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Barbara Brown, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Grief Self esteem Depression Coping with life changes
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About me


I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California. I have over 25 years experience is working in multiple clinical settings that include outpatient clinics, , private practice, retirement homes and criminal justice settings. My experience includes work with individuals, groups, couples and families.

I truly enjoy working with people and I am dedicated to providing a safe, non-judgmental setting that supports and empowers clients to manage a variety of concerns and transitions encountered in their lives. My approach is to create a comfortable and supportive atmosphere where the client and I work closely together in resolving issues. In my work I utilize a number of approaches that are best suited to to what is happening in the moment. These modalities include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Client-Centered Therapy, Solution-focused therapy, Mindfulness Practice and Trauma-Focused Therapy. I also utilize handouts and readings as I believe it is important to assist clients in building a virtual "Tool Box" in which they develop effective tools for working with difficulties in the future.

Over the years I have worked with clients struggling with many different issues such as depression, anxiety, stress-related issues, relationship problems, dealing with life changes, issues with aging, grief and loss as well as adjustment and crisis.

Reaching out for support during a difficult time is an important and positive step and I would look forward to working with you in this journey.

Professional experience

35yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Communication Problems, Mood Disorders

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

License information

CA LCSW 15139


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Barbara Brown. 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.

Lovely person helped me

Written on Oct 15, 2022 after therapy with Barbara for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

She is the therapist I always needed. I wish I started sooner.

Written on Jun 16, 2022 after therapy with Barbara for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue


Written on Apr 20, 2022 after therapy with Barbara for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

I'm really thankful for Barbara's expertise and her positivity. She has helped me understand about myself and she listens to all the concerns and steers in the right direction. Her approach of listening and getting us to do some exercises has helped me a lot. Thank you Barbara!

Written on Apr 06, 2022 after therapy with Barbara for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue

She's extremely helpful and supportive. I feel much better after having a few months with her. I highly recommend her.

Written on Jun 16, 2021 after therapy with Barbara for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and anger management

Barbara was excellent to work with and flexible with my work schedule. She offered some great tools for me to use in every day life. I have used talk therapy in the past as I have lived with depression on and off the past 10 years, and Barbara helped me gain some new insight to the struggles I have been having that will allow me to take better care of myself in the future. I truly enjoyed our sessions together.

Written on May 12, 2021 after therapy with Barbara for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, grief, and self esteem