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Tracey Thomas

Tracey Thomas

29 years of experience
Solution oriented

Hello, I'm Tracey. Did you know that people do one of two things when they feel like no one is listening? The person either repeats oneself over and over or just stops talking. Did you know that research supports that any person surviving an adverse or traumatic experience will need on average about 7 times to tell their story to begin the healing process? Do you feel tied to a toxic dynamic with one or both of your parents despite you being an adult that has left you living in the past and feeling like a burden, not measuring up, chasing that parent in hopes of a glimmer of insight while finding many of your current life domains are plagued with patterns of problems? Then you are in the right place. I counsel and coach individuals and couples on how these historical, upbringing-related thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are immobilizing you and your relationships with others. People pleasing, perfectionism, avoidance, and anxiety from worry about what others think of you are just some of the ways it can show up in adulthood. Whatever you are experiencing, from trauma to depression to anxiety to addictive behaviors, it does not need to go with you moving forward. You deserve and should be encouraged and supported to be You as You Define You according to your values and beliefs. I'm ready to start helping you find You. We will use a holistic approach that encompasses various approaches, but seeks to take the weight of the world off your shoulders and allows for being human. You know it's time to get started and overdue. So, let's get going on taking You Back.

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

In the first session, I try and gather as much information as possible and get an understanding of one or two things you are wanting to address. I provide feedback as to how the treatment would be approached, but also try and send an email out with some additional feedback and handouts to put context around what you have discussed.

What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?

The holistic approaches can include reframing distorted thoughts, allowing for a wide range of feeling expression, identifying and communicating effectively while setting boundaries, aligning to your values and beliefs, and developing an internal self-talk dialogue that is devoid of self-attacks, but lifts with encouragement, a learning approach, and moves forward.

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

I've worked for 23 years in child and family welfare services focusing on Reactive Attachment Disorder and PTSD. I specialize in parental alienation syndrome and the impact of divorce on families' specific training in domestic violence, sexual abuse, and neglect. I am a certified Family Mediator in Illinois and Missouri. Over the past six years, I have focused primarily on the state forensic population with training in personality disorders and psychotic disorders.

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