I am a licensed professional counselor in New Jersey with over 25 years of experience. My counseling style is warm and interactive. My approach is very holistic; exploring many areas of your life and seeing which you would like to work on first - knowing that many overlap and contribute to well being - or the lack of it.
I have specialized most often with people of all ages who have Attention issues. These issues rarely show up alone; teaming with depression, anxiety, OCD, sleep disorders and executive function deficits. They also impact relationships and job performance and so there are many places to jump in and do great work together.
I also have a lot of experience with women in transition as they move through the many passages and milestones that come with change and age.
Along with being an LPC, I am a certified Life, Mindfulness and Wellness coach. Coaching provides an incredible opportunity to partner with a professional dedicated to support you to see the changes you want to make in your life. A coaching relationship helps you build practical strategies for success. Working with you, I will help you clarify your goals and encourage you to realize them based on strengths you have and may have forgotten. Gaining new resources, new tools, new skills- and practicing them, together we will create new possibilities to see you flourish!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Parenting issues
- Self esteem
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Divorce and Separation , Emptiness , Family Problems , Guilt and Shame , Impulsivity , Isolation/Loneliness , Midlife Crisis , Mood Disorders , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Posttraumatic Stress , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Love , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy
LPC #37PC00082900 (Expires: 2022-11-30)
Patient, understanding, asks guiding questions, and cheers you on. Strongly recommend her!
So far she had given me tools apply to what I what work on .
Barbara is absolutely tops. I was hesitant to restart therapy after being away for some time after not connecting with my last therapist. I genuinely look forward to our weekly sessions. Barbara is kind, patient, and great at coaching.
It's a saving grace to have her as a sounding board and her company has definitely made an impact on my life.
Couldn't be happier.
Very good and remembering details I mention even in passing. Keeps in regular contact even if I don't reach out.
Taking the step to go to therapy was a very hard thing for me to do and after a few weeks speaking to Barbara I am upset with myself I didn't start sooner. Barbara is very quick to respond, great at setting achievable goals and making you feel positive. She doesn't wait for the weekly sessions and will reach out throughout the week to ask questions and see how you feel.
Through troubled times I feel confident that I can make it through with her help and guidance.
Barbara is engaging, compassionate, and gives concrete tools to deal with the day to day stressors that come up so very often.
Barbara is wonderful! She is so compassionate and understanding and extremely knowledgeable. Every time I speak with her I feel like 1000 pounds have been lifted off of me and since I started seeing her things have been great and I am making changes. I feel that she truly cares and that is very important for me in a therapist.
she is amazing!!!!!!!
Barbara is a great therapist, probably the best. She is a good listener, never judges, and always empowers me to be my best self. She asks great questions and helps me see sides of myself that I couldn't see before. She is also has a sweet nature which makes me feel very comfortable sharing anything concerns and deep thoughts with her.
Barbara has been so good for me over the past few months. Her insights, support, advice and counselling have helped me take great strides with my mental health. We have a difficult life but she is making it easier.
Barbara is a warm and kind soul. Always there to listen without judgement and support and encourage. Very helpful in seeing different perspectives and help in problematic areas. I'm doing so much better than a month ago and looking forward to continue working with her, she truly is a gem. I happily recommended her to anyone in need of her service.
Barbara is empathetic, kind, and supportive. She is a wonderful listener and can hear the underlying messages beneath what I'm saying. I felt that I could trust her quickly and I look forward to our sessions each week.
Barbara is really letting me drive this process while providing support and encouragement as I need. I look forward to working with her more.