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About Greenwood Counseling Center

Greenwood Counseling Center provides mental health counseling in Lakewood, CO and Centennial, CO. Therapists at Greenwood Counseling Center provide anxiety treatment, PTSD treatment, grief counseling, trauma counseling, couples counseling, child and adolescent counseling, and more. Founder, Tamra Hughes, MA, LPC, is an EMDRIA Approved Training Provider, EMDRIA Approved Consultant and EMDR Certified therapist and has put together a team of clinicians that all specialize in this form of therapy.

Understanding PTSD Symptoms

The experience of having PTSD symptoms (Posttraumatic Stress Disorder) can be overwhelming and frustrating for someone who has experienced a traumatic event.  With PTSD, the feelings of anxiety and depression are compounded by being easily triggered into a panic state, having flashbacks and nightmares, and having intrusive thoughts about the event.  There may even be [...]

When Your Child Won’t Sleep

Are you exhausted because your child won't sleep?  Does your child struggle to fall asleep at night? Have you found yourself in an endless, exhausting bedtime routine with your child and you are unsure of how to break it? There could be a number of reasons why your child struggles to fall asleep or can’t [...]

Reconsidering Negative Self-Beliefs

The crazy thing about life (one of many) is that very few things are certainties, and very few things are all good or all bad, and yet we label ourselves, label others, judge situations and try to create order in doing so. This process often leads to detrimental negative self-beliefs that keep us stuck in [...]

Finding Meaning in Life

A burning question that plagues many people in today’s society, possibly more than ever before in history, is how one goes about finding meaning in life.  The irony of this quest is that it is not in the act of pursuing meaning that one finds it.  It is actually a byproduct of pursuing other goals. [...]

Posttraumatic Growth: From Surviving to Thriving

The pursuit of happiness and thriving is deep-seated in each of us, yet can feel unattainable for some who are struggling to recover from trauma or complex trauma.  There are inspiring stories of triumph and success that make the news every day, and other stories that reside in the quieter spaces, not as obvious to [...]

Helping Children Manage Anxiety Following School Shootings

In the wake of recent school tragedies, many people are asking how to best help children manage anxiety following school shootings. Parents across the country are struggling to find the best ways to address their children’s concerns of safety at school. It is also extremely anxiety provoking for parents and yet what children need is for [...]

Teen Suicide: Talking with Your Teen

Teen Suicide: Talking with Your Teen Teen suicide is an epidemic in this era and it is terrifying, leaving so many people wondering what we can do about it. Suicide trends show us that we have lost nearly 45,000 lives to suicide in 2016 and suicide rates went up more than 30% since 1999.In Colorado [...]

How to Prepare for EMDR Therapy

Are you considering EMDR therapy  (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy) to address a trauma history, anxiety, loss or another emotional disturbance? If you have begun the process of looking for an EMDR therapist and are either still searching, or are waiting to begin the therapy, you may find yourself wondering what you can do [...]

What to Look For in an EMDR Therapist

EMDR therapy is fast becoming a common therapy in which many therapists are trained.  That said, not all clinicians are correctly using EMDR therapy, which can be ineffective, upsetting or destabilizing for clients. This is unfortunate because there is so much potential for healing that can come from good EMDR therapy, but it can be hard to [...]

7 Steps to Jump Start Personal Growth

The human search for happiness is as inherent as our instinct to breathe.  We all want satisfaction, contentment and joy in our lives. From the time of our first entrance into the world, we are seeking means to feel good about ourselves and our circumstances, whatever they may be.  The search for happiness entails growth.  [...]