Hope in The Mountains


We chose our name “Hope in the Mountains” to reflect our mission. To bring hope to communities, individuals, and their families. Our Outpatient Program is designed to provide effective behavioral health treatment services to help all persons served to meet their full potential as independent and fully productive individuals. We pride ourselves on offering the highest quality services available by specialty professionals who are committed to excellence.


Hope in the Mountains Outpatient Services provide a variety of flexible options designed to meet your needs.  Services include assessment and treatment for individuals with mental health and/or substance abuse issues. The overarching goal is to assist individuals in improving their behavioral health, which includes developing skills to sustain abstinence and to cope with an array of life problems.

We are proud to offer a multidimensional approach to treatment, addressing a variety of client issues on an individualized basis. We support evidence-based interventions, and provide comprehensive discharge planning, with the goal of lasting recovery, one step at a time. Services are provided by a wide range of behavioral health professionals and will include access to a board-certified psychiatrist for consultation. Hope in the Mountains also offers access to a physician for medication prescribing and monitoring.

Hope in the Mountains prides itself on providing individualized client services adding the personal touch for which we are recognized. Services offered shall include:

Screening & Assessment

Behavioral and mental health assessments include a combination of tests, examinations, and screenings that provide information about how a patient is functioning. These tools help identify mental health and substance use problems, differentiate between mental and physical health problems and give insight into patients who received their referral due to issues at work, school, or home.


Utilizing results from the clinical interview, screening and assessment, and clinical judgment, HITM clinicians will determine the patient’s emotional, socio-emotional, behavioral, or mental health symptoms as a diagnosable disorder in accordance with the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition. Diagnosis will serve to inform treatment approaches with each patient.

Patient-Focused Treatment Planning

Hope in the Mountains utilizes a collaborative and person-centered approach to treatment planning. This approach is instrumental in supporting the attainment of personal outcomes for all patients receiving care and is uniquely beneficial. When patients are actively involved in their care, they experience improved clinical outcomes; these include being less likely to use emergency hospital services, being better able to manage complex chronic conditions, seeking appropriate assistance, experiencing reduced anxiety and stress, and having shorter hospitalizations. Patients are also more likely to adhere to their treatment plans and choose less invasive and costly treatments if they receive person-centered care.

Individual Therapy

Individual Therapy is available to address complex issues and to assist you with building your motivation to change. Highly trained counselors are here to help you overcome obstacles to your well-being. Participation in therapy can increase positive feelings, such as compassion and self-esteem and allow you to learn skills for handling difficult situations, making healthy decisions, and reaching goals.

Group Therapy

Group Therapy serves as an integral piece of the Outpatient Services experience. In addition to strengthening relationships skills, reducing isolation and helping you find your voice, group therapy also is especially valuable for individuals dealing with depression, social anxiety and life transitions.

Family Therapy

Family therapy may be beneficial in helping to address family pain and heal a family’s wounds. Unless contraindicated, family therapy will be offered in combination with group and individual therapy.

Care Coordination

Care coordination is the process of helping a patient to access a range of different services in a way that promotes long term recovery. Hope in the Mountains treats the holistic needs of our patients and ensures that the care we provide includes regular interactions between clinicians and healthcare providers, the patient, family members, other agencies involved with the patient,  and any other significant persons. The goal of care coordination is to improve the patient’s health and functioning and is especially helpful for those who have complex mental and physical health care needs.

Hope in the Mountains prides itself on providing quality care coordination for all of our patients. Our interdisciplinary teams provide care that:

  • is recovery focused
  • is person centred
  • respects the individual’s values
  • builds therapeutic relationships which address the individual’s holistic needs
  • works in partnership with all care stakeholders
  • provides proactive family and provider involvement
  • is socially inclusive
  • possesses an evidence based coordinated service delivery
  • provides a sense of ownership and accountability for all those involved in the individual’s care

Occasionally, a patient may need care that is outside of the scope of practice for our providers. In these instances we utilize a formal consultation procedure to ensure that a patient’s individual needs are met. 

Crisis Services

Hope in the Mountains provides crisis services and access to a qualified mental health professional 24-hours a day, 365 days per year. Call us anytime at (606) 874-0240 to reach trained professionals who will  listen, provide support, and provide information regarding agency and community resources for callers and/or concerned family members. Our goal is to provide you with support so that you know that you are not alone and that we care

Crisis services are available in our outpatient office during normal business hours, 8 am-4:00 pm Monday-Friday. Any person in crisis can walk into one of our offices and be seen immediately.


Psychoeducation helps you to understand and gain knowledge about your condition. It includes information on treatments that may be effective for reducing your symptoms and coping skills for dealing with the diagnosis in a successful manner.

Peer Support Services

Hope in the Mountains offers you a unique perspective on recovery from alcohol and other drugs through Peer Support Services. Our aim is to show you that there is hope and to assisting you in identifying and implementing attitudes and behaviors that are reflective of recovery. Peer Support Specialists facilitate introduction to self-help groups, which can help reduce client anxiety surrounding new programs and enhance an overall positive experience.

Targeted Case Management

Case Management Services are an integral part of our programming and can assist you in identifying and linkage to community resources. This component addresses immediate needs which would otherwise be a barrier to treatment, and to long term recovery.


Our Outpatient Services offer curriculum and treatment on an individualized basis. We provide services that are grounded in researched theories and evidenced-based techniques shown to improve symptoms of substance use and other co-occurring disorders. Primary theoretical frameworks include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Interactive Journaling, Mapping Enhanced Counseling, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy, and Trauma Recovery and Empowerment Model.


We are happy to provide a flexible program designed to meet your needs as you transition into a recovery lifestyle. If you are currently being prescribed medications by your physician for the treatment of substance use disorders, we are happy to provide therapy services to support you in your recovery efforts.