Tracy Carpenter

(M.A., C.S.S.W., L.P.C)

About Me

I have been working as a psychotherapist for over twenty-five years. I love working with people, helping them to find the path they want to take and supporting them in meeting their goals.

I work with a wide variety of clients including those with serious mental illness such as schizophrenia, Major Depression, Bipolar and Personality Disorders. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and have been Certified as a (CADC) Certified Addictions Counselor in Pennsylvania. As such I see many clients who struggle with mental health issues, addiction, or a combination of the two. I also work with clients struggling with stress, family issues, communication issues, grief, spousal problems, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and young adults' who live at home and are struggle to become independent I also have experience with autism spectrum disorders. Finally, I see many clients who are older and need support transitioning into retirement.

I use a wide variety of therapeutic styles. Before I settle on a precise therapy I get to know my clients and establish a relationship based on trust. It is important for me to understand my clients’ needs so I can understand what therapies will best work for them. In addition, I help my clients find tools, diversions, activities, and services I may not be able to provide, such as case management.

As a therapist my goal is to help my clients navigate the issues they are facing. I want them to know that they are in charge, but not alone. The thoughts and feelings of my clients are extremely important to me and I believe each client knows him or her self best even if they do not feel that way at first. I aim to act as someone who can listen and offer advice, insights, and a different perspective but I ultimately respect a client’s autonomy in making their own decisions. Part of my role is to provide support as a client works through their issues, and sometimes even just beginning to receive support can provide a huge relief.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression

I also have experience in LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder

Years of Experience: 25

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #37PC00331500 (Expires: 2020-11-30)


Reviews

Written by J.A. on Dec 01, 2019 after counseling with Tracy for 4 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Tracy Carpenter has been extremely helpful in assisting me with managing my mental health issues. I've come out of a depression with her assistance, quit smoking and started exercising again. I would have not done these things without her help. I strongly recommend her! She's a fantastic counselor!

Written by N.E. on Nov 21, 2019 after counseling with Tracy for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Tracy is very attentive. Even when I'm not able to answer she reaches out to make sure I'm okay. She really cares about helping me identify my primary concerns and sends me helpful resources to target specific behaviours. Would definitely recommend.

Written by C.H. on Nov 06, 2019 after counseling with Tracy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, career difficulties, and coaching

I have found Tracy's approach in identifying and expanding on key areas I wanted to explore to be absolutely exceptional. She is fast to respond thoughtfully to my messages and skillfully helps navigate and highlight paths and possible reasons in person through video sessions. She has an excellent manner and I felt very comfortable working with her from our earliest session.

Written by E.V. on Oct 22, 2019 after counseling with Tracy for 11 months on issues concerning eating disorders

Tracy is the best counselor I have ever worked with.

Written by C.R. on Sep 19, 2019 after counseling with Tracy for 4 months

Tracy is terrific.

Written by B.R. on Aug 23, 2019 after counseling with Tracy for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Tracy is AMAZING! I have been talking to her for about two years now and I have made so much progress. She helps me accomplish my goals in a very reasonable way. Tracy is very knowledgable and also uses worksheets to help me self reflect. I would 100% recommend her to anyone struggling mentally. She made me realize that mental illness is something that can be helped with someone to talk to. I honestly do not think I would have made it this far in life without her.

Written by A.N. on Jul 21, 2019 after counseling with Tracy for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd

Tracy is wonderful! She always provides thoughtful replies and is empathetic and caring. I’m super appreciative of the fact that she works with my schedule!

Written by J.A. on Jun 07, 2019 after counseling with Tracy for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

I've been working with Tracy for a short period of time, but already I feel very comfortable with her counsel. She is exceptionally professional and skilled and she offers great input, advice, and makes me feel heard. I am very excited to continue working with her and feel that she is the help I have needed for a long time.

Written by T.A. on May 02, 2019 after counseling with Tracy for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

She has helped me a lot!

Written by C.H. on May 01, 2019 after counseling with Tracy for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and career difficulties

Tracy has been very supportive and I look forward to speaking to her each week.

