About DFI

Get to Know Denver Family Institute

Denver Family Institute (DFI) provides low-fee, strength-based counseling services to individuals, couples and families from all walks of life. 

DFI also provides an intensive Marriage and Family Therapy Training and Supervision Program which mentors the next generation of relational, strength-based therapists by providing quality services in their low-fee clinics. 

At Denver Family Institute, we recognize the central importance of relationships in the well being of individuals, couples, families, and communities. Additionally, we honor the diversity in relationships and of individuals in our world. We welcome students, faculty and clients from different cultures, lifestyles and backgrounds. We have a clear non-discrimination policy in our program. We integrate cultural competence and respect for diversity in all our courses and supervision. 

Denver Family Institute was established in 1982 and is a COAMFTE accredited program. Our coursework is noted for the amount of direct applicability to clinical work.

Mission Statement

Denver Family Institute (DFI) is a private, nonprofit organization that exists to strengthen relationships in our community through quality marriage and family therapy (MFT) training and services. The provision and continuous improvement of these services is the core mission of DFI.

To achieve this mission, we provide marriage and family therapy training, consultation to community agencies, and relational therapy to families, couples, and individuals regardless of income. Our focus is on strength-based, systemic therapy, rooted in multicultural, social justice, and ethical principles and practices congruent with the values of our accrediting body and the Mission of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy.

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Join Our Next MFT Program Cohort!

DFI is accepting applications for the next cohort of our Marriage and Family Therapy Program! Find out if our MFT Program is right for you.