I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and am providing individual counseling at a small health center. I've been here for 9 yrs. Prior to that I worked in an OP clinic working with very ill population. I was a crisis worker for 10 yrs prior to that. I've worked in the city and now in rural health care. I feel so grateful to be doing this work and listening to peoples personal stories. I also start where the client is at and I practice with transparency regarding my assessment and recommendations. I always use CBT to one degree or another. I aid people in changing problem saturated stories and finding a more positive lens. I look for change language and try to build on that. I am a level II EMDR trained therapist so I do a fair share of trauma work. I find that we are all more alike than we are different and I can always connect with people at some level. I never claim to have the answers, but I always give 100% to support and encourage change.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Guilt and Shame, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Trichotillomania, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
ME LCSW LC10806
Barbara has always helped me to find my peace and settle my anxiety.
Written on Sep 09, 2023 after therapy with Barbara for 2 years and 6 months
Amazing, knowledgeable, professional, and kind individual. Offers effective tools and guidance, realistic goals and personalized treatment. Can't say enough good things about this lady.
Written on Jul 06, 2022 after therapy with Barbara for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety
Great counselor ,I feel that she gives me amazing advice
Written on May 10, 2021 after therapy with Barbara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Barbara is such a great counselor to say the least. She was quick to understand my situation, concerns, and needs. She always reminds me to stay present in the moment and to be in the now. She is able to calm me down when I have anxiety and depression. Her feedback is valuable. She’s very patient and makes sure that I shared everything I wanted to share before the session is over, so I don’t miss anything. Barbara Chase is an amazing counselor. I am happy with the counseling sessions that I got with her. I highly recommend her.
Written on Apr 25, 2021 after therapy with Barbara for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Barbara has been immensely helpful to me! She is real with me, kind, empathetic- and encourages me to think about things in a different light. She has really challenged me in all the right ways and has been SUCH a big part of my healing!
Written on Apr 23, 2021 after therapy with Barbara for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and parenting issues