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The Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis educates experienced licensed mental health professionals in the theory and practice of psychoanalysis. The Psychoanalytic Referral Service is an integral part of the Institute’s educational program.
Candidates in training as well as faculty and graduate analysts in private practice will negotiate a reduction in their customary fee for people who lack the financial resources for this intensive treatment. This includes students and individuals with restricted incomes who demonstrate the interest, ability and need to commit to a four or five times a week therapy for several years.
Psychoanalysis is a specialized and effective long-term psychotherapy for a variety of persistent emotional disorders and problems in living. People often seek and benefit from psychoanalysis after experiences with shorter-term therapies and/or medications that have not produced significant change in their personal or relationship problems.
Psychoanalysis focuses on an in-depth examination of all aspects of the person’s subjective experience and inner life. The benefits of psychoanalysis can be transformative: as the patient experiences the positive results of more flexible, adaptive and less reactive ways of thinking, feeling and behaving. Freud originally defined a treatment success as one’s increased ability to work and love.
While sharing similarities with other psychotherapies, psychoanalysis is uniquely defined by its focus on:
There is a several step referral process if you are interested in Psychoanalysis with a Candidate at the Denver Institute:
Inquiries and consultations are welcome from members of the public and referring professionals.Brochure
In the case of an emergency, please dial 911 or visit your local hospital.
The referral service process takes time and is not intended for immediate care.