I’m Tracy, and I am a practicing pre-licensed mental health counselor (MHC-LP) in New York. Originally from the Midwest, I came to New York to get to know the many stories that shape city dwellers’ lives. So far, I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know college students, families, adolescents, and others who call the many boroughs of this city home.
I received my Master of Arts and Master of Education in Psychological Counseling at Teachers College, Columbia University in 2017. I completed my clinical internship at Fordham University Office of Career Services and received clinical supervision at Fordham University Counseling and Psychological Services. I have provided family therapy and collaborated with individual therapists at the New York Foundling, supported families in navigating the child welfare system, and created strategies to effectively communicate with their teens. Currently, I receive intensive training and supervision weekly as a Level 1 CBT Psychotherapist at The Feeling Good Center for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). I have experience utilizing evidenced-based models (i.e. therapy supported by research) to create measurable, clear, and concise goals with clients. I am due to become a licensed mental health counselor, LMHC, in the State of New York in November 2019.
In my spare time, I enjoy attending to my own mental health and wellness through weekly therapy, reading, going to a local workout class, and exploring more of what the Big Apple has to offer.
Not unlike most people, I also find myself becoming so easily frustrated with the daily obstacles of the beautiful disaster we call new york: the train that just won’t move, the rain that just won’t go away, the sweltering humidity that won’t keep me dry, the person who won’t give me space, the rent that just won’t do down, the meetings that keep piling up. The truth is these obstacles will not magically disappear, and they will continue to be stressful,but how we deal with them can change how they effect our daily moods drastically.
You may have school, long work hours, family members to take care of, and other bills and errands that need to be crossed off your list. In between making ends meet, you may not have room in your life for therapy. It may even seem like a luxury! The stress you experience may even be good for you to continue keeping up with these daily routines. It really is up to you if you feel that working with me and CBT will be realistic for managing daily life and its stressors.
However, Denzel Washington once said, “Ease is a greater threat to progress than hardship”. If you find that what you’ve been doing so far hasn’t been working, then maybe it’s time for a change. In order to gain the skills to cope with life’s challenges, you’ll have to be committed to rolling up your sleeves with me and doing the work.
If you’re still interested in learning more, working with me, or seeing if CBT Treatment is the best fit for you, click below for more information!
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