We Prefer Natural Treatments
Wherever possible, the most natural treatments will be recommended. We regard medications as a catalyst for deeper work, and not as a complete stand-alone treatment.
Emphasis on Psychotherapy
Various medical studies have shown its superior effectiveness versus medication treatments in all but the most severe situations. The synergy of medication and psychotherapy can provided an effective combination early in recovery.
Cultivating Lasting Well-Being
Full-blown psychiatric disorders are most often caused by unmitigated chronic stress. We will help you develop the skills to be able to face challenges and overcome them, while we are addressing current symptoms.
Get in Touch with us Today
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We prefer phone communication and our main number is 303-260-9685 with any questions or to schedule an evaluation.
founder and leadership
Will Van Derveer, MD
After attending Vanderbilt University for medical school, Will came to Colorado for residency training in psychiatry at the University of Colorado. He opened his private practice in 2002, and has been in practice in Boulder ever since. Will is board-certified by the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine. His passion is finding effective relief from psychological suffering using a vast array of the most natural approaches possible. In addition to traditional medical training, he has have received training in mediation instruction, shamanism, and various psychotherapies.
Successful treatments often include addressing imbalances from a variety of different perspectives, from the ground up. Beginning with diet and lifestyle habits, mindfulness training, optimization of gut functioning, treating hormone imbalances and signs of chronic stress, his aim is to address root causes. His experience as a member of a research team conducting Phase 2 and Phase 3 double blind randomized controlled clinical trials of a novel treatment for chronic treatment PTSD (mdmaptsd.org) – further reinforced his conviction that everyone can heal and achieve well-being.
Will’s role at IPHC is medical director, psychotherapist, and psychiatrist, and he no longer provides medication-only treatments. His practice is limited to people seeking weekly psychotherapy with integrative mindfulness-based psychiatry.
our Support Team of Mental Health Specialists
The Future of Psychiatry is Now
Will Van Derveer, MD delivers a powerful talk in partnership wtih Janet Settle, MD titled The Future of Psychiatry is NOW.
Through sharing his journey around the discovery of functional approaches to develop a toolkit as a different way to provide treatment.
By fine-tuning the approach to Integrative Psychiatry over the last 15 years, these pioneers have discovered a more impactful approach to Psychiatry.
on the forefront of integrative psychology
Research and Teachings from Our Team
Psychiatrist Dr. Van Derveer on the critical role of the gut-brain connection on our mental health. Because of this, integrative psychiatry doctors turn towards diet for root causes of mental illness. Learn why what we eat directly affects our mental and emotional...
Dr. Van Derveer and Sara Giron are part of the team of Boulder MAPS researchers. Their double blind, randomized Phase II study of treating chronic treatment-resistant PTSD with MDMA psychotherapy was published in 2018. Click here to read the...
Ketamine treatment has been found to be effective for treatment resistant depression, PTSD, and anxiety. Ketamine-assisted psychotherapy combines the therapeutic effects of Ketamine with the support and safe container available through the therapeutic relationship....