Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Tracy K. Ross is a couples and family therapist. For over 25 years, Tracy has been working with couples at all phases of their relationships including pre-marriage and post-divorce. In addition to couples and family therapy, Tracy’s specialties include parenting, discernment counseling, collaborative divorce, sex therapy and running Optimal Sexual Experience groups for couples. She has advanced training in Emotionally Focused Therapy, Gottman Method, EMDR, and Relational Sex Therapy.
Early in her career, Tracy worked as a clinical consultant for corporations and organizations, advising on all manner of employee situations, including crisis and trauma in the workplace. She draws on her extensive experience running critical incident debriefings after traumatic incidents in her work with high conflict, volatile couples.
Working with families and couples experiencing challenges throughout the lifecycle, Tracy came to think of what she was doing as ‘redesigning relationships’. She identified different events and personal triggers that would disrupt relationships and came to view her role as facilitating a ‘redesign’. This unique approach helps couples gain the connection and tools to go from volatility to versatility, distance to connection, and avoidance to intimacy.
Tracy has a private practice in the West Village and for the past 10 years has also worked as a faculty member on the Resilient Families/Special Needs Kids Project at the Ackerman Institute for the Family. In that capacity, she works with families, designs and delivers workshops, and runs groups for families and professionals.
With graduate degrees from Columbia University and Fordham University, Ms. Ross is a licensed clinical social worker, organizational psychologist, certified discernment counselor, and collaborative divorce coach. She completed post-graduate training at the Ackerman Institute’s family & couples externship program. She lives in NYC with her family.