The IMHOFF Clinic -- Improving Mental Health OF Families

The IMHOFF Clinic provides behavioral health treatment to children and families who are dealing with the mental health consequences of child abuse or neglect.  The clinic serves children and families who have experienced a difficult life event such as physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, or a traumatic loss.  These events can lead to anxiety, depression, behavior problems, school difficulties or other behavioral health needs.

The Behavioral Health Consequences of Child Abuse and Neglect*

While not every child victimized by child abuse and neglect needs behavioral health services, many can be left with serious behavioral health problems.  Children who have been abused or neglected are at a higher risk for developing depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorder.  Even when children do not have a behavioral health diagnosis, they can be left with a sense of isolation, low self-esteem, fear or difficulty trusting other people. 

Children who have been abused or neglected are also likely to have learning difficulties and struggle in school.  As adolescents they are more likely to be involved with the criminal justice system and to engage in risky sexual behavior.  As adults, they are more likely to use alcohol or drugs and they are more likely abuse their own children. 

In order to mitigate the consequences of child abuse and neglect, children often need help with emotion regulation, coping skills and rebuilding trust. Our staff members have the experience and training to meet these challenges and restore hope to children and their families. 

Services Provided

The IMHOFF Clinic offers a variety of services that are family-based and short-term with the goal of improving children’s mental health, building their developmental competencies and improving family functioning.  The clinic provides services that have been proven to be effective through research (known as evidence based practices).    These services are tailored to the individual needs of the children and families that we work with.  Some of the services offered include:

  • Mental Health Evaluation or Assessment
  • Psychotherapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Parenting Skills
  • Home-based Services
  • Therapeutic Visitation
  • Case Consultation

Cost of Services

The Kempe Center works with a variety of public and private funding sources to help families pay for the services we provide.  Through our affiliation with the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital Colorado, we are able to accept most major insurance plans including Medicaid.  We can often provide services for families who do not have insurance by working with other sources of public funding such as Colorado's Crime Victim Compensation Program or contracts with County Departments of Human Services.  

PLEASE CALL 303-864-5200 TO MAKE A REFERRAL OR GET MORE INFORMATION. You may also reach us through email at IMHOFF Clinic.


The Gary Pavilion at Children's Hospital Colorado | Anschutz Medical Campus | 13123 E. 16th Ave., B390 | Aurora, CO 80045


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