Tracy was born and raised in Eau Claire. Tracy's first brief career was in Structural Engineering. After the loss of her mother and seeing how that loss changed the dynamic of not only her immediate family but also her extended family, she decided to pursue the career that she had really always wanted. Tracy went back to college as a non-traditional student to earn her Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. People often comment on the drastic career change. Tracy's response, "They are more similar than you might think. They are both about solving the puzzle, finding the pieces that make something stronger, better, more solid. Plus, people are way more interesting to me than steel beams and concrete!"
Tracy brings a wealth of life experience to her practice and well as a wide range of experience in the mental health field, including both direct client care and administration. She started out doing crisis calls, working with law enforcement to assess for suicide. During that time she worked as a Daily Living Skills Educator for at-risk youth and their families and eventually managed the program. She then moved into Child and Adolescent Day Treatment, doing therapy with at-risk youth and also working with adults as an Outpatient Therapist. Tracy's areas of interest are depression/anxiety, trauma, teenager/parent issues, communication, and conflict resolution. Tracy sees clients ages 7 and up, including families and couples.
Tracy has been married for 27 years. She and her husband moved around the upper Midwest and eventually settled back in the Eau Claire area to raise their family. They have two kids who are both in college now. Tracy enjoys DIY projects around the house, working in the yard, doing puzzles, and reading mystery novels.