Barbara-June Appelgren

(LCSW)

About Me

Licensed Certified Social Worker, West Virgina
Values and life hacks educator in all other locations
Color, LGBTQ, DID and trans friendly
MSW in Social Work, Loyola University, Chicago; MAE in Art Education, School of the Art Institute of Chicago; BFA in Sculpture, SAIC
Private practice (35 years+) and volunteered (9 years) at Eastern Panhandle Care Clinic
Specialize in tapping and self-care
Published author and website writer on personal and social growth self-education

You can become free of guilt, hurt, anxiety, depression, and anger. You can help yourself and your family more when you are free! This service is for you if you care about the future. You may have tried or are still trying to achieve freedom by using drugs, alcohol, religion, and attempting to make or keep other people happy. What works is our practical method for building self-esteem and standing up for yourself while considering others. We may also teach you emotional freedom technique or tapping to decrease anxiety and increase pleasure.

You can be your own person and still love others without feeling dependent on their approval or understanding. Your independence will make it possible to behave toward them with love and equanimity.

I expect you to speak up if you think I have asked too much from you or am saying something that doesn't feel right to you. The intent is to have a conversation that will help us understand each other better. I'm also knowledgeable about holistic health care and can advise about therapies that might effectively improve your health.

Current brain research supports the reality of the brain's plasticity, meaning its ability to change. The new science of epigenetics indicates we even have the ability to turn on and off the functioning of our genes by developing new behaviors. These scientific developments mean that no one need ever feel imprisoned by family history again. I can guide you in practices that will lead toward fulfilling your goals.

My style is straight-forward, supportive, and values oriented. I'm color, race, religion, and diagnosis friendly. I have forty years experience working with people who have struggled with depression, grief, anxiety, learning challenges, and often who have experienced childhood abuse. I encourage you to explore and experiment with new skills as you seek paths for bringing more satisfaction to your life.

What I ask of you may sound like hard work. In actuality, it is an effective and worthwhile way of becoming more loving toward yourself and others.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Depression

I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Relationship, Family, Sleeping, Anger, Self esteem, Career, Bipolar

Years of Experience: 45

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #CP00940664 (Expires: 2020-01-31)


Reviews

Written by A.D. on May 16, 2018 after counseling with Barbara-June for 4 days

It was lovely to chat to Barbara-June and I am already feeling more confident about being able to tackle any future worries that may come my way. I also appreciated her book recommendations and meditation technique suggestions, and am sure they will be useful in maintaining a more calm and constant state of mind in our busy lives :)

Written by C.H. on May 15, 2018 after counseling with Barbara-June for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger, and bipolar

Very on the spot looking for answers and supportive. She understands my hectic schedule.

Written by K.. on May 03, 2018 after counseling with Barbara-June for 1 week on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family, and anger

Excellent councillor 10/10 thank you!

Written by K.E. on Apr 21, 2018 after counseling with Barbara-June for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Barbara responds in a very timely fashion with words of wisdom and good advice. She is very supportive and understanding.

Written by N.I. on Mar 25, 2018 after counseling with Barbara-June for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, grief, sleeping, and anger

Barbara is very emotionally intelligent and has a warm caring vibe. She is very easy to talk to and I would recommend her to anyone.

Written by D.A. on Mar 02, 2018 after counseling with Barbara-June for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family, sleeping, self esteem, and anger

Barbara-June is very professional, kind and respectful. I fill comfortable speaking with her about my issues. She is patient and she suggested me very helpful articles and videos. I am happy she is my counselor and I highly recommend her.

Written by A.S. on Oct 30, 2017 after counseling with Barbara-June for 2 years and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, self esteem, career, and depression

BJ is a warm and kind soul. She always messages back on time and listens. She always sends great resources!

Written by J.O. on Sep 07, 2017 after counseling with Barbara-June for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, eating, and self esteem

I would highly recommend Barbara to anyone. She has been easy to communicate with, responds in a timely fashion, and has provided alternatives for me to work with in my daily life.

Written by M.A. on Aug 27, 2017 after counseling with Barbara-June for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship, trauma and abuse, and anger

I'm truly appreciative of Barbara-June's guidance and "cheer-leading". I needed someone in my corner to confide in. You have filled that role spectacularly. I have recommended this service to my brother-in-law. I think this medium is a great source for busy people. Also by typing I can gather my thoughts and maybe say things I wouldn't disclose face-to-face. Thank you!

