My name is Dr. Lindsay Lewandowski. I have spent much of my life in the calm and lake-filled Midwest, and am excited to be living in the beautiful state of Colorado. Throughout my career I have geared my focus toward helping children, adolescents, and families. I completed both my M.A. and Ph.D. in School Psychology at Ball State University. I have worked in schools, outpatient clinics, and a residential treatment program. I also completed an APA Accredited internship with a focus on counseling and clinical psychology at a community mental health center.
In regard to my clinical work, I have comprehensive training in the evaluation of social-emotional needs, trauma, behavior, and neurodevelopmental disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, and Specific Learning Disorders. Although much of my work focuses on psychological evaluations, I also provide therapy to youth and their families, as well as parent consultation. I recognize that mental health and behavioral concerns can weigh heavily on parents, and I believe that a thorough evaluation comprised of empathy, inquisitiveness, social justice, and a systems orientation is the first step to finding support. Psychological evaluations can help us understand concerns such as oppositional behavior, anger, depression, anxiety, developmental delays, giftedness, learning difficulties, inattention, and environmental stress. Every child is unique, and I enjoy helping answer parents’ questions and guiding them toward the right services.
In addition to my clinical work with youth, I also provide juvenile forensic psychology services. I completed a formal Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Forensic Psychology, with a focus on the juvenile justice system. I provide evaluations and consultation for children's services, competency, transfer to adult court, mitigation, and risk. I enjoy taking my knowledge on neurodevelopment, trauma, and behavior, and embedding it into the juvenile legal system.
Professionally: I am a Licensed Psychologist in the state of Colorado (License # PSY.00005643)
AlishaHubbell, MA, LPC, BCBA
Licensed Professional Counselor
Hello and welcome! My name is Alisha Hubbell and I grew up in Roanoke, Virginia. I lived in Washington, D.C. for a number of years before visiting Colorado on a trip and realizing that I had found my new home. I have been here since 2008 and particularly enjoy hiking, snowshoeing, and taking road trips to explore the west with my husband and two kids.
I graduated with my Masters's degree in Counseling from George Washington University, having worked as a school counselor intern in D.C. area public schools. I completed additional coursework through Penn State University and became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. I spent 12 years providing evidence-based behavioral therapy to children on the autism spectrum at home, school, community, and center-based settings. My work as a behavioral therapist has given me insight into how our thoughts and feelings shape our actions and can evolve into patterns that either help or hinder us. Additionally, I have training in perinatal health through Postpartum Support International. I support clients through pre-conception, pregnancy and postpartum phases, reproduction challenges, and miscarriage.
My goal is to join with my clients to create a safe, non-judgmental space to help them move forward confidently toward helpful patterns. I have experience supporting clients who are working through symptoms of anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma, social skills deficits, and behavioral concerns. I use an integrative approach drawing from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
Professionally, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Colorado (LPC.0018916). I am also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (1-08-4386).
BrittanyCote, MS, CPC
Hello, my name is Brittany. I was born and raised in Maine and moved to Colorado in 2013 for my love of nature and the Rocky Mountains. I enjoy camping, skiing, learning, and spending time with my dog and loved ones in my spare time.
Before coming to Mountain Vista, I worked with children on the autistic spectrum, the elderly with neurodegenerative diseases, and populations in poverty in the USA and other countries. Today my specialty and passion are working with neurodivergent adults, particularly with ASD or ADHD. I also have vast experience working with anxiety, life transitions, trauma, and the LGBTQ+ community. My holistic approach differs based on what my clients need when they walk through my door but my favorite tools are EMDR, solution-focused, humanistic, and neurofeedback. My goal is to help you better understand yourself and the world around you and then find balance.
Professionally: I earned my Bachelor’s at the University of Maine with a double major in Psychology and Child Development and Family Relations. I obtained my Master’s in Psychology from the Indiana Institute of Technology. I am an Unlicensed Psychotherapist (Lic # NLC.0110831) working towards my LPC. Additionally, I have intensive training in neuropsychological evaluations (focus in neurodegenerative diseases and TBIs), neurofeedback, life coaching, and EMDR (focus in ASD and chronic pain/illness).
WendyHubbard, MBA, Psy.D
Licensed Psychologist Candidate
Hello, I’m Dr. Wendy Hubbard, and I am a Michigan native transplanted to Colorado in 2020. I came to the Denver area for my pre-doctoral internship and found my new home. I’ve done many things with my life, far too many to list here. My adventures have, however, taken me through 11 years in the U.S. Navy and 15 years in marketing, across continents and oceans, and from being a quiet kid in rural farmlands of America to a doctor of clinical psychology. My Navy background in particular gifted me with thick skin, colorful understanding of language, and respect for our working families.
My partner and I are enjoying driving in the mountains, cosplaying fantasy pirates, and are continuing to discover more about Denver and Colorado. My hobbies include making things from yarn, flying four-line stunt kites, playing video and tabletop games, and reading.
Professionally: I am a licensed psychologist candidate in Colorado (#PSYC.00014738). I received my Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology in 2018 and a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology in 2021, both from Adler University. I also hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Management, received in 2013, and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, received in 2015, from the University of Arizona. I have experience working with veterans, as well as a degree emphasis and two years of experience in substance use treatment at all levels of care. I have worked in multiple settings including hospital inpatient units and outpatient clinics, residential and outpatient substance use treatment, and private practice. I also have five years of experience in comprehensive psychological testing and assessment, which is currently my practice focus.
MeganGaray, MA, Psy.D
Licensed Psychologist Candidate
Hello, my name is Dr. Megan Garay. I was born and raised in Northern California. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Seattle University and I am a proud first-generational college graduate. After graduation, I lived in Maine as a Case Manager and then in Germany and Australia to work in the world of outdoor education. I moved to Colorado to attend graduate school at the University of Colorado Denver. During my graduate training, I worked at a community-based clinic conducting comprehensive evaluations for children between the ages of 24 months-6 years and then completed my APPIC internship in Aurora Public Schools. I earned my Master's and Doctorate in School Psychology at the University of Colorado Denver and graduated with honors as the Outstanding Graduate within the School of Education and Human Development.
I have worked with children, adolescents, and families from diverse backgrounds within both the educational system and clinical settings. I am very passionate about autism, specifically early identification and culturally responsive trauma-informed interventions. I have published research articles on the mental health and burnout of early childhood educators as well as trauma-informed practices for neurodiverse children. My goal at MVP includes supporting clients and families with a deeper understanding of their mental health needs through holistic psychological testing. I have specific training in Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood, Neurosequential Model, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Crisis Interventions, and Family Systems Theory, which I apply in my practice.
Outside of work, I enjoy continuously exploring Colorado through biking, hiking, camping, and road trips. I love reading on my front porch, listening to podcasts, and sharing meals with loved ones.
AshleyWilliams, MA, LPCC
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate
Hi! My name is Ashley Williams. I grew up in Michigan and moved to Colorado in 2017 to pursue graduate school. I fell in love with the mountains and sunshine, and I don’t plan on leaving any time soon! Outside of work, I enjoy reading, being outdoors, playing with my dog, traveling, seeing live music, and spending time with my friends and family.
I believe we all have a story worth sharing and my goal is to create a safe, non-judgmental space for clients to share theirs. I use a strengths-based, collaborative approach in which I meet my clients where they are and go at their unique pace, building upon and emphasizing their strengths as we move towards their preferred way of living. I have worked with children, adolescents, adults, and families seeking support for challenges such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, disordered eating, trauma, life transitions, family conflict, and grief. I use an integrative approach drawing from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy, and Narrative Therapy. I am especially passionate about using creativity as a therapeutic tool through expressive arts, writing, and music.
Professionally: I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate in the state of Colorado (LPCC.0018706). I received my Master’s Degree in Multicultural Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Colorado Denver and my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Gender Studies from Western Michigan University.
MariaGryparis, MA, LPCC
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate
Hi there, my name is Maria Gryparis. I was born and raised just outside Chicago and moved to Colorado in 2020 for graduate school. My now-husband and I fell in love with all things Colorado coming from the cold midwest, so much so we’ve made it our home. You can find us doing anything and everything in the mountains from quick runs to long walks and hikes!
People come to therapy for all sorts of reasons, bringing with them their unique personalities, experiences, desires, hurts, and hopes. My heart as a therapist is to be a secure person who welcomes and honors all parts of you, to walk alongside you in your hurts and hopes, and to empower you with the confidence and tools to carry with you through life. With a warm, welcoming, and secure environment, we can explore, grow, and heal the many parts that make up you. My therapeutic approach is an eclectic one, pulling primarily from trauma-informed, person-centered, narrative, and attachment theories. I also utilize internal family systems and feminist theory in my approach, meaning I want to honor both the environmental context of your story and its many parts. I have worked with children as young as 8, adolescents, adults, couples, and families seeking support in the areas of anxiety, depression, trauma and abuse, eating disorders and body image, relational conflict and distress, life transitions, grief, and place-of-worship hurt. It is my honor to walk alongside you in this deep and rewarding work.
