Tamra Hughes, MA, LPC
GCC Founder & Executive Director
EMDRIA Approved Trainer
EMDRIA Approved Consultant
EMDR Certified Therapist
I have spent nearly two decades working with many individuals and couples from throughout the southern metropolitan Denver area. I am passionate about both running this group counseling practice and working with my amazing clients. In addition, I train clinicians in the use of EMDR therapy through my training business, EMDR Center of the Rockies. I love to teach and have served as an Affiliate Faculty member at Regis University in their School for Professional Studies, teaching a variety of classes in their Master’s in Counseling program, and have spent many years serving in various roles within EMDRIA (EMDR International Association), most currently as a member of the Board of Directors.
My areas of clinical expertise are primarily in work with clients of all ages struggling with trauma and complex trauma, anxiety, stress, grief, relationships and life transitions. I also enjoy helping clients who are interested in addressing their issues through the lens of their spirituality.
Tiffany Freer, LCSW
EMDRIA Approved Consultant-in-Training
EMDR Certified Therapist
I have been providing counseling services in the Denver area since 2014, when I moved here from Texas. Although I work with people of all ages, I especially enjoy working with children. I love to use creativity, spontaneity, and humor (a must!) in my sessions. I use several modalities of treatment, including play therapy, behavioral therapy, cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused CBT, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Dialectal Behavioral Therapy, although my primary focus of treating clients is using EMDR therapy.
My approach is client-centered and solution-focused. I utilize a variety of tools that are integrated into a personalized plan for each person. I am passionate about using EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy) and additional evidence-based therapies such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Informed Care, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. I include mindfulness and stress management techniques when working with my clients.
I have a deeply rooted passion for empowering others, especially children, teens, and young adults. I became distinctly aware of this while working in Peru with children with autism during my sophomore year of college. For over a decade, I have continued to work with children and adolescents in numerous settings, including victim witness services, serving as a respite house manager, providing school therapy, community therapy, as well as providing therapy at Rocky Mountain Pediatrics collaborating with physicians for treatment. All have provided me unique experiences and have expanded my ability to provide specialized support for my clients with whatever life challenge they may be facing. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and I take pride in continuing to grow as a therapist through experience and extensive advanced trainings.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Colorado. I obtained my B.A. from University of Vermont in 2004 and my M.A. in Psychology from University of Denver in 2009. I became licensed in 2011. I am certified in EMDR therapy through Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association (EMDRIA).
I became interested in counseling after teaching High School in Massachusetts when I realized I enjoyed the one-on-one supportive relationship I had with my students and their parents. As a graduate student in 2008 I began my counseling career working with both adolescents and adults in the criminal justice system. There, I saw how complex trauma, dysfunctional family systems, and systemic problems contributed to mental health issues and created serious consequences for both the individual and society. Following graduation I decided to focus my professional career on the impact of trauma, both systemically and for the individual. Over the next 9 years I worked in non-profit agencies, gaining a great deal of experience with clients of all ages and moving into supervisory and management roles. I eventually ended my work in the non-profit sector after three years as a Clinical Director, overseeing the clinical services for 100+ children and families. I now provide therapeutic services in private practice as part of the counseling team at Greenwood Counseling Center. Currently, I hold a number of positions beyond my private practice I am an adjunct faculty member of Regis University, teach for Parenting After Divorce, and work part-time to provide trauma counseling for Police and First Responders.
Following several years of working as the EMDR Center of the Rockies training coordinator, Julie now brings her energy and organization to the team at Greenwood Counseling Center while continuing her role coordinating EMDR trainings. Prior to her work with Greenwood Counseling Center and EMDR Center of the Rockies, she spent many years working in the school system as a teacher, volunteer and raising three children. Julie brings her warmth and positive energy to the intake of phone calls for Greenwood Counseling Center, and directs callers to the appropriate therapist.
Julie is a lifelong Colorado resident and loves spending time with her family, her beloved dog, and enjoying numerous outdoor activities including golf, hiking and more.