Tracey Bishop earned her Master’s in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Northern Iowa, where she specialized in Child Development. She also earned her Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Certificate from the University of Minnesota. Additionally, Tracey has been trained in Trauma Informed Child Parent Psychotherapy, Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) through the EMDRIA organization, a model that targets trauma and the symptoms of PTSD. Tracey is licensed as a Professional Counselor in Wisconsin and a Professional Clinical Counselor in Minnesota.
Tracey has been working with children, families and adults for more than 15 years in settings such as hospice programs, community mental health clinics, and community action agencies. She believes in the importance of how experiences and relationships, even the earliest ones, impact our frame of reference and interactions throughout life. Tracey would feel honored to partner with you to achieve emotional balance within yourself, your parent-child relationship, and/or your family. She believes that positive change is best supported through a safe relationship and secure environment. Tracey also believes that younger children benefit most when their parents or other primary caregivers are an active part of their therapeutic team, and that it is never too early to attend to a child’s social-emotional needs.
Special Areas of Interest:
- Attachment (Infancy – Adulthood)
- Postpartum Depression, parenting issues, and other challenges or stress related to pregnancy or parenting.
- Foster Care/Adoption/Co-Parenting
- Stress Management
Tracey continually strives to effectively balance life as she is married, a parent to three, and enjoys running, working out, traveling, and spending quality time with those who are integral to her life.
“Life is best organized as a series of daring ventures from a secure base”