Licensed Clinical Social Worker | Registered Play Therapist
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Registered Play Therapist, Tracey has over 12 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families in school and outpatient settings. She utilizes a “whole-body, whole-brain” approach in which play therapy and mindfulness practices are typically incorporated. Tracey is trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) with a specific emphasis on its’ application to children and adolescents. Play therapy and EMDR interventions allow the opportunity to use all parts of the brain, leading to improved understanding and healing. “Expect for therapy sessions to be dynamic and rooted in evidenced-based practices as we move towards positive change.”
“I am passionate about working with children, teens, adults and families. Self-exploration is brave and important work, and I am committed to supporting individuals and families in that work, while strengthening bonds within the family. A strong partnership with parents and caregivers is key to developing long-lasting success, so together I work with children and families to overcome traumatic experiences, emotional distress, behavioral concerns, and relational difficulties.”
A little bit about me:
I grew up in northwest Arkansas and went to the University of North Texas for my undergraduate degree in Spanish and then Arizona State University for my graduate degree in Social Work. I have lived somewhat of an eclectic life in which travel and learning about different cultures was my main goal for many years. This led me to live in England, Costa Rica, Guatemala, and the Dominican Republic, in addition to various states in the U.S. I moved back to northwest Arkansas in 2016 with my daughter in order to be closer to family. When I’m not working, I enjoy being active (playing tennis, biking, running), spending time in nature, and having fun with my family.