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 degree in Counseling from George Washington University, having worked as a school counselor intern at elementary, middle, and high schools in the D.C. area. 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. 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 children, adolescents, adults, and families who are working through 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, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Play Therapy.
Professionally: I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate in the state of Colorado (LPCC.0017431). I have specific training in maternal mental health and have completed the Maternal Mental Health Certificate Training through Postpartum Support International. I am also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (1-08-4386).
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 personality, 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). 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 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.
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.
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 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)
My career in psychology began after a successful career in music, working as both an instructor and performer. Following a year teaching music theory and technology at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, I taught privately for fifteen years and performed with many local and national artists. While working as a musician, I was fortunate to open for many popular and top 40 artists, primarily in the modern country genre. I still enjoy the occasional gig now and then and I’m looking forward to pursuing further musical goals while in Denver.
Hello! My name is Emma Bartels and I recently moved to Colorado to pursue my doctorate in clinical psychology. I was born and raised in South Florida, AKA the flattest state in the country, so I have been taking advantage of the hiking trails as often as possible! I love being outside and exploring with my dog, but you’ll also likely catch me inside curled up with a book or doing some knitting during my free time.
I earned my Master’s degree in Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health at the University of South Florida, and have 3 years of experience working at a behavioral health center as a behavior therapist. As I pursue my doctorate in clinical psychology at the University of Denver, I’m focusing primarily on perinatal, infant, and early childhood mental health. While I am passionate about behavioral interventions, my primary focus in working with children is working towards emotion regulation, self-expression, and self-efficacy. It can be so hard for little ones to develop the vocabulary and skill-set to effectively express themselves, resulting in big feelings, frustration, and miscommunication. It is my goal as a clinician to work with kiddos so that they feel confident and capable of self-expression by validating and reflecting their emotions and helping them build effective coping strategies.
I am so excited and grateful to be a part of this amazing team!
Hi there, my name is Jamie and I am working towards my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Denver. I grew up in Boulder, Colorado. My hobbies include gardening, beekeeping, reading, hanging out with my nephews (6 mo and 4 years!), and hiking. I love road trips and feel most at home when camping with my partner and our dog.
My approach to therapy is strengths based and client centered. I understand how mental health challenges can really impact a child and their family system, and my focus is collaboratively working towards achievable goals.
I have provided individual and group therapy in inpatient and community settings, and my approach draws from mindfulness, CBT, ACT, and a psychodynamic/relational approach. I enjoy getting to know people and working together to uncover strengths and find what a value-led life looks like. I am so excited and grateful to be joining the MVP team!
Professionally: I am working towards my MA and PsyD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Denver. I received my BA in Contemplative Psychology from Naropa University in 2012. I have worked in the mental health field for 6 years as a crisis counselor at a residential psychiatric crisis and co-occuring disorder licensed facility, and as a clinical case manager in Community Mental Health. Currently I work in Community Mental Health and our university clinic providing psychotherapy.