Counseling provided by Tracy Walters

Offering counseling for individuals, couples, families. Children and adults. Sessions are 50 minutes long.

My counseling practice is rooted in several deeply-held convictions. One, I believe that the therapeutic relationship between client and therapist is the single most important factor determining the counseling experience. Clients need to feel safe, comfortable, and valued in order to be able to share sensitive and difficult information. To this end, I aim to foster a supportive, judgement-free environment with an emphasis on trust and acceptance.  Second, I believe that counseling is a collaborative process- we work together to determine the issues that you would like to work on, always keeping in mind that you, the client, is the expert on your own story. To support this, I use an integrative approach with emphasis toward client-centered, strengths-based, narrative therapy, as well as cognitive behavioral therapy. Third, I believe in the power of ‘connection’ not only as an essential factor that boosts resilience (our innate capacity to recover from difficulties) and central predictor of overall sense of fulfillment, but as a fundamental human need. Of connection, psychologist and researcher Brene Brown says, “A deep sense of love and belonging is an irresistible need of all people. We are biologically, cognitively, physically, and spiritually wired to love, to be loved, and to belong. When those needs are not met, we don’t function as we were meant to. We break. We fall apart. We numb. We ache. We hurt others. We get sick”.  Through the course of counseling, we will work together to identify, repair, and restore the areas of ‘disconnect’ in your life, so that you may once again reap the mental and physical benefits of this fundamental human need.