LCSW, Registered Play Therapist
Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Trauma, EMDR, Play Therapy, Adults, Teens
Medicaid, Allwell, Ambetter, BCBS, Medicare, Qualchoice, BCBS Federal, BCBS Mercy, BCBS Medical
As a Licensed Certified Social Worker, Tracey has over 15 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families in school, community and outpatient settings. She utilizes a holistic approach with elements of mindfulness, compassion, and a “whole-body, whole-brain” perspective. Tracey is trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) with a specific emphasis on its application to trauma, anxiety, and grief. EMDR interventions allow the opportunity to use all parts of the brain, leading to improved understanding and healing.
Tracey has specialized training in areas of compassion fatigue and resiliency. Additionally, she has served as an adjunct professor at the U of A and is currently working towards providing trainings for other healthcare providers. Tracey currently works with older teens and adults and provides services in both English and Spanish.
From Tracey: “I’m glad you are looking for someone to talk to! Maybe you are experiencing major life changes, struggling with depression or anxiety, dealing with trauma or relationship wounds, or just feeling stuck or in “auto-pilot” mode. Whatever is bringing you to therapy, I want to reassure you that I am ready to sit with you, listen with my whole heart, and help you work towards the goals you have (and you decide those). Together we will work to forge a path of more peace, connection, and fulfillment with yourself and in your life.”
Tracey believes we all need a space to process life and she is honored to get to be a part of that healing process. She has been described as “down to earth” and “easy to talk to” and takes care to provide a space free of judgment or bias where concerns can be worked through in a way that is focused on positive change. Expect for therapy sessions to be dynamic and rooted in evidence-based practices.
Tracey grew up in Northwest Arkansas and went to the University of North Texas for her undergraduate degree in Spanish and then Arizona State University for her graduate degree in Social Work. She has a love for travel and learning about different cultures, which led her to live in England, Costa Rica, Guatemala, and the Dominican Republic, in addition to various states in the U.S. Tracey moved back to northwest Arkansas in 2016 with her daughter in order to be closer to family. When she is not working, she enjoys being active (playing tennis, biking, running), spending time in nature, and having fun with her family.