Aging Clinic of the Rockies Colorado State University

Aging Clinic of the Rockies

About Us

Each therapist and team member at Aging Clinic of the Rockies shares a passion for improving the lives of older adults and their loved ones. We take a holistic approach to Client-Centered Care that includes counseling services that are tailored to meet each individual’s needs.


Our mission is to improve the quality of life for older adults and their loved ones, through the promotion of dignity and overall well-being. 

Principles of Service

Providing Quality Mental Health Services = We are dedicated to serving our public with evidence-based therapeutic mechanisms. Striving continually to improve our practices using assessment, research and evaluation to ensure quality service.

Meeting Needs of our Community = We are commented to the health of our clients and the community we serve. Each person seeking aid receives the therapeutic assistance they desire at an affordable cost.

Finding Meaning In Caregiving = In addition to serving older adults in our community we are dedicated to enhancing the lives of those who care for elders. Our interventions are designed to address the needs of caregivers by increasing and improving :
·      Coping skills,
·      Self-care,
·      Decision making
·      Problem solving  
These techniques help caregivers cope with stress and strain of caregiving and focus on the strengths and noble meaning inherent in the caregiving role. 


These core values guide our therapeutic process:
·      Respect
·      Trust
·      Integrity
·      Empowerment
·      Dignity
·      Diversity


The Aging Clinic of the Rockies is a non-profit organization established for the purpose of helping older adults and their families adjust to challenges that come with aging.

Lynne  McClelland, Psy. D.Our Founder: Lynne McClelland, Psy. D., founded the Aging Center of the Rockies to provide quality mental health services tailored to the needs of older adults and their loved ones at a low cost. She became inspired during her doctoral work, where she realized there were limited opportunities for older adults and their families to receive services in Larimer County. In 2007, she founded the first individual counseling program designed specifically for caregivers in Larimer County.  The service blossomed into the Aging Clinic of the Rockies thanks to Dr. Lynne McClelland’s passion for improving the quality of lives of older adults and their loved one.

Guided by the current Director, Dr. Tammi Vacha-Haase, Licensed Psychologist, the Aging Clinic of the Rockies has continued to impact the community by delivering low cost psychological services to older adults.  In addition, we have been able to vastly expand our specialized counseling services for caregivers. The caregiver program in collaboration with the Larimer County Office on Aging is currently able to offer session at NO COST.

Tammi Vacha-Haase, Ph.D., Director & HazelDr. Vacha-Haases has two decades of experience in field of gero-psychology. She is an active member in the Larimer County community as an educator, author, counselor and consulting psychologist. She focuses her research and clinical work on increasing the well-being of older adults and their loved ones. Dr. Vacha-Haase and her team have been recognized nationally and received numerous awards for their innovative work with older adult populations.

"Every person who reaches out to us is very important. My staff and I promise to do our best to be of support in any way we can.”

Tammi Vacha-Haase, Ph.D.
Director, Aging Clinic of the Rockies
Licensed Psychologist

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