Congratulations! By checking out Counseling With TLC, LLC, and Tracy Birkinbine, you have found someone who completely understands and can help with the challenges and emotional roller coaster of infertility and adoption. It's very hard for others (who have not been where you are) to completely understand how stressful and unfair your life feels right now!
NEW!! Distance Counseling is now available for your convenience. Counseling can be conducted by telephone, email, chat (instant messenger), or video. This allows you to talk with someone on your own time schedule, and from your own location. This can be especially helpful if your geographic location is outside of the St. Louis Metropolitan Area, if you are homebound, or if your schedule makes it difficult to schedule traditional, in-person, counseling sessions or services. Home Studies and Guardianship Evaluations are not available through Distance Counseling.
Infertility and Adoption Counseling, Psychological Evaluations, and Mental Health Screenings
I specialize in the specific challenges and feelings associated with infertility and adoption, however I also work on loss and grief, and miscarriage. My work with infertility and adoption also includes conducting psychological evaluations and mental health screenings (such as the MMPI-2-RF) needed for many assisted reproductive procedures (i.e. egg donation, sperm donation, embryo donation/adoption, and surrogacy).
Adoption Home Studies
If you're looking for someone compassionate to conduct your adoption home study, look no further. As an adoptive mother myself, I understand the hoops needed to jump through for adoption, and the importance of finding someone you trust to come into your home and completely understand your situation. I will make the process as stress free as possible and get your home study completed in a timely and efficient manner.
The guardianship evaluation involves an inventory of one’s functional challenges and daily demands, how those are met, and how accommodated when not met. Home visits may be essential, depending on the functioning being assessed. The guardianship evaluation aims to determine exactly what a person needs a guardian for and what would enable the person to resume a more autonomous decision-making. This evaluation is often used in cases of changes in guardianship for minor children. Evaluations for guardianship may also be conducted when parents want to continue or resume guardianship of their adult child due to disabilities or incapabilities of independent functioning.
Bariatric and Weight Loss Mental Health Screenings and Counseling
Bariatric and Weight Loss Counseling is available. I provide psychological evaluations and mental health screenings for those considering Bariatric Surgery.
I'm so glad you have decided to learn more about Counseling With TLC, LLC today. Now I would like to learn more about you! Please email or call today to see how I might be able to help you. I look forward to hearing from you!