Welcome! You will already know from what you have read on Better Help that I am a licensed professional with a graduate degree. I maintain a full time private practice and I cherish the work that I do. When you work with me..... I'll help you feel at ease quickly, so that we can get those issues that brought you here resolved. I focus on providing you the expert help you deserve, with a warm and caring approach that takes into account who you are as a person.....not just what problems you are having. It's counseling with a heart :)
I've been working in this field for almost 25 years! I've also raised 4 children. They have definitely taught me about my limits! Because I have raised four children, all with various needs and goals - I think I'm pretty cued into the unique pressures of what it means to be a millennial or a teen these days.
You could say I've been around the block a bit.....you could say I'm a realist.....and I notice my clients enjoy my sense of humor.....so whatever it is that brings you here you can rest assured that what you will find is NOT judgment and criticism.....but understanding, connection and hope.
It doesn't matter what problems you are experiencing (stress, emotional challenges, relationships, sexual issues, mental health problems, career, parenting, addictions).....we will work together as a team on solutions. After so many years of providing folks with therapy, I've learned a wide array of approaches. ( I'm trained in CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, Narrative Therapy, Trauma Therapy, Family Therapy, Couples Therapy......to name but a few). Most of all you will find that whatever approach we use, you'll feel safe as you share your troubles.
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You will also find my books such as my Vibrant Sex Guide on Amazon!
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- Trauma and abuse
- Intimacy-related issues
- Eating disorders
Stress, Anxiety , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Dependent Personality , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Dissociation , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Eating and Food-Related Issues , Expats , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Gender Dysphoria , Guilt and Shame , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis , Military and Veterans Issues , Money and Financial Issues , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Paranoia , Personality Disorders , Phobias , Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Sex Addiction , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Sexual Dysfunction , Sexuality , Smoking/Vaping Cessation , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Somatization , Women's Issues Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Gottman Method, Imago Relationship Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
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I started working with Traci around 3 years ago - I had just moved to a different country for my Master's, and I was really struggling with symptoms of PTSD from a sexual assault I had experienced in college the year before. In these past 3 years of working together, Traci has truly changed my life. Together, we were able to work through my PTSD, and I have come to a place of healing and new life. Additionally, Traci has been a constant support and resource in terms of my OCD and anxiety, which I have been diagnosed with for many years now. Not only has Traci provided psychological healing, but a sense of spiritual healing as well, which has been key in my recovery. I cannot thank Traci enough for her support, her insight, her friendship, and her incredible guidance over these years.
Traci has changed my life. I've gone from feeling constantly overwhelmed by suicidal and homicidal thought patterns to mastering my days and feeling quite confident in my abilities to deal with my trauma. She's such a wonderful support and witness.
Traci has been my rock. I don’t know how I would have gotten through the past few months without her. I am so grateful to have her and her expertise. I am looking forward to where I will be in the future with Traci’s guidance supporting me.
I just wanted to say how brilliant Traci was helping me with my issues. I have feared taking antidepressants for over a decade but after having one session with Traci i got on them and have stayed on them. She was a pleasure to work with and was very sympathetic and had a solution to every problem!
Literally the best therapist I've ever had.
I would recommend her a thousand times over. I went through five counselors on better help and finding her was a blessing
Traci helps me to feel seen, heard and respected. She listens to me and supports me, and I feel like I am speaking with an old friend simultaneously. She has helped me so much, and I am so grateful.
I’ve been working with Traci on and off since 2017 and I never thought I’d connect so easily with a therapist or have someone who understood me the way she does. She’s helped me get through a lot. I’m appreciative of BetterHelp for connecting us and recommend this platform to family and friends.
Tracy is my emotional right hand. She’s so wise and experienced. She allows to explore so many avenues in terms of my mental health. She encourages me to trust myself and helps me in my overall life
Traci has been enormously helpful for me regarding my mental health. She has given me many tools and resources to learn how to better handle my intrusive thoughts and anxiety issues. After working with her, I feel much better equipped to deal with my problems as they arise and to not let them overwhelm me. She’s well-versed and educated in a wide variety of issues and is a patient and caring listener. I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking to better their mental health!
Traci has been a lifeline for me while I was going through a difficult time. With her I felt I had someone who actually listened and understood and cared about my well being. A message or session from her always helped me, she had great advice and urged me to look from perspectives that I otherwise wouldn't have been able to see or understand. This helped me out of a really dark place. Highly recommend.
Traci is fantastic. Not only does she provide a judgement free safe space for me to discuss anything and everything with her, she also helps me learn to better understand myself and prepare for upcoming events that cause anxiety, stress or uncertainty. I look forward to my sessions with Traci.
