Dr. Tracy Blanchard is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who provides confidential, results-based treatment delivered with compassion and superior client service. She offers boutique psychotherapy by appointment only, during both daytime and extended hours. Dr. Blanchard delivers fee-for-service treatment for individuals, couples, and teens (aged 15 years and up), in the following areas:
If you are someone who values choice, privacy and wellness, then you belong in the care of Dr. Tracy Blanchard. One of the many benefits of being a client of Dr. Blanchard is freedom from mandates that insurance companies place on the client-therapist relationship. These include limits on the type and amount of care you can receive, and may even require the therapist to diagnose you with a mental disorder for reimbursement. Appropriate client care is Dr. Blanchard’s absolute first priority. Her evidence-based, fee-for-service boutique practice ensures that clients receive exactly the type and amount of care they need.
Dr. Blanchard uses eclectic and integrated treatment approaches to help clients identify and resolve their emotional and behavioral issues. Her treatment orientations include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Humanistic Sandtray Therapy and Gottman Methods in her marriage and couples therapy. She has advanced training and certifications in all of her approaches, and integrates them to provide her clients with the most cutting edge treatment.
CBT is an effective, evidenced-based treatment approach that identifies and alters our thinking that can negatively affect the way we feel or behave.
EMDR therapy can be used as an accelerated treatment approach. This treatment method recognizes that memories may be stored in the neuro-network systems of the body. They are encoded and stored there as a result of past experiences, and we re-experience them as if they were still happening. While everyone responds to EMDR differently, most people can resolve their issues and “triggers” (anxiety, fear, depression, etc.) within approximately ten sessions. Importantly, there is no need for clients to share detailed information that they may regard as embarrassing. EMDR may not be the correct approach for everyone; therefore, effective client screening is paramount.
EMDR treatment can be used to address the following issues:
Humanistic Sandtray Therapy is an effective treatment approach used to help clients express feelings and lower anxieties around intense subject matter. Dr. Blanchard is certified in this approach, which was the subject of her PhD, as well as ongoing clinical research.
Finally, Dr. Blanchard has specialized training in areas of sexuality that often arise from relationship and emotional issues that can impact sexual function. Dr. Blanchard welcomes clients dealing with heterosexual, bisexual, lesbian, gay and transgender issues.
In an effort to promote a paperless and green practice, and to make the most reliable information available to her clients, Dr. Blanchard has compiled a list of recommended readings and online homework documents. Visitors to this site should feel free to use these resources. However, those who are doing research should use caution with regard to information found on the Internet. Web sites whose domain names end with .org, .gov and .edu are generally the most reliable. Web sites whose domain names end with .com may contain information that is biased or outright false, as it is often intended to sell products rather than provide readers with factual information.
There may be areas of people's lives - as individuals or as couples - that are not ideal, but by taking the first step and scheduling an appointment with a trained professional, they can start moving toward a better future.
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Dr. Tracy Blanchard, llc
1600 Prince St, Suite 102
Alexandria, Va 22314