it is my lifelong mission, a privilege, and an honor to work with clients along their journey to

true happiness & health

—Tracy Payton Watson, lpc

Counseling services

individual, family/couple, & psychotherapy groups

philosophy

"it is my observation that people have an innate ability to learn new behavior. it is also my belief that people have the power within themselves for growth which inspires clients to change." —Tracy payton watson

treatment modalities

Since not any one type of therapy is the solution for all people, Tracy takes many treatment approaches into consideration to best help the individual.
These methods are explained and consented to prior to implementing them. Alternatives may include:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Clinical Hypnosis

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

Group Counseling

Guided Imagery

Meditation Techniques

Psychodrama

Psychodynamic Therapy

About tracy payton watson

lpc, psychotherapist

Background

Tracy is married and has two adult children.

Ms. Watson began her informal training as a psychotherapist at a very young age from her father, also a psychotherapist in the community. Ms. Watson completed her formal training by earning a Master's Degree in Professional Counseling from Amberton University in 2015. She also had advanced certification in Clinical Hypnosis from the North Texas Society of Clinical Hypnosis and training in trauma and PTSD under Dr. Colin Ross. In addition, she is a trained facilitator for "Prepare/Enrich" which is a research based program used to strengthen relationships and marriages.

Her practice involves assessing current concerns and helping the individual create a new life experience. She focuses on the principles of personal responsibility for building quality of life by using a combination of cognitive awareness and unconscious approaches.

Experience

Private Practice in Dallas
Ms. Watson offers individual, family/couple, and group counseling services.

Richland Community College
Ms. Watson served as an adjunct faculty member specifically instructing students with Traumatic Brain Injuries.

Royal Creek Psychiatric Center
Worked under the supervision of J. Douglas Crowder, MD, Forensic Psychiatry, helping clients through individual, family and forensic therapies.

Lew Sterretts Dallas County Detention Center
Resolana Program Worked as a facilitator of the "Seeking Safety" program with detained females that experienced trauma or had PTSD.

Timberlawn Psychiatric Hospital - Trauma Unit
Worked under the direction of Dr. Colin Ross at this inpatient psychiatric hospital, specializing in working with patients experiencing trauma utilizing a variety of specific therapy techniques.

Carl A. Ward, PhD Supervisor
Worked under the supervision of Dr. Ward during the finalization of her internship.

Affiliations

Working with Roxanna Erickson, Tracy obtained certification in Clinical Hypnosis and advanced certification through NTSCH. Tracy is an active member of NTSCH and presents internally for professional teaching webinars and workshops on topics related to mental health healing using hypnotic techniques.