2nd Monday with Kirsten Belaire is a behavioral health-based podcast about human connection and healing. It's for those in treatment, those who are seeking treatment and Kirsten talks to clinicians too.
Meet Kirsten Belaire, LPC, Director of Behavioral Health, Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center
Kirsten graduated from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (UCCS), with her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and now teaches undergraduate courses there. She is the daughter of a Vietnam Veteran and after working in the community as a clinician, she decided to join Mt. Carmel’s mission to help our military community. Kirsten’s role at Mt. Carmel is to ensure that the behavioral health services offered are culturally competent, military specific and accessible to a range of clients who might not ordinarily have access. She is the main site supervisor for graduate counseling interns, partnering with more than seven universities to provide opportunities in the counseling field for the best of the best. Outside of her role at Mt. Carmel, Kirsten enjoys the companionship of her dog, Lukie, riding her motorcycle, teaching and presenting in the community, and traveling abroad.
If you Need Non-Crisis Behavioral Health Assistance
Call Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center at 719-309-4758
If You’re in Crisis
Dial 988 - then press 1 - for the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline Veterans Crisis Line at 800-273-8255 Colorado Crisis Services at 844-492-8255
In a Medical Emergency
Always Dial 911
The Veterans Voice presented by USAA is a service of Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center, produced in the OPTUM Podcast Studio, distributed via the Medicare Mentors Veterans Voice Podcast Channel, powered by Technology Partner, Colorado Computer Support and made possible in part by Supporting Partner, The WireNut Home Services.