I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with 10 years of experience. I hold a current LPC license in Louisiana. I have experience as a divorced mother of five children and grandmother of six. I am also the mother of a recovering addict.
During my career I have counseled a variety of clients in a variety of settings. I have experience in all areas of mental health. My experience includes working with children and adults in an IOP, both in their home and office, adoption counseling, post abortion counseling, treating anxiety and stress, abused children, the spectrum of mood disorders (depression and bi-polar), and most currently as a school counselor.
I have a faith-based collaborative, client centered approach. I offer a variety of interventions depending on your needs. My approach is focused on you. I take your lead but can nudge if I think it will be helpful. I offer a flexible schedule with whatever mode of communication suits you best. In the first few sessions I always ask, "how will you know counseling has been helpful", "what will be different, what will you notice?". Then we can make goals from there. I respect you for asking for help. I will honor your time commitment and use our time efficiently and wisely. I look forward to working with you.
I may be available for sessions that are not on my schedule. If you have another time that would work for you just ask. I'll do my best to accommodate you.
Trauma and abuse
Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Compassion fatigue.
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
Years of Experience: 10
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Adoption and Foster Care, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Life Purpose, Money and Financial Issues, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
LA LPC 4456
A wonderful counsellor who is compassionate, empathetic and kind.
Written on Nov 13, 2023 after therapy with Barbara for 3 weeks
Her faith.. setting goals for what needs to be accomplished and down to earth.
Written on Apr 23, 2023 after therapy with Barbara for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
I have been working with Barbara for a while and I have to say she is the best ! She makes you feel important , seen and talks over your problems. She is a breath of fresh air !
Written on Nov 07, 2022 after therapy with Barbara for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and sleeping disorders