Tracy Bryce Farmer, LCSW, PC

Tracy Bryce Farmer, LCSW, PC (she/her/hers)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW, CADC

Making the decision to engage in therapy is a thoughtful, bold act of strength. You don't need work on the complexity of your life alone.

Client Status

accepting clients

Contact

503-451-3267

1020 SW Taylor, Suite 435

OREGON (OR)

Portland, 97205

At a Glance

Me

Rate: $110-$150

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2006

Languages: English

Services

  • Individual
  • Family
  • Group
  • Relationship

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • First Choice Health
  • MODA
  • PacificSource
  • Regence Blue Cross/Blue Shield

My Ideal Client

Do you worry too much about the way you interact with the people in your life? Do you blame yourself for things that aren't really your fault or under your control? Are you afraid there is something fundamentally wrong with you? Self-attack is my primary practice interest and I have specific training and experience in working with this painful phenomenon.

My Approach to Helping

I use a client-centered interactive approach where you will no longer feel alone in examining obstacles to your happiness. I combine psychodynamic work with concrete skills that will help you begin to feel less burdened and make changes from the first visit. I will support your growth on personal, relational and professional goals. I enjoy working with individuals, couples, families and groups on increasing progressive emotional communication - communication that leads to change for all.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

My Master in Fine Art degree enables me to bring creativity to the change process. I have a Master in Social Work degree and will empower you to address oppressive systems that impact you. Many people grew up in families with addictive behaviors, so I became a Certified Alcohol and Drug counselor. I started my psychodynamic training in New York City more than 16 years ago and update my education continually. Current brain research indicates that we cannot make the long-term changes we want in our daily lives if we don't resolve past experiences that have shaped our brain structure. I support working on the past in a safe way to make the present work for you in the here and now.

Techniques I Use

Specialties

  • Relational  External link

    Our brains are structured in relationship. From our first relationship with a primary caregiver to the people in our lives now, improving relational understanding and functioning improves our well-being. Our clinical relationship will support you to study and improve the relationships in your life.

  • Psychodynamic  External link

    Psychodynamic theory started the whole field of talk therapy with the idea that repressing our feelings leads to painful symptoms in our lives. The current boom in neuroscience is validating what psychodynamic clinicians have always known: our emotional struggles stem from our history and the early relationships that impact us. I can help you approach the past that is hurting you and help you make links to improving your life in the here and now.

  • Family Systems External link

    Everyone starts from the same reality: we are impacted by our original family systems. These original relationships play out again and again in our current lives. If we don't like aspects of our original family system, we can study them and the patterns they have created. I will empower you to make changes in your relational and professional functioning that will improve your daily life.

Issues I Treat

Specialties

  • Coronavirus/COVID-19 External link

    The global pandemic has exacerbated many emotional concerns. A crisis like this gives us an opportunity to strengthen our commitment to health for ourselves and our families. I can help you continue to grow and develop while we experience adversity.

  • Relationship / Marriage Issues External link

    None of us comes to any relationship in our lives unencumbered by what has gone before. Relationships can be so tricky because the complex system of one person meets another complex system. Relationships offer our best hope of feeling seen and understood. I would like to support your goals for increased connection and the freedom to be yourself.

  • PTSD External link

    Many people have undergone trauma and don't realize its impact on their lives because they were taught to minimize its harm. PTSD symptoms can include fearfulness, worry, interpersonal conflict, self-loathing and shame. These overwhelming symptoms impact relationships and professional goals. Let me help you get to the bottom of what you have experienced so you can feel more free.

  • Anxiety External link

    Life can be traumatic. Our brains are structured in relationship. My ongoing psychodynamic training in enables me to understand the way your brain is uniquely wired. I will empower you to tolerate and approach your anxiety so you can pursue the life you are dreaming of.

  • Depression External link

    Almost 10% of adults in the United States experience symptoms of depression at some point in their lives. We make a false distinction in this country between mental and physical health. Our brains are major organs that are vulnerable to illness in same way as other systems in our bodies. I welcome the chance to help you figure out what is causing your brain to suffer so you can begin to recover.

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