Tami Denton Phelps, Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CMHC), is the mother of 10 children, resulting from a “blending” of children in her second marriage after the death of her first husband. She is happily married to Leland Phelps and resides in Tremonton, Utah. Tami is an Arizonan native and attended school at Snow College in Ephraim, Utah, and Utah State University in Logan, Utah.
Tami spent many of her child-raising years as a teacher in east Texas and considers the south her “home.” While an elementary school teacher, Tami was called “the child whisperer.” She decided to get her master’s degree in counseling because she wanted to help kids on a deeper level through trauma.
Tami is very excited to be part of the team at NeuroTherapy and Trauma Center of Utah, bridging the mind and body to work more effectively together. She currently works with populations that include trauma history, attachment difficulty, behavioral concerns and addictions. She runs group work teaching psychoeducational skills and likes to spend her time pursuing techniques that benefit her clients.
Her hobbies include quilting, hiking, walking, reading, canning, watching movies, and playing games with her children. Her current favorite games include Settlers of Catan, chess, and various card games. On her bucket list is a goal to hike the Grand Canyon and to be a grandmother.
Tami sees clients at our main office in Clinton, Utah, as well as at an extension office in Tremonton, Utah.
What Others Say About Tami
“Tami is skilled at helping children and young teenagers to overcome past traumas and damaged relationships. She has a way of making therapy fun and engaging, while still teaching valuable life lessons. She helps the child to work through difficult emotions in a way that is comfortable and life changing.
“She excels at supporting parents to set guidelines and rules that will keep their child safe and build a positive connection between the parent and child. She is understanding of multiple life circumstances and helps children in a way that makes them feel safe and heard.
“I have never heard a child say they don’t want to go to therapy with Tami, because she helps them in a way that doesn’t make them feel ‘different’ or like they have ‘problems.’ She uses fun games and activities to help them work through behaviors and build on what they are good at. She makes each session unique to each child based on what that child enjoys.
“Parents love Tami because she is firm when she needs to be with children, but does so in a way that helps the child feel cared about and supported. She truly has a gift with children and young teens!”