I strive to create a safe and comfortable environment for you to allow room for positive change to occur. It is important to remember that what is troubling you today does not have to weigh you down forever. I believe that our experiences and reactions can help shape us but do not define us. Therapy is a tool used to explore what has you seeking help and what growth can take place. Self-discovery can create hope for new beginnings and past healing.
Tracy Klemme, LMHC, LMFTA
I practice a collaborative and curious approach to therapy. It is important for me to understand how my clients lives have been shaped and where they want to make changes. I believe in an empathic style of therapy, but also recognize it is my job to help you acknowledge difficult fears or struggles. Using a systemic outlook, I am aware that we are relational beings and there are outside influences to how we live. I am dedicated to help you achieve your therapeutic goals by exploring emotions, examining triggers, improving relationships, and creating new tools to help you succeed.
My specialties include: individual therapy, couples therapy, relational therapy, pre-marital therapy, stress, anxiety, depression, life transitions (new/loss of job, baby, city, friend, family), life stages, work/life balance, family of origin, parenting issues, co-parenting, women's issues, interfaith, intimacy, sex, mindfulness, spirituality, body image, grief and loss, self-esteem/confidence issues, conflict resolution, communication, college students, young adults.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy Associate. I am also in the process of becoming an approved supervisor for the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. I hold a master's degree from Northwestern University and am finishing my PhD through Virginia Tech. After academia, I practiced at multiple agencies in Boston, have taught at Adler University in Chicago, and was a Clinical Fellow at Seattle Pacific University. All of my training has provided me with an experiential and studious foundation of psychotherapy.