WINGS’ support groups would not 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 Master’s level interns dedicated to learning about trauma and group work. We are grateful to all of 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. Below is our list of our current facilitators, and the supervisors who support their professional growth and development:



Meagan Hoffman’s education includes a Master’s Degree in School Counseling from the University of Northern Colorado, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Wyoming.

She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor. Her clinical background includes work experience with children and adolescents in school settings, community settings and inpatient facility settings.

In more recent years, she has worked with adults and trauma in community settings. She currently works at Rocky Mountain Counseling Coaching and Consulting with adults and children. She is also in her fourth year of a PhD program in Counselor Education and Supervision at UNC. Starting in 2014 she has taken extensive courses on clinical supervision through my PhD program, and she has supervised master counseling students in their practicum and internship experiences since then.





Cathy Vega-Derman is a Licensed Professional Counselor.  In 2012, she started as a facilitator for WINGS and transitioned to the supervisor role in 2016.  Her clinical experience includes adolescent drug and alcohol rehabilitation, community mental heath, and she is currently in private practice in Littleton, CO.  Cathryn believes in a trauma informed approach, which asks the questions “what have you experienced?” instead of “what’s wrong with you?”
Cathryn is originally from suburban Boston and is an avid Boston sports fan.  She lives with her husband, four cats, and dog in Highlands Ranch.  She received her bachelors in Music from Middlebury College, and she received her masters in Marriage, Child, and Family Therapy from the University of Phoenix.

caseyCasey Burnett is a graduate of Naropa University’s Contemplative Psychotherapy program. He has worked in residential treatment and lead groups in various settings. 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.



Animal Assisted WINGS Group

Maura Hall and Jaque Maben

Maura Hall is a graduate level Social Work intern at the University of Denver where she will graduate from in the Spring of 2017. She is currently working as an clinical intern at Animal Assisted Therapy Programs of Colorado where she sees individual clients of all ages and assists with running a drug and alcohol recovery group.She has a clinical focus of family systems, trauma, and animal assisted social work. She has experience working with a variety of populations including youth of all ages as well as adults. She grew up around animals and gave horseback riding lessons for several years in rural Colorado where she grew up. She believes in the therapeutic power of partnering with animals to achieve positive change for clients.

Jacque Maben M.A., NCC, became a WINGS Foundation support group co-facilitator in June 2016 after earning her Master’s degree in counseling psychology at the University of Colorado Denver.  She is a registered psychotherapist, a National Certified Counselor and is completing her hours towards licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Colorado. Jacque is passionate about working with people who face trauma-related issues with a focus on children, teens, and women. She also enjoys working with parents who struggle with parenting issues, providing them with support and guidance. Jacque is currently the Ranch Manager at Animal Assisted Therapy Programs of Colorado (AATPC) in which she directs animal and facility care through organizing volunteers, interns and other staff members. She also works as a therapist at AATPC serving children, adolescents, and adults. Jacque enjoys incorporating her love of animals into the realm of therapy where she facilitates the process of empowering people in finding their true sense of self, with the assistance of animal co-therapists.

Aurora Women’s Group

Carron Maclean

Carron Maclean graduated from Regis University with her Master of Arts in Counseling and has a Bachelor’s degree in Human Services with an emphasis in Mental Health and Counseling. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, as well as a Nationally Certified Counselor.  She is currently in private practice at New Pathways Counseling, focusing on working with individuals who have experienced crisis and/or trauma, grief, anxiety or depression.  She also works with families who deal with a Bipolar Disorder diagnosis. She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) which is foundational in the work she does.  She is actively working on becoming a certified EMDR clinician and consultant through advanced workshops and trainings in areas of trauma.   In her free time Carron loves spending time enjoying theatre, hiking, skiing and traveling with her husband and two sons.

