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Psychotherapy

Do you have professional or personal goals that you are excited about pursuing but some part of you seems to be holding you back? Are you successful in some areas of life while feeling blocked in others? Does fear or some belief about yourself prevent you from taking the next steps that are necessary to achieve that “next level”?

 

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a powerful form of therapy that can help you move through those blocks and “update” your system so that you are ready to take action and make those dreams a reality. Are you ready? We are here to partner with you to take your life to the next level.

Have you ever felt as though issues from your past continue to negatively impact your life, no matter how much insight you have into them or how much you try to work through them on your own or with the help of a counselor? Do you find yourself returning to old self-destructive habits or entering into relationships that you know are not healthy, even though you want something better?

 

Often, we need more than talk therapy or insight to heal from past trauma, difficult early life experiences, or previous relationship injuries. EMDR is a type of treatment that may help you (or your child) to become “unstuck” from those issues that have not completely healed, so that you can feel more empowered and create the life that you want.

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Are you and your partner feeling disconnected from one another or repeatedly stuck in the same arguments? Do you find yourself becoming reactive or defensive with your partner even though your relationship is built on respect and love? Do you become avoidant and withdraw for fear of doing or saying the wrong thing and disappointing your partner?

 

Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) is an evidence-based approach to couples therapy that is grounded in attachment theory. It facilitates deep emotional connection, increases intimacy and security within relationships, and heals relationship injuries.

Meet the Clinical Team

Welcome!  We’re looking forward to meeting with you and helping you toward greater meaning, connection, richness, joy, healing, and peace in your life. 

 

Each of our clinicians provide both In Person and Virtual Sessions. The Road Less Traveled Counseling Center is composed of Elizabeth Legg, PhD, LPC, NCC, Abigail Prince, MA, LPC, James Nee, LCSW, and Lauren Hall, MA, LPCC.​ 

 

Abigail Prince, James Nee, and Lauren Hall are independent contract therapists, contracted with

The Road Less Traveled Counseling Center.

Elizabeth Legg

Hi! My name is Elizabeth (Liz) Legg (she/her/hers). I’m a Licensed Psychologist and have worked within the mental health field for over 20 years, as a Psychologist since 2013, as a Professional Counselor since 2003, and in various roles within the social services since 1993. Originally from Ottawa, Canada, and the daughter of a Canadian father and an American mother, I hold dual citizenship as both Canadian and American, and have been in Colorado since 1999. Always a deep feeler, intuitive, and empathetic, I felt the pain, loneliness, turmoil and internal conflict within many members of my family from an early age. As is true for so many children, I didn’t have the words to express what I was observing and feeling, but I wanted desperately to help them come together, heal, and find peace, both for their sake and for mine so they could provide me with the presence, love, support, encouragement, and protection that I deeply craved. As I witnessed what I now understand to be their own unprocessed trauma, pain, fear, and confusion, I came to believe that I was not important. Though I struggled for a few years as an adolescent and young adult, I was fortunate to have deep and meaningful bonds with dear friends and I had a drive to better understand my family and myself, and to help the world to heal and have more peace. That drive motivated me to move out of my home town to pursue an education in psychology. I was passionate to work with those who were trying to navigate through intergenerational trauma and oppressive systems to connect with their core selves. Through my own experience and the hundreds of clients I have had the privilege of working with over the years, I am clearer than ever that the courageous road of leaning into our wounds and to our drive to heal and thrive is the greatest investment we can make for ourselves, our partners and children, and to our world. Please join me in healing and thriving.

In my clinical role at The Road Less Traveled Counseling Center, I provide individual, couples and group therapy to adults. I am a Certified EMDR Therapist, EMDRIA-Approved EMDR Consultant and EMDRIA-Approved Training Provider. I specialize in working with individuals with a history of trauma and grief/loss. I also specialize in couples therapy (including LGBTQ populations) from an Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) approach to help couples increase their connection and strengthen security within the relationship. I also co-facilitate an Interpersonal Process Group with a colleague, Miles Meason, PsyD (www.drmilesmeason.com) to help individuals explore issues related to relationships, intimacy, and trust within a safe setting with others who have similar goals. I have several years of training and supervision in Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) and work within a relational and attachment-oriented approach in each of my professional roles. I also provide supervision and consultation to other mental health clinicians and, as an EMDRIA-Approved EMDR Training Provider, I offer both in person and virtual trainings in EMDR therapy (EMDR Basic Training and EMDR Refresher).

Beyond my professional roles, I’m also a wife, daughter and step-daughter, sister, step-mom, grandma, friend, and in my newest role, adoptive mother of my dear 3 year old granddaughter. I’m incredibly lucky to be surrounded by loving, complex, kind, and courageous friends and family, both near and far. I’m a lover of nature, travel, animals, reading and home projects. I can truly say that I love my life and my work.

