Tamra Hughes, MA, LPC
GCC Founder & Executive Director
EMDRIA Approved Trainer
EMDRIA Approved Consultant
EMDR Certified Therapist
I am the owner and founder of Greenwood Counseling Center and am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Colorado. I have been in private practice since early 2004 working with many wonderful individuals and couples from throughout the southern metropolitan Denver area. In addition to my counseling practice, I train clinicians in the use of EMDR therapy through my training business, EMDR Center of the Rockies. I 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. My areas of 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.
Anna Carnes, MA, LPC
EMDR Certified Therapist
After 20+ years in the mental health field, I am considered a Trauma Recovery Specialist. I became an Eye Movement Desensitization and ReprocessingTherapist though EMDR Center of the Rockies, and I am very pleased to offer this technique to assist my clients in their healing journeys. My background and experience includes hospital internships, school counseling, teaching Abnormal Psychology and Human Development at the college level, career counseling and private practice. While living in New Zealand, I co-created a suicide prevention curriculum for schools, was featured in national magazines, radio programs, and spoke to hundreds of teens on solution-oriented coping skills. I still teach in our community and actively pursue my own continuing education classes, seminars and certifications on the subjects of mental and physical health.
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 the past 10 years, I have continued to work with children and adolescents in multiple settings, including victim witness services, a respite house manager, in school therapy, community therapy, as well as providing therapy at Rocky Mountain Pediatrics where I collaborate with physicians for treatment. All have provided me unique experiences and have expanded my ability to provide support for all of my clients with whatever life challenge they may be facing. I am currently working toward licensure, LPC-C, and I take pride in continuing to grow as a therapist through experience and multiple 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.