Tracey Wyatt, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She graduated from University of Houston, with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master’s in Clinical Psychology. Tracey moved here to Athens from Texas in 2007.
She has experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families. Tracey’s sees clients with issues that include anxiety, depression, substance use, trauma, eating disorders, pain management, weight loss surgery, life transitions, and LGBT issues. She has worked in various settings such as: residential programs for incarcerated youth, substance abuse treatment centers, schools, and outpatient mental health clinics.
Tracey enjoys helping clients learn how to apply coping skills in day to day life, recognize how past events impact their present emotions, and improve their ability to have successful relationships. Whether this is adjusting to new roles in life, coping with overwhelming depression or anxiety or enduring the stifling impact of traumatic experiences, there is all the aptitude needed to deal with these problems within the client. She can assist the client in developing and strengthening these skills needed to effectively manage their lives.
“I find it rewarding seeing my clients begin to gain trust, not only in the therapeutic relationship, but also in themselves. I do not take an expert approach with my client, but rather a partnership in working together so the client finds their confidence to move life in the direction desired,” shares Tracey.
“I find cognitive behavioral therapy useful for clients as it encourages awareness of automatic thoughts and how they can impact emotions and behaviors. I have also been trained in Internal Family Systems Model of therapy – effective in identifying past traumas, witness/validating these experiences, and unburdening them from the client. I strive to provide a safe, therapeutic environment to promote self-expression, self-healing, and growth towards self-actualization for each of my clients,” she concludes.
In addition to receiving clients at the Healing Arts Centre in Athens (Ga.), Tracey also has an office in Greenville, SC.:
101 East Park Avenue/ Greenville, SC 29601
To speak with Tracey and to schedule an appointment at either location, please call 1-800-340-8020.
coming in March: Letting Go of Shame
How do our lives change when we stop living in shame, fear, and disconnection, and start living with courage, compassion, and connection?
The participants of this newly forming group based on Brene Brown’s research will be invited to have a look at the thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that are holding them back and identify the new choices and practices that will move them toward more authentic and wholehearted living.
The primary focus is on developing shame resilience skills and developing daily practices that transform the way we live, love, parent, and lead.
The format: 2 small groups will meet in the office of Tracey Wyatt, LPC at the Healing Arts Centre. Tuesdays 5:30-7pm or Wednesdays 10:30-12noon.
Please call for screening: 1.800.340.8020
The inspiration: Brené Brown, Ph.D., LMSW is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past decade studying vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame.
Her 2010 TEDx Houston talk on the power of vulnerability is one of the most watched talks on TED.com, with over 15 million views. She gave the closing talk, Listening to Shame, at the 2012 TED Conference in Long Beach.
Brené is the author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead (2012). She is also the author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller The Gifts of Imperfection (2010), and I Thought It Was Just Me (2007).
For more info on Brene Brown’s groundbreaking research: http://brenebrown.com