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Barbara Dern, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Parenting issues
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About me

Helping you reach your goals is my passion. I work with individuals, couples, families, and groups seeking to increase their self-awareness and connect their emotions and thoughts.

I am a firm believer that attachment theory is a driving factor in our mental health. To this note, I use an emotion focused approach and have received formal training in Dr. Sue Johnson's Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for both couples and individuals. This training allows me to help you use your emotions to shape your bonding and attachments with others.

Additionally, I have extensive training in Play Therapy, sandtray, and art therapies. I utilize a creative, experiential approach to encourage clients to explore their thoughts, emotions, and relationships. I work to combine these approaches within the EFT framework.

My experience includes developmental disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, personality disorders, anxiety, depression, and other emotional concerns. My worked has allowed me the opportunity to work one on one with children and teens experiencing strong emotional disturbances and trauma.

I understand the first step is difficult, but I look forward to joining you on your journey to find the best version of yourself.

Professional experience

3yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Family Problems, Mood Disorders, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT)

License information

MO LPC 2022034045



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

I've only had one session with Barbara, but both of us were able to work through a lot in just 30 minutes. It was kind of amazing and something I didn't think I'd ever be able to do!

Written on Apr 25, 2022 after therapy with Barbara for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life