Traci Baxendale Ball, LMSW, CAADC
- BA (HONORS)- PSYCHOLOGY UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
- MSW- WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
- LMSW- LICENSED MASTERS SOCIAL WORKER
- CAADC- CERTIFIED
- ADVANCED ALCOHOL AND DRUG COUNSELOR
- CERTIFIED ZUMBA INSTRUCTOR, CREATOR OF VIBE DANCE FITNESS
- CREDENTIALED 3RD DEGREE BLACK BELT- SHOTOKAN, JIN-DO, MMA
- CERTIFIED TAI CHI INSTRUCTOR
Traci Baxendale Ball, LMSW, CAADC founded Vibrant Health Company LLC in 2015. She maintains a specialty private practice, seeing clients in person and online. She is one of the first solo practitioners to establish a fully operational virtual clinic in Michigan.
Traci is a nationally accredited speaker and trainer on trauma and addictions. She has worked in the field since 1992, in diverse settings such as foster care, veteran’s services, private practice, residential programs, juvenile diversion and assertive community treatment.
Clients from all over Michigan seek Traci out for her Trauma Recovery Work. Her clinical specialty is P.T.S.D. (both combat and non-combat) and other Trauma Spectrum Disorders. She has specialized training to treat Dissociative Disorders and D.I.D. Traci is a trained Motivational Interviewer, and operates from a perspective of radical hopefulness.
Traci developed unique brands to deliver effective services for trauma survivors, couples and executives wishing to enhance performance. These services are offered as individual coaching, group and corporate events and publications. You can see these brands on the “Brands” tab! Originally from the UK, Traci now has a permanent residence in Marquette, Michigan, where she and her husband have raised four children. Her office is located in downtown Marquette, but she offers virtual behavioral health to clients all over Michigan and consultations/webinars all over the world. She has a powerful message about recovery as a result of her personal history which includes accounts of many of her family members who were/are being raised in the foster care system. As a result of her family history she has a strong research interest in epigenetic trauma and resilience. Her father died as a result of homicide. The family endured a prolonged investigation and his case was highly publicized in the press – leading to a complex and difficult grief process. This firsthand experience of systemic issues that survivors face, and the resolution of her own PTSD, uniquely positions Traci in her field.
Traci focuses on a holistic practice, and has over two decades of expertise providing counseling and coaching – considering your wellness and not just your symptoms. You can expect to receive consultation on exercise and nutrition as well as traditional behavioral health services. Traci fuses her knowledge of mind and body in her offerings for local events such as Hip Hop Workshops under the name Vibe, and Fight 101 – a women’s self defense course.
Recovery requires daily attention to nutrition, exercise, laughter, mindfulness and creativity. Make your appointment or book your workshop today!