A Better Treatment Option

An Alternative to Inpatient and Residential Treatment

Based in Boulder, Colorado, Windhorse Community Services is a leader in mindfulness-based mental health recovery. Our award-winning clinical staff—many of whom have been with us for over a decade—are deeply experienced in addressing the complex needs of people with severe mental health challenges and helping them reach a healthier, more integrated state of being.

Our unique approach includes setting clients up in their own home, creating a tailored treatment team, and providing supervised community activities and work opportunities. Through compassionate, daily care, we give clients the opportunity to build a rich and rewarding life and to find a better way to relate to themselves and the world around them.

Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche at his community talk at WCS, shaking hands with Eirikur Baldursson WCS Basic Attender

In the words of one of our long-time psychiatrist collaborators,

“I refer to Windhorse for a variety of reasons, but especially when I have no idea what will actually be helpful for someone and how long it will take.”

Get the Windhorse Webinar

This webinar includes answers to questions like:
  • Where do clients live?
  • What does their day-to-day life look like?
  • How do we incorporate psychiatric care and medication?
  • Can we help clients find employment?
  • How do we handle addictions?
  • What is the typical length of treatment?
  • What’s the cost of Windhorse and how does it compare to other programs?
Want more information about mindfulness-based approaches to mental health recovery?  Enter your email address and we’ll be happy to send you our full introductory webinar. 

Who do we best serve?

We serve adults, ages 18 – 65, and we sometimes work with younger teens. Our approach is particularly effective for complex and high acuity mental health challenges, which can include:

  • Psychotic disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Mood disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • Autistic spectrum disorders
  • Addictions
  • Trauma
  • Complex co-occurring challenges
  • Complex family challenges
Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche at his community talk at WCS, shaking hands with Eirikur Baldursson WCS Basic Attender

An Individually Tailored Approach

Many professionals, agencies, and hospitals refer clients to us who don’t fit neatly into standard therapeutic options.
People who have:

  • The need for a structured step-down from an inpatient or residential setting
  • An unclear diagnosis or constellation of diagnosis
  • Strong preferences for a non-institutional therapeutic setting
  • A need for family’s close, long-term involvement in recovery and life planning
  • Repeated difficulty making successful attachments to programs or therapies
  • The need to explore their sexual identity
  • The wish to explore being on minimal to no psychotropic medications
  • Spiritual or religious inclinations which are integral to their life meaning and expression