Boulder Women’s Group

Kim Thomas, MA, LPC & Sylvie Lam

Kim Thomas has been facilitating with the WINGS Foundation for 15 years. She is excited about helping people become aware of how they create barriers to authentic human contact in their relationships and helping to transform those that don’t serve them in a healthy way.  She enjoys working with people who are willing to learn to take personal responsibility in how they make contact in their relationships, and who want to really engage with their own growth.

Kim is a Licensed Professional Counselor. Her experience includes working with children and teens in foster care and their foster and adoptive families. She also works with people struggling with their relationships to self and others, attachment issues and trauma and the difficulties these issues bring with them. Kim has extensive training in Gestalt Therapy and in human development, family systems and uses a down-to- earth eclectic approach. You can read more about Kim here.

Sylvie Lam is currently a student at Naropa University studying Mindfulness-based Transpersonal Counseling and simultaneously training in the Hakomi Method. With a background in dance, yoga, and alternative healthcare she is dedicated to the holistic study of mind-body wellness and its particular relevance in healing trauma. She is honored to work with WINGS in its quest to break cycles of violence and create an inclusive and confidential safe space within which survivors can explore their inner capacity for health and healing.

Boulder Men’s Group

Stephen Gentuso

Stephen Gentuso  received his Bachelors in Psychology from the University of Tennessee, and has assisted clients in both a social work and mentorship capacity.  Currently, Stephen is pursuing his Masters in Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology at Naropa University.  He is especially interested in helping clients work through past traumas, as well as gender and intimacy issues.  Stephen feels honored each week to be a part of the dynamic healing process that WINGS offers to its members.

Capitol Hill Monday Group

Michele Hart and Stephanie Wolfe

Michele Hart is a graduate student at Naropa University enrolled in the Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling Psychology program. Upon graduation she plans to open her own practice working with survivors healing from complex childhood trauma. Michele’s deep passion for working with this clientele stems from her own healing journey. She understands that it takes a lot of courage and hard work to face what often feels insurmountable, but that with the proper help and support the healing journey can be made. Her desire is to offer a healing space where all can come to find safety, support and a remembrance of who they truly are.

Stephanie Wolfe MA, LPCC, NCC is a graduate of the Clinical Counseling program at Denver Seminary and holds a BFA in Art Therapy and Painting. She is currently working as a family therapist, trained in Multisystemic therapy. Stephanie works with adolescents and their families with co-occurring mental health symptoms, addictions, and trauma histories. Stephanie’s experience working with trauma survivors in Philadelphia, West Africa, and Denver has given her a passion to empower her clients to learn the skills and obtain the resources needed to find restoration and healing. In her free time she loves backpacking, camping, traveling and painting. In the future, Stephanie foresees herself working cross-culturally to advocate for mental health services for trauma survivors in African communities.

Capitol Hill Saturday Group

Bronwyn Hockersmith & Peggy Johnson

Bronwyn Hockersmith is a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate and is undergoing clinical training at Regis University. Along with being a co-facilitator at WINGS, she works with clients who have Medicaid and are receiving behavioral health services in Arapahoe, Adams, and Douglas counties. She provides weekly psychoeducational wellness groups based on Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Eight Dimensions of Wellness. Bronwyn currently holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and International Affairs from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She is passionate about working with survivors of sexual assault and providing a safe and therapeutic arena for survivors to process through their recovery stories. In the future, Bronwyn foresees herself working on a university campus advocating for survivors and de-stigmatizing mental health through educational campaigns.

Peggy Johnson is an MA Candidate and counseling intern at People House, where she sees individual clients, specializing in sexual trauma.  She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with an emphasis on domestic violence from the State University of New York College at Brockport.  She is passionate about working with trauma survivors and humbled every day by the spirit, strength, and resiliency of survivors.  She believes that group work is a powerful piece in the healing journey and is honored to bear witness to the process.

