Tracy M. Barbee

Best Marriage counselors in ChesapeakeLicensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Owner, Fountain of Hope Counseling Center, LLC
Co-Founder, The Marriage Builders

Tracy M. Barbee is a native of Youngstown, Ohio and currently resides in Chesapeake, Virginia. She is the owner of Fountain of Hope Counseling Center (FOHCC), where she is also a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, & the co-owner of The Marriage Builders, LLC.

Tracy has over 10 years of experience in social services delivery, working as a case manager, CPS supervisor, and counselor in a variety of agencies and capacities with diverse groups of people throughout metropolitan Atlanta and the Hampton Roads area.  She has over 25 years of counseling experience in the mental health and marriage & family field.

Tracy is the owner of Fountain of Hope Counseling Center, LLC, a private counseling practice located in Chesapeake, Virginia, that offers a variety of services to the community such as: counseling to individuals, couples, families, and groups who deal with anxiety, depression, addictions, mood disorders, and a variety of other mental health issues.  FOHCC also offers has a medicine provider who can prescribe medication to our clients who need additional help to manage symptoms of anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues.  And, because FOHCC takes a holistic approach to counseling, a dietitian is also on staff to assist our clients with understanding the link between their diets and their mental health, how food effects mood, weight control, and much more.

She is also the co-owner of The Marriage Builders, LLC (TMB).  TMB is a couples counseling service, created by Tracy & her husband Derrick, that offers a variety of services designed to assist couples with laying the foundation for a healthy & prosperous relationship or with replacing a crumbling foundation with a strong new groundwork.

Tracy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English/Pre-Law from Central State University, a Master of Arts degree in Biblical Counseling from Luther Rice University, and a Master of Science degree in Marriage & Family Therapy from Capella University.  She also has additional graduate studies in English from the University of Akron and is a Certified Integrative Medicine Provider.  She is a member of the American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy (AAMFT), the American Counseling Association (ACA), and a proud member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

Tracy’s Favorite Quote is, “Just keep swimming!” from the Disney movie, Finding Nemo.

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Exciting Update: Additional New Location for Fountain of Hope

Dear Valued Client,
We are thrilled to share some exciting news with you! Starting September 1st, 2024, Fountain of Hope will be expanding our services to include a new location to better serve our community.

New Office Location:

Current Location: Western Branch Office:
Address: 3101 American Legion Rd, Suite 23, Chesapeake, VA 23321
Therapists: Angela Kennedy, Alyce Oxton, Frances Futrell, Amy Manns, and Pamela Collins

Additional New Location: Greenbrier Office:
Address: 860 Greenbrier Circle, Suite 411, Chesapeake, VA 23320
Therapists: Tracy Barbee, Haley Oxton, Briana White, Tanisha Whitley, Alexander Laroussi, Tara Porter, Anthony Bates, and Monica Daniels

Virtual Only:
Dr. Marche Gomes, Tyra Gomes, and Dena West

Important Information:
There will be no changes to our current operations in August. All appointments and sessions will continue as scheduled at our current location. Starting September 1st, 2024, please note the new locations for your therapist as mentioned above.
We encourage you to start planning for this transition. Our team will be reaching out to you with further details and to confirm your appointments at the new locations.
If you have any questions or need assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are here to ensure a smooth transition and continue providing you with the best possible care.

Thank you for your continued trust and support.