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Theresa (Tracie) Barton-Barrett, LCMHC

Stress, Anxiety Grief Self esteem, Motivation Career difficulties Coping with life changes
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About me

Hi there! Are you ready to make healthy changes in your life, but you're not quite sure what that looks like and are looking for support and guidance? Are you wanting to heal from the death of a loved one or beloved animal? Do you feel as though something is missing or out of balance in your life? Are you having questions about your career/current profession and need some guidance? Are you a Highly Sensitive Person? (HSP)

Please reach out if you are a fellow therapist, writer/artist/musician, and/or teacher as I am familiar with and have experience in these worlds.

**Before you book a session, we will need to message to make sure I'm can offer the support you need. Any sessions before messaging may be canceled.**

If you are coming to counseling specifically to work on trauma, I encourage you to look for a counselor with a specialty in trauma.

Finding the right fit with a counselor is an important decision. As you scroll through everyone, I want to acknowledge the fact you are taking this first step. My intention is to create an environment that is non-judgmental because it takes courage to move beyond your comfort zone. Counseling can be difficult at times, but it is an important investment in yourself.

I offer sessions primarily Monday-Wednesday afternoons, with occasional Thursdays to permanent North Carolina residents.

My given name is Theresa, but I've always been called Tracie. My experience includes helping people process grief, loss, anxiety, and moving through life's transitions and believe in being supportive, curious, compassionate, with a good sense of humor. As a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in the state of North Carolina, as well as a Nationally Certified Counselor, I use an eclectic approach of Cognitive-Behavioral therapy, Psychodynamic, ACT, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Narrative, and Humanistic (client-centered) theories, and am also Internal Family Systems (IFS) informed. I'm mindful that a full person comes to therapy, which also includes incorporating body awareness and a person's spiritual/humanistic/existential beliefs into the process.

Thirteen years as a former community college psychology and sociology teacher helps bring an even greater understanding to our sessions. I also facilitate some classes on BetterHelp for healing your heart after pet loss, two for Creatives and Creativity, The Highly Sensitive Person, Procrastination, and one about your Professional Journey.

One of my unique specialties is in pet loss grief and as an author, I wrote my first novel, BURIED DEEP IN OUR HEARTS, to help people with their healing process.

Please reach out if you have any questions or would like to connect to see how I can help you on your Life's journey.

Professional experience

16yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Grief Self esteem, Motivation Career difficulties Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Sleeping disorders, Coaching, Caregiver issues and stress, Codependency, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Self-love, Social anxiety and phobia, Women's issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Theresa (Tracie) Barton-Barrett. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Tracie is a compassionate, observant, thoughtful and a highly competent therapist. She helps you dig down to root causes, and offers caring and spot on observations. I feel very comfortable working with her, being open with her, and getting suggestions for areas to think about.

I have worked with a number of therapists over my many years, and it sometimes takes a few sessions to get the relationship and therapy started. With Tracie, I felt like we have hit the ground running. We have been able to just dive in and get to work, something I very much appreciate.

Written on Nov 29, 2023 after therapy with Theresa (Tracie) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Tracie is excellent at what she does, and has a safe, organic, natural approach to our therapy sessions that I greatly appreciate. She is empathetic and kind, and I look forward to working with her more and more.

Written on Jan 27, 2023 after therapy with Theresa (Tracie) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and coaching

Tracie has been incredibly helpful in getting me back on track. Her advice on books to read and ideas to consider have been invaluable. Her guidance made the work on myself very interesting and enlightening. I highly recommend her to anyone who feels a bit out of sync and needs some guidance getting to their best selves.

Written on Dec 10, 2022 after therapy with Theresa (Tracie) for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Tracie is there for me at all times. She has a way of understanding me and helping me sort out what needs to be sorted and affirming what needs to be affirmed. She has helped me grow tremendously both in my personal life and my business life.

Written on Oct 05, 2022 after therapy with Theresa (Tracie) for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, adhd, intimacy-related issues, and grief

Tracie has been incredibly helpful and supportive of me in these last several months since I started working with her. She's always validating my concerns and my feelings, offers support and empathy, and helps me remember the tools/skills to get through difficult times.

Written on May 02, 2022 after therapy with Theresa (Tracie) for 7 months on issues concerning grief, coping with life changes, and coaching

I think Tracie is a excellent therapist. She has helped me immensely in understanding my mind and working to nurture what I have control over.

Written on Sep 09, 2021 after therapy with Theresa (Tracie) for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes