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 and trauma, 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. Live video sessions are scheduled between 6:00am EDT. - 2:00pm EDT; 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
Immediately felt a great sense of connection and quickly became aware of her depth and breath of understanding the issues at hand. Very grateful to to be working together in efforts to move on from long term grief.
Written on Jul 26, 2023 after therapy with Barbara for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, grief, and coping with life changes
Attentive and exceptionally caring
Written on Jul 03, 2023 after therapy with Barbara for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse
Dr. Barzilai is supportive insightful and easy to speak with. She is the best!
Written on May 09, 2023 after therapy with Barbara for 2 years and 4 months on issues concerning lgbt, and family conflicts
Barbara is absolutely amazing. She has acknowledged my concerns and has offered lifetime advice that I will forever be grateful for. <3
Written on May 02, 2023 after therapy with Barbara for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd
she's literally so nice & kind & understanding
Written on Mar 07, 2023 after therapy with Barbara for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd
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