Dr. Tracie Lux, DSW, LCSW, CLC

Clinical & Forensic Social Work | Aging Care Services

I’m a Doctor of Clinical Social Work and licensed to practice in the state of Oregon. With training as a scientist, researcher, and clinician, I am skilled at thinking ‘outside the box’ in identifying and addressing psychosocial factors impacting client functioning and well-being. I do not provide therapy; rather, my services are centered around finding one's joy and purpose in life through empowerment and coaching techniques. All the parts that make up a person (mind, body, and spirit) are considered and integrated into the helping process.

Throughout my 25-year career, I have worked with diverse populations in a variety of roles within the judicial, criminal justice, non-profit, mental health, educational, and healthcare systems. In addition, I was a Medical Social Worker (primarily in the hospital setting) for nearly two decades. My experience in the medical community has created a foundation and understanding of issues related to health and wellness, trauma, chronic illness, pain, and end-of-life needs.

My private practice focuses primarily on forensic social work, geriatric care management, and consulting. For example, I specialize in matters involving undue influence and whether to pursue guardianship and/or conservatorship. I also provide supervision to other social workers, and I’m a frequent guest speaker at different institutions and sites on a number of topics. In my spare time—I enjoy reading, spending time with family, camping, and learning new things. I would describe myself as a dreamer, adventurer, and free spirit. What you see is what you get. I’m unapologetically—me!


Doctor of Social Work (DSW)

Capella University

  • 2018-2021

  • Leadership & Behavioral Forensics Specialization

  • Dissertation: Strengthening Social Work Strategies to Address Social Isolation of Rural Older Adults

Master of Social Work (MSW)

Portland State University

  • 2003-2005

  • Criminal Justice Specialization

Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSW)

University of Portland

  • 1994-1998

  • Minor in Criminal Justice

Credentials & Accolades:

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (2010)

  • Professional Health Advocate

  • Accredited Case Manager

  • Certified Professional Life Coach

  • Certified Court Visitor (Yamhill, Marion, & P0lk Counties)

  • Aging Life Care Association Member

  • Capella University Presidential Scholar

  • Member of the National Society of Leadership and Success

Areas of Expertise:

  • Aging Care/Geriatrics

  • Medical Social Work

  • Forensic Social Work (Adults)

  • Legal Capacity for Decision Making

  • Risk Assessments & Specialized Evaluations

  • Dementia Education

  • Social Isolation

  • Undue Influence

  • Transformational Leadership

  • Clinical Supervision

Preferred Modalities:

  • Advocacy

  • Transformational Life Coaching

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Case Management

  • Mindfulness

  • Solution-Focused Interventions

  • Humanistic Theory

  • Systems Theory

  • Social Justice Frameworks

  • Trauma-Informed Care

  • Collaboration