Tracey Gagne EdS, LPC, NCC, Counseling in Decatur, Georgia, 30030

Tracey Gagne

EdS, LPC, NCC

Tracey Gagne

EdS, LPC, NCC

Professions: Counselor, Mental Health Counselor, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Professional Counseslor
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability

Offices

Decatur, Georgia 30030

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My Approach to Helping

Are you tired of having people tell you that you’re “too intense” or “too sensitive,” or that you “shouldn’t feel” a certain way about something? Do you find yourself feeling misunderstood by others much of the time-- including family? Do intense feelings sometimes leave you wanting to do something that will help you “escape” the emotional pain? What would it be like if you could spend time with others and not get overwhelmed by your emotions? How about coming home from an outing with friends and not spending your energy scrutinzing the evening for all the "wrong" and "stupid" things you said and did? How would you like to be able to handle emotions and communicate your feelings to others so you feel understood, and others stay in relationships, and you don't feel like you have to end a relationship before someone else does? What if you could feel connected, like you see others around you doing?

There's a way to find connection with others and to be able to manage your emotions, even the ones you want to run away and hide from. The nice thing is that you already have a lot of what you need to help yourself. Dialectical Behavior Therapy helps you to see and use what you have and teaches you more techniques so you can have the relationships, and emotions, you dream of.

It can be difficult to get messages from others that you are "too much" to handle. You want connection with others, and it can be frustrating when, in spite of your best efforts, your emotions get in the way of having that connection you crave-- you can be left feeling out of control or lost. Call me so we can discuss how you can move forward from this and into a life that you have only dreamed about.

More Info About My Practice

It can be pretty common for our emotions to get in the way of our relationships, causing rifts or even the end of relationships. We can feel invalidation by others we are in relationship with and not know how to communicate this to them. This can, in turn, lead to negative feelings about self and suicidal gestures or behaviors that exchange emotional pain for something that feels more valid or understandable but that often leads to feelings of guilt or shame. It can be an endless loop where we start to feel lost and alone, where we don't like the person we are or the things that we do, and we can't imagine anyone else finding anything about us to be worthy. In spite of this, we continue to seek relationships with others who continue the cycle of invalidation. With the help of DBT, and an intensively trained therapist, we can break this cycle of invalidation and find our own self-worth and the relationships that we desire-- and deserve.

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Services I Provide

  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Adults

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    People with Borderline Personality Disorder diagnosis.
    People struggling with emotional intensity in relationships.
    People struggling with self-harming and suicidal behaviors.
    Family members of individuals with BPD diagnosis.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Borderline
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Depression
  • Emptiness
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Isolation
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
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