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No matter what stage of family or couple life you’re in, your relationships may have challenges, triggers, and obstacles. Disharmony, conflict, and feeling stuck can threaten your sense of connection and well-being. This applies to couples, parents and children, and all the people in your life who really matter. By identifying events, emotional and personal triggers, and patterns that disrupt your relationships, I will facilitate a relationship “redesign” that will change the dynamic, strengthen those connections, and allow for new ways of relating to each other.
TRACY K. ROSS, LCSW
Hi, I'm Tracy Ross
I give couples and families the tools they need to find their way back to connection.
For over 30 years, Tracy has been working with couples at all phases of their relationships including pre-marriage and post-divorce. In addition, Tracy has a strong focus and expertise in adult family therapy, particularly in the area of family cut-offs, and redesigning and healing adult family relationships. Tracy’s specialties include parenting, discernment counseling, adult family relationships, collaborative divorce, and sex therapy. She has advanced training in Emotionally Focused Therapy, Gottman Method, Bowenian Family Therapy, EMDR, and Relational Sex Therapy.
Family Law & Discernment Counseling
One of Tracy's upcoming engagements is with a leading law firm that specializes in family law. The focus of this discussion will be discernment counseling, a relatively new service that is especially helpful for couples on the brink - those who aren't sure if they want to stay together or separate. Tracy's extensive experience with these couples will help attorneys gain valuable insight into this method and understand which of their clients might benefit from discernment counseling, thus leading to more informed and compassionate counsel and potentially better outcomes for their clients.
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
On the 13th October 2023, Tracy Ross and Judi Aronowitz, creators of the Redesigning Family Relationships Course, will present a workshop on Family Estrangement to marriage and family therapists at CAMFT. Click here to learn more.
How I help couples, families & businesses redesign their relationships
For most people, a loving and supportive primary romantic relationship is one of the biggest factors contributing to personal fulfillment. Yet many married or long-term partners struggle to attain relationship nirvana. Instead, they find themselves languishing in lonely or disconnected relationships. Fighting that can’t be resolved, growing apart, distance, and strained intimacy; these are the issues that most often bring couples into therapy.
Family therapy is a powerful process that doesn’t single one person out. Instead, it examines the family as an ecosystem where one person’s actions can create a new dynamic for the whole. During family therapy, members learn how to redesign their relationships to foster stronger connections, build better communication skills, navigate crises, and create more harmony in the home. Family therapy can be helpful at any stage in the life cycle.
Discernment Counseling is a process that helps clarify a direction for your relationship. When one person is leaning out, thinking the marriage is over and heading for divorce, and the other person is leaning in, still invested and trying to save the marriage, it’s likely that as a couple you’re experiencing a standstill and feeling stuck. Discernment Counseling is a short-term process that helps couples decide on a path for moving forward, be it together or apart.
Collaborative Divorce & Parenting Plans
Counseling and consulting for uncoupling.
When you’ve finally decided to call it quits, you need support to transition your union from that of a romantic couple to “business partners” and co-parents. And when divorcing couples have children together, many critical decisions will need to be made in order to spare the children unnecessary emotional trauma. Collaborative divorce aims to see you through the emotional turmoil of divorce and make uncoupling as civil and amicable as possible.
Redesigning Business Relationships
The success of businesses, from fresh start-ups to established companies, relies heavily on the quality of relationships between business partners and colleagues. The effectiveness of these relationships can be the deciding factor between a thriving enterprise and a failed venture. Tracy's expertise can guide you through this critical aspect of your business.
Inspiring Change Through Speaking Engagements.
Tracy Ross brings her rich experience and nuanced understanding of relationships to her speaking engagements, offering insight that is both profound and practical. Her wide range of expertise provides unique perspectives on the challenges and opportunities inherent in all kinds of relationships, both personal and professional.
Training, Workshops & Courses
Redesigning Family Dynamics: Course for Therapists & Clinicians
Expand your practice with short-term adult family therapy.
Discover fresh perspectives and practical skills that you can use today to help your clients improve their family relationships and get meaningful results. Introducing “Redesigning Family Dynamics” -
A live, online experience that includes theory, experiential practice, and a protocol for working with families. The course is live, so we are only opening it for a small group of clinicians.
Discover Workshops, Events & Specialized Group Classes
In addition to couples and family therapy, Tracy’s specialties include discernment counseling, parent coaching, sex therapy, collaborative divorce, and family estrangement. Tracy also designs and delivers custom workshops for a variety of audiences.
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