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Tracy Traut

Under the direct supervision of, and in practice with Dr. Rachel Niemi, Tracy Traut provides counseling services to individuals, families and groups.  The primary focus of her practice is addiction and recovery.  Tracy Traut uses a trauma informed model to assist clients with anxiety, depression and personality issues as well.

Tracy is a graduate of Indiana University where she received her BA in Psychology and an AA in Women and Gender Studies.  She received her Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling specializing in Addictions Treatment from Indiana University Northwest.  Further she is a graduate of the Institute of Innovative Leadership and Leadership Northwest Indiana.  She served on the Advisory Committee for Dayspring Women's Center in Valparaiso, is a member of the Indiana University Northwest Alumni Association, the American Counseling Association, Indiana Counseling Association, NAADAC and serves on the Board of Directors for the Porter County Substance Abuse Council.

Tracy is a Certified Facilitator for SMART Recovery, Anger Management, Cognitive Behavioral Interventions and is a Bridges out of Poverty trainer.

Tracy is fast becoming a sought after presenter, speaker and group facilitator on topics related to addiction and recovery.



Rachel Niemi

Rachel Niemi received her doctorate in clinical psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Niemi completed her internship at the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center working with veterans. She also completed two years of training in Valparaiso at the Porter County Family Counseling Center. She has spent the past three years dedicating part of her time to treating men and women who struggle with homelessness. Dr. Niemi is motivated to use the most effective evidenced based practices to help empower and motivate her clients.  In addition to private practice, Dr. Niemi is the Director for Dayspring Women’s Center. Dr. Niemi treats anxiety, depression and trauma using techniques grounded in research combined with evidenced based treatment that helps individuals on their journey to achieving stability and satisfaction.