Hello and Welcome. My name is Barbara Barzilai, and I am Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor licensed with over 25 years of experience. Throughout my years of providing professional counseling, I have worked with individuals, teenagers, families and couples. My counseling focus addresses issues of depression, anxiety, sexual, physical and emotional abuse, eating disorders, drug and alcohol addition issues, teenager and adolescent counseling, couples counseling, and family relationship issues.
My counseling style has been described as being warm, caring, sensitive and supportive. I strive to help my clients feel safe, comfortable and trusting in me as their clinician. It is important to me that you feel understood, really listened to, and confident in my ability to help you achieve your goals, and that you are able to explore your thoughts and feelings in and safe and trusting place free of judgment.
I believe in emphasizing each person’s internal feelings, thoughts and sense of basic human worth. It is very important for me to help individuals understand their own potential, accept themselves and others as unique individuals, and help individuals to take a problem-centered approach to life situations. On-line counseling may be new for many individuals, yet it is being described as extremely comfortable, convenient, and very effective. Our work together will be structured to meet your specific and individual needs and comfort level. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have and I will be happy to respond with any information you may need as well as reviewing the process with you. I am looking forward to this journey with you and look forward to hearing from you.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Trichotillomania, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
FL LMHC MH13065
IL LCPC 180005978
NH LCMHC 2581
ME LCPC CC6587
These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Barbara Barzilai. 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.
Best therapist I have ever had.
Written on Dec 05, 2022 after therapy with Barbara for 2 years and 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Dr. B is always so kind, attentive, and gives thorough guidance during all of our sessions!
Written on Jul 20, 2022 after therapy with Barbara for 2 years and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties
Dr. Barzilai is a therapist who leads with compassion and kindness. She and I have been working together for over two years now. I stay with her because she continues to support and facilitate my growth and development.
I have had challenges finding a therapist in the past. Typically I don't feel comfortable opening up, or when I do I feel that there isn't much productive guidance. This couldn't have been farther from my experience with Dr. B. For the first time, she provides me with useful and effective insight while ensuring I feel sincerely listened to and validated.
Therapy can be an intimidating thing, but Dr. B's therapeutic style makes it easy. I couldn't recommend her more.
Written on Jul 11, 2022 after therapy with Barbara for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and bipolar disorder
Dr Barzilai is a very attentive doctor. She is mindful and genuinely seems to care about my well being and all that I'm going through. Having her to talk to has been a real help for me bc I would be feeling lost without her help. I'm grateful for her and our sessions.
Written on Jun 14, 2022 after therapy with Barbara for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
She is incredibly supportive in every single step of your journey, even if you’re stuck in one spot for awhile.
Written on Feb 01, 2022 after therapy with Barbara for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coach
Dr. Barzilai’s impact on my life has been profound. She is so understanding and compassionate, and she has facilitated so much personal growth for me. I always feel very comfortable and safe sharing with her. Her support is so meaningful to me, and I’m so grateful for her!
Written on Oct 23, 2021 after therapy with Barbara for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties