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Barbara Hibbits, LMFT

Stress, Anxiety Addictions LGBT Trauma and abuse Depression
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About me

Hello, my name is Barbara A Hibbits. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, License #133585. I began working in the mental health field in Alaska in my early 20’s, working in Special Education transportation, teaching drivers and bus attendants how to interact and care for special needs children. While I was working on my undergraduate degree in psychology, I began working with teenagers with emotional and behavioral issues because of trauma and abuse. Upon moving to California in 2008, I started working in dual diagnosis treatment. I have now worked in dual diagnosis treatment for over 12 years, working with all types of mental health issues and substance abuse. I have been driven by my passion to fight addiction and to offer people the hope that they can live a healthy and happy life. I am adept at multiple treatment modalities including Experiential Therapy, Equine Therapy, LGBT Therapy, PTSD and trauma, and the Behavioral therapies (CBT, DBT, REBT).

Professional experience

15yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Body Image, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

CA LMFT 113585


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I am so happy with Barbara Hibbits as my therapist. I feel so lucky and so happy to have been placed with such a caring and understanding therapist who has truly made such a difference to me.

Written on Feb 02, 2023 after therapy with Barbara for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

I’ve been with Betterhelp for about a month now. It was a little daunting to try a new form of therapy and to start again. Barbara always knows the right questions to ask. She’s a great listener and I’m grateful for each session we have!

Written on Dec 06, 2022 after therapy with Barbara for 1 month 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, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder,