Support Group Facilitators

WINGS support groups wouldn’t be possible without our amazing volunteer facilitators. Every WINGS group is facilitated by a master’s level psychotherapist; each of whom is carefully screened and trained by WINGS staff. Their role is to provide safety, stability, and structure to the group, allowing group members to focus on their own issues rather than taking care of each other.

Many of WINGS’ facilitators join us as interns dedicated to learning about trauma and group work. We are grateful to all our amazing partnering schools for their collaboration, including Regis University, Denver Seminary, Naropa University, University of Phoenix, Argosy University, and the University of Colorado at Denver.


Current Facilitator Biographies

casey-burnett-psychotherapist-denver-184x184 - Copy (1)Casey Burnett - Boulder Men’s Group – Casey is invested in supporting your empowerment and renewal in the present moment. Whether with friends, family, co-workers, or one’s self, Casey has built a practice focused on relationships. He works with individuals, children and couples who want or need help finding their way navigating life. For more information, visit www.presentmomentcounseling.com

 

Julie_facilitatorJulie Ciecior- Saturday Capitol Hill Women’s Group – Julie is a mental health counselor running her private practice out of the YOUnique Highlands and Cherry Creek locations. Julie believes in forming a strong therapeutic connection in order to help you navigate your unique journey and needs. She also utilizes dreams, story, creative and expressive arts to deepen into the therapeutic experience. Julie has extensive training in trauma and the ways in which it affects the mind and body. She uses a variety of skills to assist clients in healing from traumatic experiences. Julie has worked with adults, couples, children and adolescents. For more information, visit www.JulieCiecior.com.

NEW HeadShot (3)Jane DavidsonMonday Capitol Hill Group – is a licensed social work who offers evidence-based psychotherapy to individuals, families, and couples who feel stuck or want to make changes in their lives. Jane has worked with children and families in diverse settings for the past 30 years. She graduated with a master’s in social work from the University of Denver and completed a two-year postgraduate training program in couples and family therapy. Jane is also trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). For more information, visit www.janedavidsoncounseling.com

 

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David GertzDenver Men’s Group – private practice therapist at www.icounselingsolutions.com

 

 

5 - crop smallMisha GrodtDTC Women’s Group – Misha believes in finding inner growth and meaning in all life experiences, especially adversity. She has a private practice in DTC and specializes in unresolved trauma (physical and psychological), abuse, anxiety, emotional regulation, self-esteem and personal/spiritual growth. Her style is integrative and holistic, employing Somatic and Mindfulness-Based techniques with the intention of restoring balance to body, mind, and spirit. For more information, visit www.luminancecounseling.com

 

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Brian HutchinsonSouth Denver Men’s Group – Regis student

 

 

 Additional Facilitators

Group

Facilitator(s)

Aurora

Erica Rosenthal

Boulder Women

Kim Thomas

Boulder Men

Casey Burnett

Justin Bogardus

Capitol Hill – Monday

Jane Davidson

Julie Ciecior

Capitol Hill – Saturday

Chandra Mecherikoff

Kari Baker

Colorado Springs – Tuesday

Carol Gugat

Colorado Springs – Thursday

Cindy Heritage

Denver Men

David Gertz

Ry Mittlestadt

DTC Women

Misha Grodt

Kyungah Kim

Encuentro Women

Monica Lujan

Lakewood – Loved Ones

Brienne Stotts

Lakewood – Monday

Karen Bershenyi

Rosann Messere

Lakewood – Wednesday

Stacy Sheridan

Kim Zarley

Lakewood – Thursday

Maegen Horton

Amy Davis

Lakewood Men

Bryce Mathern

Scott Church

LGBTQ Mixed Gender

Lindsay Edwards

Littleton

Lauren Woosley

Kathleen Ferrick

Loveland Women

Monica Kovach

Audra Schaefer

Monday Noeticus Women

Cathy Vega

Northglenn

Sandra Hammond

South Denver Men

Brian Merz-Hutchinson

The Courageous Dance

Kim Zarley

Wednesday Women

Tia Amdurer

Susan Splitt

Writing Group I

Lindsey Paul

Sashi Gollub

Writing Group II

Erin Lackore

 

Previous Facilitators:

karen_dunn_72dpi_headshotKaren Dunn – Creating space for healing and hope, Karen specializes in working with trauma and helping clients find resolution and healing around experiences of physical, emotional, and sexual trauma and abuse. Her approach is integrative and individually-crafted, based on Hakomi, Sensori-motor processing, EMDR, DBT, and the work of Peter Levine, and she often utilizes creative arts, mindfulness, and body-based exercises to help clients more fully reclaim themselves – and their lives – in this present moment. www.mountaintherapystudio.com

okIgor Giusti – Strong Background in Mindfulness-Based Approaches to Psychotherapy, Significant Experience with Transpersonal, Humanistic, and Body-Centered Therapeutic Orientations, Supportive of Deep, Personal Inquiry and Spiritual Process Work, Trilingual in English, Italian, and French

lindahsieh_2Linda Hsieh – Linda connects with her clients from a place of radical acceptance and supports their growth with depth, warmth and humor.  Linda takes a client-centered, multicultural and spiritual approach to working with diverse clients integrating empowerment and an anti-oppression lens to supporting clients’ healing journey. www.lindahsieh.com

Laia JorbaLaia JorbaEncuentro Women’s Group & Northwest Denver Spanish Group – Laia is pursuing a Master of Arts in Somatic Counseling Psychology, specializing in Body Psychotherapy and Dance/Movement Therapy at Naropa University in Boulder, CO. These approaches help integrate sensations, emotions and cognition in creative and playful ways. This perspective is complemented by a developmental and person-centered framework. She is originally from Spain and trilingual in Catalan, Spanish and English. The exposure to different cultures allows her to embrace diversity, acknowledging differences and similarities among human beings, and understanding conflicting needs and values that may be present from belonging to diverse cultural and identity groups.

Laura Pierce - Laura is pursuing her Master’s degree in Somatic Counseling Psychology, specializing in Body Psychotherapy and Dance/Movement Therapy at Naropa University. Her clinical experience includes work with individuals, children, and adolescents around issues related to childhood sexual abuse, trauma and recovery, addiction, early attachment and human development, communication and relationship, gender identity, and creativity.  She is also attuned to the important issues that arise out of differences regarding race, socioeconomic class, ability, spirituality, gender, and sexuality.

Annah Schnaitter –  After getting an undergraduate Annah5254smalldegree in Psychology from Colorado State University and a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Regis University, Annah is now practicing psychotherapy in the Fort Collins area. She has been married to her husband, Paul for 5 years and they have an 18 month old son, Mills. www.thrivecounselingllc.com