I'm so grateful to Traci for the invaluable help and support she's offered me over these last few months. We've been exploring some really important aspects of my life, and Traci has been consistently brilliant in the way she's listened and understood all that I've shared with her. She's brought warmth, wisdom and light to many things that I hadn't fully grasped or just couldn't see. It's been one of my richest ever periods of growing and learning. Thank you, Traci!
Very happy Traci is my therapist for the matter I'm dealing with. She's knowledgeable easy-going and packed full of resources. Seriously lucked out.
I heard a BetterHelp advertisement on a podcast and decided to try it because in person counseling was an additional point of anxiety for me. I think Traci understood this without my having to explain it and that was perfect because I needed help with depression and anxiety.
I don't think I'm a fun client as I don't take well to coaching: letting others set my direction is just not in me. In my experience, Traci has patience to let her client move in their own way and their own time. I never felt any pressure that I didn't put on myself, which was just one of many ways Traci helped me discover how and where I was getting in my own way. She was also very good at questioning my situation to draw me into clarifying which parts were my doing, which parts I could do something about, and which parts were someone else's problem.
If you think like I did, that it's unlikely you will find a counselor who can help, I hope you find Traci, or someone like very like her.
I have struggled with anxiety, depression, and various other things for a long time. Traci has helped me immensely in learning how to deal with these emotions and work through them. I have grown so much through mindfulness in ways I never would have seen myself doing without the help of the amazing Dr. Baxendale Ball :)
Traci is a very understanding person. She has good intuition and expertise. She knows all the right things to say and right ways to help. After having her as a therapist, I immediately saw improvement in myself.
She is invaluable to my recovery journey. Traci is well versed in my issues; PTSD, eating disorder/ body dysmorphia, etc. The absolute best therapist I’ve ever had, and I’ve gone through about 10 over the past few years. She listens amazingly. She cares. She goes above and beyond helping me get better. I love her like family.
Traci is an extremely knowledgeable therapist. I feel that she genuinely cares and only has my best interest in mind. I look forward to continuing to work with her.
I’ve been working with Traci over the past few months. When we began our sessions I was at a terribly low point.
She has always exuded warmth and empathy during our sessions and has worked with me to deal with some difficult subjects without judgement. Equally, she has always encouraged me to engage in good behaviour and activities outside of therapy.
She takes the time to listen and respond to my thoughts with care and positivity.
Traci is a star!
Traci is an insightful pro. Always listening, always referring back to past issues and conversations, and alway recommending a wise plan. A superb counselor.
Traci is a great therapist, she helped me through an extremely tough period in my life. She's very supportive, attentive and kind. I highly recommend her as a therapist.
Traci help has been invaluable. She really listens to what you're saying and offers constructive, insightful help and advice. Highly recommend.
Traci is a lovely person who listens and responds well and with kindness. She has a sense of humor and I enjoy talking to her. I believe she will be invaluable to me for a long time to come. I highly recommend her. Thank you for being good at your job, Traci!
A kindred spirit, good listener and very supportive.
Traci is truly wonderful... she always listens, responds warmly and in a timely manner, and is so encouraging. Just a week into our sessions, I felt already much better and relieved that she was in charge of guiding me through this bump! I highly recommend Traci.
I love her. I feel like she does listen to me.
Traci is the best! She is funny, warm, and understanding. She provides really great support, and helps you get to the right decisions and outcomes for you. She also has a great approach. She will talk to you and get to know you as a person, which makes you feel really comfortable talking with her about more personal issues. I recommend Traci highly!
Traci cuts to the chase, she is confident and thorough but supportive and empathic. She believes in what she is doing and so do I. Her knowledge is broad and encompasses mind , body and spirit. Some of the best talk I’ve ever had. Therapeutic you might say.
Traci is friendly, fun and helpful. She is a good listener. Her advice is solid and works. I've been working with her for over a year now and I will keep working with her.
Excellent, professional therapist that gets right to the point and guides you with tools that help you define the feeling, and most importantly, get an action plan together that helps you move forward. This is by far some of the most effective therapy work I’ve done.
Traci allows you to open up and helps you find your own answer. Her ability to open your eyes to your own thought process and help you figure out what's most important is both freeing and without pressure.
Traci is very knowledgeable and capable, but more importantly to me, she is caring and supportive. They say your best friend is the best therapist you can have, and she immediately makes you feel that you have known her forever and she's that best friend.
Best counciling experience I have ever had.
Traci is great. She knows what she's talking about, she's seen it all, she's nonjudgemental. I had to quit for personal reasons but in the month I spent she gave me so many CBT tools to go forward on my own for a bit. I will absolutely be back to see her again in the future.
You're in good hands. Traci has helped me rethink some of the things that make me anxious, which at one point I had given up on fixing. The amount of money I paid is nothing compared to the benefit of ease of mind I've received.
