Tracey Marks

Pyschiatrist
Tracey Marks

Dr. Marks is an Atlanta psychiatrist and psychotherapist, specializing in the interplay between mind and body, and how it shapes our quality of life.

Dr. Marks has worked with numerous professional men and women who struggle to find balance between life and work. Underneath burnout, depression and stress, she often finds sleep problems at the root of her patients’ problems. She wrote Master Your Sleep: Proven Methods Simplified (February 2011, Bascom Hill Publishing Group) to help them understand – and conquer – their sleep patterns. She provides a thorough exploration of potential treatments, from herbal and prescription medications to a variety of therapies, explaining the potential risks and benefits related to all treatment methodologies. 

Dr. Marks obtained her undergraduate degree from Duke University and her medical degree from the University of Florida. She completed her residency training at The New York Presbyterian Hospital, Cornell Medical Center. In her last year of training, she served as Chief Resident, a position reserved for outstanding resident doctors possessing superb clinical skills and great leadership potential.

Since 2001, Dr. Marks has been working as a psychiatrist and psychotherapist in private practice in Atlanta. Dr. Marks has sub-specialty training in Forensic Psychiatry. She is board certified in both General Adult Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry and is a frequent forensic contributor on TruTV’s “InSession.”

Dr. Marks is also the founder of the Beyond Burnout Blog, where she features videos and articles that help people deal with stress, anxiety, sleep problems, and other life-balance issues.

“Sleep is essential like the air we breathe. Its one of the basic elements of life. Unfortunately it is often one of the first things we sacrifice when time runs short or life gets in the way. With the easy accessibility of technology, we will continue to shave off more and more time from our sleep to fit more into the day. In my psychiatry practice, I am amazed at how often sleep is at the center of problems with physical health, relationships, and mental well-being.

I believe your sleep is a measure of your health and a reflection of your lifestyle. There are some conditions that require a person to take a sleeping pill, but often sleep can be effectively addressed with lifestyle and behavior changes. In fact, research studies confirm that behavior therapies are more effective and longer lasting than medication alone. Many doctors don’t have time to discuss the options with you. I’ve made it my mission to reach as many people as possible to help you disentangle from the maze of busy life and make restful sleep a routine part of your life.

 

Dr. Tracey Marks

Bedtime Bling:

Eye covers

Nightly Nosh:

Nothing, once I floss that’s it

Bedtime Book:

I like thrillers, but I mostly listen to meditation music on my IPod

Sleep Secret:

I’m a grown, married woman who sleeps with a stuffed animal

Sleep Suit:

An oversized t-shirt or night gown

Crash Pad:

Our basement bedroom that is cold and has no windows. It’s like sleeping in outer space.

Lights Out:

9:30 – 10pm