Doctor Parker Wilson, Psychotherapist, Counselor, and Director of The Awakened Mind Institute, Denver Psychotherapy Center
The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change." Dr. Carl Rogers
Depression and anger often walk hand in hand in the sense that they frequently co-create each other.
So how does this actually look, this process of depression and anger co-creating each other? Just as a species, we tend to be a little uncomfortable with our emotions and mood states. Often we have developed an unhealthy relationship with our own emotions (sometimes because of abuse, trauma, neglect, crime, death, and other unfortunate circumstances), and we feel overwhelmed.
When we can not tolerate our own emotions and mood states, we begin to become perpetually and increasingly afraid and anxious. This just increases the sense of overwhelm that we had originally, and so now we really freak out, and we begin looking for the nearest exit door.
In this section of our website, you’ll find videos created by our center’s director and psychotherapist, Dr. Parker Wilson. All videos are recordings of public speaking engagements on topics such as mindfulness mediation, Buddhist psychology, psychotherapy, and the like.
We sincerely hope that you’ll find these videos helpful and that you’ll use them to guide your decisions on how best to use your mind to achieve your personal and professional goals.
AMI is a private, self-pay out-patient psychotherapy center. This means that while you’ll pay "out-of-pocket" for your services, you may seek reimbursement from your insurance carrier using the paperwork AMI provides.
If you would like to speak to Julia, AMI's friendly client care coordinator, please call her at (720) 316-2321. Julia will be happy to answer any insurance related questions you might have.
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