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Tami DeCoteau


Dr. Tami De Coteau is an enrolled member of the Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara Nation and a descendant of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa. She is a licensed clinical psychologist and a Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) practitioner. TBRI is a therapeutic model that trains caregivers to provide effective support for at-risk children. She is also trained in various other trauma treatment modalities including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), somatic processing, attachment intervention, neuro-sequential model of therapeutics (NMT), and trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT). Dr. De Coteau has extensive experience working with patients who suffer from complex trauma, neurodevelopmental disorders, grief, anxiety, depression, and suicidal thinking. Dr. De Coteau has worked in a variety of outpatient settings and with a diverse patient population, including Veterans and Native Americans.

Aside from clinical work, Dr. De Coteau has given numerous lectures on how trauma impacts attachment and brain development, in-school strategies for working with traumatized children, and historical trauma. Dr. De Coteau serves as Vice-Chair of the Commission.

She received the Indian Health Service 2009 Health Professional of the Year Award for outstanding service and the American Psychological Foundation 2010 Early Career Award for providing culturally competent practice techniques for Native Americans and for developing training programs in rural, underserved areas.

Dr. De Coteau obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of North Dakota and a doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology in 2003 from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with specialization in the cognitive-behavioral treatment of anxiety disorders for adults, adolescents and children.


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