Traci Baxendale Ball

(LMSW, CAADC)

About Me

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!

I'm here! Use Better Help to maximize MY expertise for YOUR health!


Specialties

  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Intimacy-related issues
  • Eating disorders

I also have experience in Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression

Years of Experience: 25

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMSW #6801080284 (Expires: 2019-04-30)


Reviews

Written by S.H. on Aug 22, 2018 after counseling with Traci for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, eating, sleeping, and anger

I love her. I feel like she does listen to me.

Written by H.A. on Jul 23, 2018 after counseling with Traci for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning depression, and eating

Traci emulates empathy and consideration. I cannot imagine a better therapist.

Written by L.A. on Jun 01, 2018 after counseling with Traci for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning relationship, family, trauma and abuse, and grief

I worked with Traci for about a year and she helped me tremendously. We worked through several topics and she helped provide practical tips on how to cope, or work past things. She’s passionate about what she does, friendly and easy to talk to. She also has a good way of making you feel comfortable. I hope our paths cross again.

Written by G.E. on May 14, 2018 after counseling with Traci for 2 years and 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, and depression

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!

Written by M.A. on Apr 25, 2018 after counseling with Traci for 1 month

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.

Written by S.A. on Dec 28, 2017 after counseling with Traci for 2 years and 3 months on issues concerning eating

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.

Written by M.I. on Oct 28, 2017 after counseling with Traci for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, family, intimacy-related, self esteem, anger, and career

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.

Written by D.A. on Sep 01, 2017 after counseling with Traci for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship

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.

Written by S.A. on Jul 28, 2017 after counseling with Traci for 2 years and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, eating, sleeping, self esteem, and depression

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.

Written by V.I. on Jul 05, 2017 after counseling with Traci for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and sleeping

Best counciling experience I have ever had.

Written by A.L on Apr 07, 2017 after counseling with Traci for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship, family, intimacy-related, eating, sleeping, and self esteem

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.

Written by M.O on Mar 31, 2017 after counseling with Traci for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, and self esteem

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.

Written by V.A on Mar 20, 2017 after counseling with Traci for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning relationship, and family

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.

Written by L.A on Mar 10, 2017 after counseling with Traci for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship, family, trauma and abuse, and grief

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.

Written by H.A on Feb 21, 2017 after counseling with Traci for 3 months on issues concerning depression, and eating

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.

Written by S.U on Feb 19, 2017 after counseling with Traci for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and depression

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!

Written by A.N on Feb 16, 2017 after counseling with Traci for 2 weeks

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!

Written by N.I on Dec 07, 2016 after counseling with Traci for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, grief, intimacy-related, and self esteem

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!

Written by A.D on Dec 05, 2016 after counseling with Traci for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and sleeping

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.

Written by I.Y on Nov 06, 2016 after counseling with Traci for 3 days on issues concerning relationship, family, grief, intimacy-related, parenting, and self esteem

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) :)

Written by A.I on Oct 23, 2016 after counseling with Traci for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship, family, and parenting

Traci listens and could also relate to how I felt. I enjoyed our conversations, she was a really big help.

Written by H.E on Oct 18, 2016 after counseling with Traci for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, eating, sleeping, parenting, self esteem, career, and bipolar

Traci is very understanding.

Written by S.A on Oct 18, 2016 after counseling with Traci for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, eating, sleeping, and career

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.

Written by M.A on Sep 28, 2016 after counseling with Traci for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, parenting, self esteem, anger, and career

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.

Written by L.I on Jul 15, 2016 after counseling with Traci for 2 months

Very helpful and understanding, she continues to provide me with tools and techniques to be a healthier version of myself.

Written by T.R on May 30, 2016 after counseling with Traci for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and depression

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.

Written by Y.A on May 10, 2016 after counseling with Traci for 2 days on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, eating, self esteem, and depression

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!

Written by D.I on Apr 14, 2016 after counseling with Traci for 1 week on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping, self esteem, career, and depression

She's fantastic and very compassionate. Offered me more care than most in-person therapists I've ever experienced.

Written by S.H on Mar 27, 2016 after counseling with Traci for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, and depression

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.

Written by C.A on Feb 01, 2016 after counseling with Traci for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, parenting, self esteem, anger, and depression

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.

Written by S.P on Jan 24, 2016 after counseling with Traci for 4 months

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.

Written by E.R on Jan 14, 2016 after counseling with Traci for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, eating, career, and depression

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!

Written by V.I on Jan 04, 2016 after counseling with Traci for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, eating, sleeping, self esteem, career, and depression

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.

Written by S.R on Dec 27, 2015 after counseling with Traci for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and depression

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.

Written by A.L on Dec 15, 2015 after counseling with Traci for 3 months

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.

Written by J.E on Oct 19, 2015 after counseling with Traci for 2 months on issues concerning relationship, intimacy-related, and self esteem

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.

Written by S.A on Oct 14, 2015 after counseling with Traci for 1 month on issues concerning eating

I like Traci. She's not pushy, judgemental or arrogant. She's helpful and goes at your speed.

Written by K.A on Oct 12, 2015 after counseling with Traci for 3 weeks

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!! :)

Written by G.I on Sep 21, 2015 after counseling with Traci for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, and depression

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!

Written by C.O on Sep 20, 2015 after counseling with Traci for 1 month

Traci was very non judgmental. With her humor, kindness and wisdom, she helped me through a bumpy patch in life.

Written by S.A on Sep 17, 2015 after counseling with Traci for 3 weeks

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.

Written by D.A on Sep 17, 2015 after counseling with Traci for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, anger, career, and depression

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!

Written by A.M on Sep 09, 2015 after counseling with Traci for 3 weeks

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!

Written by J.E on Aug 19, 2015 after counseling with Traci for 3 weeks

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.

Written by E.R on Aug 17, 2015 after counseling with Traci for 3 months on issues concerning addictions, relationship, self esteem, and career

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.

Written by K.R on Aug 14, 2015 after counseling with Traci for 1 week

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!

Written by T.R on Jul 15, 2015 after counseling with Traci for 2 months on issues concerning relationship, and grief

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!

Written by J.O on Jun 20, 2015 after counseling with Traci for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, intimacy-related, and depression

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

Written by K.A on Jun 14, 2015 after counseling with Traci for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, bipolar, and depression

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.

Written by D.A on Jun 11, 2015 after counseling with Traci for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and depression

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!! :)

Written by D.O on Jun 07, 2015 after counseling with Traci for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, parenting, and depression

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.

Written by J.O on Jun 06, 2015 after counseling with Traci for 2 weeks

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!

Written by S.A on Jun 02, 2015 after counseling with Traci for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, eating, sleeping, self esteem, and depression

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.

Written by D.O on May 25, 2015 after counseling with Traci for 1 week on issues concerning addictions, relationship, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, and eating

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.

Thank you!

Written by S.A on May 23, 2015 after counseling with Traci for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating, sleeping, self esteem, and depression

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.