“Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose.” – Dr. Wayne W Dyer
Tracy Morales, LCSW, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of CT. She believes in the potential for positivity, strength, and personal growth in all individuals. She earned her Master’s Degree from Southern Connecticut State University with magna cum laude honors in 2008 and graduated from UCONN in 2005 with her BA with concentration in sociology and family studies. Tracy holds memberships with the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), the National Association of Puerto Rican and Hispanic Social Workers (NAPRHSW), The Postpartum Support International (PSI), and is certified in maternal mental health.
From your first meeting with her, Tracy uses her professional, yet open style to create a welcoming and safe environment. She is invigorated, inspired, and honored to be a part of the change process as her clients’ full potential unfolds. Her favorite change producing treatment models include i-therapy, which is an innovative and powerful treatment model combining cognitive, behavioral, and positive psychology principles designed to create insight and impactful, practical solutions, Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and tenets of mindfulness and self-care practices. Tracy finds treatment to be most effective when therapist and client can work collaboratively in the therapeutic process to help clients’ focus on their strengths and to create the best plan to achieve a more positive and productive life.
In this ever changing and technology-driven world, Tracy believes in the importance of maintaining strong family bonds and helping families to work together to improve and maintain healthy family functioning. She has conducted research in her special interest of attachment and the early parent-child bond. Her experience working with traumatized children and adolescents with both psychiatric and behavioral problems in a residential treatment facility sparked her interest in researching the effects of early parent-child bonds on later life mental and emotional health. With this knowledge as well as her deep passion for and belief in the importance of family, Tracy uses a systemic approach for treating children and adolescents by also engaging their families in the therapeutic process.
Biopsychosocial evaluations, counseling, and psychotherapy services for children, adolescents, and families
Mental health assessments for expecting and postpartum women using a collaborative treatment approach
Supportive and psychoeducational group and individual therapy for expecting and postpartum women
Expertise in treating mood and anxiety disorders as well as interpersonal, relationship, and family systems problems
Culturally sensitive treatment modalities