Written by G.R. on Aug 10, 2017 after counseling with Barbara-June for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related

Barbara-June has great techniques and tips to offer. Great insight and feedback. She comes across as very compassionate and warm. She is also easy to relate to, which is very important for me.

Written by A.L. on Jun 16, 2017 after counseling with Barbara-June for 3 weeks on issues concerning grief, and anger

I was given a counselor I was looking for, confident, experienced, balanced and with a strong personality. She was a great help to me and I would recommend her to someone I care about.

Written by J.A. on Jun 13, 2017 after counseling with Barbara-June for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, and anger

Barbara help me deal with my emotions through a very difficult period. She not only listened and provided guidance but help me by providing tools to help me work on my relationship.

Written by A.N. on Jun 12, 2017 after counseling with Barbara-June for 4 months on issues concerning depression, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, and eating

Working with Barbara-June has been extremely helpful in a time of big changes for me. She's been supportive and she's helped me keep the right direction, I would recommend her to anyone who needs to keep sane while facing life-changing decisions.

Written by M.Y. on Jun 08, 2017 after counseling with Barbara-June for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger, and bipolar

BJ was a great help with all the things I've been going through. I can write to her anything I want and she helped me a lot with it. She is fast to reply, understanding, and the exercises she gave totally help with the development I was looking for. Thanks a lot, once again.

Written by L.I on May 18, 2017 after counseling with Barbara-June for 5 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, and eating

Barbara provided some really cool tools for me to articulate and process some things that were upsetting me. She was also super responsive and helpful.

Written by J.A. on Apr 05, 2017 after counseling with Barbara-June for 3 weeks on issues concerning self esteem

Very good

Written by A.N on Mar 24, 2017 after counseling with Barbara-June for 1 month on issues concerning depression, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, and eating

So far Barbara seems great. I still don't have a very well-formed opinion because I haven't been in touch much, but I'm very confident in her

Written by S.A on Mar 10, 2017 after counseling with Barbara-June for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, eating, sleeping, parenting, self esteem, anger, career, and bipolar

A lady with womanly wisdom, questions & solutions. Incredible response time and consistency. Thanks!

Written by K.R on Feb 16, 2017 after counseling with Barbara-June for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, self esteem, and anger

BJ is a wonderful counselor and is full of hope, joy and love for her clients. It is like talking to a friend, who you have known for years. I thank God for her. Kristi M.

Written by F.A on Feb 15, 2017 after counseling with Barbara-June for 3 weeks on issues concerning intimacy-related, and self esteem

She has been very helpful so far and given me good insight and feedback about my issues.
She is also very quick at responding which is great for me.

Written by L.I on Feb 13, 2017 after counseling with Barbara-June for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, lgbt, and relationship

Positively pushes me to achieve healthy balance in my life. Provides me with tools to take care of my mental health and to refocus myself. I greatly benefit from working with Barbara-June.

Written by T.I on Feb 06, 2017 after counseling with Barbara-June for 1 month on issues concerning addictions, family, and trauma and abuse

Barbara-June, thanks for being so patient with me.

Written by C.Ã on Feb 05, 2017 after counseling with Barbara-June for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and anger

What a beautiful person I've met in Barbara-June, she managed to heal me, she won where many people have failed.

Written by M.I on Dec 29, 2016 after counseling with Barbara-June for 2 days on issues concerning relationship, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Barbara-June has entirely shifted my perspective to be more positive. I'm doing so much better now that she's walked me through all the small ways to change my daily patterns and negative habits in thinking. She is an understanding, relaxed counsellor and I'm very lucky to have had her voice in my head.

Written by J.A on Dec 16, 2016 after counseling with Barbara-June for 2 days

She rocks!

Written by J.I on Jul 25, 2016 after counseling with Barbara-June for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, career, and depression

Barbara-June Applegren is one of the finest person I have had the honor to meet. She is a very understanding and helpful person. I would recommend Barbara-June Applegren to any of my friends seeking help.

Written by P.A on Jun 28, 2016 after counseling with Barbara-June for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, and depression

Barbara-June Appelgren has been a tremendous help and I can't thank her enough.

Written by J.R on Apr 21, 2016 after counseling with Barbara-June for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, self esteem, and depression

I am still in my trial period and cannot say enough of how happy I am with the service and more than anything that I was matched with Barbara-June. She has been such a blessing and I am truly grateful to have her help guide me in the areas in which I need some help.

