Carpenter Counseling Service

Tracy can be reached at 816-797-7555.

My name is Tracy Carpenter, MA, LPC, and if you are considering visiting me, there are a few things you should know.  I began this practice with a nod to my last name, Carpenter, but also my personal philosophy that everyone already has the tools that they need to build a successful marriage, family, career, life….  Sometimes, due to circumstances, relationship issues, health, choices (ours and others), the economy, etc., we need another person to shine a flashlight on our possibilities. As my very wise father used to say, “Every day I am on the green side of the grass is a good day.”  Life can be very much what we make of it.

 I am also keenly aware that anyone reading this page may be thinking, “I never ever thought I would have to see a counselor.”  Finding and going to a counselor may be a very daunting experience.  Many would-be clients find that there is no one to help them navigate the mental health field.  Who do I call?  Do I contact an agency, or do I go with someone in private practice?  What do all of the initials behind this person’s name mean?  What is this person’s experience, and does it match my need?  If you are not thinking all of these questions, you should be.

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in my own private practice, supervise counselors for licensure, am a public speaker for mental health training/issues, and my experience includes teaching at Webster University.  

Looking for marriage counseling?  I have completed Level 2 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy, and I use Gottman Method Couples Therapy in my work.  Want more information on this method?  Look at

 My additional qualifications are listed below.  Hopefully this will help you get to know me somewhat better.  I encourage you to give me a call.  Much of the success of therapy can be attributed to client/therapist relationship or "fit."

I always say, I meet the nicest people at the roughest times.

Please call 816-797-7555 or e-mail me at

Additional qualifications: 

  • Licensed by the State of Missouri as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).  Approved supervisor of Counselors in Training and Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselors.
  • Specialties include: premarital and marital counseling, separation and divorce, family counseling, blended “step families, depression/grief/loss, adolescent issues (I see teens and above), anxiety/stress, sexual issues and sexual abuse, women’s issues, eating disorders and body image issues, domestic violence, substance abuse/dependence, a variety of mental health issues.
  • Counseling approaches include: cognitive and cognitive behavioral, person centered, solution focused and existential/faith based therapies.

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