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.