The Awakened Mind Institute

At the Denver Psychotherapy Center we specialize in the treatment of borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorder, psychological trauma, and alcohol and drug addiction. We have a a strong Buddhist and existential focus, and we infuse the most modern and scientifically validated cognitive techniques and therapies with the ancient wisdom traditions of the East. 

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About Trauma

Watch a free video about the modern treatment of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and complex post traumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD).

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Payment Policies

At the Denver Psychotherapy Center, you will pay "out-of-pocket" then seek reimbursement from your insurance carrier using the easy paperwork we give you (called a "super-bill"). It's not as hard as it sounds and we'll be happy to walk you through the process! Call (720) 316-2321 today!

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Mindfulness therapies have become the standard for treatment of many disorders

Mindfulness therapies have become the standard for treatment of many disorders

After noticing a distinct lack of and need for mindfulness based therapies in Colorado, Dr. Parker Wilson founded the Awakened Mind Institute (AMI) in Denver, CO in 2006.

Who We Are

Welcome to the Awakened Mind Institute

All of our therapists share a love for the transformative process of therapy. In the past, all of AMI's therapists have also been "on the couch" as patients themselves, in their own therapeutic processes. They feel that this experience has given them tremendous insight into how therapy can be more effectively delivered to their clients.

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Ketamine Therapy & Ketamine Treatment for Depression (PTSD)

According to the National Institute for Mental Health (NIMH), more than 16 million people suffered from...

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We Are The Bipolar Experts In Denver

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Denver's Borderline Personality Disorder Specialists

The Awakened Mind Institute is among the few clinics in the country that specializes in the...

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Expert Trauma Counseling In Denver (C-PTSD and PTSD Treatment)

People don't drown because they can't swim; they drown because they panic. In working with...

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Marriage & Family Counseling In Denver

For example, to the extent that the marriage is defined by contempt and stonewalling, that is bad...

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We Are The Out-Patient Drug & Alcohol Specialists

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Buddhist and Existential Counseling In Denver

More and more, Western clinical psychology is turning to the great Wisdom traditions of the East...

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Media Files, Newsletters, and More!

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Please take a moment to review some of the material for a better understanding of the process.

Quick FAQ's

  • What Is "Sex Addiction" and Can It Be Treated?

    Sex addictions are commonly considered to be habitual or even compulsive sexual activities that allow people to exit from connected, authentic and healthy life activities.

  • Do Your Psychotherapists Treat Substance Abuse or Addiction?

    Yes, our doctors treat various substance abuse problems using a vanguard treatment called Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP). MBRP is a synthesis of traditional cognitive behavioral "relapse prevention" techniques, and mindfulness based cognitive therapy that is specifically honed to therapeutically address the psychology of addictions.

  • Do All Of Your Doctors Offer Buddhist Therapy?

    At this time AMI’s director, Dr. Parker Wilson, is the only psychotherapist who can provide therapy based on Buddhist psychology. Dr. Wilson is a university professor, doctor of clinical psychology, and a practicing Mahayana Buddhist. He has been highly trained in Buddhist and existential psychology and meditation by some of the greatest living Buddhist masters of our time.

  • Isn't MBCT (Mindfulness) Associated With Buddhism?

    The fundamental techniques for developing mindfulness, while rooted in the teachings of Buddhism, are actually more scientific than religious in nature. Buddhist psychology asks one to deeply analyze one's own existential experience. In other words, unlike traditional religious belief systems, Buddhism is not a faith or dogma based system; nor do its practitioners seek special consideration from a higher power, nor do they seek to convert others to their way of thinking. It is, therefore, more akin to a deep philosophy and empirical understanding.

  • What Kinds Of Therapy Does AMI Offer?

    Primarily AMI offers cognitive psychotherapy; in particular Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), which is considered the modern standard of care for many types of depression, anxiety, stress, grief, addiction, and anger management issues.

  • How Much Will My Therapy Cost?

    The Awakened Mind Institute has very competitive clinical fees; this is especially true given the quality of treatment our doctors offer. Generally speaking, individuals and / or families with a household income between $60,000 and $150,000 (or more) find AMI's clinical fees to be affordable.

Buddhist Psychology Insights

More and more, Western clinical psychology is turning to the great Wisdom traditions of the East to supplement (and to further) our understanding of human suffering and the creation of meaning and happiness in human life. Buddhist psychology, in particular, is adept at creating the penetrative insights that can transform how we understand and work with our thoughts and emotions.

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