Traci Ballou-Broadnax

What do I do at the Counseling Center?

I coordinate outreach efforts for domestic underrepresented groups of students at JMU.

What's it like to work with me?

The college student population has been my passion, and I have been grateful for the many opportunities that have helped me gain a greater understanding of the numerous concerns, challenges, possibilities, and experiences that make college such a crucial stage. I am particularly interested in adjustment to and from college life, identity development, family and couple relationships, issues facing non-traditional students, and the intersection between mental health and academic achievement. I integrate psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, interpersonal, and emotion-focused approaches into my work, and strive to create a warm, supportive, and collaborative therapeutic relationship within which I can adaptively address the unique needs of each student I meet.