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Tracy Rugg

Tracy Rugg


3 years of experience

Hello, I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in Illinois. I have worked in the field of Social Work for 24 years at the Bachelor's level, including case management for at-risk youth, CPS investigations and medical social work. I received my Master's of Science in Social Work from the University of Louisville and have been practicing for three years. I assist adults dealing with anxiety, depression and trauma with recognizing triggers/barriers to successful living and then learning to effectively reframe in order to be a better version of themselves.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

In our first session together, we will begin with introductions. We will talk in a broad sense about what brought you in today. I will ask you about the treatment goals that you have for yourself. If you don't have any at this time, no worries we can explore those together.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

Having been in the field of social work for over twenty years, I feel that I have a great deal of empathy for people in general. I have seen many things and tell clients that they are in a safe space and what they say will not be judged in any way. I also believe I have developed the skill of active listening which is absolutely vital for successful therapy. Together we can identify what your barrier is and develop a treatment plan that will help you be a more successful version of yourself.

About Tracy Rugg

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My treatment methods

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

CBT to help recognize negative thoughts and patterns of thinking and then begin reframing those into more positive thought processes.

Dialectical Behavior (DBT)

Used with CBT to begin to recognize and identify triggers and emotional responses to those triggers in order to learn to appropriately reframe.

Motivational Interviewing

Used to assist the client with exploring at a deeper level triggers, barriers to success, trauma, etc.