Traci Baxendale Ball, LCSW, CAADC
- BA (HONORS)- PSYCHOLOGY UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
- MSW- WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
- LCSW- LICENSED MASTERS SOCIAL WORKER
- CAADC- CERTIFIED ADVANCED ALCOHOL AND DRUG COUNSELOR
- CREATOR OF VIBE DANCE FITNESS
- CREATOR OF FIGHT101 SELF-DEFENSE FOR SURVIVORS
- 3RD DAN BLACK BELT- SHOTOKAN, JIN-DO, HYBRID KICKBOXING
- FOUNDER OF TAI CHI FOR TRAUMA FOUNDATION (Trademark Pending)
Traci Baxendale Ball, LCSW, CAADC founded Vibrant Health Company LLC in 2015. She maintains a small specialty private practice that focuses on treating C-PTSD and dissociative disorders. She was one of the first solo practitioners to establish a fully operational virtual clinic in Michigan, and an early advocate for text-based and video-based psychotherapy.
Traci is an experienced practitioner, trainer, and writer on all aspects of complex trauma. She has worked in the field since 1992, both in the UK and USA, in diverse settings such as foster care, veteran’s services, private practice, residential programs, juvenile diversion, and assertive community treatment. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Barry University. Her doctoral focus is publishing a comprehensive sourcebook on recovery from relational trauma as well as a textbook that maps out the methodology for combining evidence-based practices for long-term trauma treatment.
In addition, following the release of her book, “Mindful Mates” she is now developing couples-focused materials; “Mindful Mates after Trauma”.
She has a special interest in trauma recovery in emerging democracies.
Traci uses her influence on social media to offer hope to those suffering. Please follow along on Instagram (@vibanthealthco) and Facebook (@vibranthealthcompany)
Traci brings authenticity to her practice as a survivor of complex PTSD. She is transparent about why she is passionate about this work. She has a powerful message about recovery as a result of her personal history which includes generational poverty, early sexual assault, her father’s death that was a result of homicide, prolonged separation from her children due to a complicated divorce, and a splintered family of origin.