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Annette Rios-Barrera, LCSW

LGBTQ+ Relationships Family conflicts Grief Intimacy
Video Phone Messaging

About me

I am licensed in Texas with 22 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with lgbtq+ related issues, relationship issues, family conflicts, & coping with grief and loss. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

Professional experience

6yrs in practice
LGBTQ+ Relationships Family conflicts Grief Intimacy

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Body image, Cancer, Caregiver issues and stress, Chronic pain illness and disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and shame, HIV / AIDS, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Men's issues, Midlife crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and financial issues, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-Harm, Self-love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social anxiety and phobia, Women's issues, Workplace issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Video
Phone
Messaging

Languages

EnglishSpanish

License information

TX LCSW 53659

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Annette Rios-Barrera. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Annette is everything I could have asked for in a therapist. I was never quite sure how therapy would work for me, but Annette has made the experience so comfortable and enjoyable. I have always felt respected, supported, and understood. She has helped me through some very difficult times and given me the tools to cope with whatever life brings. I look forward to my sessions with her every week and I would recommend her to anyone!

Written on Feb 02, 2024 after therapy with Annette for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Annette is very thorough and thoughtful with her clients, I’m so glad to have found her

Written on Jan 13, 2024 after therapy with Annette for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Caring, knowledgeable, professional, and bilingual.

Written on Oct 31, 2023 after therapy with Annette for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Ms. Barrera is super friendly as well as understanding of my problems. It’s really great being able to speak with them regarding my current situations.

Written on Sep 14, 2023 after therapy with Annette for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Annette is a great counselor. Annette is holistic in her approach and has a variety of knowledge to share as a counselor. Spirituality is infused into our daily lives and Annette is able and willing to have spiritual conversations. She is able to provide spiritual tools if desired. Annette provides practical worksheets and film recommendations for reflection and contemplation. Annette has a heart filled approach to counseling and her guidance feels from the heart. Annette provides an abundance of hope and encouragement. Annette is available through all types of sessions including chat, phone, and video. Thank you Annette!

Written on Sep 09, 2023 after therapy with Annette for 2 weeks