Tracy Tackett, M.Ed., LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Master of Education in Guidance and Counseling, Lincoln University, Jefferson City, MO, 2017. Bachelors of Art in Psychology, Columbia College, Columbia, MO, 2009
- Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
- Somatic and Attachment Focused Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (S.A.F.E. EMDR)
Tracy has worked in the mental health field for 18 years providing direct care to clients in hospital and residential settings, case management services, and counseling services.
Tracy began working in the mental health field in 2002 at Fulton State Hospital, where she worked for six years in direct care with clients as a Forensic Rehabilitation Specialist. She has worked for two local community mental health agencies for the past 12 years. She has been providing counseling services to adult clients since 2017.
Approach to Therapy
Tracy’s counseling approach is person-centered, meaning that she takes a nondirective, empathic approach that empowers and motivates the client in the therapeutic process. Trauma-informed, Tracy prefers to focus on the client’s story- “what happened to you” - instead of “what is wrong with you.”
Tracy works collaboratively with clients to identify goals, strengths, and the steps toward greater self-awareness, healing, empowerment, fulfillment, and personal growth.
Tracy incorporates various counseling techniques and therapies to meet individual needs, including cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). She uses these techniques to teach clients to challenge and change unhelpful thinking patterns and to practice mindfulness skills.
Tracy has training and experience with somatic and attachment-focused eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy (S.A.F.E. EMDR), which provides relief and healing from disturbance related to memories, experiences, and trauma.
Tracy is willing to think outside the box and make adjustments during treatment to facilitate maximum benefit and progress.
Tracy aspires to ensure her clients feel comfortable, safe, accepted, understood, validated, inspired, and encouraged.
Specialties and Interest
Tracy’s specialties include depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, life stressors, grief and loss, substance use, relationship difficulties, and trauma.
Tracy has spent most of her life in the Mid-Missouri area, married for 30 years, and has three children and one grandchild. Born into a growing family, Tracy is the oldest of 7 siblings. Tracy enjoys singing, walking, biking on the Katy Trail, and spending time with family and friends.
To schedule an appointment, call 573-644-7909, ext. 0
To schedule an appointment call 573-644-7909.