Tracey Andersen, Ph.D., LMHC, Operations Director of Clinical Services and Behavioral Health, has over 30 years experience in the field working with individuals with developmental disabilities, mental illness, substance abuse and co-occurring disorders.

She began her career as an educator and honed her direct care experience while continuing her education before deciding to focus on school and community psychology. She developed programs and assisted residential agencies in expanding into clinical services, such as ACT teams, which became a predominant focus of her career for many years.

She was a Clinical Director overseeing these types of crisis teams in NYC before relocating to the east end of Long Island and coming to RISE, where she began as a director overseeing the Behavioral Support Service Department in addition to her own private practice. She now adds to that experience and responsibility, undertaking this new opportunity of providing oversight of the Elevations Outpatient Treatment Program.