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Dr. Tracy Dawyduk is a clinical psychologist with more than 18 years of experience in assessing and treating children, adolescents, and adults. She works with individuals, couples, and families, and she enjoys conducting groups as well. She believes that collaboration is the relational foundation necessary to helping individuals meet their personal life goals. With training in a variety of treatment approaches, including MI, CAMS, MBSR, DBT, and CBT through The Beck Institute, Dr. Dawyduk personalizes care by using the strategies that work for the individual. She considers herself a generalist, and areas of practice include, but are not limited to, aging, health and medical issues, anxiety, adjustment issues, anger management, abuse issues, depression and mood disorders, relationship difficulties, stress management, self-esteem, LGBTQ issues, sleep problems, trauma and PTSD, personality disorders, and grief and loss.

Dr. Dawyduk received her Psy.D. from the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology and completed her internship through Northeast Ohio Universities College of Medicine (NEOUCOM). She has worked in a multitude of settings, including community mental health centers, group homes, residential and inpatient settings, as well as private practice. In addition to doing clinical work, Dr. Dawyduk enjoys doing trainings. She has given presentations to groups of mental health professionals, probation and parole officers, parent-teacher organizations, educators, and students in nursing, psychology, and medicine. Topics have included Effective Communication, Managing Difficult Customers, Depression, Suicide Prevention, Motivational Interviewing, Personality Disorders, Coping Skills, and Treating Sexual Abuse Survivors and Perpetrators.

Dr. Dawyduk is a member of the Akron Area Professional Psychologists, Ohio Psychological Association, and the American Association of Suicidology. Dr. Dawyduk has a special interest in suicide prevention and postvention, and as a faculty member and AMSR Trainer for the Education Development Center, she trains mental health professionals on assessing and managing suicide risk. Dr. Dawyduk is a Zero Suicide Champion and a member of the Suicide Prevention Coalitions of both Summit and Stark Counties. She also works with survivors of suicide loss.