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Biography

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TRACY ROSS

A couples and family therapist in NYC

Navigating Relationship Milestones:

Tracy's Expertise

 

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.

Offering a Spectrum of Therapeutic Services

 

Tracy's services extend beyond traditional couples and family therapy. She adeptly covers parenting advice, discernment counseling, collaborative divorce, and sex therapy. Additionally, she runs Optimal Sexual Experience groups for couples, creating a warm and secure environment for personal exploration and growth.

Broad Therapeutic Training for Comprehensive Support

 

To offer her clients the best possible support, Tracy has undergone advanced training in several key therapeutic techniques. These include Emotionally Focused Therapy, Gottman Method, EMDR, and Relational Sex Therapy. This comprehensive training ensures Tracy has a wealth of tools to meet her clients' diverse needs.

From Corporate Consulting to Personal Counseling: A Career of Versatility

 

Early in her career, Tracy made her mark as a clinical consultant for corporations and organizations, offering guidance in a range of employee situations, including crisis management and trauma response. This experience enhanced and broadened her perspective, particularly in dealing with high-conflict couples and adult families.

Redesigning Relationships: A Unique Approach

 

Through her work with families and couples, Tracy has cultivated a distinctive approach termed 'Redesigning Relationships'. Recognizing the potential disruptors within relationships, Tracy confidently facilitates a 'redesign' process that helps couples transition from volatility to versatility, distance to connection, and avoidance to intimacy.

Private Practice and Academic Contribution:

 

In addition to running a successful private practice in the West Village, Tracy also contributes her expertise as a faculty member on the Resilient Families/Special Needs Kids Project at the Ackerman Institute for the Family. This balance between private practice and academic contribution is a testament to her commitment to community service and professional development.

 

Solid Credentials: The Backbone of Quality Therapy

 

Tracy holds degrees from esteemed institutions such as Columbia University and Fordham University. She is a licensed clinical social worker, organizational psychologist, certified discernment counselor, and collaborative divorce coach. With additional post-graduate training from the Ackerman Institute's family & couples externship program, Tracy combines a solid academic foundation with extensive practical experience, offering a confident yet warm approach to therapy.

Tracy's clinical services can be summarized into key areas

Relationship Stages

  • Pre-marital and early relationship counseling

  • Couples therapy throughout the life span

  • Transitioning from a couple to co-parents

  • Post-divorce guidance

Therapeutic Specialties

  • Couples and adult family therapy

  • Parenting guidance

  • Discernment counseling

  • Collaborative divorce

  • Family estrangement - reconnecting and healing

  • Sex therapy

  • Optimal Sexual Experience groups for couples

Therapeutic Techniques

  • Emotionally Focused Therapy

  • Gottman Method

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

  • Relational Sex Therapy

  • Systemic Family Therapy

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