Tracy has been working with children with special needs off and on since 2004. She earned her MA in Marriage & Family Therapy at Argosy University-Honolulu in Hawaii and found her niche while working as a substance abuse counselor for a treatment program in a correctional center for women incarcerated in the state of Hawaii.
After 2 years, Tracy and her family made the pre-planned move to Sweden, her husband’s homeland, in order to provide an opportunity for their children to learn more about their culture and language. During that time Tracy gained experience as a fitness instructor/retail business owner, caregiver, continued therapy for children with special needs and a case manager for adolescent refugees who sought asylum in Sweden.
Upon return to her home-state of California, Tracy continued to pursue a career in the substance abuse treatment field, which led to enrollment in a doctoral program. In the 3 years back, she continues to provide one on one services to children with special needs, while attending The Chicago School of Professional Psychology for the Applied Clinical Psychology program.Tracy has also obtained the RADT certification during a year-long practicum, increasing therapeutic experience by practicing evidence-based psychotherapy such as DBT, Seeking Safety, Mindfulness, and Trauma informed Mental Health.