Clinical Team

Joanie Lewis, MA, LPC, LAC

Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Addictions Counselor, EMDR II trained/Clinical Director/Owner

Joanie brings her leadership and management skills gained through working in the business sector since 1990 and couples it with her work as a counselor since 1997, to lead the Insight Services team.  She graduated with a Bachelor's Degreee in Psychology from The Colorado College and a Master’s Degree in Psychology from Regis University. Joanie is dually credentialed as a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Addiction Counselor and has spent her counseling career developing comprehensive treatment modalities for the treatment of co-occurring disorders.  She is a Level II EMDR trained clinician allowing more depth of resources in addressing individuals with life challenges. In addition to being a small business owner and Licensed Professional Counselor, Joanie is very involved with her community in Colorado Springs. She volunteers her time for non-profit organizations such as Fresh Start for Women and Tessa, because she believes in giving back to her community. She enjoys spending time with her family, biking, and camping, and is active with both her church and an international women’s organization.

Elizabeth(Liz) Villamarian, MA, LMFT, LPC, LAC

Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Addictions Counselor, EMDR II trained/Clinical Supervisor

Liz brings to the team a strong practice of working with a wide variety of people, in varying settings, and across several states. Starting in 2004 as a Marriage and Family Therapist trainee in Los Angeles, Liz has had the chance to work with adolescents, families, LGBTQ+ folks, incarcerated people, first responders and veterans; she has held positions in schools, jail, juvenile hall, residential treatment, group homes, in-home care, and outpatient. This array of experiences fine-tuned a passion for helping people in challenging circumstances get “unstuck,” and to support clients to become their best selves. Liz graduated in 2004 from The University of Washington with a BA in Psychology, and in 2006, earned a MA in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University. She holds dual licensure, is trauma informed, and LGBTQ+ affirming. Trained as a strength-based therapist, Liz practices an individualized, eclectic approach, utilizing Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), psychodynamic, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and EMDR techniques.

Christine Burcham, MA, MFTC

Licensed Professional Counselor,DVOMB Approved Domestic Violence Offender Treatment Provider

Christine graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a Master’s degree in Community Counselling and has completed her coursework toward her Doctorate in Psychology. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor. Christine has over 21 years of combined experience working with victims and offenders of domestic violence in El Paso County and has a substantial knowledge base of community resources. She is a Domestic Violence Offender Management Board (DVOMB) approved treatment provider for men. Christine provides a wide range of services to include individual, group, and couples therapy as well as EMDR trauma recovery. In addition to therapeutic services, she provides Domestic Violence Evaluations/Assessments and Mental Health Assessments.

Jessica Cavinta, MS, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Jessica is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who works with clients dealing with various mental health issues to include depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), grief/loss, shame, trauma and relationship problems as well as substance abuse concerns. She provides a safe, confidential, non-judgmental space where you can be open in sharing your life struggles. Jessica’s strong academic and professional background has provided her with the experience and knowledge she needs to provide a caring, comfortable, and tailored fit approach to therapy, utilizing an eclectic approach of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) and Internal Family Systems (IFS), Emotional Focused Therapy (EFT). In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and five dogs. She also loves standup paddle boarding and any other water activity.

Lorri Williams, BS, MSW-Intern, CACII, E-RYT

Certified Addictions Counselor Level II, Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher

Lorri is a Level II Certified Addiction Counselor and Registered Yoga Teacher. She has more than 13 years of experience working in the behavioral health field. She has extensive training in the use of yoga, meditation and mindfulness for the treatment of addiction, depression, anxiety, trauma, and compulsive disorders. She is currently completing a master’s program in clinical social work. She is a certified facilitator for Eat, Breathe, Thrive, as well as a Level II Ambassador for Yoga For First Responders, Veteran’s Yoga Project, Mindful Yoga Therapy, Yoga and the 12 Steps of Recovery, and Myofascial Tissue Release Level I & II. Her practical, holistic approach weaves in tenets of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), somatic based interventions and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).

Mark Goodman, BS, CACIII, RYT

Mark began his second career as a substance use counselor in 2012 after spending over 20 years in the engineering field. He worked in manufacturing, research and development and failure analysis where he used his love of chemistry and physics to help solve complicated problems and provide real world solutions. Today, Mark uses that same approach in counseling—identify a problem and uses all tools available to find a realistic workable solution. He is a Certified Addiction Counselor II, Registered Yoga teacher, Space Holder for Y12SR, AcuDetox Specialist and Neurofeedback technician (under supervision of Dr. J. Blair Cano, PsyD, MSCP, Licensed Psychologist). He employs Neurofeedback training to help individuals manage symptoms of anxiety, depression, addictions, trauma and other serious concerns. He presently works with the Recovery Court program in both group and individual settings incorporating Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and numerous relapse prevention and recovery models to give his clients the tools needed for an improved and healthier life. He is an active wood and stone carver and enjoys hiking, fly fishing and spending time with his perfect dogs.

