Certified IMAGO Relationship Therapist


As a licensed professional counselor for over two decades, my passion is working with clients on the core relationships in life. To become certified as an Imago Therapist requires much clinical training but also participating as a client/couple in workshops and practical learning. This has given me the perspective to be both therapist and client, which allows me to personally validate and empathize with couples in the process. I have found myself saying many times to clients "This may be scary or uncharted territory but I am not asking you to do anything I have not been willing to do myself!

Hi, I'm tracy!

I'm an Imago teacher, but I've also practiced Imago therapy for years.

What I like to say to my clients is that while learning to take a risk in sharing their truth, desires, and fears with each other through the dialogue process, I'm not asking them to do anything I haven't been willing to do myself.

Years in Practice

21 Years

License

North Carolina / NC3735

School

Webster University

Year Graduated

1998

Certificate

LPC Board of North Carolina / LPCS

Certificate Date

2001

“Imago” is a Latin word that means Image. As Imago therapist we see this Image as an UNCONSCIOUS collage of all the people who helped raised us, the good, bad and ugly. Our Imago drives us to be attracted to familiar love, which often times initially feels healing and connected. However, once commitment, longevity or monogamy sets in, often times this same relationship might leave us feeling wounding and disconnected. Imago Relationship Counseling is a unique philosophy and tool set about a different way to be in relationship with EVERYONE in your life.


What is IMAGO?

Imago draws from the 3 main modalities of psychology; thinking, feeling and behaving.

my approach

Imago facilitates uncovering the cognitive distortions, unconscious early decisions and early imprinted models of relationships that might derail how we think about relationships. Effective communication about the feelings that are elicited in relationships allow for these feelings to be heard, validated and further explored. What actions we take and behaviors we engage in with people in our lives is explored to determine if it gets us or stops us from getting what we want in the relationship.