Professionally: I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate in the state of Colorado (LPCC.0020376). I received my Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Denver Seminary, and my Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Health Sciences from Wheaton College.
Hi! My name is Alaigra Usher. I moved to Colorado in 2019 to pursue my Master's degree and I am entering my third year in the Clinical Psychology program at the University of Denver. A little about me…I was born and raised in California, I am the eldest girl, and played lacrosse growing up (and kind of want to get back into it). I really enjoy hiking, going to the gym, and hanging out with my pets!
I have worked in individual and group settings with incarcerated populations, and have experience working with adults in the Denver community. I have two years of experience with different sport populations on performance psychology interventions. I have also worked with a diverse set of clients conducting assessments for memory and cognitive deficits. When working with clients I enjoy utilizing DBT, ACT, and CBT. I am grateful to be working with this amazing team and super excited to work with you this year!
(Alaigra will be administering testing only at the Littleton location)
Hello! My name is Kyana Bellon, and I am a fourth-year doctoral student at the University of Denver. I’ve been in Colorado for a few years now, but I’m originally from Tucson, Arizona, and love to soak up the sunshine whenever I can! I also enjoy reading, art, travel, and taking my pups on local adventures (Cherry Creek State Park is one of our favorite spots!). My approach to therapy focuses on building a strong therapeutic alliance and creating a space where clients can feel safe to explore their thoughts and feelings. I believe that clients are the experts of their own experiences and that they have the innate ability for growth. Ultimately, my goal is to help clients recognize that ability for growth, as well as other strengths they may hold, and empower them to be their best selves. I value compassion, openness, and authenticity, and frequently utilize person-centered, strengths-based, CBT, and ACT approaches in my work.
Professionally: As part of my training in clinical psychology at the University of Denver, I have worked in community mental health, a university counseling center, and private practice settings with a variety of populations (children through older adults). Prior to starting my doctoral degree, I received a Master’s of Counseling from Arizona State University, where I primarily worked with adolescents and young adults. I also have experience working with a wide variety of presenting concerns, including anxiety and depression, school/work stress, relationship/family dynamics, and gender/sexuality.
I am so excited to be a part of this team and I look forward to working with you!
(Kyana will be administering testing only at the Littleton location)
Master's Level Therapist Intern
Hey! My name is Karina Ernst. I was born and raised in Loveland, CO, and I moved to Denver 5 years ago after spending some time in Syracuse, NY and Flagstaff, AZ. I enjoy running, singing, and cooking, and try to get into the mountains as much as possible. I have two wonderful cats whom I adore, and I love spending time with my family. For my clients, I want to provide a safe, caring, and understanding environment. I will cultivate an open, validating and empathetic relationship and will create space for whatever it is you’d like to ask, understand, heal, or explore. I look at the whole person without judgment and want to work with you in finding a deeper self-understanding.
Professionally: I am in the process of completing a Master of Arts degree in Sport and Performance Psychology at the University of Denver and hold a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Syracuse University. I work with multiple teams and individuals as a student mental performance consultant. While my own athletic career fuels my interest in sport and performance psychology, my true passion lies with mental health. I am currently pursuing professional licensure in counseling.
Master’s Level Intern in Social Work
Hi, my name is Rachel! I'm from central Illinois and received my Bachelor's degree in Social Work from Illinois State University. When I am not studying, you can probably find me curled up with my cat, crocheting, or cooking! I moved out to Colorado in early 2020 and have since been working in the mental health field, primarily with children and teens. I am currently in the process of completing my Master's degree in Social Work from the University of Denver. Long term, my career goals are to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and continue my work with children and teens from all sorts of backgrounds. I have experience working with folks experiencing mental health crises through the National Suicide Hotline, homeless shelters, residential treatment, and in an emergency department setting. My clients have come from a variety of backgrounds and with a variety of needs, including anxiety, depression, ASD, bipolar disorder, RAD, ODD, and PTSD. My goal when working with my clients is to empower them as experts in their own lives while also providing insight and processing problems with them as a team. It can be easy to get overwhelmed in the world we live in. My goal is to create a non-judgmental safe space where you can process big emotions in a healthy way, and work on skills to help you better navigate life moving forward.