Offering you and your family a wide range of counseling services.

Darin Wallis

Darin Wallis

Darin Wallis

PhD, LCSW, LMFT, CACIII, AAMFT
Clinical Fellow & Approved Supervisor
(303) 456-0600x146
Specialties: 
Adolescents
Couples/Marriage Therapy
Drug and Alcohol Issues
Family Therapy
Substance Abuse
Locations: 
Wheat Ridge - Main Office, 4891 Independence St., Suite #165, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

Since 1996, my therapeutic practice includes working with individuals, couples, families, and with substance abuse. I specialize in couples and family therapy, in addition to working with substance abusing adolescents and adults. I operate from a systems theory approach, which dominates all aspects of my MFT practice. For continuity of care, I enjoy collaborating with outside resources such as probation, human services, schools, churches, medical doctors, psychiatrists, and other therapists. Most of my appointments take place at my office, but I occasionally do home-based therapy, human services/probation staffings, and therapy sessions at schools or other convenient locations. Consultation and supervision to other therapists or agencies are also part of my practice, including teaching the AAMFT Approved Supervisor 30-hour Fundamentals Course and the 5-hour Refresher Course.  I have been part of the practice at Denver Family Therapy Center since 2003.

Educational Background and Experience: 
PhD, University of Denver, Social Work, 2013
2-year, Post-graduate Certificate, Denver Family Institute, Marriage and Family Therapy, 2005
Masters of Social Work, Colorado State University, Social Work, 2003
BA, Psychology & Sociology, Adams State College, 1996
Clinical Trainings, Certifications, and Professional Memberships: 
American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy (AAMFT) Board Member (International), 2015-2016
Chair, Council of Division Presidents (AAMFT), 2015-2016
President-elect, President, and Past President, Colorado Association for Marriage & Family Therapy (COAMFT), 2011-2015
Secretary, COAMFT, 2007-2009
Expertise, Interests, Specialties: 
Adjunct Professor, University of Denver, 2007-present.
Clinical Supervisor and Faculty, Denver Family Institute, 2005-present.
Other Information: 

Peer-Reviewed Publications: Laser, J.A. & Wallis, D.J. (2013). Outpatient family systems therapy as the treatment modality for adolescent substance abuse. Addiction, Recovery, and Aftercare, 1(1), 69-84.

Practice Hours: My office hours are Monday and Tuesday 10am-9pm: Wednesdays & Thursdays, 10am-5pm; and Fridays 10am-7pm. These times do vary, as my teaching schedule at the University of Denver changes from one quarter to the next. My group practice includes a 24 on-call service, which can be reached at 303-456-0600x120. I prefer being contacted through my office phone at 303-456-0600x146, but you can also reach me with urgent matters through my business cell phone at 303-947-4698.

Register for YDAP Classes

State law prohibits Denver Family Therapy Center from collecting data from our website from individuals under age of 14. Please contact the YDAP Program Coordinator directly at 303-456-0600 ext. 138 to register for classes.


By checking this box I understand that I must be at least 14 years of age or older and that a parent or guardian will be need to be in attendance for the entire program. The purpose for involving parents in YDAP program is to ensure any issue related to the adolescent substance use or possession is adequately addressed in a collaborative process to identifying opportunities to change the course of substance use or possession.