The Sturm Center

A Behavioral Health Center for Veterans, Service Members and their Families

The Sturm Center is part of the Graduate School of Professional Psychology at the University of Denver. The clinic is both an academic clinical training site and a community behavioral health center for veterans, service members and their families.

The Sturm Center provides high-quality, evidence-based and confidential behavioral health services at a community-centered facility in Aurora, Colorado. We welcome all Veterans (no matter discharge status, era or combat status), Servicemembers (including Guard and Reserve), and their families. We provide a wide range of behavioral health services and a variety of psychological assessments.

To help with the cost of these services we operate on a sliding-scale payment model and accept Medicaid, Medicare and V.A. Community Care/Triwest. We have also received several grants which can assist in payment for services for those clients who are unable to pay for services. We provide appointments in the daytime and during evening hours to increase accessibility to services. 

Our Services

Services we offer include:

  • Adult Individual Therapy
  • Family/Couples Therapy
  • Child/Adolescent Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Referrals to Community Resources
  • Psychological Assessments (Objective Medical Evidence, Cognitive, Personality, Learning Disorders, Clarification of Diagnosis)

These services can help with:

  • Military readjustment
  • Grief and loss
  • Depression, anxiety and post traumatic stress
  • Family, parenting and relationship stress
  • Trauma (combat, sexual, first responder, childhood)
  • Adjustment to medical conditions and sleep problems
  • Anger management
  • Occupational/educational stressors
  • Obtainment of academic or workplace disability-related accommodations
  • Evidence for VA Disability Claims and Military Discharge Status Upgrade cases

Moving the Needle on Veteran and Military Mental Health: A Webinar Series for Providers who Serve Those who have Served

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Upcoming Event: Lethal Means Safety

Please join The Graduate School of Professional Psychology’s Military Psychology specialty for the second installment in our webinar series, in collaboration with the Department of Veteran Affairs Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center (MIRECC).

Environmental factors such as access to lethal means increase the risk for suicide. Learning to practice safety storage and access to lethal means during periods of crisis can be a proven method to reduce risk for suicide or injury for everyone in your home. This session will help you identify the risk for suicide in the veteran population, teach you how that risk is associated to access to lethal means and share skills on how to engage in lethal means safety conversations and strategies to limit risk.

APA credits are available through this series. Click the RSVP button below to learn more.


Request a Phone Screen

Interested in receiving care at the Sturm Center? Click below to start the process. 

Contact Us

Meet Our Director

Katy Barrs

Clinic Director, Sturm Center

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What Memorial Day means to us...

We are so grateful to the men and women who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country. To honor them, the APA Division 19 Society for Military Psychology Student Chapter and the Military Psychology specialty at the Graduate School of Professional Psychology have partnered to express what Memorial Day means to them.


Meet GSPP's Military Psychology Advisory Council

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The Sturm Center is proudly supported by:

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