Angie Tracy, MSEd, LPCC
Master of Science in Clinical Counseling, University of Dayton, 2009
Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership, Franklin University, 2003
Associate of Arts, Columbus State Community College, 2001
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Ohio #E.0800242
Welcome! I’m Angie Tracy. I own Exploring From Within Counseling Services and opened my practice in 2016. Prior to opening my practice, I worked as a Clinical Counselor at Maryhaven providing addiction and mental health counseling to adults in the outpatient program. In addition to operating my practice, I also maintain part-time employment with Columbus Public Health.
For me being a counselor is both an honor and a challenge. I chose to become a counselor because therapy has been and will continue to be profoundly invaluable in my own journey from adversity to healing. Life gets tough and change is inevitable. I do this work because I deeply care about helping others. I enjoy assisting individuals work through the challenges and difficulties of life. I strongly believe that everyone desires to be happy and free of the emotional barriers that continue to hold them hostage.
My job isn't always easy, but it's always interesting. I never wake up in the morning and dread going in. I love the fact that I never really know on any given day what will happen. So far, no matter how much experience I gain, there is always a new skill to learn, an opportunity to grow, or a new problem to tackle. Additionally, the work is extremely rewarding. My clients let me into the most secret, most painful parts of their lives. Often, I am the only one that knows their story and they feel relieved just to have gotten something off their chest with an objective person listening in a non-judgmental way. People often need validation and empathy in order to fully heal. This is something that I'm able to provide as individuals continue their journey of self-awareness, growth, and healing.
I am blessed to have found my passion as a counselor and I enjoy helping my clients work through a variety of issues. I provide a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental environment to assist individuals in understanding how events in their life shape them and I provide critical tools that enable them to take the important steps necessary to achieve their goals.