Tracy Townsend, Psy.D.


Tracy, a clinical psychologist, completed her doctorate in psychology at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology in 2006, her pre-doctoral training at University of New Hampshire’s Counseling Center, and her post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Rhode Island Counseling Center.

Tracy has also worked at a Brigham and Women’s community health center in Boston where she served the mental health needs of a very diverse population in terms of race, culture, social class, sexual orientation, and gender identity; social justice continues to be a central interest and passion. Since completing her education, Tracy has worked in private practice. She integrates meditation/mindfulness, mindful self-compassion, Internal Family Systems (IFS), and cognitive behavioral therapy into her work with students.

Tracy is a clinical generalist, treating clients with a variety of presenting challenges including anxiety/panic, addiction, depression, grief and loss, and identity development. She has a particular interest in first generation college students and has done research in this area.