Tracy Tsao, LCPC

Clients come to me looking for a culturally sensitive and individualized therapy approach which focuses of trauma-informed care and grief counseling.  Specifically, I understand the pervasive nature of trauma and  create an environment of healing and recovery. I help clients move toward emotional and physical safety, radical acceptance,  having a sense of empowerment, choice and control; skill building; mood regulation, boundary setting and more.  I continually check the accuracy of my understanding of clients’ circumstances, beliefs, values and experiences, and work with patience and respect to forge relationships with each clients. Over the course of our collaborative relationship, my clients develop a sense of autonomy; gain insight into their strengths; increase confidence for coping with high-stress situations; develop structured, procedural permanent behavioral change and develop boundary setting behaviors for themselves and others; and reduce adverse reactions and impulsivity. My clients begin work with me looking to navigate view of "self"; work and academic stress; anxiety; depression; work-life balance; avoidant behaviors including procrastination and self sabotage; life transitions; cultural dynamics; family of origin dynamics and other relationship/attachment issues; and racial and generational trauma. 

While my approach is naturally based on a client-centered approach, I utilize frameworks like Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Dialectical behavior therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which emphasizes education, skills-building and self-improvement. My experience in delivering trauma-informed care and grief counseling is essential to my client’s healing and well-being. 


I received my Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Trinity Washington University and have since provided mental health services to children and adults in outpatient and private practice settings in Maryland. As a passionate and experienced Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, I provide a safe and thoughtful environment for collaboration, understanding, and resolution.

Adika Counseling provides in-person and teletherapy to decrease the frequency, duration and intensity of symptoms related to anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions, relationship difficulties and more. We provide mental health therapy via teletherapy and in person in Rockville, MD.

Call 240-428-0465 or email with any and all questions. Please specify your desire to work with me and include your insurance information.