Tracy Birkinbine is a Licensed Professional Counselor who offers individual counseling. She specializes in assisting individuals in dealing with and understanding the wide range of emotions of facing infertility and adoption, and maintains a private practice in the Daytona Beach area of Florida.
After facing seven heart-wrenching and difficult years of infertility, including three unsuccessful in vitro fertilizations, Tracy explored, and ended up going down the road of adoption. These experiences taught Tracy that there are emotions and thoughts that require the need to talk to someone who understands. Tracy is the adoptive mother of one, biological mother of two, and step-mother of two. Tracy appreciates the struggles and rewards that come with parenting and enjoys working with parents who may be facing obstacles in their relationships with their children. In addition to working with individuals facing adoption, Tracy has had additional and extensive training in the area of Attachment Disorder that can commonly be associated with children/individuals who have been adopted or spent time in the foster care system.
Tracy is an interactive, solution-focused and cognitive behavioral therapist. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help you effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.
B.S. Speech Communication, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
M.A. Counseling, Lindenwood University
Licensed Mental Health Professional in Florida (MHP) License # 14320
Licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri (LPC) License # 2010003299
Licensed Professional Counselor in Illinois (LPC) License # 178.004705
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois (LCPC) License # 180.007641
Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC)- Certificate # 264384
Distanced Credentialed Counselor (DCC)
Certified School Counselor in Missouri and Illinois
Board Certified by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC)
Professional Activities and Memberships
American Counseling Association (ACA)
American Mental Health Counselors Association
Florida Mental Health Counselors Association
RESOLVE (Inferility Support Association--www.resolve.org)
American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)
National Career Development Association
MMPI Assessment Certified
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Child Custody Evaluations
Distance Counseling Certification