Lizzy Wagner, MA, LPC, NCC
Lizzy is passionate about helping people experience wholeness and freedom. Taking a developmental, relational, and existential approach she believes that the way we tell our stories to ourselves matters. She works with her clients to create mutual goals and to work as efficiently as possible towards relief and healing.
Lizzy is the owner of Green Mountain Counseling. She has a master’s in Professional Counseling from Denver Seminary, has been counseling since 2003, and in private practice since 2008. She is trained in EMDR and Brainspotting, utilizes Attachment Therapy and Emotionally Focused Therapy, and has extensive experience working with women’s issues, betrayal trauma, love addiction and sexual addiction. Green Mountain Counseling is a trauma-informed practice.
When she is not working she loves spending time with her two daughters and husband, as well as her large family and wonderful friends. She loves to get outside and moving as much as possible and traveling the world whenever she can.
melissa Meuzelaar, MA, LPC
Melissa is a Licensed Professional Counselor who is passionate about empowering people to engage fully in their lives as they tell and own their unique story. Melissa creates a warm environment, inviting clients to be their most authentic selves, so they feel comfortable working through difficult issues. She offers compassion, while simultaneously emboldening her clients to break down the barriers that prevent them from growth and healing.
Since receiving her Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling from Denver Seminary, Melissa has worked in the counseling field for over twelve years. Taking a holistic and collaborative approach, while building upon clients’ strengths, she is primarily focused on supporting women and families in their life journeys.
Melissa works from a trauma-informed perspective, utilizing CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), Narrative Therapy, and Attachment Therapy to help clients reach their counseling goals. Melissa also offers Walk and Talk Therapy for those clients who would like to incorporate movement outdoors into their counseling work.
She has considerable experience working with people navigating mood disorders, anxiety, grief, trauma, and challenges facing women in particular, such as negative body image, infertility, miscarriage, transition to motherhood, and postpartum depression.
When not in the counseling office, Melissa can often be found playing outdoors in the mountains with her family.
Vicki Faris, M.A., LPC
My professional story began after I graduated from college. Even after spending four years in school, I didn’t know exactly what I wanted to “be when I grew up.” I began working at a school for at-risk teens helping out in the office administratively. I found that as I got to know the students, they would want to come in and talk, but I kept turning them away because my job didn’t allow for that. One day it dawned on me that I was really more passionate about people’s stories than paperwork.
I headed back to school for a Master’s degree in Counseling from the University of Colorado at Denver. I spent the next couple of years pursuing licensure while working as a counselor at the school. Since then I’ve spent time working with college students at CCU and pursuing education in marriage counseling so as to expand my understanding of people’s stories.
Eventually, I found that as I was on my own journey in being married and having children, I became more and more passionate about helping people make their own lives, marriages, and families work. I have worked in a private practice for the last eight years part-time, which allowed me to be home raising my kids as well.
I love working with individuals, couples, and especially young adults using sound Biblical principles, advanced Brainspotting, CBT, EFT, and Narrative Therapy. I want to help couples build a strong foundation through premarital counseling and help existing couples struggling in their marriages. I want to walk along side people in the struggles they face or the traumas they need to overcome. To me it is a privilege to journey with people as they face the various challenges of life.
Katie Haitz, MSW, LCSW
Katie dedicates herself to the growth and progress of her clients. She is passionate about seeing children, adolescents, and young adults overcome any social or emotional difficulty, such as anxiety or depression. By creating a safe and caring environment, Katie becomes an ally for her clients in their journey toward change.
Katie received her Masters of Social Work from the University of Denver in 2010. She then began working as a school mental health provider and subsequently began providing private therapy in the fall of 2016. Her primary approaches include the following: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Collaborative Problem Solving, Brainspotting, attachment theory, and social thinking strategies.
When not seeing clients, Katie is often spending time with her husband and their pup, Winnie Cooper. They tend to enjoy all the outdoor adventure that Colorado has to offer.
Hud McWilliams M.A., Ed.S., Ed.D.
Dr. Hud McWilliams received his M. A. and Ed. S degrees from the University of Northern Colorado and his Ed. D. in counseling from North Texas State University. McWilliams served for nine years as a professor of Psychology at Texas Wesleyan University and for six years was Academic Dean and professor at the Center for Advanced Biblical Studies in California and Dallas. McWilliams is currently the Senior Resource Pastor for Christian Associates, a church planting organization focused on Europe. He is a pastor to the pastors of 60 church plants/missional initiatives, providing resources, training, seminary counseling and teaching resources. In 1999, he moved to his present position from Fellowship Bible Church in Richardson, Texas, where he was on the pastoral staff for five years and the lead pastor for four. Prior to his time in Richardson, McWilliams was on the pastoral staff of Fellowship Bible Church in Dallas, Texas. Serving on the pastoral staff for 10 years, he was the founder and Director of the Counseling Ministry and a member of the Elder Board. He has been a licensed psychologist in Texas since 1975, and in Colorado since 2000. McWillimas has been in private practice for over 40 years. While in the Dallas area, he was a professional counseling resource for local evangelical pastors.