Dr. Tracye A. Polson is a licensed clinical social worker with a private psychotherapy practice in Jacksonville, FL where she works with individuals, couples, and families focusing on the many forms of relational trauma.
Dr. Polson was selected as Social Worker of the Year for 2018 by the NE Florida Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. Her teaching, clinical supervising and field experiences include - The University of North Florida, Smith College School for Social Work, The University of Maryland, and The George Washington University School for Professional Psychology. Early in her career, Dr. Polson worked as a foster care social worker and spent 12 years at The Reginald S. Lourie Center for Infants and Young Children in Rockville, Maryland in a variety of roles, culminating in the role of Executive Director. The Lourie Center is a nationally recognized non-profit focused on early childhood mental health prevention, intervention and education. In 2012, she was awarded the Center’s Outstanding Service Award.
Dr. Polson relocated to NE Florida in 2010 and was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012. She defended her dissertation proposal while undergoing radiation treatment. Cancer free and like thousands of women all over our country, in 2018 Dr. Polson ran for office. A first-time candidate, she lost her bid for the Florida House of Representatives District 15 by 1200 votes.
Today, Dr. Polson serves on the Board of Directors of Agape Family Health Center. She is also a member of the Women’s Giving Alliance. Dr. Polson is a member of Leadership Jacksonville’s 2020-2021 class. She and her husband, Kevin M. Clair, have five grown children, one grandchild and two dogs.