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Tracy L. Cunningham, MSW, LCSW


Tracy believes that healing comes from allowing clients to share their stories of personal struggles and being able to talk openly without fear of being judged. Her approach with clients is genuine, empathetic and energetic, and she takes pride in providing a safe and therapeutic environment. Tracy works to support individuals facing day to day challenges on their journey to recovery. She assists her 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.

Tracy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She earned her Bachelors of Science from Eastern Illinois University in Psychology and her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Governors State University. Tracy has over 20 years of experience in the mental health field working in residential/CILA settings, prison/corrections, and hospitals; including emergency rooms, inpatient units, and intensive outpatient programs.

Tracy has extensive experience in completing mental health assessments, crisis interventions, and providing psychotherapy (both individual and group settings). She uses a variety of approaches with her clients including cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, strengths-based therapy, client-centered therapy, systems focused therapy, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness.

Tracy also has special expertise in the following areas:


Adjustment Disorders

Adolescent Concerns

Adult Children of Alcoholics

Anger/Stress Management

Anxiety Disorders

Attachment Disorders


Bipolar Disorder

Body Image

Borderline PD



Crisis Intervention

Behavioral Disorders


Domestic Violence

Emotional Disturbances

Families of Addiction

Family Conflict

Grief and Loss

Group Therapy

Identity Development

Impulse Control Disorders

Life Transitions

Marriage/Couples Counseling

Mood Disorders


Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Panic Disorder


Peer Conflict

Personality Disorders


Psychotic Disorders


Relationship Issues

Self Esteem


Social Anxiety

Suicidal Thoughts

Thought Disorders


Women’s Issues