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Southwest Mobile Storage - Best Mobile Storage & Office Containers In Englewood, CO

Southwest Mobile Storage is a family-owned shipping container business founded in 1995. Our strength for more than 25 years comes from the specialized knowledge and passion of our people, along with serving over 24,000 commercial, construction and residential customers. Our facility and expertise in maintaining, manufacturing, and delivering corrugated steel containers is unrivaled in the industry.

While the rental side of our business is regional with branches throughout the Southwest, our container sales and modification operations are nationwide and becoming global. Englewood, CO offers a wide selection of portable offices and mobile storage containers you can rent, buy or modify.

Our experts in container rental, sales and customization are committed to providing you the highest quality and best experience from service to delivery - our reputation depends on it.

Whether your need is for storage, office space, moving, multi-purpose or custom use, we've got your back. Here's how:

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We bring your storage container to you for convenient, easy access at your home, business or jobsite. Plus, you'll get more choice in storage space and better security, for a fraction of the cost of a pod or add on building, saving money and energy.


Not enough room to keep a storage container at your business, home or construction site? No problem - we can store it for you. Plus, you get 70% more space and better security, for a fraction of the cost of public storage units.


Need a permanent storage solution for your business, residence or construction? We sell new and used shipping containers in many sizes with a variety of add-ons. Or customize a container to your specific storage needs with our certified fabrication experts.


Take your time packing with our moving containers. We'll deliver to your business or home and pick it up whenever you're ready to move. So, you don't have to stress about moving or making multiple trips in one day, like if you rented a moving truck.


Our moving container solutions ensure the long-distance move of your home or business is highly efficient and affordable throughout the southwest. In fact, we usually cost 20%-40% less than full-service movers.


We understand move-in and move-out dates might be different. We can store your moving container at our highly secure facilities until you're ready to move to your new home or business location, and you can conveniently access it at any time.


Whether you need a workspace, conference room, or other office requirement, our ground-mounted mobile offices meet any and all of your business needs. Plus, it's faster and easier than building additions.


If you need your shipping container to serve multiple uses, such as office-storage combos, breakrooms and even utilities, we've got you covered. We'll modify a custom container to fit your business needs and bring your business to the next level


We'll create a custom container to fit your unique needs anywhere in the US. With our container modification expertise, we make any idea a reality. From pop-up stores to multi-story structures, our unrivaled facilities and fabrication experts do it all.

You'll get your own dedicated storage and container expert to serve as your one point of contact for easy, convenient service you can trust.
With our wide selection of intermodal containers for sale and rent, you'll find exactly what you need, from size, to type and condition.
We maintain our rental fleet to the highest standard - our integrity depends on it.
Our certified, experienced Conex container modification experts have more than 500 years combined experience modifying ISO containers.
All of our containers come with high security dual-locking system for no additional charge, so you can rest assured your stored items stay safe and that you don't have to pay extra for it.
At our unrivaled 90,000 sq ft indoor fabrication facility, ensuring your custom shipping container is made exactly to your specifications.
With our level of service, quality and expertise, you won't find a better value anywhere else.
Our portable offices include lighting and electrical outlets, internet hookups, HVAC and were crafted by our in-house steel container fabrication experts for top-quality construction.

Premium Quality - High Security

With Southwest Mobile Storage, you get much more than a POD or typical Conex box. You also get high security, unparalleled service and unmatched container modification expertise and facilities. No other company offers that much.

Shipping containers and storage containers come in a range of sizes. The most common external lengths are 20ft and 40ft with a width of 8ft. ISO Containers are typically 8ft 6in tall, but high cube containers are 9ft 6in tall. We also have steel containers in a variety of sizes from 10ft long to 45ft long to rent or buy, and we can modify shipping containers into any size you want.

