The Counseling & Education Center (CEC) began in 1981 as the Center for Enriched Communications (Center) – a vision brought to life by Sister Faye Huelsmann (M.S., LPC) and Sister Pat Lewter (M.A., LPC). The sisters’ objective was to provide affordable counseling services to individuals and families in Mesa County, regardless of income or their ability to pay. In 1998, the Center merged with Individual and Family Counseling, another nonprofit agency with similar goals. The merged agency became the Counseling and Education Center (CEC).

CEC is grateful to have our generous funding partners, which enable us to serve more Mesa County children, teens, and adults in need of affordable counseling services.‌ Our mission is possible through their support and the support of so many of our donors!

We are so grateful to continue to provide these opportunities to the community and allow access to quality counseling and education services at an affordable cost to the Mesa County community. We are appreciative of the connections we continue to make and want to give special thanks to the CEC staff, board members, sponsors, donors, partnerships, the community, and our clients.

From All Of Us At CEC, We Thank You!

Contact Information:

Phone: 970-243-9539

Fax: 970-245-7493


2708 Patterson Road

Grand Junction, CO