Colorado Springs Tuesday Group

Carol Gugat

Carol Gugat has a BA-University of South Dakota and MA- University of Colorado. She has a private practice in downtown Colorado Springs specializing in eating disorders, and sexual abuse issues. She is married with 3 daughters, Cara, Brooke, and Paige, and 2 grandsons, Reed and Calvin. Carol has been a WINGS facilitator for an amazing 15 years!

Colorado Springs Tuesday Group

Cher Johnson

Cher Johnson: is a Master of Arts in Counseling student at Regis University and has a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing. Cher served in the United States Air Force, raised four children and now works as a psychiatric nurse at Highlands Behavioral Health where she works primarily with adolescents. Cher is dedicated to working with people experiencing domestic violence and substance abuse. She is excited about the opportunity to walk alongside survivors as they brave this journey. Her internship includes working with domestic violence offenders as well as victims to identify relationship and communication patterns then promote skills that will change the family legacy of domestic violence. She enjoys painting furniture, quilting and the beautiful Colorado outdoors with her black lab, Zeus.

Denver Men’s Group

Joshua Rudder and Ian Birlem

Joshua Rudder is a second year graduate student in mindfulness based counseling psychology at Naropa University and a registered psychotherapist with the state of Colorado. He has received additional trainings in the neurobiology of group facilitation, motivational interviewing, and trauma informed care. Josh is also an active member of the Colorado Group Psychotherapy Society and a scholarship recipient for the American Group Psychotherapy Association annual conference in 2017.  As a recovering member of the corporate business world, he maintains a small career coaching practice in Denver and semi-regular speed golfing habit.

Ian Birlem: is a Masters candidate in in the Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling program at Naropa University and has a BA degree in Contemplative Counseling from Naropa.  He believes that healing arises when we have empathetic support, compassionate attention is brought to our deepest wounds, and we learn to tune into our own internal wisdom.  Ian intends to work in private practice upon graduation working with a diverse clientele focused on healing from trauma.

DTC Women’s Group

Charlotte Anderson and Stephanie Hartman

Stephanie Hartman: is finishing up her Masters in Counseling from Regis University and hopes to open a private practice after she graduates. She is currently interning at People House, which offers affordable counseling for individuals, couples and families. In her free time she loves hiking, camping and catching up on the latest novel.

Charlotte Anderson: began her professional career working as a massage therapist in 2007. After several years of practice, she decided she wanted to further her education in the helping field; graduated with her Bachelors degree in Behavioral Science from Metropolitan State University in 2014. In addition to massage therapy, she has also worked as a teacher and a direct care professional with high risk youth.

Currently, Charlotte works as a substance abuse specialist for mental health partners. She is also working towards her Master’s Degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology at Naropa University. After graduation, Charlotte intends to focus her professional career helping survivors of sexual trauma. Charlotte is deeply passionate about trauma recovery and believes that all individuals, when provided a safe, empathetic and non-judgmental environment, have the ability to heal.

GLBTQ All Gender Group

Jenny Marx

Jenny Marx has been working as a School Counselor for the past 10+ years.  Currently, she has a private practice where she sees mostly Medicaid clients in their homes and communities.  She enjoys working with adults, children, and families.  She is in the process of getting trained in EMDR and appreciates all that she can learn about trauma-informed care.

Loved Ones Group

Sarah Eisenbud, MA, LPCC & Brittany Wingfield, MS

Brittany Wingfield: has her Master’s of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She is a therapist with a private practice in the Lone Tree/Littleton area. She has an overall love of working with people and feels that counseling is an extremely powerful process. Brittany finds herself to be very privileged in that she gets the opportunity to be a part of other’s journeys in such a delicate time of their life. Brittany has a passion for working with Survivors in helping them find healing and taking their power back, as they move on through life after abuse. In her free time, she enjoys being outside with her husband and two dogs. Please contact her at 720-336-0913 or visit

Sarah Eisenbud, MA, LPCC

Sarah has been facilitating with WINGS since 2014. She received her Master of Arts in Counseling degree from Regis University and was certified as a narrative therapist by The Kenwood Center in Minneapolis. Sarah is a passionate advocate and incorporates her an awareness of culture and social dynamics into her counseling with individuals and groups. As an integrative narrative therapist, she works from the perspective that people aren’t problems and works to help re-define relationships between individuals and the problems that influence them. She is the founder of the Denver Narrative Therapy Project, LLC, a private therapy practice and narrative consulting business, where she specializes in working with men, survivors of sexual abuse, and the LGBTQ community.


