Tracy Ellman is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the states of Missouri and Oklahoma. He has been providing therapy in different venues for approximately 30 years. He has experience mostly with teenagers on juvenile probation, families, impaired physicians, Alzheimer patients, young adults, terminally ill, and many more.
Tracy's education includes a Bachelor's degree in Social Work from Illinois State University, a Master's Degree in Sociology also from Illinois State University, and a Master's in Social Work from The University of Kansas.
Tracy has worked at a non-for-profit agency in Oklahoma for the past 24 years. He has been an adjunct professor at MSSU, and has also provided counseling and monitoring for impaired physicians who are referred due to boundary issues, depression, disruptive behaviors, and addiction issues.
Tracy has been co-published in two journals: 1. OMEGA-Journal of Death and Dying "Devaluating Death Education through Short-Term Suicide Intervention Programs" along with Raymond L. Schmitt, Ph.D 2. Journal of Sport Behavior "The Influence of Race/Ethnicity in Salary Arbitration" along with Wilbert M. Leonard.
Tracy uses mostly the following treatment modalities in his therapeutic approach with clients: Cognitive, Behavioral, Family Systems, and Trauma Focused Therapy.
"I feel we are experts in areas that we have experienced ourselves. I encourage clients to change their thinking, for if we can change our thinking, we can in turn, change the way we feel and behave. I love to advocate for my clients. I try to empower my clients, so that they can in turn, advocate for themselves and illustrate appropriate assertiveness in their own daily lives. I want to thank you for the opportunity to serve you! Let's get through any issues you are impeded in life by, together."- Tracy Ellman, MSW, LCSW