Barbara Muller-Ackerman

(MA, LPC, MWC)

About Me

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!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
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 , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy

Years of Experience: 28

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #37PC00082900 (Expires: 2022-11-30)


Reviews

Written by Y.O. on Jan 10, 2021 after counseling with Barbara for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

Patient, understanding, asks guiding questions, and cheers you on. Strongly recommend her!

Written by T.R. on Dec 19, 2020 after counseling with Barbara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and sleeping disorders

So far she had given me tools apply to what I what work on .

Written by J.O. on Dec 18, 2020 after counseling with Barbara for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd

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.

Written by H.A. on Nov 12, 2020 after counseling with Barbara for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

It's a saving grace to have her as a sounding board and her company has definitely made an impact on my life.

Written by R.U. on Oct 31, 2020 after counseling with Barbara for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Couldn't be happier.

Written by O.L. on Oct 27, 2020 after counseling with Barbara for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

She’s amazing

Written by C.I. on Sep 26, 2020 after counseling with Barbara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and anger management

Very good and remembering details I mention even in passing. Keeps in regular contact even if I don't reach out.

Written by M.E. on Sep 24, 2020 after counseling with Barbara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

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.

Written by A.M. on Sep 17, 2020 after counseling with Barbara for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and compassion fatigue

Barbara is engaging, compassionate, and gives concrete tools to deal with the day to day stressors that come up so very often.

Written by T.O. on Sep 15, 2020 after counseling with Barbara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and adhd

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.

Written by B.E. on Sep 14, 2020 after counseling with Barbara for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

she is amazing!!!!!!!

Written by M.A. on Sep 12, 2020 after counseling with Barbara for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

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.

Written by I.A. on Sep 05, 2020 after counseling with Barbara for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

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.

Written by S.A. on Jul 18, 2020 after counseling with Barbara for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

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.

Written by L.A. on Jul 10, 2020 after counseling with Barbara for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd

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.

Written by C.A. on Jul 07, 2020 after counseling with Barbara for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts

Barbara is really letting me drive this process while providing support and encouragement as I need. I look forward to working with her more.