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Barbara Pettibone, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Grief Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

I’m a Clinical Social Worker, licensed in Colorado. I’ve been in the field of mental health counseling for over 40 years (I can hardly believe this!) and work with young adults, adults and seniors. My experience has been in both inpatient psychiatric hospitals and outpatient settings. I love my work and feel blessed to have found it. My specialty is work with seniors, particularly in addressing the many changes that come with aging — including loss, relationship changes, coping with health, etc.

I strongly believe that the client is the “boss” in therapy. You are hiring me to help you. Together, we identify the problem(s) you are presenting and the goals to help alleviate those problems. I am honest, forthright, warm and caring. While you are who will help you get better, I will be there to support you. My treatment approaches are varied. - I like to say that I use “whatever works”, whether that is insight oriented therapy, mindfulness, behavioral, grief work, etc.

I’m here to join you in your journey to health and can’t wait to meet you! Let’s begin!

Professional experience

46yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Grief Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body image, Caregiver issues and stress, Chronic pain illness and disability, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and separation, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-love, Social anxiety and phobia, Somatization, Women's 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, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Services offered


License information

CO LCSW CSW.00001879


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Barbara Pettibone. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Best therapist I’ve had.

Written on Feb 07, 2024 after therapy with Barbara for 2 years and 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Barbara's been a really wonderful therapist--she's helped me during two different significant times/events and she does a great job of both listening and also encouraging me to think about the rationale and root cause of what I'm feeling and why. The second time I sought out her help, after the death of a family member, I was actually really surprised to see--talking through things--how much emotional intelligence I had retained from the previous time she worked with me and how resilient I was in healing thanks to that.

Written on Jan 09, 2024 after therapy with Barbara for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and bipolar disorder

Barbara has done everything possible in a situation that is difficult. I greatly appreciate her time and efforts.

Written on Aug 27, 2023 after therapy with Barbara for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, anger management, and adhd

I feel very lucky to have been matched with Barbara. She helped me through a tough time, and helped me manage my thoughts and feelings after I had felt "stuck" and move forward from there. I can't put into words how much she helped me but I can recommend her highly for anyone seeking a compassionate and empathetic therapist. Thank you Barbara!

Written on Jun 26, 2023 after therapy with Barbara for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coaching

Barbra has helped and supported me to achieve the goals that I had originally set out to achieve in therapy. Helping me through one of the worst times of my life and giving me the tools to be the best version of myself. Barbara has kept me on course to move forward. All with a kind smile, great sense of humour and her lovely cat named Bodie. I cant recommend Barbara more, she is a down to earth topnotch councillor!

Written on Feb 09, 2023 after therapy with Barbara for 2 years and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and grief

Barbara has helped me plumb into depths of my self that i have hidden from myself. Her patience is only one of her strong points.

Written on Oct 04, 2022 after therapy with Barbara for 4 weeks on issues concerning self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd