Tracy L. Cunningham, MSW, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

My approach with clients is genuine, empathetic, and energetic. I believe that healing comes from allowing clients to share their stories of personal struggles and talk openly without fear of being judged. I help my clients to improve their lives while at the same time increasing their knowledge of available resources and challenge the existing stereotypes related to mental illness.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Adjustment disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorders
  • Depression
  • Mood and thought disorders
  • Psychotic disorders


  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)


  • Bachelor of Science, Psychology from Eastern Illinois University
  • Master’s Degree, Social Work from Governors’ State University

Therapy Approaches:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Solution-focused therapy
  • Strengths-based therapy
  • Client-centered therapy
  • Systems focused therapy
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Mindfulness


  • 20+ years of experience
  • Experience completing mental health assessments, crisis interventions, and psychotherapy (individual and group)
  • Worked in residential, prison/corrections, and hospitals, including emergency rooms, inpatient units, and intensive outpatient programs


  • Individual therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Group therapy


  • Spending time with all my nieces and nephews
  • Growing my own herb garden in the summer and cooking new dishes
  • Relaxing by the pool with a good book in the summer