Stacey is a Licensed Clinical Social Work Supervisor and Registered Play Therapist with over fourteen years of experience providing trauma-informed therapy to people of all ages. Throughout her career, she has provided individual, group, and family psychotherapy to children, adolescents, and adults who are experiencing a wide range of mental health issues, but she is most passionate about working with those impacted by complex trauma and traumatic stress. Stacey is a certified Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) clinician, and is trained in providing a variety of evidence-based therapeutic interventions such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, Prolonged Exposure (PE) therapy, Trauma and Grief Component Therapy for Adolescents (TGCTA), and Child-Centered Play Therapy (CCPT). She is also a Strong Star Certified Provider for Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT).
Prior to joining the TAG Center, Stacey has spent most of her career working with children and adolescents who have experienced complex trauma, those diagnosed with severe psychiatric disorders with accompanying suicidality and non-suicidal self-injury, and youth involved in the juvenile justice system and/or TDFPS. She spent her early career as a clinician working for The Children’s Assessment Center and later Harris County Juvenile Probation Department before her time at The Menninger Clinic working in both their inpatient and outpatient programs, and later as a clinician as part of the UTHealth Trauma and Resilience Center. Most recently, Stacey served as a ”Mental Health Trainer of Trainers” in La Porte ISD, providing mental health trainings to school staff related to suicide risk, violent behavior, and trauma. In her role as Assistant Director of Training, Stacey assists in providing trainings, consultation, and learning collaboratives to community-based organizations, schools, and clinicians in trauma- and grief-focused topics as well as suicide prevention among youth.
Stacey obtained her Bachelor of Science and Master of Social Work degrees from the University of Houston. She has provided outpatient psychotherapy services as a licensed professional for many years through her private practice for post-911 combat veterans and others who have been exposed to traumatic events. Stacey values her role as a clinical supervisor and educator to those pursuing their advanced social work licensure and students completing their master’s level education.