Dr. Wharton sees clients for therapy and family consultation through Live Oak Behavioral Health: https://www.liveoakbehavioralhealth.com/ or 407-756-2084;
341 N. Maitland Ave, Suite 120, Maitland, FL 32751
Qualified clinical supervision available for social work (LCSW), mental health counseling (LMHC), and marriage & family therapy (LMFT) registered interns in the state of Florida.
Tracy has clinical masters degrees in counseling psychology and social work and completed internships for both. She has worked in child protection services as both a clinician and an administrator, at a school for adolescents and children with extremely disruptive behavior and issues with aggression, in outpatient mental health practice with adults and adolescents, with military veterans and their families in hospital and community settings, and with families in primary care, inpatient, outpatient, and home-based settings. She moved into the area of gerontology (older adults) when she was working on her doctorate and became a specialist in dementia caregiving and family support interventions. She did an internship and postdoctoral study in a general medical inpatient setting, as a member of the Geriatric Inpatient Consult Team at University of Michigan Hospital, and in the department of Geriatrics and Palliative Care. Tracy has provided hundreds of hours as a disaster mental health volunteer with the Red Cross and local disaster response teams, in Orlando, Boston, and Tuscaloosa, AL. In addition to degree training and her PhD, Tracy has training in structural and strategic family therapy, end-of-life and palliative care, dementia and delirium, trauma-centered care, motivational interviewing and SBIRT, DBT, CBT, equine facilitated psychotherapy, and issues related to immigration/forced migration. She has extensive experience with military families and issues related to OPSEC and strain of deployments and separation from the military, coming from an Army family herself.
Her counseling style is integrative and client-centered, heavily influenced by systems theory and a person-in-environment orientation, using techniques that are grounded in cognitive-behavioral theory, feminist and critical theories, ego psychology, and narrative therapy. She works with clients as a partner, recognizing that clients are the experts in their lives, and the focus is on empowerment and working towards client-identified goals.
She is recognized by the Florida Department of Health as a Qualified Clinical Supervisor to registered interns seeking licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), or Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT). Supervision sessions are directed by the supervisee, but the focus is on case review of clinical practice, approaches being used and clinical reasoning, ethical decision making, personal impact of the work and protection from compassion fatigue, and professional standards.
Meetings take place at Live Oak Behavioral Health office in Maitland, near Winter Park. A contract outlines expectations for both supervisee and supervisor. Supervision may be done as one-hour weekly, or two hours biweekly. Temporary price reduction negotiable for new interns, those transitioning jobs or facing major life events.
- $50/hour individual for weekly; $75 for two-hour session biweekly (For UCF grads: $40/hour; $60 biweekly)
- $40/hour each for two supervisees meeting together (still considered individual supervision in FL)
- $40 each for group supervision (3-6 people); group supervision is 1.5-2 hours, depending on number of people.