Jessica Stevens, MA, MFTC

Jessica graduated with her undergraduate degree in Psychology, with an emphasis in Family Studies, from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2009, and with her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family therapy from Regis University in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 2018. She is currently a Marriage and Family Therapy Candidate, and is working towards licensure in both Addictions Counseling and Professional Counseling. She has experience working with military and first responder families, and enjoys working with couples to help build healthy relationships, positive communication, and connection. In addition, she also enjoys working with people struggling with addiction, anxiety, and depression. Trained as a Marriage and Family Therapist, she applies a systems approach within her work and utilizes an array of other approaches such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT).

Charles Stevens, MA, LPCC

Charles began his second career as a counselor after retiring from the military. He graduated with his undergraduate degree in Psychology, from American Military University in Charles Town, West Virginia in 2014 and his Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Regis University in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 2018. He is a Marriage and Family Therapy Candidate, and is working towards licensure in both Addictions Counseling and Professional Counseling. He has experience working with military veterans, first responders, families, adolescents and people struggling with the disease of addiction, anxiety, depression, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. He applies a systemic lens and integrative modalities that include Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), MI, and IFS.

Sarah Knaub, MA, LPCC

Sarah graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs in 2017 and with her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with an emphasis in Addictions Counseling in 2019 also from University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. Sarah is a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate who specializes in working with Domestic Violence Survivors and in Addictions. Sarah’s passion lies in working with individuals who seek to facilitate healthy relationships in their lives or are working to maneuver or heal from relationships which have caused pain and confusion. In addition, she has passion for helping those who are struggling with addiction, most often working with co-occurring disorders of substance use and mental health diagnoses. Her theoretical approach is integrative and one versed in interventions of Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Attachment-Based Therapy, and Narrative Therapy. She is currently working toward becoming a Licensed Addictions Counselor (LAC) and has her LAC coursework and hours completed.

Sarah Parker, MA, LPCC

Sarah received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from the University of Utah in 2002. She graduated with her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with an emphasis in Addictions Counseling in 2020 from University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. Sarah is passionate about working with clients from a non-judgmental perspective, aiming to meet the client where they are at on their therapeutic journey. She works with addictions, domestic violence, trauma, mental health, the jail population and is EMDR trained. Sarah is a yoga teacher, with a focus teaching yoga and mindfulness to preschool and elementary aged children. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys reading, cooking, kayaking, biking, traveling and spending time with her family.

Jada Carr, MA, LPCC

Jada graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Sioux Falls in Sioux Falls, South Dakota in 2017. She graduated from The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with an addictions emphasis in 2020. Jada is also a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate currently working towards licensure as both a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Addictions Counselor. She is a neurofeedback technician under supervision of Dr. J. Blair Cano, PsyD, MSCP, Licensed Psychologist. Jada is passionate about working with the adolescent population and integrates her own experience as a collegiate athlete to weave a focus on nutrition and exercises into her work with clients to aid them in living a healthy lifestyle. Jada integrates motivational interviewing skills with a focus in existential therapy to aid clients in finding meaning and purpose in their life. She enjoys spending time with her family and her two dogs, being active in exploring the beautiful state of Colorado.

Edmund Miranda, MA, LPC, LAC

Edmund graduate with his Bachelor’s Degree in 2009 and a Master’s Degree in 2012 both from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. Edmund began helping people struggling with substance abuse after his own struggle with alcohol abuse for many years. In 2003, after being in recovery for 5 years he began volunteering his time as a mentor and counselor to those struggling with substance abuse. He continued to volunteer his time as a counselor while he pursued his BA in Religious Studies and Philosophy. After graduation he began working fulltime as a substance abuse counselor in Jacksonville, Florida. While he worked as a substance abuse counselor, he concurrently pursued his Master’s degree Professional Counseling with an emphasis on marriage and family therapy and training in addiction counseling. Edmund has been sober for over 20 years and is an individual in long-term recovery. He has made it his work to promote treatment, recovery, and letting people know that change and long-term recovery is possible. He provides a treatment and therapy environment that is non-judgmental, safe, confidential, and accepting. He uses an eclectic therapeutic approach such as Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Motivational Interviewing (MI), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help individuals struggling with addiction, mental health issues, or co-occurring issues.

Interns

Insight Services also promotes education in the mental health and substance abuse treatment through its intern programs. 

 

Administration

Betty Smith, Practice Manager

Betty is a long time resident of Colorado Springs with more than 20 years of managerial experience. She has an extensive background in customer service and collections in the banking industry with a Fortune 50 company.  She is responsible for coaching all staff members on the implementation of Insight Services Policies and Procedures.  She manages daily office operations in supervision of the administrative team and manages our billing department while maintaining a professional and nurturing clinical environment conducive to Insight Services clientele. 

Administrative Team Members

Our administrative staff is dedicated to maintaining a courteous and professional environment that fosters support and consistency.  Our administrative team manages day-to-day activities in a personal, respectful and confidential manner.