Member Spotlight: Erica Tatum-Sheade | NAWBO

Erica Tatum-Sheade   |   Integrated Mental Health Associates


 

Erica Tatum-Sheade, LCSW is a Licensed Child and Adolescent Therapist and the co-owner of Integrated Mental Health Associates (IMHA) in Scottsdale, Arizona.  She provides both group and individual sessions to children, adolescents, and families. Erica is also a Certified Daring Way Facilitator and a Regional Co-Lead in the Rocky Mountain Southwest States for the Daring Way. She provides groups for Women (Rising Strong, Daring Greatly, and The Gifts of Imperfection) based on the work by Dr. Brene Brown, and she also provides groups for girls age 8-18 using a curriculum she created called G.E.M.S. (Girls Empowered, Motivated, and Strong).  Erica sits on the boards of the Arizona Play Therapy Association and Kid in the Corner (a suicide awareness non-profit), and she serves as Chaplain for the Sun Valley Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc.  She also volunteers as a Court-Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for Maricopa County and as a school representative for United Parent Council in her school district. In addition to providing therapy at IMHA while also serving as Director of Operations,  Erica also provides workshops and trainings through the Arizona Institute for Advanced Psychotherapy Training (AzIAPT) and speaks publicly on mental health topics with her husband Ryan M. Sheade, LCSW.

 

Last year her practice provided almost 8,000 individual therapy sessions amongst the staff.  They believe in providing open, professional, and (above all) effective mental health services to all who walk through our doors.  To see that they were able to help so many people, especially during a global pandemic, and to even expand our staff during that time as well is something Erica is very proud of.  In reality, at the core she is most proud of the growth she sees in her clients, and in the work they put in to improve their lives.