Written by S.T on Apr 16, 2016 after counseling with Barbara-June for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping, parenting, self esteem, and depression

It's been definitely a great journey with Barbara. She has helped me so much in such little time! We are still not done but she has definitely made me see a lot in a little time. There's been improvements in parts of my life because of it and people have already noticed and I can't even begin to thank her. This has been the best thing that has ever come my way. Hope to continue this journey much longer.

Written by L.I on Apr 03, 2016 after counseling with Barbara-June for 5 months

It's been wonderful talking to Barbara-June Appelgren for the past several months. Despite having face-to-face therapy for six months prior to using Better Help, Barbara-June managed to understand me much better after just a few messages. She gave me positive suggestions for moving forward, to get out on my stuckness which I had been feeling for a very long time, to let go of the things that were causing my stress, change my perceptions and has encouraged me to lead a fulfilling life again. Her advice has been eye opening and hugely beneficial at a time when I needed it the most. She's always had a friendly tone and her advice through links, quotes and other personal stories have been so helpful. I often think back to her advice, her words have had a lasting effect and I thank her immensely for that.

Written by A.S on Jan 27, 2016 after counseling with Barbara-June for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, self esteem, career, and depression

BJ is incredibly kind and nonjudgmental. I love the different strategies that she gives me to use outside of our chats. She is truly a gem!

Written by K.A on Dec 13, 2015 after counseling with Barbara-June for 3 weeks

Very professional and a great listener.

Written by D.I on Nov 16, 2015 after counseling with Barbara-June for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career, and depression

Barbara-June has been responsive, sensitive and very helpful to me.
I look forward to her insightful emails. She is helping me to turn my thinking around. I am very grateful.

Written by N.A on Nov 04, 2015 after counseling with Barbara-June for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship, and family

Barbara-June is wise and so helpful. She's helped me to be confident in myself but also think about things from a different perspective. She replies really quickly too so I always felt supported. Would absolutely recommend her.

Written by G.A on Oct 30, 2015 after counseling with Barbara-June for 1 month on issues concerning self esteem

Great counselor so far. Says enough to keep me talking and figuring out any problems I have. Also seems warm and to generally care about what I have to say.

Written by Q.I on Sep 30, 2015 after counseling with Barbara-June for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, parenting, self esteem, and depression

From my first communication with Barbara she opened my eyes and helped me see what I needed to do better. Even though we communicate through email I can sense how much she cares and understands what I'm saying and how I'm feeling. She has helped me so much!

Written by B.R on Sep 06, 2015 after counseling with Barbara-June for 3 weeks

Barbara has been a great counselor; she is especially helpful in suggesting ways to reduce my anxiety. She also always replies in a timely fashion.

Written by S.A on Aug 26, 2015 after counseling with Barbara-June for 1 month

Barbara has been a great help in my recovery. She is always warm and thoughtful and responds quickly when I message her. She has given me a great deal of insight into my issues and my recovery and I look forward to continuing to work together.

Written by T.A on Aug 17, 2015 after counseling with Barbara-June for 3 weeks

I respect Barbara-June Appelgren so much. She's been a great source of information and possitive guidance during a time I felt aimless. She gives great feedback on ways to tackle your issues. She gave me the feeling I had someone truly neutral in the situation to get me to look at it from a different perspective. I'm blessed to have access to her wealth of knowledge.

Written by A.M on Aug 07, 2015 after counseling with Barbara-June for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, grief, and depression

Barbara-June Appelgren has been really helpful in the times I've needed it the most. She gives very practical, gentle feedback and advice. She's helped me be more loving and compassionate to myself and also has helped me find better perspectives on the tough stuff that I'm navigating through.

Written by L.A on Jul 29, 2015 after counseling with Barbara-June for 3 weeks

Barbara has been so helpful, caring understanding, and trustworthy. I was not easy about choosing BetterHelp but now I wish more people would choose this type of support. She has definitely helped me on so many different levels. I couldn't have asked for more. Thank you Barbara and BetterHelp for making this possible.

Written by G.I on Jul 17, 2015 after counseling with Barbara-June for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and depression

Barbara has been great with me in trying to focus me on a more positive approach to dealing with my anxiety levels. After being divorced several years and still having issues with dealing with my ex, I finally feel like I am starting to be able to deal with it better. Thanks