I obtained my PhD in Counseling Psychology from the University of Northern Colorado in 2013. In 2003, I completed my Master of Arts (MA) in Community Counseling at the University of Northern Colorado. I obtained my Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Honours Psychology, Co-op from the University of Waterloo in Canada in 1998. I became a National Certified Counselor (NCC) in 2003, a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in 2005, and a Licensed Psychologist in 2014. I completed my EMDR training in 2007-2008, became a Certified EMDR Therapist in 2011 and a Certified EMDR Consultant in 2016. I have provided individual and group consultation in EMDR Therapy since 2013 and I worked as a facilitator and consultant for EMDR Basic Trainings with Julie Greene (www.awakemind.org) for four years from 2013 to 2017, until becoming an EMDRIA-Approved Training Provider myself in 2017 (thanks to her support and encouragement). I completed the Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) Externship in 2013 and all five EFT Core Skills Plus weekend trainings in 2013-2014. I am also trained in Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), having completed the AEDP Immersion course with Diana Fosha in 2017, Core Training in 2019-2020 and many advanced AEDP trainings/workshops as well as group supervision since that time. I am a lifelong learner and enjoy my many roles as therapist, colleague, mentor, consultant, supervisor, and trainer.

In 2009, I opened my private practice, The Road Less Traveled Counseling Center. I work with adults (individuals and couples) with a variety of mental health, relationship, and life transition issues. I also co-facilitate an Interpersonal Process Group, provide supervision and consultation to mental health clinicians, and offer EMDRIA-Approved EMDR Training. I specialize in trauma work (including EMDR) and couples therapy from a relational, attachment-oriented, and experiential perspective. In 2013, after completing my PhD, I founded Denver Collaborative Health Center (DCHC). Denver Collaborative Health Center is a network of highly skilled independent professionals dedicated to providing quality health care services. We are committed to fostering a welcoming, safe, and inclusive atmosphere for a diverse population. Our collaborative providers support and empower individuals through the whole continuum of care. We recognize the power of treating body, mind, and spirit, and have come together to share our complementary training and experience to treat the whole person. All professionals at Denver Collaborative Health Center, LLC (DCHC) are independent health providers with their own private practices. Prior to beginning private practice work and returning to graduate school to obtain my PhD, I worked in a local residential treatment center for children and adolescents with trauma and mental health issues for four years, providing individual, family, and group counseling to children and adolescents in residential, day treatment, and outpatient settings. I also provided EMDR treatment to these children. Prior to that position, I worked at another residential treatment center in the Denver area for adolescents with significant behavioral and mental health issues, many of whom were in the legal and social services systems. There, I provided individual, family, and group counseling, as well as case management. I conducted anger management, restorative justice, process, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and substance abuse groups. Before working in residential treatment, I worked at an Emergency Psychiatric Services office of a local mental health center, where I provided crisis counseling for chronically mentally ill children and adult clients and those in situational crisis. I also conducted emergency psychiatric evaluations and interventions, provided psychiatric consultations for hospital patients, and offered referrals and resources to clients. Prior to completing my Master’s program, I worked as a Professional Research Assistant at the Institute for Behavioral Genetics at the University of Colorado at Boulder for three years, where I conducted interviews for behavioral genetic research. I also worked as a Youth Advocate and a Mental Health Worker through a local mental health center with children in day treatment. Before moving to Colorado, I worked as a Recreation Therapist at a maximum security, young offender center in my native country of Canada, where I developed and led recreation programs. I also worked at a camp for inner-city children and their parents, and at a center for dually diagnosed adults with developmental disabilities and sexual offense histories.

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Beyond the clinical and training practice that I’m engaged in through The Road Less Traveled Counseling Center, I also founded Denver Collaborative Health Center (DCHC) in 2013. DCHC is a network of skilled independent professionals dedicated to providing quality health care services to treat the whole person. Our community is composed of a Rolfer, a Yoga Therapist, a Massage Therapist and Craniosacral Practitioner, an Integrative Healer/Neuromuscular Therapist/Reflexologist/Womxns' Circle Facilitator and Revelation Breathwork Facilitator/Curandera, and a Full Spectrum Doula/Herbalist/Ancestral Medicine Practitioner, a Reiki practitioner, and a somatic therapist who specializes in pelvic health in addition to providing ketamine assisted psychotherapy. My impetus for creating the collaborative was that as a Psychologist specializing in working with trauma, I was seeing how much our bodies hold trauma and how important it is to support clients from the bottom up, including body, mind, heart and spirit. Given that no single person can support clients in all spheres, I wanted to bring together a community of skilled and trusted practitioners, who are invested in community, collaboration, inclusivity, integrity, professionalism, and holistic work. That way, we can better support our clients’ whole selves as well as support one another as practitioners.

