About Tracey Yokas

author, teacher, artist, advocate, speaker

Who is Tracey?

Official Bio

Tracey Yokas creates stuff. When she isn’t writing about mental health and wellness, she can be found playing with paint, glitter, and glue. Art fuels her passion for connection in community.

A former entertainment industry professional, Tracey has an affinity for color-coded art supplies. She is the author of the book, Bloodlines: A Memoir of Self-harm and Healing Generational Trauma, coming 2023.

Tracey shares about her family’s journey with mental illness so others will know they are not alone and that hope is real. Tracey earned her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from California Lutheran University and lives in Newbury Park, Ca. with her family, cats, and fish. You can find her on Facebook @traceyyokascreates, and Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn @traceyyokas.

Upcoming Book Release

My memoir, Bloodlines: A Memoir of Self-Harm and Healing Generational Trauma is coming May 2023.

Blog Articles

I write about everything from self-care, mental health, and creativity to tattoos! Read my latest blog articles.

Virtual Book Club

Do you love books? I sure do. I’ve been an avid reader since childhood. 2021 book club has concluded. Ready to roll up your sleeves and dig in?

Mixed Media Art Classes

I am a mixed-media artist and art teacher. Art is an expression of our inner creative goddess, a manifestation of our intuition. It may seem intimidating at first, but my classes are fun, safe, and approachable. You, yes YOU, have the heart of an artist.

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Speaking & Events

I am passionate about mental health and wellness and using creativity for self-care and inspiration.

I succeeded at careers in entertainment, human resources, and non-profit volunteering. My talents include getting my fingers dirty, encouraging others to do the same, and shining a light on my experiences with a loved one’s mood disorder.
I write, teach, and speak to help others know they are not alone, to break down barriers, and dispel myths around mental illness. I help people find joy in reconnecting with themselves and others through art. Contact me to support your event.