CEC Provides: Counseling for All Low-Income Counseling Children’s Play Therapy Internship Program and Postgraduate Training (Workforce Development) Resilience Course Early Learning Ventures Consultation Professional, person-centered, trauma-informed care mental health therapy, with no eligibility requirements, for all persons of any age, race, gender, sexual orientation, and ethnicity, regardless of socioeconomic status, income, or insurance  CEC staff […]

Donation Information

Donate Today: One-Time Or Recurring Donations Through ColoradoGives: One-Time Or Recurring Donations Through United Way: Social Media Donations Via Facebook: Donation Options: Websites and Social Media Accounts: CO Gives, United Way, Facebook Check: A Check Can Be Made Out and sent to “Counseling and Education Center,” in the “Notes/For” Section, Please Write […]

Resilience Facilitators

Sydney Elks holds a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, and a Master’s degree in Medical Anthropology from the University of Amsterdam. She is currently a professional counselor in private practice in Grand Junction, where she specializes in trauma work with people of all ages.  At the heart of Sydney’s […]

Contact & Registration

For information regarding the course, please contact: Sydney Elks, MA, LPC Resilience Program Facilitator 970-462-7118 Testimonials From Past Participants:


Western Colorado Latino Chamber of Commerce Networking Event, Hosted At CEC Staff Retreat 2021 Staff Retreat 2022

The Serenity Garden

Before & After Revamp in 2007 Get Involved In Our Serenity Garden: With a future focused on mindfulness, self-care, and mental health, natural spaces are becoming a mainstream addition to workspaces, healthcare centers, and hospitals. The garden is located on the agency’s property and would have multiple purposes. We are requesting support for our existing […]


CEC staff and board members are grateful to all the volunteers for the immeasurably valuable support they bring to our nonprofit organization! To support CEC by volunteering, please read the information provided below. If you would like to move forward in the process of becoming a volunteer at CEC, please see the “Resources” page and […]

CEC Job & Internship Openings

Why work at CEC? We are a small, dedicated team of skilled professionals. CEC offers ongoing wellness programs and amazingly supportive colleagues. Our internship program includes the highest quality supervision, and each supervisor has at least 45 hours of training experience. CEC follows the Noetic model of care. We’re always accepting resumes, so feel free […]

CEC Staff

Our Therapists: Hali Nurnberg, MA, LPC: CEC Executive Director & Therapist Education: Master’s in International Disaster Psychology, University of Denver and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) Specialties & Techniques: Hali specializes in client-centered, trauma-informed, EMDR, and grief therapy techniques. Experience: Hali’s clinical experience includes providing individual and group therapy, serving in alternative courts for adolescents with mental health diagnoses, […]

Our Board Of Directors

Christian Mueller – Board President Christian is the former director of the CEC and starting his second membership with the Board of Directors. Christian worked for 30 years for the State of Colorado, the Department of Human Services. Chris has a life-long interest in access to services and support for individuals in need. as well as deeply […]