Co-author | Healing Hearts and Minds: A Holistic Approach to Coping Well with Congenital Heart Disease
Healing Hearts and Minds
"Healing hearts and minds: A holistic approach to coping well with congenital heart disease" co- authored by Tracy Livecchi, LCSW and Dr. Liza Morton is the first book of its kind to focus on the emotional, psychological and practical aspects of living with a lifelong heart condition. The authors are both individuals living with a CHD, and they are mental health providers working in the field. This book offers evidence based information to support and empower people living with a CHD, their family members and their health care providers. It is full of real life testimonials throughout from individuals all around the world who are living with a CHD, their loved ones, and health care providers. This book aims to offer hope, connection and to normalize an understandable response to the challenges often faced by those in this medical community.
Tracy Livecchi is a Clinical Social Worker and has been working as a Psychotherapist since 1997. She received her master’s degree in social work from Rutgers University and has a diverse client background, with a special interest in working with individuals dealing with serious and chronic illness.
Tracy has worked in a variety of settings as a private therapist, a clinical director, as well as a consultant for long-term care and hospital settings. From 2004-2008 she consulted for UCLA’s Ahmanson’s Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center and is currently the Mental Health Consultant for the Adult Congenital Heart Association’s Peer Mentorship Program. Tracy is a co-author of the book, “Healing Hearts and Minds: A Holistic Approach to Coping Well with Congenital Heart Disease”, which was published by Oxford University Press and is currently available on Amazon.
Tracy currently provides in person and virtual psychotherapy to individual adults, adolescents, and couples in her private practice in Westport, CT. She is licensed in CT, NY and soon to be MA. She works from an eclectic theoretical orientation and provides supportive counseling while also utilizing cognitive, behavioral, and trauma-informed approaches, when appropriate.
Tracy lives locally with her husband and two daughters.