Hi, I’m Tracy.
Are you a teen or adult who has been dealing with anxiety, depression, loneliness, relationship difficulties (conflict, tension, boundary struggles) and feeling overwhelmed, exhausted from all of your responsibilities, or triggered by recent or past trauma? You deserve to lighten your load. You deserve to decrease your suffering and receive support and encouragement. It would be a privilege to help and support you through this process.
If you’re looking for someone who is down to earth and are ready for change so you can create the life you want and become a better version of yourself, I may be the therapist for you! Trust and respect are keys to relationships. When we are working together, that is the foundation I strive to build so you can feel respected, safe, and supported when sharing your story.
I am a person-centered therapist which means I believe you have the strengths and potential to make the changes you want so you can have the kind of relationships, self-care, life balance, and peace you desire to have. Together we can dive into focusing on helping you understand and develop the skills, goals, and plan that will work for you. These goals will help you move toward the future you see for yourself. You can create a vision and reality of what is possible.
Additional Specialties & Approaches:
- Emotion Regulation
- Parenting challenges
- Domestic Violence
- Work stress and challenges
- Strengths-Based Therapy
- Parent Education and Support
- Trauma-Informed Practices
- M.S. Human Services, Community Counseling, National Louis University
- B.A. Psychology (Minor in Criminal Justice), Aurora University
Certifications, Credentials, & Specialized Trainings
- Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) – Illinois # 178005706
- Certified Domestic Violence Professional (CDVP)
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Interests, Passions, & Fun Facts about Tracy
A few fun facts about myself are that I enjoy playing board games that are more complex (unlike monopoly) as well as learning about European history. Additionally, I enjoy spending time reading (most genres from cozy mysteries to urban fantasy) and taking landscape nature photos while spending time walking in parks or forest preserves.