Tracy Olson, Psy.D.
Who am I as a therapist? I believe therapy is a gift you give yourself to find joy and fulfillment in your life again. Therapy can provide a space to better understand your relationships and equip you with tools to improve important relationships in your life. I am passionate about the work I do and feel that being a therapist allows me to work with and help clients find ways to improve their lives.
Who do I work with? My ideal client is motivated to reflect on their life, improve their understanding of their difficulties, and work with me to identify ways to make important life changes. I enjoy working with children, adults, and families who want to improve the quality of their lives and relationships. I specialize in working with children, families, and young adults on issues related to life transitions, relationships, family stress, self-esteem, life satisfaction, and loss. I have expertise, especially, working with young children and their families.
My areas of interest. I help clients with issues related to anxiety, depression, self-esteem, grief, and relationships. Additionally, I have interest in and expertise working with children and adults who have experienced trauma, and enjoy accompanying them on their healing journey.
How I practice. I work with clients to help them understand their stressors, increase their self-awareness, enhance their coping skills, and recognize their own strengths. I am a compassionate and thoughtful therapist who values my relationship with my clients, which I believe is foundational to the work I do. I utilize a relational and strength-based approach and actively work with clients to help them solve their problems. It is important for my clients and I to work together to understand their difficulties in the context of their personal lives, family, work, and culture.
My background. I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. I received my doctorate in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2013 and provide individual and family therapy.
Anything else? I also have an interest in yoga, mindfulness, nutrition, and integrative care, and incorporate aspects of these practices into our work, if there is an interest.
If you would like to learn more about what therapy may look like for you or your family, please feel free to contact me. I am available for appointments at CTC on Wednesdays and Saturdays.