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SMS Mobile Storage Containers have these high quality features:

1/8" thick steel plate bottom side rails
High strength steel supporting cross members
1 1/8" thick hardwood floor with galvanized self-tapping screws
16-gauge corrugated steel walls
16-gauge roof
270-degree swing cargo door(s)
High security dual-locking system*
Spot-grinded, primed & repainted with a beige high-grade water reducible alkyd direct-to-metal enamel*
* Comes standard on all rental units

SMS portable workspace containers have these structural features:

High security window bars, lever & deadbolt set with lock box
Studs & R-19 Insulation covered with wood paneling
1 1/8" marine board floor is covered with a durable single part gray epoxy coating
Dual pane low-E horizontal sliding windows with screens and miniblinds
18 Gauge steel polystyrene core 3-hour fire rated personnel door
All of our workspaces are manufactured in-house and arrive new or restored to factory specifications
Exterior load center operating on 100 Amp single phase 230 Volt power
Light switch, receptacles and 4' light fixtures; all wiring is Romex 12/2
CAT-6 voice and data lines with electrical junction box
HVAC units ranging from 1 ton to 2 ton on rentals; ability to customize up to 10 tons of cooling

Having flexible storage containers options is important, but security is crucial to protect your peace of mind and your possessions.

At Southwest Mobile Storage, we don't believe in leaving things to chance. We want you to rest easy knowing your inventory, documents, tools, equipment and other items are safe 24/7. That is why we equip SMS high-security slide bolt locking systems and lockboxes on our entire fleet of rental freight containers.


High-security slide-bolt locking system and extra-long lock box, giving you twice the security and peace of mind.
No holes to ensure your rental shipping container is wind and water-tight.
No rust for your safety.
14-gauge corrugated steel for strength and reinforcement.

Contact us to speak with a helpful, friendly representative to better understand our full range of capabilities. We are happy to answer any questions you have, go over pricing and set up a time and place to deliver your Conex box. Our quotes are 100% free and you are under no obligation to pay for your consultation.


When you own a business or manage one, it's crucial to have efficient, affordable ways to store inventory and supplies, whether it's to grow your business or adapt to changes in the market, like the many caused by the pandemic.

Renting storage containers to keep at your business eliminates the cost and hassles of sending your staff to offsite storage facilities. Steel containers with roll up doors make storing and retrieving items faster and easier. Auto repair shops and other businesses that need easy access throughout the workday to secure storage for tools, parts, equipment or supplies find renting shipping containers to be the best solution for their business storage needs. Southwest Mobile Storage has your back.

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Renting portable offices gives your business more workspace, breakrooms, pop up stores, security booths and more, without the cost and red tape associated with constructing building additions. Plus, a steel storage container fits neatly into one parking space and provides much stronger security than Pods and way more convenience than self-storage units.

If you have a specific need, we can modify shipping containers to build whatever you need to grow your business. Whether it's a portable workspace to run your business, like a pop-up container bar, or a durable facility for scientific research, like a container laboratory, or even a container gym, our unrivaled fabrication facility and modification experts got you covered. Our full-time, in-house staff of certified welders, engineers, electricians, carpenters and painters have over 500 years combined experience modifying thousands of container projects for just about any business use you can imagine.


Offsite storage alternatives cause a mess of hassles and headaches. Expanding office space and storage capacity at your location saves time, money and hassle of making multiple trips offsite.
We offer more choice in security, size and features in steel Conex boxes or ISO shipping containers than a public storage unit or Pod for less cost and far greater service.
We offer flexible, month-to-month rental agreements and prorate by the day after your first 28-day billing cycle.
With us, you get a dedicated account manager you can rely on, so you can focus on running your business than waste time with a different person every time you call that doesn't know or care as much.
While other companies may have some staff for modifying containers, most outsource the work, so you don't know who is actually doing the modifications or how much they're marking up the price.
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When you modify a shipping container for your business, you won't have to worry about expensive, lengthy and complicated construction.
We have modified thousands of containers nationwide and internationally for more than 25 years for NASA, US Navy, GCP Applied Technologies, Helix and Sundt to name a few. And rent containers to Amazon, Walmart and many of other nationally recognized brands.
Our extensive staff makes it possible to custom build multiple projects simultaneously and our 90,000 sq ft indoor fabrication facility prevents contaminants from interfering with fabrication, which delivers better quality and precision.


Building additions to your home can be very expensive and requires going through the hassle of securing permits and waiting for construction. You can save money, time and stress by modifying a shipping container instead. Whether you need additional space for a home gym, recreation or storage, we can convert steel containers into anything you can imagine. Our custom container gyms, man-caves or she-sheds, garages and more give you the extra space you need without the hassle, cost and wait that comes with home renovation.

Renting shipping containers for temporary storage, either when moving or dealing with restoration from a fire or flood, provides a secure, convenient way to keep your belongings close for accessing them whenever you need to. Plus, renting mobile storage containers for moving costs less than traditional movers and allows you to take your time packing, reducing the stress that comes from moving. You can also rent portable offices for your home to make working remotely distraction-free.

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With an extensive in-house staff and 90,000 sq ft container modification facility, we're able to deliver consistently high quality and work on multiple projects simultaneously for a fast turnaround.

Other companies don't have the facility, staff or resources to modify shipping containers and will outsource the work to various shops who may not have the special experience or tools needed to modify the right way.

You can rest assured knowing your custom container is safe in our hands. Our certified weld and quality control inspectors ensure everything is structurally sound and built to your specifications through every step of the process.

Renting a moving container from us makes your move much less stressful because you won't have to rush to pack your whole house into a moving truck in one day. Instead, you can take your time packing over the course of a month.

Our ISO shipping containers are weatherproof and come with vault-like security, so you don't have to worry about theft or damage to your belongings.

You won't get that level of security from U-Haul or other moving truck companies.

Renting a storage container at your home keeps your belongings close and gives you convenient 24/7 access, so you're always able to retrieve the contents of your container when you need to.

We know move in and move out dates don't always line up. We can store your packed rental container at our secure facility until your new home is ready.

With our mobile storage containers for rent in Englewood, CO, you can save up to 40% when compared to full-service long-distance movers, while gaining more flexibility in your schedule.


We know your needs may change suddenly. With our extensive inventory and variety of sizes of portable offices and shipping containers to rent, buy or modify in Englewood, CO, we provide fast service and the best value possible so it's easy for you to get whatever you need when you need it.

Renting storage containers and portable offices from us gives you more flexibility when it comes to your schedule and options. If you don't have enough space at your current location or simply would prefer offsite storage, you can keep your rental storage and office containers at your location or ours - whichever is most convenient for you. You also get more options to choose from when it comes to size and features, like portable offices with divided rooms for private meetings or office/storage combos for storage and office space in one container. All while costing a fraction of the price of a pod or self-storage facility.

You can also buy new or used freight containers from us and choose from a variety of add-ons, including lights, electricity, doors and windows. Or fully customize a shipping container to save time, money and energy by skipping the expensive, lengthy process of constructing building additions. We can modify a Conex box into whatever you can imagine for any use you need, from construction tool cribs to office buildings, monitoring stations, mobile communication towers and much more. The possibilities are endless.


You'll never face hidden fees or surprises with us. We give you transparent billing up front at the best prices.

With us, you get a reliable, dedicated point of contact, who keeps you updated every step of the way. You can rest assured knowing you'll always get what you need, when you need it.

No other company has the breadth and depth of staff and experience that we do when it comes to modifying shipping containers. Our certified welders, engineers, electricians, plumbers, carpenters and painters have more than 500 years of combined experience in fabricating custom steel containers.

We prorate your rent by the day after the first 28-day billing cycle, so you don't have to pay for a full month when you only have your mobile containers and offices for a few days.

While other companies may be able to do small container modifications, most don't have an in-house fabrication staff or 90,000 sq ft fabrication facility like we do. As a result, they outsource the work on your custom container, so you don't know who's actually building it.

Rest assured knowing your modified shipping container will be built to the highest quality standards. Our certified weld and quality control inspectors check every step of the fabrication process to ensure everything is structurally sound and built to your specifications.


Whether you're in need of a storage container for your commercial business, a portable office for your construction site, or a moving container for your home, our process is simple and straightforward.

Choose Your Container

Choose the mobile storage solution that works best for your needs. In this step, you will let us know the number of containers you need, their sizes and what types of doors to equip.

Choose Your Options

Let us know if you would like to add any of our rental options, like a folding table or shelving.

Choose Your Security

Choose from padlocks, puck locks and other enhanced security options. All of our storage containers come standard with dual-locking, vault-like security.

Choose Your Delivery Timeframe

You can expect standard delivery within 3-5 days of your order. If you need expedited delivery, we will do everything in our power to accommodate your needs.

Pick-Up Planning

Do you need to keep your shipping container at our location? Prefer to have our team deliver your packed container to a location of your choice? Let us know, and we'll be by your side to work out the logistics.




Let our team know where we should deliver your mobile storage container for rent in Englewood, CO. Be sure to let us know if there are any special conditions that might prevent our drivers from entering your chosen destination. Before you schedule your delivery, let us know which direction you would like the doors of your container to face.



Our drivers can deliver your storage container Monday-Friday, between the hours of 6AM and 2PM local time. Our two-hour delivery window is the most precise in the industry. If you desire another delivery time outside of our standard delivery options, we will do our best to accommodate your needs. As a courtesy, our driver will call you at least 30 minutes before they arrive at your drop-off destination.



Before we deliver your Conex box, prepare your delivery area by ensuring that there are no low overhangs, arches, wires, trees or any other obstacles that could interfere with your delivery. It's a good idea to mark the space where you would like your steel container placed.



When our driver arrives, they will back our truck into the space where you would like your shipping container placed. Once we arrive, we will ensure that your container is delivered safely and securely. If placed on asphalt or pavement, we will use wood dunnage pads to make sure your ground surface is protected and the container is level.


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Latest News in Englewood, CO

Metro Moves: Affordable housing project breaks ground in Englewood

Welcome to The Denver Gazette’s Metro Moves. You’ll get the latest metro Denver openings, closings, hiring and promotion briefs here. To submit your company’s news, drop an email to soonKansas-based developer Cohen-Esrey recently broke ground on its first Colorado multifamily project, an 82-unit affordable housing building in Englewood called Trails at Lehow, 300 ...

Welcome to The Denver Gazette’s Metro Moves. You’ll get the latest metro Denver openings, closings, hiring and promotion briefs here. To submit your company’s news, drop an email to

Opening soon

Kansas-based developer Cohen-Esrey recently broke ground on its first Colorado multifamily project, an 82-unit affordable housing building in Englewood called Trails at Lehow, 300 W. Lehow Ave.

It’s the first new affordable housing development in Englewood in the last 10 years, according to a news release.

Cohen-Esrey secured Low-Income Housing Tax Credits through the Colorado Housing Finance Authority, along with private-activity bonds, to anchor the $32 million development. Bank of America is the senior lender and tax credit investor, according to the release. The partnership also landed $1.1 million in Federal HOME funding from Arapahoe County, and $1 million in HOME funding from the Colorado Division of Housing.

Most units, 77, will serve households making 60% or less than the Area Median Income (AMI) for the Denver metropolitan area, with five set-aside for households at 30% AMI or below, according to the release.

I-Kota is the general contractor, with Davis Partnership Architects providing design work.

Construction is expected to take 16 months, with the first residents moving in during the first quarter of 2024. It faces the Dry Creek Bike Trail between Englewood and Littleton.

Opening Thursday

New York City-based Van Leeuwen Ice Cream will open its second Colorado location Thursday at 1459 Larimer St. in downtown Denver's Larimer Square, according to a news release.

It opened its first store here in Boulder in August. It will roll out a special-edition flavor called Crooked Stave, a raspberry and blueberry sorbet made with Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project’s “famous sour ale and sour rosé.”

Denver residents will enjoy “$1 scoops for select hours that day,” according to the release.

The chain is known for its “French-style” dairy and vegan (oat and cashew milk) ice creams, and unique flavors like Kraft Macaroni & Cheese and Earl Grey Tea.

The store is open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Now open

Local U.S. Marine veteran Zac Turner opened JDog Carpet Cleaning and Floor Care business in Highlands Ranch, according to a news release.

The JDog franchise, based in Berwyn, Pennsylvania, has almost 300 franchisees and is geared towards lowering veteran unemployment. Some franchisees operate junk-hauling JDog locations.

“I’m very patriotic and proud of my service, so if I can have a successful business while somehow giving back to the community, that’s true joy,” Turner said in the release. “I’d like our main focus to be hiring veterans. There are programs we are learning about through the Veteran Affairs that helps them get to work in the civilian world and to help those who are struggling would be a blessing.”

For more information, visit or call 844-655-5364.

Hurricane Ian survivors in Charlotte County bonded by more than just the clean-up effort

CHARLOTTE CO., Fla. — Communities throughout Southwest Florida will need months, if not years, to recover from Hurricane Ian.While some are coming together through the clean up effort, others are bonding through different means."Getting back to normal is the hardest thing to do and I think this is only part of it.”Under a lone gazebo at Gilchrist Park, a melody of music can be heard.“Been coming here for over 22 years since I retired from Ohio.”Ken Blevins and his friends have b...

CHARLOTTE CO., Fla. — Communities throughout Southwest Florida will need months, if not years, to recover from Hurricane Ian.

While some are coming together through the clean up effort, others are bonding through different means.

"Getting back to normal is the hardest thing to do and I think this is only part of it.”

Under a lone gazebo at Gilchrist Park, a melody of music can be heard.

“Been coming here for over 22 years since I retired from Ohio.”

Ken Blevins and his friends have been coming to this spot, this exact day of the week for years. Long before Hurricane Ian.

"We’re all in the same boat here," says Blevins. "A lot of people lost everything, a lot of people got hammered bad and dealing with the insurance. For those that were here during Charley- it’s no easier anytime that you go through this kind of devastation.”

The only thing getting them through it all is the simple bond of music.

“I had played guitar when I was in my 20s just to get the girls... it didn’t work out.”

Edgar Tasher lives in Englewood, one of the hardest hit areas from Hurricane Ian. He says he’s been through hurricanes before, but nothing quite like this.

“I’ve been through three hurricanes down here, now," says Tasher. "That scared the bejesus out of me- truly. We sat huddled in the laundry room and bathroom. The noise was terrible.”

And even as boats sway unmanned in the waters and with tree limbs scattered around them, these musicians believe Charlotte County will come back better than before.

"It’ll continue, this kind of nucleus of love and music and sharing with each other," said Blevins. "It’s where it’s at.”

"These people are pretty strong hearted and they’re going to bring it back," said Tasher. "There’s no question about it. How long it’s going to take- it doesn’t matter. It’ll happen.”

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It’s ‘The Nutcracker’ season again

Colorado Ballet has opened sales for its annual performances of “The Nutcracker,” which tend to sell out, so here’s the first reminder ... Last year, the company received new costumes and sets for this annual festivity — which is worth attending just to see the joyous little girls dancing their way through intermission and out the doors afterwards! Performances: Nov. 26 to Dec. 24. Tickets: $40 to $175. The balance of the season includes: “Lady of the Camelias,” Feb. 3-12, 2023; “Cinderella,” M...

