Asking for help can be very difficult and I believe it takes a lot of strength. I feel everybody needs a little help at some point in their life and there is nothing wrong with that. I embrace the opportunity to be the person people can reach out to for that help. I feel honesty is very important and will offer a safe, non judgmental space for you to openly share your thoughts and struggles.
I am a licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the state of Iowa with 15 years work experience. I believe it is important to meet people where they are at and am willing to do so while also offering gentle encouragement to help people get to where they want to be. I have worked with individuals with substance abuse issues, anger issues, trauma history, relationship issues, grief and loss, and parenting issues. I have worked closely with immigration populations on a professional and personal basis.
I look forward to hearing from you.
- Family conflicts
- Trauma and abuse
- Parenting issues
- Self esteem
Stress, Anxiety , Addictions , Relationship issues , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Domestic Violence , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Hoarding , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Immigration Issues , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Mood Disorders , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Paranoia , Personality Disorders , Postpartum Depression , Post-traumatic Stress , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Prejudice and Discrimination , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
IA LISW 072666
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Barb is a very warm and understanding individual. I always feel listened to, but she also asks questions relating to previous sessions so you can work on things over time. I couldn’t speak more highly of her.
Barbara was very compassionate and understanding during our sessions. She is empathetic especially to those who are neurodivergent and have family troubles. I can't recommend her enough!
Barb is fantastic
Barb is kind, warm and a lovely human to have in your corner. Online therapy was not right for me, but she made my week better every time we talked. If you are looking for someone, she is a great resource and will walk you through all of your feelings. I highly recommend her.
Barb is the best! She truly makes an effort to get to know her clients and what their needs are.
Barb has been great, really good at listening and diving into what’s most important
she’s an amazing listener. i feel heard and validated when i speak to her
Barb is great! She has always made me feel very comfortable to be myself and speak honestly with her about what I’m going through. I know she’s not judging me and truly just wants the best for me. She offers productive and helpful solutions. I feel like I’ve grown a lot since meeting with her.
I am extremely grateful for Barb's patience and practical experience during our sessions. She is easy to communicate with, and understanding of my concerns.
Barb allows me to have a voice in a seemingly endless barrage of noise and I feel like she gives me a safe space to talk and learn .
Barb is caring, supportive and a great listener.
Barb is attentive and supportive. She carefully listened to my concerns and equipped me with knowledge and tools to better cope with my impulsiveness when I’m emotionally charged. She spoke with clarity and compassion. I instantly felt comfortable with Barb. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for self-improvement.
Barb’s great. She knew of my cultural and traditional issues. I didn’t have to spend a session explaining to her about how Hmong views were and I was really pleasantly surprised. I appreciate her!