Who is Tracy Crudup?
Tracy is a board certified and licensed clinical therapist in private practice and has been a university professor of microbiology and pathophysiology for 20 years. Her specialties include family systems, life transitions, and mood and personality disorders and treating patients with a dual diagnosis. A special area of treatment includes individuals suffering from chronic health conditions, including infertility. She has extensive experience and research working with women suffering from unexplained infertility, endometriosis and other reproductive associated illnesses.
She is a nationally certified counselor, facilitator and certified trainer for Prepare/Enrich Assessments, member of the American Counseling Association, American School Counselors Association, The TN. Licensed Professional Counseling Association and The American Society of Reproductive Medicine.
She is an award-winning author of four novels and currently resides in Tennessee.
- Master's of Science-Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Freed-Hardeman University
- Master's of Art-Education Curriculum & Instruction, Cumberland University
- Bachelor's of Science-Biology, Crichton College
- Bachelor's of Science-Education, Crichton College
- Certification Prepare/Enrichment Marital Assessment, Facilitator and Trainer
- Post graduate study Public Health, Epidemiology, Walden University
- Adjunct faculty Union University- teaching in Microbiology, Pathophysiology, Anatomy Biology/Nursing Dept.
- Advanced marital training with Prepare/Enrich
- Alliance Healthcare Services-provided intake assessments and individual therapeutic counseling services, focusing on addiction, relapse prevention, schizophrenia and dual diagnosis.
- Rural school system-provided assessment and individual & group counseling to adolescents, focusing on academic achievement, behavioral management and teacher training/mentoring.
- Previous private practice-provided assessments and therapeutic counseling services to adolescents, their families and their foster care families through the foster care system in Shelby County.
I can help you work towards overcoming your current stress. I can provide support, problem-solving skills, and enhanced coping strategies for issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship issues related to marriage and divorce as well as co-parenting. Therapy can be a tremendous asset to managing personal stress. Therapy provides a fresh and objective perspective I can provide the following:
- Attaining a better understanding of yourself, your goals and values
- Developing skills for improving your relationships
- Finding resolution to the issues & concerns
- Learning new ways to cope with stress and anxiety
- Managing anger, grief, depression, and other emotional pressures
- Improving communications and listening skills
- Changing old behavior patterns and developing new ones
- Improving your self-esteem and boosting self-confidence
- Planning for life transitions such as marriage and divorce
What is Therapy like? What about medication vs. psychotherapy?
Therapy is different for everyone. It is important to understand that success will result if you actively participate in the process. The ultimate purpose of therapy is to help you implement new skills and techniques, gain new perspectives and take control of your life.
It is well established that the long-term solution to mental and emotional problems and the pain they cause cannot be solved solely by medication. Sustainable growth requires integrative care. In some cases a combination of medication and therapy may be your answer and an integrative plan will be established including your primary care physician.Back to Top
Confidentiality is one of the most important components between a client and therapist. Successful therapy requires a high degree of trust with highly sensitive subject matter that is usually not discussed anywhere but the therapist's office. Sometimes, however, you may want your therapist to share information or give an update to someone on your healthcare team (your Physician, other Specialists or Attorney), but by law your therapist cannot release this information without obtaining your written permission.
However, state law and professional ethics require therapists to maintain confidentiality except for the following situations:
* Suspected past or present abuse or neglect of children, adults, and elders to the authorities, including Child Protection and law enforcement, based on information provided by the client or collateral sources.
* If the therapist has reason to suspect the client is seriously in danger of harming him/herself or has threatened to harm another person.