Tracy Vris

 

LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

 

Tracy is a Licensed Master Social Worker, having received her Master of Social Work degree with high honors from the University of Southern California School of Social Work. Tracy concentrated her MSW studies on Mental Health and received intensive clinical training in both geriatric social work as well as child/adolescent social work. Tracy has spent much of her social work career helping children and adolescents explore their unique, individual differences and overcome challenges such as: Autism Spectrum Disorder, anxiety disorders, depression, trauma and traumatic grief, attachment disorders, emotional disturbances, obsessive compulsive disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, ADHD, sensory processing disorder, as well as developmental and/or cognitive delays. 

 

Tracy also supports adults, older adults and families take the steps towards achieving their mental, emotional and behavioral wellness goals. Tracy draws from a range of therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused/Problem Solving Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Crisis Intervention, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well as holistic practices such as mindfulness, meditation, and yoga. Tracy tailors therapy to the unique needs of each client using a collaborative, creative, strengths-based approach.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



The Wellness Group provides canine-assisted therapy services upon request by the client. Animal-assisted therapy has been shown to have a multitude of benefits for mental health. It has been shown in studies that simply the presence of an animal will automatically increase the production of serotonin and dopamine in the brain, the chemicals that help to improve mood. Therapy animals can also provide a sense of calm, peace and safety for children, teens and adults of all ages who are overcoming challenges related to depression, anxiety, trauma, mood disorders, grief and bereavement and/or other significant life stressors.
The Wellness Group’s resident therapy dog, Baci, is a registered service animal and therapy dog and typically works alongside his human, Wellness Group Licensed Social Worker Tracy Vris. Canine-assisted services can be integrated into individual or family sessions and can be therapeutic for persons of all ages.