Lakewood Monday

Stephanie Hartman & Leah Raulerson

Stephanie Hartman:  is finishing up her Masters in Counseling from Regis University and hopes to open a private practice after she graduates. She is currently interning at People House, which offers affordable counseling for individuals, couples and families. In her free time she loves hiking, camping and catching up on the latest novel.

Leah Raulerson is a Body Psychotherapist and Dance/Movement Therapist working with trauma survivors across the Denver Metro area. Leah’s previous careers in bodywork and the performing arts have led her to somatic counseling, which focuses on the use of the body in stillness and in movement to heal the body and the mind together. Leah works with particular attention to social justice issues and family systems, while supporting individuals as they engage in a variety of relationships. Leah is appreciative of the WINGS Foundation, and the support and advocacy it provides to members of the community. Leah is proud to be a part of the Foundation since 2014.

Lakewood Thursday

Anne Phannick & Fran Becker, M.A.

Fran Becker:  believes in the healing power of relationship and collaborative creativity. She is dedicated to uncovering the inherent gifts in each client that will enable them to flourish.

 She believes that through all struggles, one has the power to grasp hold of change. She is accepting and wanting to hold the space for personal growth. Everyone’s journey is different and Fran has the special gift to guide, follow and help you through your transitions.

Fran received her Master of Arts degree in Psychology from Meridian University of Petaluma, California and is currently working toward completion of the Ph.D. in Psychology.

Fran’s specialty areas include but are not limited to:

  • Narrative therapy
  • Journal therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Play therapy
  • Parenting
  • Complex trauma, including depression, anxiety, and attachment issues

 You can find more information about Fran’s practice at

Anne Phannick is a student in the Graduate School of Social Work at the University of Denver. Anne is also the MSW Student Intern at the WINGS Office. She is interested in learning about trauma and its effects on the mind, body, and spirit, but mostly she is passionate about the process of healing from trauma. Anne wants to hold a safe and comfortable space for members to share their stories, continue on their journey to fulfillment, and discover the beauty in their own lives.

Lakewood Wednesday

Masako Suzuki, MA, NCC, LPCC

Masako Suzuki, MA, NCC, LPCC, is a psychotherapist largely serving the Denver metro area. She has completed her Master’s degree in Counseling at Regis University and BA in Philosophy at University of Colorado Denver. Masako’s group experiences with WINGS include Aurora Women, Lakewood Women, and two seasons of Speak Out!. Besides group facilitation, Masako works with children, individual adults, couples, and families, specializing in crime victims, complex trauma, child abuse and neglect, cultural issues, and suicide. Masako provides counseling at her private office in the South Washington Park area and at Rose Andom Center in downtown Denver. For more information: Masako Suzuki.”

Lakewood Wed. Men

Trevor Brown & Randy Bruening

Trevor Brown is a Registered Psychotherapist and a second-year graduate student in the Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling program at Naropa University. His therapeutic approach is the result of studying the techniques and teachings of Lisa Dion (Synergetic Play Therapy), Duey Freeman (Gestalt), Elizabeth Olson (Modern Psychoanalysis), Bruce Tift (The Fruitional Approach) and Carl Rogers (The Humanistic Approach).  He believes that each one of us is doing the absolute best that we can given our current circumstances and life histories.  He believes that positive change is the result of self-acceptance and considers it his job to help the client bring awareness and kindness to their patterns and habitual ways of responding.

