JOY RECOVERY SPECIALIST
Three Decades of Experience
As an Integrative Health Professional, I have professional credentials in Body, Mind & Soul. My clinical expertise is in combining specialized knowledge and skills in the service of resolving deep-seated trauma. My unique holistic approach addresses mental, physical, emotional, socio-cultural, spiritual and energetic dimensions of human wellness. At the core of everything I do, whether it be over the telephone or face to face, I aim to help people re-connect with their own inner Joy, which I believe is at the core of health and healing.
I find that many people diagnosed with long-standing clinical depression and anxiety, are actually suffering the negative impact of trauma and that once this trauma is addressed, symptoms significantly abate, and there is often a systemic change that goes beyond symptoms to include multiple areas of human functioning. Trauma issues addressed include: childhood abuse and neglect, developmental trauma, domestic violence, death and bereavement, losses in physical functioning, war related PTSD, accidents and relationship trauma. My graduate training focused on preparing me to be a clinician (psychotherapist) and included strong foundations in family systems theory (family therapy), psycho-dynamic psychotherapy, substance abuse prevention and treatment, and child abuse prevention and treatment.
My comprehensive study of the multiple causes of human suffering has enabled me to help my clients identify and resolve the "root cause" of their symptoms, thereby enabling deep level treatment that goes beyond only tracking and labeling symptoms (diagnoses). The work is about addressing the "cause" of problematic symptoms. This includes providing education and empowering corrective experiences that assist clients to change their life through powerful internal shifts (treatment.) These include shifts in cognitive and neurological functioning, self-understanding, self-regard and self-care.
TRADITIONAL UNIVERSITY TRAINING & EXPERIENCE
Thirty two years ago, I began my journey of being of support to others as a volunteer counselor/educator serving children of alcoholics. Since then, I have earned two graduate degrees in psychology; a Masters in Counseling; MA, and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, PhD, and have become fully licensed as a Clinical Psychologist. I have worked with people of all ages in a multitude of settings, from domestic violence shelters, to child abuse treatment centers, homeless shelters, nursing homes, schools, prisons, hospitals, substance abuse programs, spiritual centers, private practice, telephone hotlines and online.
In addition to being a doctoral level licensed psychotherapist, I have 22 years experience as a Soul-Centered Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist; CCHT, Intuitive Spiritual Counselor, and Teacher of: Meditation, Intuitive Development and Energy Healing. As a licensed Minister, I have helped people with challenges around terminal illness and spiritual life crisis. My Professional Intuitive skills make me especially adept at working with people at a distance through telephone counseling.
I Also have 21 years experience as a professional Somatic Therapist/Bodyworker, CMT. Psychological somatic training includes "Sensori-Motor Psychotherapy" and "Somatic Experiencing." Somatic training has deepened my clinical understanding of how the body or "soma" must be addressed in mental health treatment as it is an integral part of how we respond to the world around us. The body never forgets. Soma-informed psychotherapy includes tapping into the "body-mind" as an important resource for healing. Specialized trauma training has included Peggy Pace's LifeSpan Integration Therapy which involves working with the "inner child" and "inner parent" to heal developmental trauma, Certification in EMDR, Pat Ogden's Sensori-motor Psychotherapy and intensive training in releasing trauma from the body.
MY COMMITMENT TO YOU
Finally, I recognize just how valuable it can be to have a caring, supportive, kind person to talk to at times of distress and confusion. I have chosen to be a part of this online platform so that I can be of help to more people, including those who would not otherwise reach out to a therapist in a more formal setting. I look forward to meeting you and being of support!
Dr. Tracy Thiem
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
I also have experience in Addictions, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Career difficulties
Psychologist #PSY24037 (Expires: 2020-06-30)
Dr. Thiem has been incredibly supportive and helpful. Her skillset is varied and she has extensive experience. Regardless of the issue: parenting, professional issues or childhood trauma, she has been helpful. Dr. Thiem is truly a formidable counsellor and I would recommend her to anyone.
Very supportive of my anxiety and trauma. She wants to dive deeper and help me become a better person for my sake but when it comes to my level of truama I just need time. I appreciate her for being there for me and helping patiently.
Tracy is a wonderful therapist! I have been using her as my therapist for the past few months. She has a great attitude and approach to all of the problems that I speak about in our weekly sessions. She has helped me grow so much as a person.
After a few months working with Dr Tracy, I cannot believe the results! I strongly recommend her and this app.
Dr. Thiem is a great listener and support. She offers advice that’s unbiased, caring, professional, and spot on! She’s been a great help during my hard time with a family issue.
Dr.Tracy is the best! hands down.
She is a great counselor! She is helpful and gives constructive feedback.
I'm very thankful for finding Dr. Tracy. In the few sessions we have had, I've felt like I have received more support and help than with any other therapist I've seen in person. I look forward to our sessions and to continue my process to better mental and emotional health. I have hope I can be happy again.
Dr. Tracy Thiem, a great therapist who listens to everything and tries everything she knows over her many years of her job to help. Its been a very unique experience and certainly something I really needed in my life. If anyone is looking for someone who not only cares but provides a new point of view and will help you through anything at all that you are going through I would give this doctor a vote of confidence.
Dr. Tracy is wonderful. I feel like I am already making progress. She is caring and experienced, and also very flexible and intuitive. I am grateful to be able to work with her.
I have only had a few sessions with Dr. Thiem but from the start I felt and ease and connection with her. I am used to traditional therapy in an office so I was worried about not having that designated space. But within a few weeks I have felt comfortable, at ease, and excited for all of my appointments. I'm shocked that I was able to find a counselor I liked so quickly on this platform!
I'm only about a month into my sessions with Dr. Thiem, yet the tools she has provided and how she has gone about listening and asking me questions has helped me tremendously. I had my reservations about counseling, but she has been fantastic.
We have only had one session, but Dr. Thiem seems very insightful and compassionate.