Tracy Carlstrom, BSN, RN, CT

Tracy doesn't shy away when life gets messy. She embraces imperfection and her warm and adventurous spirit is the catalyst for hope, healing, and lasting change.




  • Academic anxiety and performance
  • ADHD
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Assertiveness and confidence
  • Attachment insecurity
  • Bipolar
  • Blended families
  • Burnout
  • Career goals
  • Caretaker Stress
  • Child behavior/defiance
  • Chronic illness and pain
  • Communication skills
  • Compassion Fatigue
  • Conflict management
  • Depression
  • Divorce recovery
  • Eating and body image
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Grief and loss
  • Hoarding
  • Impulse control
  • Insomnia and other sleep problems
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Marital conflict
  • Medical regimen compliance
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Organization
  • Parenting
  • Personality disorders
  • Phobias
  • Postpartum anxiety and depression
  • Premarital prep
  • Relationships
  • School refusal
  • Sexuality
  • Stress
  • Stress management
  • Time management
  • Trauma
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Underachievement
  • Weight loss
  • Work-life balance


  • BSN, Registered Nurse 
  • Clinical and mental health course instructor to interns and hospital nurse population
  • Supervised by Lisa Harris, MA, LMHC


How I Help Clients Thrive

Imperfect living and grace in the messy places express who I am so you can feel free to authentically be who you are. You matter. Let’s explore your hopes and aspirations amidst life’s twists and turns. As a registered nurse, we will consider any aspect of mental or physical wellness, neurobiology, soul care, and social aspects that concern you. I empathize with your uncertainty, wanting to erase the unerasable, covering fear, striving hard with roadblocks, and life transitions. When there are no words — journaling, sensory experiences, play, or art help bridge the gap. Whether you are a child, teen, or adult, I would love to spend time with you navigating the complexities of life, growing into a healthier version of you, and living into the treasure that you are.

What I Do For Self-Care

Really good chocolate with fresh fruit is a pop of delight, followed by a salty snack, of course! Dirt under my nails and sweat on my face make me smile as I spread happy colors of flowered beauty in my garden. My husband, five children, and two precious grandchildren stop me in my tracks with love beyond what I can touch. They expand my heart whether enjoying each other or debating politics, bitcoin, gender issues, or spiritual topics. Love catches and holds space for it all. I am geeked out when attending good conferences and learning more about human connection and what helps us grow. I begin my day with a walk outside to give my first thoughts to God and set my rhythm. I end with confession and gratefulness to remind me of the great grace in the hard.

Why I Became a Counselor

Life flipped upside down when my 16-year-old daughter suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). I learned to sit in the tension of uncertainties while a tender strength enveloped what I could not change. My daughter is mercifully alive and spicier than ever. “Normal” was replaced with adventure and bravery of outside-the-box living. Her lack of filters that used to stir embarrassment, now, stirs laughter and joy, and yes, sometimes a teachable moment. The experience and steep recovery created a longing to attend to the story behind the story in others’ lives, as I knew how profoundly mine was impacted from one minute, one night, one choice where life forever changed. Pivoting to live out new hope and accepting ourselves and others when things just do not fit is part of what I bring to our time together.

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