Shellie D. Ruge, LPC

EMDR Certified Therapist

EMDR Consultant

Education & Experience

I am a licensed professional counselor and am a EMDRIA Approved Consultant/Certified Therapist.. I specialize in the transgender population and first responders and their families. I work with children and adults. In addition to outpatient counseling, I am the program director of a non-profit resilience program called PITCH 4 KIDZ, which provides workshops and aftercare support for children who are growing up in families struggling with addiction and have experienced many types of trauma, including developmental and attachment trauma.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations


Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • ADD/ADHD/Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Addictions
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Mood Disorders
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • LGBTQ+


  • Aetna
  • Humana

ComPsych EAP for first responders only