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About tamra@greenwoodcounselingcenter.com

Tamra Hughes, MA, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Centennial, Colorado. She is an EMDRIA Approved Consultant and Trainer and EMDR Certified Therapist, providing both EMDR trainings and consultation to clinicians as well as specializing in EMDR therapy for people seeking help with trauma, grief and other anxiety related disorders.

Tips to Manage Stress in the Workplace

Tips to Manage Stress in the Workplace Today’s executives and employees are struggling like never before to manage stress that results from increased competition and productivity pressure.  Often in today's workplace, employers expect higher productivity and longer work hours which has led many into feelings of depression and anxiety. Recent research findings show that the [...]

Learning to Forgive Yourself

Ruminating and worrying about mistakes you have made can be very frustrating, anxiety provoking and shame inducing.  Making mistakes is an inherent part of life, but knowing how to acknowledge them, learn from them, let go of them and move on can be challenging at best.  Here are some tips to help in the process [...]

Anxiety in Kids: Helping Your Child Manage Their Worries

  If you have a child who struggles with anxiety, it can be challenging to know how to best help them to cope and recover from it.   Children may become clingy or defiant, reclusive, tired from lack of sleep, or tearful.  As a parent, it can be both heartbreaking and frustrating to see them struggle.  [...]

Take Things Personally? Here are Tips to Help

As human beings, we crave connection.  We desire acceptance and feel that the acceptance  is imperative to maintaining  connection.  As a result, we often take things personally when we worry too much about what others think of us. Throughout our lives, we form and maintain relationships of different depths, and we interact with others on [...]

Signs Your Relationship With Yourself Needs Work

We all know that relationships need work, and in general, what we put into them is what we get out of them. No doubt, you are careful about putting significant effort into your marriage and family. You most likely put time and thought into your relationships with friends, neighbors, and coworkers. But how often do [...]

How to Talk to a Teen Who Refuses to Talk

It’s no secret that the teenage years are tough. It can feel like the child that once depended on you for just about everything now wants just about nothing to do with you.   Parenting through the teenage years can feel like a foreign territory, regardless of how many children you’ve raised. You can rest [...]

Dispelling Myths About EMDR Therapy

Many EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapists receive calls each week from potential clients who have heard about EMDR therapy, but have received misinformation about what it is and how it works.   There are myths about EMDR floating around related to the  duration of the therapy, the way the therapy is conducted or the [...]

Healing PTSD: How to feel empowered

Seeking help following a trauma, or even when seeking methods for healing PTSD months or years following the trauma, typically invokes significant feelings of vulnerability. Experienced trauma therapists are aware of the fragile nature of their work. Trauma clients often struggle to figure out how to navigate through seeking  treatment for healing PTSD and finding [...]

Tips for Managing PTSD

PTSD, the acronym for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, can be an invasive and crippling disorder that is the unfortunate aftermath of trauma. The depression, re-intrusive thoughts, panic and anxiety can take a huge toll on quality of life. Although most people seek therapy for this disorder, they struggle with managing PTSD in between sessions. Here [...]

What is the Difference Between PTSD and Complex PTSD?

There is extensive information in the media these days describing PTSD, and as a result many people are generally familiar with it's symptoms.  I often receive calls for therapy from potential clients stating that they believe they have PTSD. They are feeling anxious, depressed and are having re-intrusive thoughts about a traumatic experience. Although these [...]