Hi, my name is Tracy Bailey and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in South Dakota. I have had National Counselor Certification and received my Master of Arts for Mental Health Counseling from Colorado Christian University. I hold certificates in Suicide Prevention, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, And Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Prior to becoming a counselor, I was a high school special education teacher.
I utilize a person-centered approach and believe the relationship between the counselor and client are a significant factor for client success. I believe therapy should be client-driven and work with the client to develop appropriate goals and make adjustments when needed. In addition to CBT and DBT, I specialize in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy, and Christian Counseling.
I have experience working with adolescents, adults, and families. I specialize in working with individuals and families of individuals with disabilities, chronic conditions, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, anger management, and unexpected changes in life.
Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Impulsivity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MN LPC 2480
SD LPC LPC20576
Tracy has been amazing! She listens, makes me feel understood, and offers ways that actually help and make a difference! I love that she incorporates scripture and my faith into my sessions!
Written on Nov 16, 2023 after therapy with Tracy for 2 weeks on issues concerning self esteem
Tracy has been very helpful to me as I navigate some challenging family relationship issues.
Written on Nov 04, 2023 after therapy with Tracy for 2 years and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and parenting issues
Tracy has been so helpful with her feedback about my issues. She has suggested helpful reading and meditation. But mostly I know she listens to my concerns and worries and gives me thoughtful, relevant feedback.
Written on Sep 14, 2023 after therapy with Tracy for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and parenting issues
Tracy has helped me deal with the family issues that come with a parent’s cognitive decline and multiple siblings giving advice without being the one doing the caretaking. It’s been quite a slog through the emotional outbursts. She has kept me in control of myself so no one has been injured in this process.
Written on Aug 28, 2023 after therapy with Tracy for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, and compassion fatigue
Tracy has been kind to me and responded timely with much positivity which is helpful. I can recommend Tracy to anyone seeking therapy and believe they will benefit from her being involved in their lives.
Written on Aug 10, 2023 after therapy with Tracy for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes
I’ve done a lot of different therapy over the years (online and in person) and I finally feel like I have found a good connection with Tracy.
Written on Aug 01, 2023 after therapy with Tracy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, anger management, and adhd