Resiliency of our community is a core value of STEM Center for Strength.  We provide multiple ways for you to access mental health support free of charge.  In addition to individual and family counseling or therapeutic support groups, we also offer educational sessions that focus on resiliency, healing, and recovery.


The STEM Center for Strength provides up to ten (10) free sessions of individual or family mental health counseling services for those affected by the events of May 7, 2019.  We are able to provide mental health therapy to anyone who has or previously had a connection with the STEM School Highlands Ranch on May 7th.  You may be a current or former student, a graduate, a parent, guardian or relative, a current or former staff member, a first responder, or a member of the general community.  We are here for you.

Please contact us directly at 303.555.5555 or fill out our contact form to access these services at no charge.

All confidential mental health services are provided by a licensed therapist with specialized training in trauma recovery.  Services are available on-site or via telehealth (video conferencing) from 2pm-7pm Mondays through Thursdays.

Support Groups

A therapeutic support group offers a safe space for you to be able to talk openly with others about your experience.  Support groups can help you see that you are not alone in your struggles. Group therapy at the STEM Center for Strength is led by trauma-trained, licensed clinicians who offer the opportunity for participants to both receive support from others and to give support to others.

Student Support Group - Grades 8 & Up

James Nee, LCSW
Wednesdays, 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Student Support Group - 4th through 7th Grades

James Nee, LCSW
Thursdays, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Parent Support Group

James Nee, LCSW
Wednesdays, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Staff Support Group

Etienne Janco, LCSW, LAC
Thursdays, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
NEW Virtual Summer Hours

STEM Alumni Group

Etienne Janco, LCSW, LAC
Tuesdays, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm


In partnership with the Institute of Behavioral Sciences at University of Colorado, Boulder, we have speakers and resources available through the Let’s Connect program.

Let’s Connect (LC) is a parenting intervention that teaches caregivers to identify and respond to children’s emotional needs and behaviors in a way that builds connection and warmth and promotes children’s emotional competence, sense of emotional security, and well-being.

Visit our calendar for upcoming events with guest speakers on this topic.