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TRACY GIBSON

 

Dr. Tracy Gibson is the Founder and Executive Director of Fresh Start Life Recovery & Transitional Program, an faith-based, spirit-led social service agency offering free evidence-based, trauma informed, biblical counseling and transitional living for women coming out of human trafficking, prostitution, domestic violence and the adult entertainment industry. Dr. Gibson has earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology and Psychology; a Master of Divinity Degree with a concentration in Biblical Counseling; Master of Social Work Degree with concentration in Mental Health; a Doctorate Degree in Ministry and Biblical Counseling; and she is currently working toward her Ph.D. in Social Work with a concentration in Family Studies and Intervention with an emphasis in Mental Health.

Dr. Gibson has over 20 years of social service, ministry, counseling, domestic violence advocacy, and non-profit management experience. Dr. Gibson began counseling with the Department of Defense in the Family Advocacy Program, working with spousal and child abuse victims. She is also a proud veteran of the United States Army and before being called to ministry full-time, she also worked with the Department of Veterans Affairs as a counselor and case manager for our nations disabled veterans. While working as the Senior Director of Women and Children’s Ministries at Downtown Rescue Mission in Huntsville, Alabama, Dr. Gibson developed several successful, proactive, empowerment programs, and counseling initiatives that became the foundation for both a nine and twelve- month recovery and transitional program. Other notable career attainments of Dr. Gibson include: sexual assault advocacy, counseling survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence with Crisis Services of North Alabama. As an employee of the Alabama State Office of Human Resources, Dr. Gibson was instrumental in assisting clients with Child Welfare Programs and Adult Protective Services. She has also completed clinical training with the ACT Team from WellStone Behavioral Health counseling the high-risk population of severely ill clients in Madison County, Alabama.

Dr. Gibson also volunteered with juvenile detention centers, nursing homes, and The Lovelady Center in Birmingham, Alabama, to provide numerous outreach activities. Dr. Gibson has over twenty-five years of ministry experience to include being a licensed and ordained minister; and has planted three churches since 2010. Dr. Gibson has also been active in the Jubilee Campaign based in Fairfax, Virginia helping to advocate, support and defend those that proclaim the name of Jesus in foreign lands.