Tamra Hughes, MA, LPC
Tamra has been in private practice for over fifteen years working with trauma, anxiety, stress and volatile/abusive relationships. Prior to focusing her work on trauma, she worked in the field of high conflict divorce, exploring the impact of attachment on caregiver-child bonds, and deepening her understanding of the trauma of fractured relationships. She has enthusiastically utilized EMDR since beginning her practice and has found it to be a therapy that is not only an invaluable tool for working with trauma, but is more importantly a theory for understanding the framework of resilience, meaning making, and successful clinical work.
As an EMDRIA Approved Consultant, she currently conducts both group and individual consultation for clinicians seeking EMDR certification and consultant status, and is also an active member of EMDRIA’s Standards and Training Committee, working to ensure fidelity throughout EMDR therapy programs. In addition to her private practice and consultation work, she is a University instructor, teaching graduate level counseling courses on trauma, crisis, development and self care, among others. Her enjoyment of teaching, coupled with her experience and commitment to the field of EMDR therapy, motivated her to become an EMDRIA Approved Trainer so that she could share the practice changing therapy of EMDR with others.
Tamra’s teaching style is warm and engaging. She greatly enjoys educating others about EMDR and sharing her enthusiasm for this remarkable therapy. For information about Tamra’s therapy practice, or to schedule an EMDR therapy or consultation appointment, please visit Tamra’s private practice website at: GreenwoodCounselingCenter.com
About Our Consultation Facilitators:
Barbara Sheehan-Zeidler, MA, LPC
Barbara is an EMDRIA Approved Consultant. Her passion for EMDR therapy stems from personal and professional experiences, and she delights with her clients when they move from a dysfunctional “old tape” to more functional “new tape”. Thanks to this deep awakening and awareness of healthier thoughts and beliefs about themselves, clients experience the world differently as a result of this empowering change.
Barbara takes great pleasure in providing EMDR therapy consultation to both groups and to individual EMDR therapy novice clinicians to help them hone their unique style when it comes to successfully utilizing their EMDR skills.
In addition to her private practice and EMDR therapy consulting, Barbara is on the Board of Directors for the Colorado Sandplay Therapy Association; is the co-host for monthly Wellness Webinars; and regularly speaks at local, state, and national events. For more information about Barbara and her practice, please visit her website at www.creativeandcaringcounseling.com.
David McDonald, MS, LPC, CACIII
David is an EMDRIA Certified Therapist and an EMDR Consultant-in-Training. He has a passion for providing counseling to people struggling with challenges in life, helping them learn to believe in themselves, have self-confidence and an enhanced sense of self-worth. He has particular interest in working with individuals who have served their country.
As a 20 year veteran of the Navy and a private practice counselor since 2000, he works with individuals and couples who struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma, addictions and relational issues. He has worked in a variety of settings (residential, out-patient, community mental health, private practice) providing mental health and substance abuse treatment interventions. He enjoys providing supervision to clinicians seeking licensure and is committed to helping therapists learn to effectively incorporate EMDR therapy into their practices.
David is dedicated to significant and lasting change and believes EMDR therapy is a truly effective vehicle to achieve that objective. For more information about David and his practice, please visit his website at www.dwmcdonald.com.
Stephen Rodgers, LCSW
Stephen is a EMDRIA Certified Therapist and EMDRIA Consultant-in-Training who specifically works with adult and young men who have gone through traumatic experiences. Stephen has a passion for working with this underserved population and breaking the stigma of men seeking therapy. Through EMDR, the individuals he works with experience a profound change in the way they view themselves and the world.
Seeing the significant improvements with individuals in his private practice, Stephen extended his education and reach by offering EMDRIA approved consultation for his fellow colleagues. Personally, Stephen is a new father and is enjoying his new role in life.
In addition to EMDR Stephen uses Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and mindfulness based therapy in his practice. Men are often not utilizing such practices as yoga, mindfulness, meditation. He seeks to introduce them and weave them into their daily lives. Stephen is also a member of the EMDRIA Professional Development Subcommittee. For more information on Stephen and his practice visit http://rodgerscounseling.com/
Sadie Smith, LMFT
Sadie is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has recently relocated to Denver after spending the last eight years working for county mental health agencies in Cody, Wyoming and Frisco, Colorado, as well as running her own private practice in Bozeman, Montana and spending some time living and working abroad. For the first three years of her career, Sadie worked as the Early Intervention Family Therapist for Yellowstone Behavioral Health Center in Cody, WY where she developed many skills in treating children ages 0-5 and their families. Sadie worked specifically with many children in the local Head Start program and families engaged with child protective services. While working in Colorado, Sadie worked with a local drug court team and developed skills and experience treating clients struggling with substance abuse issues and the systemic problems substance abuse creates. In private practice, Sadie works as a generalist and enjoys treating many different issues and age groups.
Sadie is also a Certified EMDR clinician and an EMDRIA Approved Consultant with specialized training in utilizing EMDR to treat pre-verbal trauma, structural dissociation and applying EMDR principles to treating very young children. In addition to providing quality EMDR treatment to her clients, Sadie also enjoys providing EMDR training and consultation to other clinicians. For more information on Sadie and her practice, visit http://www.akesocounseling.com.