Tracie specializes in the treatment of trauma and mind-body based approaches including Somatic Experiencing and Yoga with experience in healing trauma, anxiety, depression, addictive and compulsive behavior, pain, family, and couples. As a former special education teacher, she is comfortable addressing parenting, behavior, and school concerns.
Her approach to therapy is client-centered, positive, strength-based, grounded in psychology, neuroscience, and biology. Though diagnosis informs her work, she is careful not to let labels get in the way of healing and recovery. No matter what therapeutic modality she’s working with, Tracie’s intention is to remain open, curious, and nonjudgmental.
Tracie holds a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy. She is a yoga instructor trained in Viniyoga at the 500-hour level and is trained in Somatic Experiencing at the Advanced Level.
What would I say to someone considering therapy or counseling for the first time?
There is a quote by an Aboriginal leader that sums up how I perceive my role in the therapeutic process, not as a helper but as a partner, “If you have come here to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together”.
What I like to do for fun:
I enjoy spending time outdoors, cooking, and learning new things.