Tracy Garber, wearing glasses and a polka dot shirt, smiling for the camera.

Tracy Garber, OTR/L (she/her)

As an Occupational Therapist, Tracy’s focus is helping individuals achieve their identified goals and experience health and well-being through participation in meaningful activities. She fosters an integrative and collaborative approach toward physical, mental, and emotional wellness.

APPROACH

When people are experiencing challenges with their mental, physical, or emotional health, their ability to function in their daily lives is often compromised. Occupational Therapy is a profession that is ‘function forward’ and utilizes a variety of modalities and approaches to assist the individual in their healing journey. Tracy takes a holistic approach in helping clients identify the barriers to participation and then works to develop strategies to build knowledge, skills, and confidence that will allow for increased access to the activities they want and need to do. Tracy believes that Well-Doing is Well-Being! She will work with you in a collaborative fashion to establish sustainable habits, rituals, and routines to increase a sense of autonomy over your wellness.

CLINICAL INTERESTS

Tracy works with clients in both individual and group formats, providing education and skills-training in a way that honors the whole person. She has experience treating a wide range of disorders including anxiety and depression, ADHD, sensory processing disorders, severe and persistent mental illnesses, substance use disorders, TBI, trauma, and post-stroke. She has a particular interest in the power of Neuroplasticity to drive positive change.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

Tracy Garber, OTR/L is a graduate of the Master of Occupational Therapy program at St. Catherine’s University in St. Paul, MN. She has worked as an Occupational Therapist in a variety of settings including Long-Term Acute Care, Skilled Nursing, Transitional Care, Memory Care, and Inpatient Mental Health.

PERSONAL

Tracy has long been interested in Integrative Health and Wellness, finding that traditional Western Care, driven by the medical model and reimbursement, seemed to focus solely on the symptoms she was experiencing rather than the root cause. She has personally benefited from a variety of modalities including Reiki, acupuncture, art therapy, yoga, herbal medicine, reflexology, meditation, and mindfulness.

Tracy enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, reading, and doing anything outdoors. She has a regular yoga and meditation practice and values opportunities to go on retreat.

SPECIALTIES
  • ADHD
  • Sensory Processing Disorders
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Trauma
  • Severe/ Persistent Mental Illness
  • Substance Use Disorders
SEEING CLIENTS
  • In-person
  • Virtually