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Sunset over a lake in the mountains - Overcoming Substance Use


Tangen Counseling is a dually licensed Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health Treatment Facility that is specialized in helping Clients overcome substance use disorders, mental health, and PTSD/trauma challenges. 

The scope of our business offerings covers areas such as conducting comprehensive evaluations, developing individualized treatment plans, leading individual or group therapy sessions, running either substance use or mental health intensive outpatient programming and making appropriate clinical treatment referrals as needed for higher levels of care.  We offer telehealth and in-person services to adults, couples and families.   

At Tangen Counseling, our clients’ overall best interest always comes first, and everything we do is guided by our values and professional ethics. We hire professional and certified clinical professionals with various skill sets who are experienced and passionate in helping our clients achieve a full and well-balanced lifestyle and recovery. 


At Tangen Counseling, we believe that anyone who desires a positive change in their life and is ready for the change that treatment can provide should have the opportunity in a safe and supportive environment.  


Tangen Counseling is a client-focused and result driven substance use and mental health treatment organization that provides primary treatment and counseling at an affordable fee. We are dedicated to meet our clients’ expectations as it relates to their recovery and mental health wellbeing.


Brooke Tangen, MA, LAC and CEO of Tangen Counseling

Prior to starting Tangen Counseling, Brooke was a Clinical Supervisor and oversaw multiple Outpatient Substance Use Programs specializing in working with the criminal justice population. She initially started her career in the mental health field, working with behaviorally challenged children with intellectual disabilities while pursuing her Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology and Business Administration with a concentration in Management. Upon graduating from Valley City State University with her BS in 2006, she went on to obtain her Master of Arts Degree in Addictions Counseling from Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies in 2007, located in Center City, Minnesota.

Since entering the substance use industry as a professional, she has worked with several targeted demographic groups, including the LGBT-QIA+ community, young adults, men, women, dysfunctional family systems, complex trauma and co-occurring mental illness health disorders, and the criminal justice involvement population. Over the span of her career, she has held various positions within the substance use treatment industry, such as Outpatient Counselor, Residential Counselor, Telehealth Counselor, Family Counselor, Outpatient Program Director Trainee, and Clinical Director.

Brooke has extensive experience with program development and has assisted in the development and opening of multiple treatment centers, including both outpatient and extended care programs. She has been an Approved Treatment Provider for the Department of Corrections and she has been trained as an EMDR Therapist along with several other specializations that include: Strategies for Self Improvement and Change, Thinking 4 Change, Motivational Interviewing, Impaired Driver Education Program, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and many different evidenced-based curricula.


Meghan Behring, BS, CAS

Meghan completed her Bachelor's at Metropolitan State University of Denver in May 2019, with a concentration in mental health counseling. Meghan began working at a community mental health and substance use treatment nonprofit in 2015. She has also worked with adolescents and families in the past two years through work with a professional interventionist as well as through an organization that assists adolescents and families involved with child protective services. She has a passion to work with adults and adolescents who are on a journey of personal empowerment by addressing past trauma, addictions, and limiting self-concepts. Meghan has been leading substance use and trauma groups for the past four years. The past one and one-half years have been in intensive outpatient settings and she believes that the power of a group can be more empowering than what an individual can accomplish on their own.



Melinda started working in the field in 2005.  In 2007, she started working in s social detox and 30-day residential treatment facility. From there she moved to a hospital setting for 13 years, where she worked in the emergency department, psychiatric inpatient, medical detox, assessment and referral, crisis on-call, residential treatment facility, SUIOP, BHIOP and in the partial hospitalization program. 

In 2009, Melinda graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver with a concentration in mental health counseling. In 2018, Melinda graduated with a Master’s of Arts in Counseling Mental Health from Adams State University.  Currently, Melinda holds a LPC and certified addictions technician license in the state of Colorado. 

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