Tracy Karvinen has been in clinical practice for over 20 years. She is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC). She also holds a certification in Mental Illness Substance Abuse (MISA II) from the Illinois Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association, Inc. Tracy received her bachelor's degree in Psychology from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville in 1992 and her master's in Counseling from Webster University in 1996.
Currently Tracy serves as the Director of Community Support Services at a nonprofit community mental health and substance use agency where she supervises several different programs. Over the last 20 years Tracy has provided clinical services and supervision in a variety of different settings and areas including adolescent inpatient substance use, adult outpatient mental health and substance use, national research and training, community-based services, home-based services, phone services, crisis hotlines, county jails, police stations, homeless shelters and hosptials.
One of Tracy's specialities is working with adolescents with mental health and substance use issues. She co-authored an evidence-based treatment manual called Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach for Adolescent Cannabis Users, Cannabis Youth Treatment (CYT) Series, Volume 4. Washington, DC: Department of Health and Human Services. The treatment manual is now used nationally and internationally by other treatment providers delivering evidence-based services. Tracy has provided training for therapist certification and supervisor certification in this model for several sites around the country. She was also a co-author on a paper called Clinical Management of a Multisite Field Trial of Five Outpatient Treatments for Adolescent Substance Abuse. Cannabis Youth Treatment Services, Volume 1-5. Washington, DC: Department of Health and Human Services related to her work in this area of expertise.
Tracy utilizes client centered, cognitive behavioral, interactive, and solution-focused approaches while working with her clients. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.
Courtney Hupp has been in clinical practice for over 18 years. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC). Courtney received her bachelor's in Social Work from the University of Kansas in 1997 and her master's in Social Work from Louisiana State University in 2000.
Currently Courtney works as an Evidence-Based Clinical Coordinator in the Research and Training Division of a nonprofit mental health and substance use agency. In this role she trains other clinicians around the country to provide an evidence-based substance use treatment. Courtney has specialized in addiction treatment over the last 12 years. She also has experience working with adults with disabilities, persons with HIV/AIDS, those involved in domestic violence, and crisis intervention. Courtney has also worked in a prison setting providing counseling services to inmates.
Courtney uses cognitive behavioral psychotherapy as her therapeutic approach. She provides an environment that is compassionate, understanding, and free of judgement. Her style is practical, goal-oriented, and client-centered. She recognizes that each client brings unique strengths and experiences to therapy and will use those to make the experience productive and meaningful.