Angie Tracy, MSEd, LPCC

 

Education:
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

Credentials:
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.