Tracey Bratton

(LCSW)

About Me

Hi there! I’m Tracey.
Thanks for dropping by to get to know me a little. I’ve been a nurse for over 20 years. I went back to school after my youngest child graduated high school. I have both a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in social work. I also have a Master’s certificate in gerontology and am a trauma-focused parent/caregiver educator. I’ve been working as a therapist for 6 years. I work with all ages over seven years old.

My approach to therapy is person-centered, strengths-based, and eclectic. This means your treatment is individualized for you, drawing from different theoretical models. I’m a trauma-informed therapist, which means that if you’re dealing with trauma, I can help you work through it. I have experience working with people who have been challenged with depression, anxiety, PTSD, life transitions, life imbalance, parenting and work/career issues, compassion fatigue, and more.

Reaching out for help can be difficult for anyone, but it seems you've made the first step. Please know you're not on this journey alone. I will travel alongside you as you search, internally and externally, and find solutions to your challenges. My role in this partnership is being your collaborator, as you discover and utilize your strengths to make your life better -whatever that is to you. Now, let's get you started on your journey from survivor to thriver!

p.s. Here’s a little about me as a person.

My favorite:
Color - purple
Food - Mama’s cornbread dressing
Series - Stranger Things
Movie - hmmm… there are so many!
Pastime - family time
Holiday - all!
Guilty pleasure - right now, it’s Junkin' (thrifting old things and re-purposing them) reduce, reuse, recycle, repeat

***PLEASE NOTE- I AM TEMPORARILY OPENING SATURDAY SESSIONS. THESE WILL BE AVAILABLE AS CHAT SESSIONS ONLY.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression
  • Compassion fatigue
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Grief , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Coaching , ADHD , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #7249-C (Expires: 2020-11-30)


Reviews

Written by J.U. on Sep 13, 2020 after counseling with Tracey for 9 months on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

I have worked with Tracey for a few months now, and I can say it was one of the best decisions I made. To seek assistance in processing trauma is not easy but it is vital to put in the work. Tracey was always kind and responsive to my needs as a client. My relationship with my family and myself have greatly improved. I am grateful to have had her assistance during the pandemic. She helped me understand that this is a stressful time, and it is okay to feel the effects of it. I have struggled with my motivation for my graduate studies, and she helped me find the reason why. Anyone who gets to work with Tracey, if open will walk away better than before.

Written by A.R. on Aug 17, 2020 after counseling with Tracey for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

As a therapist myself, I look for two things for my own work (that I try to mimic) which is to both listen emphatically and also give the advice I need. I feel that Ms Bratton is a trustworthy and wise, generous and kind therapist who loves to listen! I can recommend her enough. I look forward to our weekly session and when she responds to my messages

Written by H.I. on Jul 25, 2020 after counseling with Tracey for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Tracey has been so great at making me feel comfortable and like I have hope to get better!

Written by K.A. on Jul 24, 2020 after counseling with Tracey for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

She’s great

Written by B.R. on Jul 15, 2020 after counseling with Tracey for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and career difficulties

Tracey is caring, compassionate, and a great listener who provides excellent feedback and insight. She prioritizes my wellbeing and is much appreciated.

Written by B.R. on Jul 14, 2020 after counseling with Tracey for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I wasnt sure what to expect with online counceling but right away Tracey Bratton showed herself to be compassionate and whip smart about the counciling she provides and how my goals can be worked upon. She seems to be able to see through to deeper meanings and problems for someone like me who (imo) already feels like they have a firm grasp on alot of concepts and my own problems. Couldnt recommend her more.

Written by T.O. on Jul 09, 2020 after counseling with Tracey for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd

We have meet with other counselors that didn’t listen fully and left us clueless on what to do next. Tracey really listens and gives good advice that is working. She is wonderful!

Written by K.A. on Jul 06, 2020 after counseling with Tracey for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and adhd

Mrs. Bratton is a very understanding and professional counselor. The only counselor I’ve ever had that seems to understand my concerns when it comes to counseling in general.

Written by J.U. on May 20, 2020 after counseling with Tracey for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Tracey is great!

Written by J.E. on May 13, 2020 after counseling with Tracey for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes

I love Tracey! The thought of therapy scared me at first but she has made it so easy to adjust to. I would recommend her to anyone!

Written by E.M. on May 13, 2020 after counseling with Tracey for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Tracey has been really great to work with. She’s very helpful with giving effective ways to help with issues I’m facing. She’s given me a lot of hope on my life that everything’s going to get better.

Written by S.A. on May 12, 2020 after counseling with Tracey for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, and adhd

Tracey has helped me immensely in the three weeks we have been working together. She is attentive, and extremely easy to talk to. She is helping me maneuver through some pretty difficult issues, and has always been very quick with responses to my questions and journal entries outside of our sessions.

Written by K.A. on May 11, 2020 after counseling with Tracey for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Tracey is amazing. What I love most about her is that I can tell her anything without feeling judged which is so important when it comes to talking about sensitive topics. I feel very confident and hopeful with the tools she is teaching me to help cope with my personal issues.

Written by S.T. on Apr 29, 2020 after counseling with Tracey for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Mrs. Tracey is such a kind and wonderful person. I never felt like I have been judged or looked down on like I have with my past experiences of counselors. She makes me feel valid and like I am improving every time we speak!

Written by M.I. on Apr 28, 2020 after counseling with Tracey for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and self esteem

Wonderful!

Written by J.A. on Apr 16, 2020 after counseling with Tracey for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Tracey provides a space for me to freely express myself. She listens and responds compassionately without judgment. I appreciate her insight and guidance!

Written by S.A. on Apr 07, 2020 after counseling with Tracey for 2 weeks

Tracey is very responsive and helpful.

Written by K.R. on Dec 13, 2019 after counseling with Tracey for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

She is very kind and understanding. Provides lots of good reading material and worksheets.

Written by M.E. on Nov 05, 2019 after counseling with Tracey for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

I have loved my experience with Tracey. She listens and very quickly can understand the situation and give me the resources and tools to move forward.

Written by A.S. on Oct 28, 2019 after counseling with Tracey for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Tracey has been amazing in helping me, she has never made me feel like I'm bothering her when I need extra help I would highly recommend her to anyone who is seeking help.

Written by K.H. on Oct 06, 2019 after counseling with Tracey for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Very amazingly sweet woman. Great listener and very understanding. 10/10 would recommend to anyone. Thank you Mrs. Tracey for everything.