Hello, my name is Bar Lehmann. As a counselor, I provide a safe place where one can explore problems, questions, issues in a way that has the potential to lead to new emotional, practical, or other insights. I bring a sincere interest in others and respect for diverse life paths, choices, and challenges. I am a very good listener. As a therapist/counselor I am in a position to be objective, I am not a friend and therefore have no ego in counseling conversations. I seek to understand the problem in your own words, and help create collaborative windows for exploration and change. Eventually, everyone has to be accountable to themselves, I don’t overstep my role.
I draw from an integrative mix of mix of therapeutic philosophies, rooted in my social work education, existential, humanistic, and cognitive-behavioral perspectives. My liberal arts classics undergraduate education (St. John’s College) also informs my work in regards to socratic dialogue, and often can see parallels in the challenges we face and those in literature both modern and ancient. I believe reading and literature can be a powerful way to reflect on ones situation, learn to see them through varied lenses, and find we are often in much better company with the challenges we face than we may have previously considered. Check out my list of recommended books (https://www.better-state-of-mind.com/books).
I have a professional and personal interest and experience in integrative approaches to mental wellness including diet and biofeedback. I am a BCIA certified neurofeedback and biofeedback practitioner using a variety of biofeedback modalities including QEEG brain-mapping. I find that for many people, diet and nutrition can be an important part of mental wellness.
My credential are: MSW, LICSW, LCSW, and BCN (internationally certified neurofeedback provider). I am a clinical social worker and have over 7 years of experience in mental health and mental wellness. My experience includes diagnostic assessments (ADHD/ADD, Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, and more) psychotherapy, and coaching. I earned my masters degree at the University of Texas at Austin, and have experience working with children, youth, and adults.
I also just opened Better State of Mind, a local mental wellness center serving both Washington, DC and Virginia: www.better-state-of-mind.com
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Career difficulties
Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Self esteem , Depression , Coping with life changes Read more...
LICSW #LC50081522 (Expires: 2023-07-31)
My conversations and sessions with Bar have been instrumental in addressing my issues. He created a welcoming space for me to speak candidly and openly without feeling judged or pressured. Phenomenal listener, and provided much needed insight and perspective.
I’ve really found my sessions helpful so far, and I’m a huge pessimist and skeptic about therapy. So that says a lot!
A wonderful listener
Bar is great. He has helped me process a very delicate and complicated time in my life.
Bar is a great counsellor, very lucky to have been matched with him!
Bar is an excellent counselor. He listens, shows tremendous empathy, is extremely smart and perceptive. He can move between the cognitive and emotional elements with great fluidity. He asks tremendous questions and is very challenging in a very gentle and non confrontational way. I would recommend him to anyone seeking therapy.
Bar is a great listener and very intelligent. He reminds me of the Professor from Money Heist mixed with a little Spencer Reid from Criminal Minds. He prefers video or phone visits over chatting but always responds in a timely manner and occasionally reaches out with more helpful material.
Bar is the best therapist I have ever worked with he helped me through so many issues and I recommend him to everyone!
Bar has been great so far!