Randy Bruening:  Bio coming soon!

Littleton Women’s Group

Rebecca Frank & Toni Johnson

Rebecca Frank, MA, LPCC, NCC  has her Bachelors Degree in Psychology and a Masters Degree in Counseling. She is a licensed professional counselor candidate, and is trained in EMDR, Motivational Interviewing, and is currently working toward her certificate in animal-assisted psychotherapy. Rebecca has always had a passion for helping people who are have come across hardships in life. Rebecca works with adults and adolescents with histories of trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, relational troubles, and low self-esteem. Rebecca’s goal is to help people find a sense of purpose and meaning, self-love, compassion, understanding, and connection to the world around them. Rebecca currently works with her therapy dog Lula at her private practice, “Courage to Connect Counseling, PLLC”, in Littleton. She currently is living her dream of connecting and walking with people through life’s journeys. To learn more about Rebecca please visit:

Toni Johnson is a Master of Arts in Counseling student at Regis University in her third year, and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Marketing. She currently works at Behavioral Healthcare Inc. as the Integrated Care Coordinator where she promotes the importance of whole-person wellness, combining physical health and mental health. Toni has a passion for mind-body healing and knows it takes vulnerability and courage to recover from childhood trauma. Toni feels honored to support CSA survivors on their journey to self-acceptance, self-empowerment and most importantly, self-love. In her free time, Toni loves being in nature, as it provides an abundance of healing. Toni enjoys hiking, camping, traveling, yoga, meditation and spending time with her Pug, Buddha.

Loveland Women

Abby Schreiber, MA, LPC & Megan Foutch

Abby Schreiber MA, LPC  has been a WINGS facilitator since September of 2014. Abby is passionate about the positive force group work can have in the lives of members and facilitators. She feels honored to bear witness to the strength and courage of the members of her group. Abby has a private practice in Loveland where she works with clients from a holistic perspective engaging heart, mind, body and spirit. Please visit Abby’s website for more information:

Megan Foutch is in the Master’s of counseling program at Regis. This is her first year working for WINGS. She is excited to work with the individuals and WINGS foundation in giving back to the community with all she has learned.

Naropa Counseling Center:  All Genders

Patricia Ward & Vincent Perrone

Vincent Perrone is a devoted student of the human experience. He integrates over 7 years of mind/body practices and his training as a 3rd year Contemplative Psychotherapy student in order to guide his clients towards greater self awareness, personal freedom and health. The view of Contemplative Psychotherapy is an acceptance-based approach, seeking to appreciate each individual as inherently whole and healthy, while utilizing the therapeutic relationship to encourage growth, self love, and the ability to overcome difficulties in life. Vinny is driven to learn about his clients, help them to understand themselves, and discover the best course of therapy as a team.

Patricia Ward holds a Master’s degree in social work from The Catholic University of America. As a single mother of two daughters, survivor’s stories touch her deeply. She has returned to school after raising her children. She attends Regis University’s Masters in Counseling program. Her interests are in the area of human development and the impact of adaptations in attachment on soma, psyche, culture and society. She finds that she is often amazed at how sensitive and how strong survivors are on their journeys homeward.

Northglenn Women

Rebecca Bundy and Kim DaHarb

Rebecca Bundy is finishing her Masters of Arts in Counseling at Regis University. She is a bilingual counselor (Spanish/English) who is passionate about supporting clients on their healing journeys. Her clinical work focuses on life transitions, cross-cultural issues, grief, trauma, anxiety, and depression. In addition to being a co-facilitator at WINGS, she is currently interning at People House ( in Denver. She enjoys traveling, reading, sharing meals, and spending time with her spouse and two children.

