Tracie Barton-Barrett

About Me

Hi there! Are you healing from a loss of a loved one or a relationship? 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? As you scroll through everyone, I applaud you for taking this first step. Finding the right fit with a counselor is an important decision.

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, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Narrative, and Humanistic theories. I'm also a former community college psychology and sociology teacher, which brings even a greater understanding to our sessions.

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. In addition, because of my familiarity of all three worlds, please reach out if you are a writer/artist, teacher, or fellow counselor/therapist. I enjoy traveling with my husband, being outside or near animals whenever possible, good music and movies/shows, and am owned by one cat named Oliver Monkey.

Please reach out if you have any questions or would like to connect. Counseling can be difficult at times, but it is some of the most important and rewarding work you'll ever do. It takes courage to move beyond your comfort zone.

Take good care of yourself, and I look forward to hearing from you soon.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes
  • Coaching
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Sleeping disorders , Career difficulties , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Self-Love , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Young Adult Issues

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

Years of Experience: 15

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LCMHC #5385 (Expires: 2022-06-30)


Written by M.E. on May 13, 2021 after counseling with Tracie for 3 days on issues concerning coaching

Tracie is excellent! I met with Tracie for the first time today and she helped me process and make a lot of progress toward clarifying what I want my next life chapter to look like. Tracie did such a great job helping me process and explore. She is an excellent listener and I look forward to talking to her again in the future!

Written by M.I. on May 11, 2021 after counseling with Tracie for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and coping with life changes