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Tracy Rider, LMHC

Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Anger management Self esteem, Motivation Coping with life changes
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About me

Welcome! Thank you for your interest in working with me at Betterhelp. I’d like to take a few moments to introduce myself so that you can better decide whether you and I will be a good fit for working together as you pursue your goals.

I am licensed in New York with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, anger management, & motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.
I am trained and certified with EMDRIA as a certified EMDR specialist. I have received a post-graduate degree in trauma and dissociation, and I am trained in clinical hypnosis through the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis. I am very grounded in systems thinking and recognize that a change in one area of our lives changes all areas of our lives. I am also trained in Internal Family Systems (IFS).
Even before graduating from Regent University with my MA in CMHC, I worked as a volunteer counseling paraprofessional for 8 years with the United States Army serving our veterans and their families. My BA in theology from NBC also enabled me to serve in a pastoral counseling role in the civilian world.
All of this experience, along with a 30+ years marriage, raising children, thriving despite a chronic illness, and facing life in general, informs my counseling and coaching practice.
Life coaching provided an opportunity for me to continue offering personal growth support to others through an empathic and informed interpersonal engagement process, while also allowing me the ability to be mobile. My program at iNLP is accredited by the largest and most reputable coaching regulatory system- the International Coaching Federation, as well as by the National Board for Certified Counselors, a mental health credentialing body.
Although a surprise to me at first, I have fallen in love with the coaching process. Client empowerment was always huge for me as a counselor and my stance was to never offer advice but to believe in my client’s own ability to co-create a plan to address mental health challenges. Coaching has enabled me to take this client-empowered stance even more seriously through the process it utilizes, whether in a coaching or counseling setting.

Logistical Information about services I offer through BetterHelp: As we work together, it is important that you understand that we will do the majority of our contact through our scheduled sessions, and much less through chat. I work part-time ( Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays) here at BetterHelp, I will respond as soon as possible, on those days, to messages I receive. I am certain you can appreciate the necessity of a healthy work-life balance, and this is one way I guard my own wellbeing.

Professional experience

9yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Anger management Self esteem, Motivation Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Attachment issues, Chronic pain illness and disability, Communication problems, Guilt and shame, Life purpose, Narcissism, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy and childbirth, Women's issues

Services offered

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License information

NY LMHC 007933


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Tracy Rider. 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.

Tracey is a very astute, intuitive and compassionate therapist. She engendered a high degree of trust. I got a lot from our sessions. I have only had to discontinue for economic reasons and hope to continue with her in the future when my circumstances improve. I highly recommend her.

Written on Jun 11, 2024 after therapy with Tracy for 2 months on issues concerning depression, and family conflicts