Colorado Ballet has opened sales for its annual performances of “The Nutcracker,” which tend to sell out, so here’s the first reminder ... Last year, the company received new costumes and sets for this annual festivity — which is worth attending just to see the joyous little girls dancing their way through intermission and out the doors afterwards! Performances: Nov. 26 to Dec. 24. Tickets: $40 to $175. The balance of the season includes: “Lady of the Camelias,” Feb. 3-12, 2023; “Cinderella,” March 10-19; “Ballet Masterworks,” April 14-23., 303-837-8888.

Own an Original

Now open at the Littleton Museum: the annual “Own an Original” exhibit, which runs through December. Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (We always advocate original art for holiday gifting! Although a photo would have to bridge the gap between the holidays and exhibit closing!) The Littleton Museum is located at 6028 S. Gallup St., Littleton. Admission and parking free. 303-795-3950.

Equinox Orchestra

Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree, begins holiday programming with the Equinox Orchestra on Nov. 12, “Cherish the Ladies: A Celtic Christmas” on Nov. 27; “Sons of the Pioneers Christmas” on Dec. 1; “A Kantorei Christmas” on Dec. 8; and “Home for the Holidays” on Dec. 15. 720-509-1000,

St. Andrew

“Joy to the World” is an art exhibit at St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 9203 S. University Blvd., Highlands Ranch, through Feb. 8, 2023. Artists include: Merrie Wicks, Bobbi Shupe, Sally Van Der Camp, Ivy Delon

and Peggy Dietz.

Paint Box Guild

The Paint Box Guild will exhibit works through Dec. 31 at El Meson Mexican Restaurant, 3506 W. Town Center Drive, Highlands Ranch.

Affordable art

Littleton Fine Arts Guild members exhibit work at the Town Hall Arts Center’s Stanton Gallery, 2450 W. Main St., downtown Littleton.

Curious Theatre

“Franklinland” by Lloyd Suh premiers at Curious Theatre, 1080 Acoma St. Denver. Free parking, tickets:, 303-623-0524. Plays through Dec. 10. Modern, comic take on the American Revolution. Suh’s play “The Chinese Lady” just appeared at Denver Center Theatre Company.

Englewood Arts Presents

Brahms Piano Quartet in G Minor will be performed at Englewood Arts Presents: Nov. 12 afternoon concert at Hampden Hall in Englewood Civic Center, 1000 Englewood Parkway, with Yi Xhao, violin, Sofia Basile, viola; Seoyoen Min, cello; and Madoka Asari, piano. Tickets: $30/$25,


“Apollo: When We Went to the Moon” is open at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, co-produced by the U.S. Space and Rocket Center and Flying Fish., 303-370-6000. Ticketed. Parking.

Miners Alley

Miners Alley Theater, 1224 Washington Ave. in Golden, announces its 2023 season: “The Great American Trailer Park Musical” Jan. 27-March 5; “I Hate Hamlet” March 31-April 25; “The Oldest Boy: A Play in Three Ceremonies” May 19 to June 11; “Avenue Q, the Musical” Aug. 11-Sept. 17; “The Cherry Orchard” Aug. 13-Nov. 5; “A Christmas Story,” Nov. 24-Dec. 31. 303-935-3044. Good news! See

Arvada Center

Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” by Alan Menken Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, with book by Linda Woolverton, will play Nov. 25 to Dec. 31 at the Arvada Center. Directed by Kenny Moten, with music direction by Jordan Ortman. Tickets: 720-898-7200, Fine family holiday outing!

Rogers Behavioral Health opens first Colorado location in Arapahoe County

Colorado residents looking for mental health treatments focused on anxiety, depression and/or obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) have a new option — Rogers Behavioral Health.The national not-for-profit mental health treatment provider launched its first Colorado location in Arapahoe County, opening a clinic located at 10333 East Dry Creek Road.“We are just so excited to bring Rogers to Denver and to meet the growing need for specialized, evidence-based treatment,” said Clinical Director Julia Carbonella durin...

