Elizabeth Legg (Liz) is a Licensed Psychologist who
has worked within the mental health field for over 20 years, as a
Professional Counselor for 14 years and as a Psychologist for 4 years.
Liz works with both adults and adolescents, is a Certified EMDR Therapist, EMDR Consultant and EMDRIA-Approved Training Provider, and specializes in working with individuals with a history of trauma and grief/loss. She also specializes 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. She co-facilitates 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. She also
provides supervision and consultation to other mental health clinicians and provides EMDRIA-Approved EMDR Training.
Education and Training:
Liz obtained her PhD in Counseling Psychology from the University of Northern Colorado in 2013. In 2003, she completed her Master of Arts (MA) in Community Counseling at the University of Northern Colorado. She is originally from Canada and obtained her Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Honours Psychology, Co-op from the University of Waterloo in 1998. She became a National Certified Counselor (NCC) in 2003, a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in 2005, and a Licensed Psychologist in 2014.
She completed her EMDR training in 2007-2008, became a Certified EMDR Therapist in 2011 anda Certified EMDR Consultant in 2016. She has provided individual and group consultation in EMDR Therapy since 2013 and she 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 herself in 2017. She completed the Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) Externship in 2013 and she completed all five EFT Core Skills Plus weekend trainings in 2013-2014. She is also trained in Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), having completed the AEDP Immersion course with Diana Fosha in 2017.
In 2009, Liz opened her private practice, The Road Less Traveled Counseling Center. She works with adults (individuals and couples) and
adolescents with a variety of mental health, relationship, and life
transition issues. She also co-facilitates an Interpersonal Process Group, provides supervision and consultation to
mental health clinicians, and offers EMDRIA-Approved EMDR Training. She specializes in trauma work (including EMDR) and couples therapy.
In 2013, after completing her PhD, Liz founded Denver Collaborative Health Center (DCHC). Denver Collaborative Health Center
is a network of highly skilled independent professionals dedicated to
providing quality integrated 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.
Prior to beginning private practice work and returning to graduate school to obtain her PhD, Liz 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. She also provided EMDR treatment to these children.
Prior to that position, she 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, she provided individual, family, and group
counseling, as well as case management. She conducted anger management,
restorative justice, process, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and
substance abuse groups. Before working in residential treatment, Liz worked at an Emergency Psychiatric Services
office of a local mental health center, where she provided crisis
counseling for chronically mentally ill
children and adult clients and those in situational crisis. She also
conducted emergency psychiatric evaluations and interventions, provided
psychiatric consultations for hospital patients, and offered referrals
and resources to clients.
Prior to completing her Master’s program, Liz worked as a Professional Research Assistant at the Institute for Behavioral Genetics at the University of Colorado at Boulder for three years, where she conducted interviews for behavioral genetic research. She 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, Liz worked as a RecreationTherapist at a maximum security, young offender center in her native country of Canada, where she developed and led recreation programs. She 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.