I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the Commonwealth of VA with over 25 years experience working with those challenged with emotional, grief, loss, and life altering and changing experiences that we all face at some point in our lives. Being human is not unique but how one copes and works through difficult experiences is. I have worked with many people of all ages, children, adolescents, adults and geriatrics in a variety of settings with differing challenges. The bottom line is we all struggle and we all deserve an opportunity to grasp the strength inside ourselves, to empower ourselves to move in ways that are more productive, more life affirming and accepting of who we are and where we hope to go.
I utilize methods that suit each individual while addressing needs, but also stretching comfort zones which is how we break out of our routines that got us into the difficulties we experience. It is difficult to ask for help, and reaching out can be very rewarding. I am here when you feel it is your time to reach out.
Additional areas of focus: Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Communication Problems, Forgiveness, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Self-Love, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Narrative Therapy
VA LPC 0701003654
Assessment, evaluation and goals are realistic for me
Written on Jul 03, 2023 after therapy with Barbara for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, and compassion fatigue
I love Barbara as a therapist! She’s come down on me for rescheduling but for good reasons! I haven’t taken it serious enough so I appreciate her concern and honesty. She’s the best!
Written on Feb 17, 2023 after therapy with Barbara for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd
Barbara was a phenomenal therapist for me. She was a beautiful fit for what I needed when I needed it. Her attentive listening and gentle guidance helped move me along in a way that felt really good to me. She created a beautiful space for me to explore and process my feelings. She has a warm and kind energy. I looked forward to our sessions. Thank you!
Written on Dec 21, 2022 after therapy with Barbara for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief
The best therapist I’ve ever had.
Written on Sep 01, 2022 after therapy with Barbara for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes
I came to Barbara after not connecting with another therapist, and was about to give up on my journey with counseling. From our first meeting I immediately felt revived. She is utmost a professional, but also a real person. She’s trustworthy and skilled. I felt like I received real action items along with meaningful conversation. She is gifted in her range of expertise, experiences, and knowledge. I’d recommend her to anyone.
Written on Aug 24, 2022 after therapy with Barbara for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Barbara is very goal oriented and helped me during a very difficult time in my life. She is good at working with what you need and is very task oriented.
Written on Aug 16, 2022 after therapy with Barbara for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, and family conflicts