Kim DaHarb is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Candidate. Kim has her own private practice in Broomfield. She enjoys working with Couples and individuals who want to enrich and strengthen their current relationships. She and her husband Drew also facilitate marriage classes in Boulder County.  You can find out more about Kim on her website at

South Denver Men

David Franklin & Maxxwell Meyers

David Franklin has a Masters degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from Naropa University. He is also a retired medical doctor who practiced for 30 years as an anesthesiologist. He is passionate about combining spiritual and psychological growth and in finding ways to stop numbing the pain and start waking up! He is currently interested in healing individual and collective trauma, particularly as it relates to childhood physical and/or sexual abuse.

Maxx Meyers: is a third year counseling graduate student from Regis University. Maxx has been working in mental health for 6 years, and has a passion for healing. He takes a holistic approach that considers environment, social connections, and the connection between body and mind. He supports his clients by helping them recognize their strengths, and by helping to guide them as they seek out their own path to wellness.

Wednesday Women

Regina Patton & Annie Vail

Regina Patton graduated with her Masters in Counseling Specializing in Clinical Mental Health. She now works full-time for Shiloh House/Arapahoe County Department of Human Services as a Therapeutic Parenting Time Specialist and also works with Consultants for Children Inc. as a part-time Applied Behavior Analysis Line Technician. She is very passionate about families and children and hope to one day have her own nonprofit organization that focuses on empowering girls from elementary school age to college age.

Annie Vail:  Bio coming soon!

Westminster Women

Stephanie Winkler & Claire Elliott

Claire Elliott, MA, LPCC, NCC is a graduate of Regis University’s Master of Arts in Counseling program and is credentialed as an LPCC (Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate). She completed her clinical internship with Agape Hospice in December 2016, serving patients, family members, and loved ones through her work on the bereavement team. Claire’s clinical focus includes serving clients experiencing the effects of trauma, grief (disenfranchised or otherwise), and/or loss (i.e., death, relationship, identity/self, employment, pet, etc.). She is moved and inspired by WINGS group members and is grateful to be part of this amazing community of survivors.

Stephanie Winkler is a second year graduate student in the Mindfulness-based Transpersonal Counseling program at Naropa University. As a therapist in training she values an approach which emphasizes the use of mindfulness, an understanding of the body, and inclusion of the spirit. Being a co-facilitator at WINGS has been a long time aspiration of hers. Stephanie plans to make a career out of counseling trauma survivors because she is inspired by their resilience and wisdom. The work she has found most rewarding has been volunteering at Mother House, a local nonprofit organization that gives support to pregnant and newly parenting women in need. A single mother of a nine year old boy named Dante, Stephanie loves to spend the little free time she has laughing with and learning from her child, who reminds her everyday how precious and beautiful life is.

Writing Group I

Sarah Amberg and Adrienne Schmidt

Sarah Amberg is a second year graduate student in Naropa University’s Mindfulness-based Transpersonal Counseling program. She has an MFA in Creative Writing and spent thirteen years teaching English before her transition into the counseling field. Sarah is excited to be working with WINGS where she has the opportunity to combine two of her passions- writing and counseling. She believes in the power of finding our voices and sharing our stories.

Adrienne Schmidt:  Bio coming soon!

Writing Group II

Maegen Horton & Yuko Lawrence

Maegen Horton received her Master of Arts in School Counseling from the University of Northern Colorado in 2013, and is also a National Certified Counselor. Her previous experience includes working with children and adolescents in school settings and she also has experience with adults in community counseling settings. She strives to provide a non-judgemental space, with realness, caring, and understanding so that clients can freely vent and explore their feelings, and current life circumstances.

Yuko Lawrence is currently working towards her M.A. in Transpersonal Counseling at Naropa University. She has also completed two years of training in Dr. Peter Levine’s body-based trauma modality, Somatic Experiencing, and is working towards certification. She is particularly passionate about using somatic practices to heal stored emotions and trauma in the body. Yuko also has over 10 years of Mindfulness and Meditation training and is a Meditation Guide in the Shambhala tradition.