I found working with Traci to be a huge relief. She is caring and a good source of resources that helps me take care of myself.
Traci is very personable, friendly and understanding. We've been working together for a few weeks now and she's helped me develop a plan of action for our sessions and for my personal growth. I look forward to the continued growth in my personal life from our sessions.
Traci's 20+ years of extensive experience in the mental health field has led her to become extremely warm and commiserate with her patients but beyond that, Traci enables one to reach beyond hopelessness and want for a healthier life.
Traci is able to listen and respond with the compassion and knowledge one would expect from a lifelong friend. In my short time with her she has given me information that truly changed how I feel and how I view my emotional and mental challenges. Traci was always available when I needed her and checked on me regularly. I never felt alone. Thank you Traci!
I have only had a few sessions with Traci so far, but I feel a sense of warmth and understanding from her. She is very easy to talk to and has already helped me move in the right direction. I look forward to making progress in the sessions to come!
Traci has been a huge asset and comfort to me recently. She has accurately pinpointed the areas of my life that need to be worked on and has given me the tools to successfully navigate my issues as and when they arise. I cannot recommend Traci enough!
Traci is terrific to work with.
She's very lighthearted and non-judgemental. Her advice is very reassuring and she goes well out of her way to provide extra, helpful resources for consideration as you work together.
Traci addresses me at a very personal level, and helps me to not be so hard on myself as I travel on an up-and-down path to wellness. I hope to continue working with her for some time.
Traci is understanding and makes you feel comfortable with the situation you are in. She gives scenarios or options to consider without putting much pressure or not imposing on what needs to be done.
I like her supportive aura (even online) :)
Traci listens and could also relate to how I felt. I enjoyed our conversations, she was a really big help.
Traci is very understanding.
Traci is a very kind person and works on every area that I need help in. She has been very patient and supportive with me this far and plans to continue helping me even if they are repetitive issues she plans to hep me see the light at the end of the tunnel without the quick fix of medication.
BetterHelp and Traci have been a relieving and awesome discovery. I respond best to being asked questions in order to kick start my brain into processing, and Traci is not only helpful in listening and affirming that I've been heard, but asks questions and challenges my thought process and outlooks, which is needed in order to learn, grow and improve. Traci provides articles and more information, which is an incredibly helpful reference for me. I have been and will continue to tell others about BetterHelp and its benefits.
Very helpful and understanding, she continues to provide me with tools and techniques to be a healthier version of myself.
Traci is very friendly and good at making you feel comfortable, while also being very helpful and knowledgable in decoding your problems. She's consistent and wonderful to talk to.
I couldn't recommend Traci enough! She is such a lovely human being. When at my lowest point ever, I needed someone to reach out to. There she was all in her glory, calm and collected. Ready to help!
What I found fab was the fact that she gets to know you as a person first. We've grown into having a lovely relationship, which I feel has helped me open up about everything in my life in more ways than one. Not just to her, but naturally to the people around me.
She replies super fast and efficiently with lots of depth. Sending links and information; both fun and informative. And if just knowing you have someone there wasn't enough, she's like the friend you've always been searching for! A kind-hearted soul. Thank you, so, so much!
She's fantastic and very compassionate. Offered me more care than most in-person therapists I've ever experienced.
I truly appreciate Traci's help. She was there for me when I felt absolute darkness in my life, and on the other side of the world (physically). I would like to continue my treatment with Traci, as I think having a reliable person's supports is better than anything else.
I have now been working with Traci for a number of weeks and have found her to always be very encouraging and warm hearted. Traci clearly has expertise in numerous areas that have been helpful to me.
Traci has been such a incredible support!! Her faithfully encouraging validation has given me so much direction and empowerment. She's provided me with the safe space that I so desperately needed, enabling me to share my heart in a way that I've never been able/allowed to before. I'm extraordinarily grateful for the wonderful influence she has been in my life.
I don't know how she does it online but Traci has been more perceptive than my last 3 brick and mortar therapists. She is truly amazing!
Having been in therapy since I was 16 years old (I am now 40) and having the opportunity to seek many many counsellors, pyschiatrists and psychologists, I can honestly say that Traci is a God-send. I signed up with this web site when my depression and anxiety started spiralling out of control again, and in a few short weeks, I started feeling better.
She has all the qualities that make a good therapist: Knowledge, Technique, Empathy, and Non-Judgemental(ness) - Is that even a word.
Even if I don't communicate with her everyday, I still find comfort knowing she is there if I need her.
Traci has been a great help thus far. I've been struggling with anxiety and a healthy dose of quarter life crisis, and Traci's a great person to talk to. She's positive, and provides me with tasks and suggestions that usually make me feel better about everything.
