Barbara Sheehan-Zeidler, MA

Licensed Professional Counselor

Pronouns: She/Her

I believe my counseling niche encompasses helping people process grief and heal pain, find their inner strength and wisdom, trust themselves again and lead satisfying and strong lives.

It is my hope that I provide my clients with an appropriate amount of support and validation, balanced with assertion of challenge and change.

Tidbits About Barbara

Behaviors That Shape Me Today

Practicing mindfulness, even when I don’t want to

Letting go of “good girl” and stepping into “wise woman”

Welcoming the power of my brave, true voice

Embracing imperfections and trusting resiliency

Respecting my intellect along with my intuition

Beliefs That Influence Me Today

When I live according to my values, I live a life of integrity

Learning is a lifelong commitment, this includes Self exploration

We are designed to survive, and when we heal our wounds…we thrive

Healthy boundaries support healthy relationships

We’re all on our own life’s journey, and we’re not meant to be alone

Career Lessons That Impact Me Today

Healing happens… in unexpected and delightful ways

Trauma can keep a person “stuck”, and therapy can help them get “unstuck”

Mindfulness isn’t necessarily easy to do but is imperative to our well being

Curiosity cannot co-exist with judgement, and curiosity can lead to clarity

Nurturing my personal presence over clinical technique is vital for therapeutic change

Barbara’s Credentials

Regis University Graduate, MA Community Counseling, 2001, Summa Cum Laude

Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado

EMDRIA Approved EMDR Consultant and EMDR Certified

EMDR Training Provider

Internal Family Systems, Level 1

AEDP Immersion

Natural Processing, Level 5

Brainspotting, Level 1

Clinical Focus

The foundation of Barbara’s work centers around the premise of Therapeutic Presence.

“Therapeutic Presence” is the moment-to-moment attunement on a physical, emotional, cognitive, relational, and spiritual basis which invites a sense of safety, an experience of being heard, and a feeling of being understood.

This level of therapeutic presence invites the client to uncover and explore painful issues in a safe and supportive relational connection. From this place of presence, the clients own nature for healing and restored wholeness is supported, and moves them naturally toward long-lasting, positive therapeutic gains.

Barbara Sheehan-Zeidler, LPC

As a trauma-informed clinician, I work with the whole person – the body, the mind, and the spirit – as I believe all parts of Self can contribute to the successful and long-lasting resolution of what holds an individual back from living their best life.

Barbara Sheehan-Zeidler, MA, LPC

Barbara believes:

  • We instinctively adapt to survive.
  • What is learned can be unlearned.
  • Our true nature of wholeness never leaves us and, under the right circumstances, naturally emerges.


Barbara has advanced studies of:

  • EMDR Therapy
  • Internal Family Systems
  • Sandtray and Sandplay
  • Polyvagal Theory
  • Natural Processing: Integrating Somatic Psychotherapy with EMDR
  • Accelerated Experiential Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Brainspotting

Are you wondering if you would benefit from working with Barbara?

If so, I invite you to contact me for a free consultation to help you decide. Email, or call Barbara at 720-839-4720.