanding Military Culture) to mental health therapists for the Navy’s Psychological Outreach Program and at Fort Carson to soldiers and their spouses about PTSD.  While working full time, he attended school full time and earned his Master Degree in Social Work (Families Track) with a Certificate in Interpersonal Trauma Studies from University of Denver.  He interned at Spalding Rehab Hospital, which specializes in treating amputees, strokes, and Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI).  

Denyse Breeden

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 Denyse has over 20 years of extensive experience in the field of mental health and uses an integrative eclectic approach to facilitate the most effective therapy for each individual. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University Denver. Denyse specializes in treating those with anxiety disorders (social phobia, social anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, agoraphobia, panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder), depressive disorders, trauma and post traumatic stress disorder. She believes every individual has the potential for wholeness and would like to be a part of your healing process.   denyse@freedomchoicehealth.com 

Testimonials

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 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 

What's New or on the Horizon

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1) CO Access-Medicaid and Colorado Community Health Alliance-Medicaid has recently been added. 

2) Medicare has recently been added.

3) Approved provider under the Veteran's Choice Program thru the VA.   4)  Humana  5) New Insurance is being added all the time so check back with us to see our latest additions, or ask your insurance to add us to your provider network.

Video on mental health and suicide prevention.

Check out this important video on Suicide Prevention Awareness month.