About Tracy L. Helmer, Psy. D.

Welcome to my website; I’m Tracy! I am a licensed clinical psychologist and I am very invested in helping you create your best life. Finding your internal strength to increase your self-esteem and self-confidence will empower you to create a life that is rich in healthy, productive, and adaptive behaviors and relationships. I use proven therapies to overcome depression and anxiety and I believe in using humor and grace as a means to face the challenges and obstacles that occur in life. I am humbled and feel both privileged and blessed to be a part of your therapeutic journey. I specialize in the treatment of adolescents and their families, relationship issues, women’s issues, anxiety, and depression. 

I have had the opportunity to live and practice in many different areas, including Connecticut, Ohio (twice!), Texas, and the metropolitan New York area before settling in Roanoke, VA. I have a wide range of experience and provide individual, family and marital therapy. I treat a variety of therapeutic issues including, but not limited to, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, women’s issues, sexual and gender identity issues, and behavioral disorders, including oppositional-defiant and conduct disorders. I have provided services in both out-patient and in-patient settings and I have previously served as the Clinical Director for a community mental health center in rural Ohio. I am currently licensed in Virginia and Ohio. I am a member of the American Psychological Association and the Virginia Academy of Clinical Psychologists.

I use an interdisciplinary approach to decrease symptoms while increasing positive life experiences.

My practice uses Teletherapy to provide services. Teletherapy has been scientifically shown to be as effective as in-person therapy and has the benefits of easier access, increased flexibility, and reduced wait times. Teletherapy does require a strong WiFi signal as well as good internet speed. If you are uncertain about using Teletherapy, I am happy to provide a complimentary, 15 minute consultation that will allow you to determine your level of comfort with Teletherapy as well as whether or not my approach to treatment is a good fit for you.