Tracey L. Beaty MA, LPC
“As we progress throughout our lives we all have different struggles that we must face, and these cannot always be managed on our own. With twenty-seven years of mental health experience I am prepared to assist my clients on this journey.”
Born June 5, 1966 I was lucky enough to be adopted by Anthony and carol Barbarino in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I was raised with an adopted sister, and two natural brothers. My parents blessed me with their loving support and encouragement. Their encouragement and support led me to become goal oriented and to attend college. From my parents I learned the important of faith and spirituality. My parents pave to me the understanding the importance of the family unit and how this impacts a young person’s development and wellbeing.
Being adopted made me feel abandoned. Why did my biological parents give me away? Was there something wrong with me? Did I deserve to be a part of this family? All these questions and feelings began to surface as I entered my teenage years. This internal struggle for m identity began to make me feel disheartened and apprehensive about the direction of my life. These emotional difficulties during high school, inspired me to enter a field where I could help others struggling with the same concerns.
After Graduation from Woodland Hills School in 1984, I attended Clarion University in Pennsylvania from 1984-1988 and earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. I took part in the Psi Chi Academic Fraternity, which is a psychological association. I enrolled in graduate school at Radford University in Virginia where I obtained a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology in 1991. Prior to graduating from Radford I presented my Master’s Thesis at the Southeastern Women’s Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina, May 1991. March 3, 2019, I earned my Master’s degree at Northcentral University, Scottsdale, Arizona in Organizational Leadership with a specialization in Human Resource Management and Graduated with a 3.6 GPA.
My Career began in Amherst, Virginia as a case worker managing adults who suffered with persistent and severe mental illness. In this setting, I learned about the resources available to in the community for this population.
When I worked on impatient units in psychiatric hospitals I became acutely aware of the needs of theses patients to have a safe environment. I once again worked with homeless men and women who suffer with sever psychosis. In this environment I became aware of the allocation of housing resources I the Charlotte Area of North Carolina.
At present I work in the Behavioral Health Call Center for Atrium Health Care. As part of my job description, I triage calls from people who have mental health concerns and make certain that they are referred to the appropriate programs. In addition, my current role is to serve on the Communications Committee where teammates are advised of the daily changes in the department. Adding to my duties, I assist in the orientation of new employees.
My Counseling Practice
I offer counseling with adults in the management of mood disorders, trauma, and anxiety by utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well as Mindfulness Techniques. I will continue to assist my clients on their journey to reach their full potential as needed.
I am available Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursdays from 6pm-8pm, and on Saturdays from 1:30pm-4:30pm. Please contact me via phone for a free consultation to determine how I can best assist you on your journey to emotional health.
Free Initial Consults
Mental Health Counseling Sessions $75 per 1 hour session
Business phone: 980-202-0943