Over the last twenty years, mindfulness based therapies have been empirically validated as the "gold standard" for the treatment of many mood, anxiety, and personality disorders.

doctor-parker-wilson-and-doctor-jasmine-crane Dr Parker Wilson, Jasmine Crane, & Megan Harley

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.

In addition to seeing patients, Dr. Wilson then began teaching at universities, offering mindfulness workshops and seminars, and speaking at various churches and community centers.

In the years since, The Awakened Mind Institute has grown and expanded, in large part because of our ability to effectively help people learn to work with their own suffering. Once we know how to work with our thoughts and emotions, we can then then transform that suffering into a deeper sense of wisdom, happiness, and satisfaction with life.

In 2010, AMI hired Jasmine Crane, MA as our primary adolescent, personality, and eating disorders specialist. Ms. Crane's experience and education are the perfect compliment to AMI's core commitment to mindfulness and community mental health.

More recently, in 2018, AMI hired Megan Harley, MS. Megan is a talented young therapist that treats mood, anxiety and personality disorders. Megan also offers transformational counseling and coaching services in personal growth, and health and fitness psychology. 

All our therapists share a love for the transformative process of therapy, and all are in love with being psychotherapists. 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 own clients.

Dr. Parker WilsonJasmine Crane, and Megan Harley share a profound respect for their clients' desires to heal and psychologically flourish. Moreover, they are are all passionately dedicated to helping their clients reach their highest potential emotionally, spiritually, socially, and intellectually. All therapists meet their clients "where they are," and do not superimpose labels and beliefs onto clients. While their clinical styles are different, all therapists are committed to their client's psychological evolution - on the client's terms, not on the doctor's.

Dr. Parker Wilson

I think my greatest attribute as a therapist is authenticity. I cultivate authenticity through the practice of mindfulness - being rooted in the present moment non-judgmentally. Because I am focused on the present moment, I spent less time disconnecting with stressful, internal stories about the future, nor do I tell myself so many internal horror stories about the past.

I believe that psychotherapy is a sacred activity. It is forged in trust, compassion, kindness, and rapport. Typically a client comes to therapy feeling vulnerable; unsure of the clinical environment and unsure of me. It is my job to create a safe, authentic, and confidential space for the client. I allow the client to unfold on their terms, and at their pace. While I do ask a client for permission to “coach" or "push” when I feel it is necessary, the client can always expect safety, respect, confidentiality, and positive regard.

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Megan Harley

Megan Harley was recently hired by AMI. She is a talented, young therapist specializing in the treatment of anxiety, personality, and mood disorders, in addition to health, wellness and fitness counseling. Megan treats both adolescents and adults. As a therapist, Megan is committed to meeting you "where you are," and creating trust and rapport that will allow you to create the tools you need to live a healthier, more balanced and fulfilling life. 

Megan's clinical style is very warm and open, and no matter what the issue, she will help you set realistic goals, find motivation, and she will help you develop strategies to stick to your treatment program - in part by helping you confront and reform any unhealthy and damaging thoughts and emotions which may be getting in the way of your success.

Like all our therapists, Megan uses mindfulness based interventions (e.g., dialectical behavior therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and mindfulness based cognitive therapy) to treat clients suffering from anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, self-harm, binge eating, and other self-destructive behaviors. Together, you and Megan can process, heal, and integrate past traumas and difficulties that might be obstacles to a healthier and more functional life.

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Fees And Insurance

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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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Working with Trauma, PTSD and C-PTSD

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