Traci L. Test, PhD. LPC-S, CSC

Traci Test Aug 2017

Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor
Certified School Counselor

Dr. Traci Test is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)-Supervisor, and a Certified School Counselor (CSC). Her education experience includes a doctorate in Counseling from Texas A&M University-Commerce, a Master’s of Education in School Counseling from Dallas Baptist University, and a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from the University of Central Florida.  Additionally, she is a trained play therapist, sandtray therapist, crisis counselor, and has specialized in counseling children and adolescents as a licensed counselor since 2008.

Dr. Test has 12 years of experience as a school counselor in the McKinney Independent School District, and as an elementary teacher for 7 years before that in both Florida and Texas.  She has extensive experience working with families, adolescents, and children having worked as an assistant clinical director at a community counseling center where she supervised doctorate and masters level interns. Dr. Test presents frequently on topics such as the socio-emotional needs of gifted children and adolescents, the needs of gifted and talented students in urban school settings and the importance of self-care and supporting school counselor interns. She is published in the areas of ambiguous loss and how children deal with it.  Additionally, Dr. Test has volunteered at the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center with her animal assisted therapy dog, Kira.  In addition to seeing clients at Therapy on the Square, she is also an adjunct instructor and internship supervisor at Southern Methodist University.

Dr. Test believes in the authentic power of the individual, and that through the importance of a true therapeutic counseling relationship, healing can happen. She offers play therapy, child and adolescent counseling, sandtray therapy, child-parent relationship training, and school consultation. Dr. Test is passionate about the value of a relationship, but most of all loves spending time with her family and friends. Oh, and she has a 2nd degree black belt in Taekwondo.

Speaking Topics

Parenting Specific

  • Connecting with Your Child’s School Guidance Counselor
  • What Parents Need to Know About HB 5
  • When Should I Talk to My Child About Sex
  • Got Genius? How to Support the Socio-Emotional Needs of Your Gifted Child
  • Facebook Isn’t Cool Anymore, Staying Ahead of Technology
  • Technology for the Family

School/Professional Specific

  • Supporting the Socio-Emotional Needs of Gifted and Talented Students
  • School Counselor Intern…Now What
  • Professional Development Preparedness for Gifted & Talented Students in Urban Settings
  • Creating a Positive Experience for Your School Counselor Intern
  • Building Rapport with Clients Through Technology
  • Technology in Counseling Sessions
  • School Counselors Don’t Always Have Time for Self-Care
  • Brain Break Activities & More for the Busy School Counselor
  • School Health Advisory Committee, and How to Make Those Health TEKS Work
  • Peer Mediation Campus-Wide for All Ages
  • Animal Assisted Therapy in Counseling
  • Counseling Resume

Licensing & Education

  • Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor
  • Ph.D. in Counseling, Texas A&M University-Commerce
  • M.Ed. in School Counseling, Dallas Baptist University
  • B.S. in Elementary Education, University of Central Florida
  • PAX United, Peer Mediation Conflict Resolution Certification, Trainer of Trainers & Facilitator
  • National Organization of Victim Assistance (NOVA) Crisis Response Certification

Associations & Organizations

  • Texas Counseling Association
  • Texas School Counseling Association
  • Delta Society/Human-Animal Health Connection

Specialties

  • Children
  • Adolescents
  • Social Skills and Support Groups
  • Parenting Issues
  • Gifted and Talented