Barbara Beam

(MS, LPC)
Therapist Barbara Beam Photo

About Me

I am a licensed professional counselor in Georgia with 10 years’ experience working with adults and children to overcome fears and challenges that keep them from living their best lives. I have worked with people dealing with a variety of issues including, depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, low self-esteem, grief and life transitions. I have also helped people who have experienced domestic violence and emotional abuse to heal and find inner strength to move forward in their life. Much of my experience has been in university and community college counseling centers. I have also worked in the community mental health environment, domestic violence shelters, and in-patient adolescent facility.
Every person is wonderfully unique and comes with their own special qualities. In my counseling relationships, I listen to and respect my clients and am sensitive and compassionate to their unique set of needs and experiences. My counseling approach incorporates cognitive-behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, positive psychology and mindfulness. I want to provide an environment of support for you and work with you to gain insight and determine a plan of action that fits your needs.
I am always inspired by people who have the courage and strength to seek something better for their lives. Change can be challenging but is always worth the work. I would be honored to walk with you on your journey.
I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Career difficulties

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #LPC006818 (Expires: 2022-09-30)


Reviews

Written by A.N. on Sep 22, 2021 after counseling with Barbara for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and anger management

Barbara is empathic kind and understanding.

Written by D.E. on Sep 14, 2021 after counseling with Barbara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Barbara has helped me immensely. Very understanding of my situation & offers excellent advice. Genuine, caring & holds a safe space for healing.

Written by L.A. on Aug 09, 2021 after counseling with Barbara for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

I have been paired with Barbara and feel very good about this pairing. Barbara’s professional management style and listening skills are exactly what I was looking for. I have been sharing with Barbara for 4 weeks and I like where we are going with the therapy sessions.

Written by R.U. on Aug 08, 2021 after counseling with Barbara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Barbara is clearly a very experienced and brilliant therapist, she definitely has all the understanding and knowledge you’d expect and there’s no doubting she’s a professional.
However these qualities can apply to many in her field and as a review is non-descript, what makes Barbara stand out is her clear and endearing desire to understand you, she wants to know who you are without any doubt so she can do the best she can for you. She’s not doing this because she’s good at it (which she is) but because she wants to help and being as good at it as she is combined with her reasoning for doing it are just two of the reasons she’s so great but enough, I think to persuade you to give her a go. If you need help, Barbara won’t let you down.

Written by H.A. on Aug 08, 2021 after counseling with Barbara for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

I have felt at ease with Barbara, almost instantly. I feel she has a good balance between listening, being caring and kind and offering me ways of challenging my thoughts and feelings. She has given me a safe space to work through my experiences and the confidence to understand myself more. I am looking forward to continuing to work with Barbara.

Written by H.A. on Jul 12, 2021 after counseling with Barbara for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and career difficulties

Barbara is a wonderful counselor who has helped me through a lot over the last few months. I’m so grateful to her. She is such a wonderful listener and active participant in our sessions. I would highly and have highly recommended her to friends. She is such a positive and encouraging person. I’m very grateful to have found her and to be working with her.

Written by B.I. on Jul 02, 2021 after counseling with Barbara for 3 weeks

Barbara has been very helpful for me. She made me feel comfortable to discuss my feelings, as bad or as embarrassed by them as I felt. She listened well and I felt her understanding of what I was going through. She helped me understand why I was feeling the way that I felt and what connections to those feelings I had from experiences in my life. She gave me many tools and resources to be able to work through how I felt and get to a place where I can balance myself out when I am triggered. I'm grateful to have been able to work with Barbara.

Written by A.M. on Jun 22, 2021 after counseling with Barbara for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and eating disorders

I love working with Barbara, she is an amazing listener, she asks really good questions and since working with her I made massive steps ahead. I highly recommend her.

Written by M.A. on Mar 16, 2021 after counseling with Barbara for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I've had only a few sessions with Barbara but already feel so comfortable talking to her and really feel like she listens and understands. Enjoying the process overall and this is my first time doing therapy so I was a bit nervous but im glad I started!

Written by D.E. on Jun 16, 2020 after counseling with Barbara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

I have only had one session with Barbara at this stage, however I found Barbara to be professional, friendly, supportive and easy to talk to.

Written by I.R. on Jun 12, 2020 after counseling with Barbara for 3 weeks

Barbara has been helpful and supportive.

Written by M.A. on Jun 11, 2020 after counseling with Barbara for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and self esteem

Barbra is wonderful. It’s only been two sessions so far but I’m loving it.

Written by S.A. on May 05, 2020 after counseling with Barbara for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I have only been working with Barbara for a couple of weeks, but it has been a wonderful experience. I’ve been to many counselors in my life, and I feel like she is the best I’ve ever seen. She remembers things we have talked about and she is really good at picking up on areas that need more discussion. I can feel that she really cares.

Written by K.A. on Apr 30, 2020 after counseling with Barbara for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

I am new to counseling and definitely online support. I was a little skeptical and hesitant about using this service. Right from the beginning of our first conversation, I felt very relaxed speaking with Barbara. I feel she takes what I say seriously, listens to me and responds to that point. Her comments and observations are compassionate and supportive and I feel each week i have moved along in my personal journey.

Written by P.J. on Apr 27, 2020 after counseling with Barbara for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Barbara is really supportive. She understands and clamly listens to my problems and provide me helpful advice and methods. She's great!

Written by P.H. on Oct 04, 2019 after counseling with Barbara for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and anger management

Barbara is a one of a kind person whom I can say cares about my situation without judgment.

Written by V.I. on Jul 26, 2019 after counseling with Barbara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, grief, and coping with life changes

She responds fairly quickly and is really friendly and positive.

Written by C.A. on Jul 17, 2019 after counseling with Barbara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

Barbara is timely, understanding, and has an innate ability to keep me on track when I find myself wandering down unproductive rabbit holes. Unlike other therapists I've worked with, she has down to earth, actionable steps that provide new frameworks to view problems with.