Stress, Trauma, Adversity Research, and Treatment (START) Center


The START Center Clinic is dedicated to providing optimal treatment for people of all ages suffering from the effects of loss, trauma, chronic stress and adversity. We understand the issues that arise from these experiences as psychological injuries that with the right interventions can be healed. These injuries cause a range of difficulties such as mood, sleep, relationships and occupational functioning, and many will suffer from Depression, Anxiety, Anger as well as Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.  We offer a range of treatments that have demonstrated effectiveness and will work with you to develop a plan that fits your particular needs of situation. Whenever possible we encourage the involvement of family and important supports in treatment, as these should hasten one’s recovery.

We collaborate with multiple programs at CU and in the community, and advocate for a trauma informed approach. We are dedicated to research that focuses on developing the best treatments and intervention models as well as the best system approaches to prevent improve responses to those exposed stressful and overwhelming events. We also collaborate with others on the basic biology of stress and the translation of these findings into practice.

Contact Us

START Program

Fitzsimons Bldg, Floor 2

13001 E. 17th Place

Aurora, CO 80045

Phone: 303-724-1669