Colorado residents looking for mental health treatments focused on anxiety, depression and/or obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) have a new option — Rogers Behavioral Health.

The national not-for-profit mental health treatment provider launched its first Colorado location in Arapahoe County, opening a clinic located at 10333 East Dry Creek Road.

“We are just so excited to bring Rogers to Denver and to meet the growing need for specialized, evidence-based treatment,” said Clinical Director Julia Carbonella during the clinic’s open house on Nov. 3.

According to the Colorado Behavioral Health Administration, an estimated three in 10 Coloradans, or 1.5 million people, are in need of mental health or substance use disorder care.

The new Rogers clinic offers what’s called “partial hospitalization,” meaning clients spend about six hours a day, five days a week at the clinic working on their treatment program, said Blair Famarin, an outreach manager at Rogers Behavioral Health.

“It’s a full day, almost like a workday or a school day,” Famarin said.

Within the partial hospitalization model, the clinic offers four programs — a depression recovery program for adults or for adolescents, and an OCD and anxiety program for adults or for children and adolescents.

The clinic provides different types of therapies, such as cognitive behavioral therapy, which Mayo Clinic defines as a type of psychotherapy to help clients become aware of negative thinking so they can view challenging situations more clearly and respond effectively.

To address OCD and anxiety conditions, the clinic offers exposure and response prevention, a type of cognitive behavioral therapy. It involves confronting things that trigger a client’s obsessions and making the choice to not perform a compulsive behavior, according to the International OCD Foundation.

In addition to the therapy treatments, the clinic has an advanced practice nurse practitioner, Ghea Mae Degillo, whom clients visit at least twice a week.

“Primarily, I’m in charge of medication management and treatment planning,” Degillo said. “I like that Rogers is able to incorporate both the psychotherapy and psychopharmacology, so that we’re (where) medication and therapy kind of meet.”

Degillo said the clinic offers evidence-based treatment that is individualized to client needs.

Clients also do a weekly assessment score in order to keep track of progress and assess if changes are needed, she said.

Rogers Behavioral Health was founded in 1907 in Wisconsin, according to its website, and it now has locations in 10 states.

The decision to open a location in Colorado was due to a generous donation made by a local family who wished to remain anonymous, said Bradley Riemann, president of philanthropy, research and clinical care for Rogers Behavioral Health.

“It’s incredible when families have the confidence in us, the trust in us to really allow us to come into a community like this,” Riemann said.

While the Colorado clinic is currently focused on offering the partial hospitalization level of care, it plans to offer an “intensive outpatient care” model which consists of clients visiting about three hours a day, five days a week, Famarin said.

Carbonella described the clinic as offering a mid-level range of care that can help serve people who may not need a residential or inpatient level of care, but who need more specialized treatment than weekly outpatient individual therapy.

“Most of our primary therapists maintain a minimal caseload of four, so there’s lots of eyes and we have a multidisciplinary team that is able to pay a lot of individualized attention to every patient,” Carbonella said.

The clinic can accommodate up to 32 clients at a time, Famarin said. The clinic currently has five clients since its opening in late October.

Anna Korbel is a family therapist at the clinic who works on the child and adolescent unit, often meeting one-on-one with clients, with families and occasionally running group sessions.

She said the partial hospitalization programs can last up to eight weeks, though the time may vary depending on the child.

“Most of our kids will step out of school to do this program,” Korbel said, since it occurs from the morning to afternoon.

Famarin said the clinic has a school education liaison who calls the student’s school and gets work sent over. The child has one hour every day to complete the work, which is then sent back to the school for grading.

“When they’re returning back to school, we have a back-to-school meeting with the school staff, and then we talk to them about how we can get the kid back to school to where they’re not overwhelmed with so much work,” Famarin said.

For working adults, Famarin said they typically take a leave of absence from work through the Family and Medical Leave Act.

“And then we help them decide what they’re going to tell people when they go back,” Famarin said, explaining it’s up to the clients how much they want to share with others.