Written by C.A. on Apr 30, 2019 after counseling with Tracy for 3 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Tracy was the most amazing therapist. She helped me in so many ways. She clarified my situation, gave the best advice, and many pointers. She really loves what she does and she cares for all of her clients. It was like I've known her forever. She is very educated in her field!

Written by D.E. on Apr 20, 2019 after counseling with Tracy for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and family conflicts

Tracy is very attentive and provides me with forms and feedback to process the issues I bring to her attention!

Written by M.I. on Dec 08, 2018 after counseling with Tracy for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues

Tracy is a very thoughtful therapist. I truly feels that she listens to me.

Written by E.R. on Oct 30, 2018 after counseling with Tracy for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Tracy is very understanding with helping you with any types of issues you may have, no matter if trivial or crucial. She puts in a lot of effort and support with helping you build your own journey towards completing your goals.

Written by A.N. on Aug 25, 2018 after counseling with Tracy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, and self esteem

She responds to concerns in a timely manner and communicates what steps are next. Her questions and responses help to gain perspective on concerns, though sometimes it's just nice to talk! She's very professional and a very kind person who can ask those difficult questions to help you work toward being better. Thanks!

Written by A.N. on Aug 12, 2018 after counseling with Tracy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, grief, and self esteem

Tracy is great. She is very easy to communicate with and sends detailed responses hoping to guide you in the right direction. She is very insightful and supportive. She made me feel as if she understood me and how I am. I definitely recommend her to anyone looking to better themselves. thank you Tracy :)

Written by M.E. on Aug 06, 2018 after counseling with Tracy for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

I'm so grateful that Tracy came into my life. She has helped me navigate the choppy world of emotions and adulthood and has changed my life for the better. Her genuine care and kindness are an added bonus.

Written by M.E. on Jul 03, 2018 after counseling with Tracy for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Tracy is amazing. She is very kind and will check in on you as much as possible during your counseling period. She has offered me a lot of great feedback and I was very lucky to have landed with her.

Written by S.A. on Jun 27, 2018 after counseling with Tracy for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping, and self esteem

Tracy is one of the best counselors I’ve seen by far. She makes time for any chat I need or want. Tracy has helped me come along way since I have started using BetterHelp. She goes above and beyond to help her clients. I would highly recommend her and or this site to any of my colleagues.

Written by E... on May 31, 2018 after counseling with Tracy for 7 months on issues concerning depression, and family

Tracy is a fantastic counselor. She is extremely knowledgeable and always figures out new directions to come at life's issues. I never feel judged or over-diagnosed as I have with some other counselors. She has a calming presence and a great attitude.

Written by C.O. on Apr 28, 2018 after counseling with Tracy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

Love her.

Written by V.A. on Feb 08, 2018 after counseling with Tracy for 5 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and anger

So, so happy I met Tracy! I was in awe at how attentive she was, and how much she cares. She sends me worksheets, not to just keep me busy, but she reads every word. They help tremendously. She asks me questions, and when she provides feedback she uses specific examples about my life because she really dives into your problems and truly pays attention. I’m so happy that I can finally be on the right track and I’m very glad that I was matched up with Tracy! So far, she’s been more than excellent! She’s given me some hope.

Written by S.A. on Feb 05, 2018 after counseling with Tracy for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Tracy is a very competent counselor. Her worksheets helped me a lot.

Written by A.M. on Jan 22, 2018 after counseling with Tracy for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger, and career

Tracy has been amazing in helping me get through rough patches over the past few months. She's given me tools to use on a daily basis and helped me focus on the overall picture.

Written by R.O. on Jan 20, 2018 after counseling with Tracy for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Tracy has been very patient with my crazy schedule. She really listens to what I'm saying and I feel like she gives me a lot of different options to deal with rhe obstacles that I face on a daily basis. It's nice to have an unbiased person to talk to.

Written by D.A. on Jan 20, 2018 after counseling with Tracy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, and family

Tracy has been incredibly helpful to me these last few weeks. She's helped me work through some issues i've had with my marriage, and I find the advice to be helpful and point me in a good direction.