I love working with Traci, she is so understanding. I feel completely comfortable talking to her. She is patient, her words are always wise, and she truly knows how to help.
Traci has been great. She has a sense of humor when it is helpful which I very much appreciate and she has a way of approaching things that really get me to think through an issue. I am grateful that I was matched up with her.
I like Traci. She's not pushy, judgemental or arrogant. She's helpful and goes at your speed.
Traci is the BEST! Her and I really click where I was looking for someone to help me holistically. She's very understanding of my circumstances and gives her opinion from an objective point of view. Her assignments and everything she does to help me is SO helpful. I completely recommend her to anyone going through major anxiety/panic issues. We're going at a good pace and we're working through my issues. Love Traci!! :)
Traci Baxendale Ball has been a lifesaver for me. I had many things going on in my life that I was not able to sort through alone and she was there for every step of the way. She is extremely patient, caring and helps you work through your emotions step by step. She is amazing and I couldn't thank her enough for what she has helped me get through!
Traci was very non judgmental. With her humor, kindness and wisdom, she helped me through a bumpy patch in life.
Traci is patient and willing to work at a pace that works for you. She has helped strengthen my marriage and boost my self esteem. She offers tactics to basically help you help yourself.
This method and Traci were perfect for my busy life. She was very effective and helpful. She really helped me find clarity in the over abundance of thoughts that can appear for all of us from time to time. I recommend not only this option for help to people, but from Traci specifically. Thank you Traci. I will miss how upbeat you are!
I am very happy to have met Traci! She has helped me in many ways already. I have some major grief and depression issues, but she has made me feel accepted. Talking with her is building me up daily. I'm grateful for her!
Traci has been great. She always seems to know just the right things to say and has given me some great advice, as well as a wealth of tools and resources. I'm using the information she gives me and I really feel it's making a difference.
Traci has been extremely helpful, and well worth the counseling fee. I think the Betterhelp format is excellent, and highly recommend it to a busy, working professional. I'm very lucky to have found Traci on the site, and I would absolutely recommend her.
Traci has been wonderful! Helped my wife and I head in a direction that will save our marriage. Made some great reading recommendations and behavior changes that have already paid off! Highly recommend!
Traci Baxendale Ball has been a tremendous help to me in my journey to come to terms with the loss of a relationship. Her thoughtful consideration of my ideas, my angst, my troubles, and my fears and doubts have allowed me space to think and consider other options that I didn't consider before. Her demeanor and sense of humor and the way she challenges me to think have made this work well for me. I highly recommend Traci as a counselor who can make a difference in people's lives. She's fantastic!
Traci is patient and subtly re-directs negative statements and thoughts. She has a lot of insight into practical tips for overcoming anxiety and stressing down as well as other problems. I am so grateful for her
Ms. Ball is very proactive and offers tangible means of information and therapeutic aids, such as journaling and routine scheduling, to enhance treatment. Also, her kind heartedness is very evident. I feel fortunate for having had her appointed as my therapist in every way.
Traci is wonderful! She has been empathetic, compassionate and extremely patient. In my experience, she has created a very safe space whereby the concept of opening up and sharing my issues, has become much less daunting. Her sense of hope is inspiring and her warmth and sense of humour have really helped to develop a strong level of rapport. I feel that I can truly trust Traci and that she sees me as a whole person, rather than just the sum of my issues.
Traci has offered me a range of effective strategies to address my issues and has empowered me with the skills to take control of my own wellbeing. She has also provided me with very useful links for further reading. Traci's holistic approach has helped me immensely. I am truly grateful for her guidance thus far and look forward to continuing on with her help. In short, Traci is a champion counselor!! :)
BetterHelp matched me perfectly with Traci Baxendale Ball. I have been "stuck" for
over a decade with a troubled son's behavior and with Traci's help I am making better decisions for him and myself to positively change.
Traci understands the mental health system and issues relating to the clients very well. She brought compassion and insight to all my questions. I am pleased to continue working with her indefinitely.
Traci has been able to talk me through so much and help me deal with my issues in a calm rational manner, and I believe that's what so many of us are looking for. Thank You Traci!
I think Traci is great. I have a really hard time opening up to people and I feel she is one hundred percent on my side and that I can tell her anything.
I never would admit my problem before I met Traci, but I think we can work through some things and get me on a better path in no time.
I have been working with Traci only a short time but the I have to say that I have really enjoyed the chats and the guidance I have received. She has given me resources to review as well tasks to work on.
Traci is very positive, encouraging and responsive. She shows she cares deeply and expresses great empathy. She listens to me as the client as to whichever direction I wish to take the sessions and is helpful in sending additional resources, offering compassionate advice and a listening ear. Traci is obviously a very spiritual, empathetic and warm person.