To get a free, confidential screening, residents can call (888) 927-2203. The phone screening will take up to an hour, Famarin said.

“And once they do that, it gets sent to our doctor who determines what level of care is best, which program is best,” Famarin said. “Then, we call them back (and) let them know when they can start.”

Therapy is for everyone, Korbel said, whether or not a person has a mental health diagnosis. She noted there have been some patients at Rogers who had OCD and didn’t even realize it.

“Our outcomes show that patients, their symptoms really do decrease and we really increase their quality of life,” Carbonella said. “That’s our ultimate goal to bring to the Denver community and to really provide this life-changing treatment close to home.”

Denver’s Sunroom Brewing Celebrates Grand Opening

Brewery ShowcaseMountainSunroom Brewing celebrated its grand opening on Sept. 30 as one of the Denver-area’s newest breweries. Located directly behind one of Englewood’s more intimate concert venues, The Gothic Thea...

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Sunroom Brewing celebrated its grand opening on Sept. 30 as one of the Denver-area’s newest breweries. Located directly behind one of Englewood’s more intimate concert venues, The Gothic Theater, the family-run brewery serves up a range of beer styles in an airy taproom with a large enclosed patio.

Owned by husband and wife team Matthew and Melanie Miller, Sunroom started off as a hobby in the sunroom of their first home. With a lot of hands-on hard work, it has matured into a full-fledged 7-barrel brewery and taproom.

Beginning the day after signing the lease in late April, the couple dove headlong into renovating the building, which was a former taproom. “We had a very aggressive plan. Skeptics said, ‘you’re never going to make it happen,’ but we made it happen,” says Matthew. Melanie adds, “It’s been a really brief and busy five months.”

The Millers did almost all of the demolition and build-out themselves, with some strategic help from friends. At the same time, the couple held down full-time jobs. Matthew even kept his software engineering job until just a few days before the brewery’s opening.

Complementary skillsets helped the couple speed through construction — Matthew is good at building things and Melanie is a project manager. Additionally, the couple says that the city of Englewood, Colo., was extremely supportive. “The city of Englewood has really shown up for us,” says Melanie. “We had advocates along the way. That was unexpected and a beautiful blessing.”

Starting with a tap list of just five beers to keep things simple, Matthew plans to steadily add new brews in the upcoming weeks. A couple of highlights from opening day are Colorado Dreams Cream Ale and Madison Hazy IPA, named after their daughter. Colorado Dream is smooth with just a touch of hops. In contrast, Madison pops with orange citrus flavors balanced by bittering hops and a hint of dank.

For the Millers, the grand opening is a dream come true and reflects their journey as a couple and a family. “The undercurrent to everything we do here is grounded in our story and our roots. The beer names all have a story that relates back to our lives,” says Melanie.

Reflecting on the process of creating a new craft brewery, Matthew says, “We’re very, very lucky to be able to do this, especially in a state like Colorado which is arguably the craft capital of the United States.”

During the planning and construction, the Millers found a welcoming brewing community, particularly from other brewers and the Colorado Brewers Guild. “There are so many people in the industry who have shown up for us and given us the guidance and advice that we need,” says Melanie. The couple plans to pay it forward and assist other up-and-coming brewers when they can.

The Millers believe that the location behind the historic Gothic Theater on South Broadway offers lots of advantages. “There’s a lot going on down here. There’s a whole circuit of other bars, drinking establishments and restaurants. There’s a lot of foot traffic,” says Melanie.

The couple is looking to take full advantage of the large taproom by bringing in live music and hosting various events. They are also looking to upgrade the patio to make it a cool refuge during next summer’s hottest days.

Situated right behind the Gothic, the brewery makes for a great pre-show beer or addition to a South Broadway pub crawl. Music fans can even get 10% off their check with a day-of-show ticket.

Featured image courtesy of Scott Grossman

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