Tracy Matthews works as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Expressive Arts Coach/Educator who has served people of all ages since 2008. She earned her Bachelor of Social Work from Delaware State University in 2008 and later pursued her Master of Social Work from Morgan State University in 2012.
As a child, Tracy loved to dance. She attended several cultural art centers, performed at “Showtime At The Apollo”, danced for Delaware State University Approaching Storm Marching Band, and continues to dance as an adult. Tracy recognized how dance increased her self-esteem and confidence. She’d dance anytime she felt stressed or overwhelmed.
As a clinician, she believes that all forms of art are creative techniques that allow people to dive deep into their unconscious minds and navigate life without repeating bad habits. While working with Tracy, clients will use symbols, shapes, colors, lyrics, movement, materials, photos, acting, and mindful meditation to express their thoughts and emotions which will eventually lead to positive changed behaviors. Simultaneously, Tracy will provide CBT and Psychoeducation to guide her clients in shifting their perspectives and further understanding the dynamics of their underlying issues.
As an Expressive Arts Coach/Educator, she works closely with her attendees in each workshop she is facilitating. She guides them through informative instruction while also giving them the freedom to create and express themselves as needed. At times you will feel like you are engaging with your sister, aunt, mother, best friend, or college instructor. Leading with the understanding that we all make mistakes allows Tracy to connect with people on a deeper level. People feel comfortable when talking to Tracy because she understands the Human Experience.
“Ta’Tiana Miles works as a part-time therapist at Unconscious Art Space. She does well at connecting with her clients through empathy and starting where they are. Ms. Miles incorporates visual arts, creative writing, and music into her sessions while simultaneously allowing her clients to talk through their issues.
Additionally, she works as a full time Palliative Care Social Worker licensed at the master’s level in several states and the District of Columbia. Ta’Tiana has a wide range of experience in several areas of Social Work; including a history conducting therapy, completing hospital travel assignments across the country and inpatient psychiatry work. Due to the variety and intensity of previous experience, she has developed a dedication to imparting empathy, support and appropriate humor to ensure that all patients receive person centered care with intention and compassion. Ta’Tiana believes that a steady experienced hand can be a source of comfort when helping support clients through distressing circumstances. Ta’Tiana received her B.A in Psychology from Spelman College (’14) and her MSW from the University of Southern California (’15).”
Tracy Matthews, LCSW-C