Abigail Prince

My name is Abigail Prince, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor since 2012, specializing in trauma therapy. I have a background in working with complex and long standing trauma. I am EMDR Certified and I have found EMDR to be far and away the most effective trauma therapy. It has been almost magical to see how clients transform with EMDR. I am driven by the passion to heal trauma. It is the way that I believe I can have the greatest positive impact on the world around me. I believe that overcoming trauma is the most liberating action any one person can take for themselves. Helping people change the way they think, act, and feel, especially in relation to something that has been interfering with their every day lives, is endlessly rewarding. Currently I work with trauma on an individual basis, with adolescents and adults. Abigail is an independent contract therapist, contracted with The Road Less Traveled Counseling Center, PLLC

EMDR Certified since 2018

James Nee

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in working with attachment and trauma. Certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), as well as an EMDR Consultant-in-Training, this is my primary approach in working with my clients. I am also trained in and utilize Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) when working with individuals and with relationships. Utilizing these modalities, I help you build a better awareness and understanding of yourself to empower you to make the change you want to see. I’ve been a social worker my entire adult life. Wanting to better understand the world, myself, and other people is what initially lead me on the path. I have worked as a social worker and therapist in several different capacities over the years. I have seen many different sides of the world we live in and have found the healing that can come from sitting with people in their darkest moments and hardest realizations. The process is very vulnerable, which is why my focus is to help create a safe and trusting partnership with you as we navigate the past, present, and future stressors holding you back from living the life you want. A free 30-minute consultation is available, upon phone or email request, to discuss if I am a good fit for you. James is an independent contract therapist, contracted with The Road Less Traveled Counseling Center, PLLC

Trauma, Anxiety, Attachment, Neuro-Diversity, LGBTQIA+, Gender Identity, Survivors of Assault or Abuse, Mass Traumatic Events, Grief and Loss, Neuro-Divergent Relationships, LGTQIA+ Relationships, Polyamorous/Consensually Non-Monogamous Relationships

60 and 90 minute EMDR sessions 60 and 90 minute EFT Relationship Sessions EMDR Consultation EMDR Intensives EFT Intensives

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Lauren Hall

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate working from a narrative perspective with people in all stages of life. After my own experience with counseling truly changed my life, I left behind a decade-long career in mortgage operations to become a mental health therapist. Many of us find ourselves suffering and feeling stuck because of old patterns and messages we’ve absorbed. These stories must be identified, deconstructed, and replaced in order to find freedom in how we think, feel, behave, and relate. My approach is to come alongside my clients by offering resources, tools, and insight to overcome the limits of those internalized narratives. I see my role as a therapist as a collaborative one, seeking to understand my clients’ lived experience the best I can in order to empower them to achieve growth and healing through the process of constructing a more authentic story for themselves. I believe in the power of therapy - of the incredible change that can occur within an environment of support and safety - and consider it a sacred experience to be invited on my clients’ journey of healing. It would be an honor for me to join you on yours. Lauren is an independent contract therapist, contracted with The Road Less Traveled Counseling Center, PLLC

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EMDR 
Therapy

You may learn more about EMDR by clicking on the following links:


www.emdr.com


www.emdria.org

At The Road Less Traveled Counseling Center, our therapists specialize in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). EMDR is a powerful method of psychotherapy that was developed by Dr. Francine Shapiro in the late 1980s. It has been studied extensively for over 35 years and is a well-supported treatment for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) for both adults and children. Among other issues, it has also been found to be effective in the treatment of:

  • panic attacks

  • complicated grief

  • dissociation

  • upsetting memories

  • phobias

  • pain disorders

  • eating disorders

  • addictions

  • history of physical or sexual abuse

  • personality disorders

  • performance anxiety

  • body dysmorphic disorders

  • stress

EFT Couples Therapy

EFT Couples 
Therapy

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is a short term (8 to 20 sessions) structured approach, originally developed for couple therapy and based on attachment science, formulated in the 1980’s. It helps couples expand and re-organize their emotional responses and, in the process, the organization of self, creating positive shifts within the interactional patterns in relationships, and fostering the creation of a secure bond between partners. EFT has a substantial body of research demonstrating its effectiveness and the stability of those results over time. Preliminary research exists for couples dealing with depression, with anxiety resulting from trauma, with medical illness and with forgiveness dilemmas. EFT is used with varied cultural groups and educational levels across North America, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Africa and Asia. EFT can be effective with LGTQIA+ Relationships, Polyamorous/Consensually Non-Monogamous Relationships, as well as heterosexual couples.

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According to the No Surprises Act, you are entitled to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” detailing the expected costs of your mental health care.

 

Under the law, health care providers including mental health therapists are required to provide patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance to pay for their care an estimate of the expected charges for items and services including psychotherapy.  

 

You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, hospital fees, and psychotherapy services. 

 

Make sure your mental health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least one business day before your scheduled medical service or item. You can also ask your healthcare provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service. 

 

If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill. Be sure to save a copy of your Good Faith Estimate. 


For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises

Contact Info

Phone

720-244-1468

Email

Address

2253 N. Downing Street, Denver, CO 80205

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