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Tracy Bailey, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Anger management Self esteem Depression

About me

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.

Professional experience

5yrs in practice

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, 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

License information


MN LPC 2480


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Tracy Bailey. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Thank you Tracy for working with me!

Written on Jan 30, 2023 after therapy with Tracy for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Tracy is great. She always has helpful advice that never feels too formal or scripted but is also very professional & thoughtful.

Written on Jan 11, 2023 after therapy with Tracy for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, and self esteem

Tracy is so caring and such a good listener. I like that her approach is focused on how to move forward instead of dwelling on the problems. Tracy has a very structured and systematic practice which I think is helpful. She sends a meeting agenda that I fill out before my session, this allows me to reflect on the week and allows our sessions to be more productive. This was my first experience with therapy and Tracy has been wonderful helping me work through long standing issues and begin to see change.

Written on Dec 07, 2022 after therapy with Tracy for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Great therapist. Just what I needed

Written on Dec 01, 2022 after therapy with Tracy for 4 months

Tracy has been a God-send for me. She takes time to understand my needs, advocates for me, and makes me feel heard.

Written on Nov 19, 2022 after therapy with Tracy for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Tracy responds the next morning to my daily texts. She seems concerned & understanding. She has sent some worksheets that I haven't been able to do, my issue not hers. This is my first counseling experience but I am pleased.

Written on Nov 08, 2022 after therapy with Tracy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, grief, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes