Dr. Tracy L. Thomas is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and the owner of Thrive: Counseling and Psychological Services in Washington, DC. She specializes in treating anxiety, issues with physical and emotional intimacy, and depression. She also works with clients who feel isolated or crave stronger social connections, even if they might have flourishing professional careers. She works with adults across the life span providing individual therapy.
Dr. Thomas' integrative approach uses techniques from evidence-based treatments such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well as relational and attachment-based work. This enables her to provide highly individualized treatment. She combines a knowledge of practical strategies with an in-depth understanding of relationship patterns to help clients enhance their overall functioning. She also frequently brings in mindfulness techniques when helpful.
Dr. Thomas also specializes in the treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). In this work, Dr. Thomas utilizes the research-backed modalities Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). She combines motivational work with exposure, as well as homework and occasionally out-of-office exposure. Dr. Thomas can help clients with specific phobias, including driving and flying.
Dr. Thomas firmly believes that therapy is a collaborative process, and she looks forward to working with clients in a safe, engaging manner. Her office is conveniently located steps from Metro Center on the red, blue, orange, and silver lines.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) - Reducing unwanted intrusive thoughts and rituals by gradually building comfort and confidence facing difficult fears, thoughts, and emotions
Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) - Focusing on the interconnection of one’s thoughts, behaviors, and emotional experiences; developing skills to examine and reduce unhelpful thoughts and implement new thinking and behavior patterns
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Young adults - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression
Tracy Thomas is not in-network with any insurances.
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Dr. Thomas can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.
Private Practice, Thrive: Counseling and Psychological Services, 2017-Present
Capital Institute for Cognitive Therapy, 2013-2017
George Washington University Counseling and Psychological Services, 2013-2014
Stony Brook University Counseling and Psychological Services, 2010-2013
John Hopkins Bay View Medical Center Creative Alternatives, 2009-2010
Psychiatric Institute of Washington, 2008-2009
Howard University Counseling Services, 2007-2009
American School of Professional Psychology, Argosy University, PsyD, 2012
University of Ulster at Magee Northern Ireland Certificate in Peace and Conflict Studies, 1996
Wake Forest University, BA, 1995
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