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Kara Tracy

5+ Years Exp

About Me

Kara Tracy is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over 5 years of experience helping adolescents and adults through various life traumas, adolescent out of home placement, life transitions, depression, anxiety, infertility, grief/pregnancy loss, and substance addiction. Kara completed her Bachelor of Arts (BA) at Mary Baldwin University and her Master of Science (MS) in Clinical Mental Health at Capella University.


    What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

    Kara seeks to build a collaborative, supportive, non-judgmental therapeutic relationship with you to help you establish, maintain, and achieve your mental health and life goals. She will create a personalized treatment plan that meets your specific needs, utilizing various therapies to help create a calmer sense of self within her clients.

    What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?

    Kara utilizes evidence-based therapies, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), person-centered therapy, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, and trauma-focused CBT, and other therapeutic modalities.

    Explain to clients what you feel are your biggest strengths.

    Kara utilizes conversation style therapy that helps develop feelings of trust, validation, and support. Kara is currently working towards becoming a Certified Trauma Treatment Specialist.

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  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Panic
  • Phobias
  • Attention Deficit
  • ADHD
  • Autism
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Depression
  • EMDR
  • Life Adjustments
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Life Coaching
  • Peak Performance
  • Performance Anxiety
  • Mindfulness
  • Meditation
  • Mood Disorders
  • Bipolar
  • Personality Disorders
  • Substance Abuse
  • Addiction
  • Trauma (PTSD)
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Grief / Loss
  • Academic
  • Career

Client Focus

  • Adults 18-64

Payment options

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Charlottesville, Virginia

2340 Commonwealth Dr, Ste 0101 22901
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Alexandria, Virginia

6210A Old Franconia Rd 22310
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Virginia Beach, Virginia

3419 Virginia Beach Blvd #5060, Virginia Beach, VA 23452
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Newport News, Virginia

732 Thimble Shoals Ste 302 A #1022, Newport News, VA 23606
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Chesapeake, Virginia

1500 Shipyard Rd Suite D # 1228, Chesapeake, VA 23323
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Fairfax, Virginia

9480 Main St, Fairfax 22031
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Frequently Asked Questions

I enjoy helping clients who have struggled with trauma. Many of my clients have reported significant improvement to their over physical and mental health symptoms.

I use a variety of therapeutic modalities however my main goal is to build a therapeutic alliance that feels like a natural conversation.

After the initial intake, clients can expect their follow up appointment to be relaxing with no certain agenda. I enjoy taking time and exploring, in depth, how the client sees themselves within the world. I enjoy learning their narrative so we can work on rebuilding it or making small changes.

The joy on a client’s face when they realize that they are not broken, that things can be changed, and when a client finds peace within themselves and the world around them.