Gracie Letter has a Master’s in Counseling with a focus on helping children, adolescents, young adults and their families struggling with depression, anxiety, OCD, and trauma. Gracie believes the therapeutic space should be tailored to the individual and uses evidence- based treatments, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to help clients learn how to cope with challenges. She easily connects with kids and adolescents and incorporates play therapy, humor, and fun into sessions. Gracie takes a collaborative, supportive, strengths-based approach to help clients reach their personal goals. She provides therapy in the following areas:
- Emotion regulation
- Anxiety/ Social Anxiety/ Phobias/ Panic
- Skin picking, Hair pulling, and other body-focused repetitive behaviors
- Group therapy for social anxiety
Gracie earned both her Masters of Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX, where she graduated with highest honors. She began her clinical career as an exposure coach at Dallas CBT prior to pursuing her Master’s in Counseling, working alongside Dallas CBT’s psychologists to treat individuals with OCD and anxiety disorders. She has now come back full circle to Dallas CBT as a therapist.
Gracie completed extensive training in hospital settings on DBT, CBT, crisis intervention, and group therapy for children and adolescents struggling with complex mood disorders, OCD, and behavioral dysregulation. She is passionate about continuing specialized training in trauma-informed treatments, such as trauma-focused CBT. In addition to her clinical training, Gracie contributed to important research in the Suicide Prevention and Resilience program at Children’s Medical Center Dallas. Her research addressed the important role of social media and sleep within an adolescent suicidal population.
As a long-time Dallas resident, Gracie enjoys finding the newest restaurants or cooking at home with friends and family, spending time running through her neighborhood, and going on long walks in the sunshine with her 3-year-old rescue dog, Tank.