Hi! My name is Barb.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) (2009) and Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC) (2019) both within the State of Michigan.
My expertise is working with diverse populations in the areas of adolescent and adult substance use and addiction, anxiety, depression, behavioral problems, crisis management, anger management, marriage and relationship conflict, spirituality, and self-worth and self-esteem. My experience includes three years working in residential and outpatient settings with both mandated and voluntary substance abuse clients, and two years working with clients experiencing a variety of mental health concerns.
My treatment philosophy is meeting you where you are and helping you implement a plan that empowers you to set up achievable goals designed to improve your self-esteem and mental health. I lean toward a cognitive-behavioral treatment approach, in that I believe our thinking drives our behavior based on how we interpret or feel about those thoughts. I am fully aware that our work may require engaging in other philosophies, and am able to draw on other approaches as the need arises.
I have found that I am able to develop positive working relationships quickly, as I believe in approaching each individual from a non-judgmental stance. I believe you have your own answers within you and need guidance to bring them to the surface.
I hope to have the opportunity to work with you.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Anger management , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Dependent Personality , Divorce and Separation , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Guilt and Shame , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
LPC #6401011195 (Expires: 2024-05-31)
I have only been meeting with Barb for about 3 weeks now but in that time she has been very helpful in guiding me towards discoveries about myself that I never realized until now.
Barbara is a fantastic therapist who has helped me through a difficult period of anxiety. She is always contactable and responsive and shows a tremendous of empathy. I always finish our sessions feeling calm and empowered.
I just started working with Barbara and I’d say she is a good fit for me. I already feel pretty comfortable with her and I’m seeing that when we have sessions together I may cry at times but I also laugh with her! She seems to really care
Barbara has helped me identify strategies I can employ on a daily basis and asked the questions to help me figure out what I’m struggling with and how I can redirect my energy in more positive ways.
I like Barbara so far, but it hasn't been that long. I wish betterhelp had waited longer to do a questionnaire.
Barbara is very easy to talk to. You can tell that she is actively listening and she responds to what you say. She makes sure that you’re comfortable and addresses specific things that she notices. She doesn’t tell me what I’m thinking or how to think, she reiterates what I say and asks if she’s understanding me correctly. In a short amount of time I already feel hopeful that I can work through a lot of my issues. I’m very thankful for her.
She is great. Very insightful and provides thought-provoking feedback and helps me feel understood .
Barbara was very helpful during the times when I needed someone to talk to and help me out with my struggles.
Barb is helpful and very flexible to her patients needs and schedule. Easy to chat to and very kind!
I am working with barb with full confidence, and have no doubt in her expertise. I really feel uplifting after talking to her. I love her responds via messages, she puts full effort to help me out from my problems. And I like her soul along with her professional experiences.
• Barbara definitely looks for what you need or what you’d like to focus on to grow or help you as an individual grow.
• Barbara is very helpful when sending mantras,qoutes, positive sayings to help me get through.
•Barbara listens and takes notes.
Barb has been a great resource for me during an extremely difficult time in my life. Although we've just begun working together, I find her to be compassionate and helpful, and I look forward to our sessions each week.
Barb is professional and personable. She goes above and beyond to be there for her patients, and she’s already helped me tremendously after just a few weeks.
Barbara is amazing! I am so glad I decided to give therapy a try, she has really helped me work on my issues to the point where I am very hopeful for the future. Most importantly, I feel much better. She is very professional, friendly and responsive to your needs!
She’s been great so far. I don’t know that I’ve been an ideal client so far but she’s very patient and works to understand how to best help me
I actually have not used therapy before and I didn't expect it would help much. To my surprise it has been so helpful. I really like Barb's approach and she seems to work pretty hard to help me. I feel so much better since I have joined betterhelp.
I'm happy with Barbara. The sessions with her are very helpful
So far it has been a very pleasant and helpful experience communicating with Barb and consequently have been feeling less burdened and lighter. I feel lucky to have found this service and have virtually found a kind wise friend whose knowledge and advice is helping me clarify my thoughts and ease my mind. Thank you