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Welcome to Erica Tatum-Sheade

Licensed Psychotherapist and Mom to tiny humans. Changing the world one story at a time.


Upcoming Events

Women Thrive Book Launch

February 25th 

The stories of eight phenomenal women in this book stand testament to what is possible and how strong and determined women are; when we come together, we are unstoppable. 

More than just a book – this may be someone’s survival guide and a light at the end of the tunnel when life is looking bleak and uncertain. This book has the power to change or even save someone’s life. 

Through this book you will gain: 

  • Relatable, shareable stories to make you laugh, cry, and feel less alone

  • Powerful insights around our shared experiences as women making an impact

  • Actionable advice from inspiring and self-empowered women who’ve overcome unthinkable adversities in life 

BOLD Young Adult Group

March 5th 2023

The BOLD™ group is a 6-week courage-building group for young adults 18-24 based on Dr. Brené Brown’s research. Participants will engage in activities focusing on values, courage, vulnerability, and authenticity. Participants will be given the opportunity to identify and process what is getting in the way of being their truest selves and develop strategies to become a more authentic version of themselves. Participants will gain coping skills, address self-worth and self-esteem issues and work collaboratively with their peers.

Braving Private Practice Group

July 16th 2023

Join Erica Tatum-Sheade, LCSW, and Ryan M. Sheade, LCSW for a 6-month closed-group intensive for a select group of professionals that are ready to either start or level up their private practices!  Erica is a Certified Daring Way Facilitator, and this group has been developed based on the theories and research of Dr. Brene Brown, Dr. Alfred Adler, Dr. Aaron Beck, and Dr. Irvin Yalom.


SSWAAZ Presentation

March 2nd 2023

Empowering Girls of Color in The Classroom- This workshop explores the barriers that influence educational outcomes for girls of color and explore ways to support and empower them in the classroom setting Using the principles of Culturally Responsive Teaching, Black Feminist Theory, and Adlerian Theory, the workshop will explore how school social workers can best support the needs of girls in the classroom.

Beyond Diversity Presentation

Presentation for the Arizona Association for Play Therapy focused on incorporating  multicultural orientation in Play Therapy

March 10th 2023

Beyond Cultural Competency-Online

April 17th, 2023

Most of us understand that to be truly and fully “culturally competent” is impossible, but that to remain humble and open is the most important step toward developing the meaningful connections needed for us as individuals and also for our organizations. Only by pulling back the layers of our own identities and those of our clients can we truly ensure that not only we but also our practices themselves are truly humble and open to growth and change when new cultural learning presents itself. Join Erica Tatum-Sheade LCSW and Ryan M. Sheade, LCSW for “Beyond Cultural Competency,” where over the course of three hours we will dive deeply into cultural differences and how to most effectively foster competency/humility in ourselves as practitioners and in our organizations. This class meets the requirements for the necessary three hours of cultural competency training in a licensure cycle under the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners

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