Shellie D. Ruge, LPC, LMHC, LIMHP, CPC


EMDR Certified Therapist

EMDR Consultant

EMDR Trainer

Online Therapy

About Me

I am a licensed professional counselor and am a EMDRIA Approved Consultant/Certified Therapist.. I enjoy working with multiple adult populations and issues and have extensive experience with the transgender population and first responders. I enjoy working with many types of trauma; including cultural, developmental, and attachment trauma. I am independently licensed in Arizona, Iowa, and Nebraska. I am an EMDR trainer with EMDR Consulting and teach in-person in Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado Springs; and teach virtually as well.

Education & Experience

I have a Masters in Community Counseling and multiple advanced EMDR trainings. I have also studied multiple subcortical approaches over the years including hypnosis, Brainspotting, Internal Family Systems, and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. I integrate all of these modalities with EMDR.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations


Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • ADD/ADHD/Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Addictions
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • 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+


  • English