Barbara Ramsey

LCSW
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About Me

Hi!
My name is Barbara Ramsey and I am a licensed therapist ( License number 44SC01482000). Welcome to the on-line counseling room, which will be our private, secure place to communicate. You can enter this room from any internet connected device wherever you are.

Thanks for taking the time to read my profile. I'm a nurse and clinical social worker with a masters degree from Rutgers University. I have worked in the hospital and home care but most of my professional career has been as a psychotherapist.

When someone starts counseling with me, I try to get to know them and, at the same time, help them cope with their immediate problems. I'm a good listener and easy to talk to. My years of experience have given me perspective. I try to notice patterns and sensitivities and reflect these back to my clients. Considering a member's values, hopes and dreams help us shape goals and support is given along the way. By seeing how things can get better, stress is reduced and clearer thinking results.
I hope that you are interested in working with me. Let's start helping you feel better.

To help us get started, please tell me what brought you here. Just a few short sentences that describe the challenges you are facing and what you would like to talk about. It will help me know what you are going through and we'll schedule a live session to go on from there.
I am looking forward to working with you.

Style: empathetic, insightful

Specialties: depression, anxiety, life crisis, parenting, work and career issues, family and relationship problems, self esteem, coping with physical illness, disability, pandemic isolation and loneliness

Also experienced in: grief and loss, trauma, personality problems, bipolar and serious mental illness

Clinical approaches: psychodynamic psychotherapy, client centered and strength-based therapies, cognitive behavioral therapy, solution based and analytic style therapy, and Bible based counseling

Years in practice: 35 years


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 35

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #44SC01482000 (Expires: 2022-08-31)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Barbara Ramsey. 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.

Written by R.O. on May 14, 2022 after therapy with Barbara for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, anger management, and adhd

After trying 5 therapist outside of better help. No one understood me as Barbara she been an amazing listener, caring respectful and motivated me to at least leave my bed. Thank you Barbara and god bless you.

Written by M.A. on Apr 20, 2022 after therapy with Barbara for 6 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, anger management, career difficulties, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Barbara is wonderful all around!

Written by R.I. on Apr 19, 2022 after therapy with Barbara for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Very easy to speak to with a lot of insight to offer.

Written by J.U. on Feb 24, 2022 after therapy with Barbara for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Amazing

Written by D.A. on Jan 18, 2022 after therapy with Barbara for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Understanding, kind, and patient.

Written by T.I. on Jan 17, 2022 after therapy with Barbara for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Barbara is exceptionally kind and caring. I had my doubts about Betterhelp but she has been incredibly helpful for me in an extremely difficult time.

Written by A.N. on Jan 15, 2022 after therapy with Barbara for 1 week on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Barbara offers such an understanding calm vibe. She really listens and provides meaningful feedback. I’d recommend her to all my friends that want just a little bit more boost in their day to day :)

Written by A.S. on Jan 11, 2022 after therapy with Barbara for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Barbara has been such a beacon of light. I’m so thankful she is my therapist.

Written by A.S. on Dec 24, 2021 after therapy with Barbara for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management

Amazing

Written by A.T. on Dec 22, 2021 after therapy with Barbara for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, and bipolar disorder

I really enjoy Ms Ramsey and our weekly discussions. I feel like I can speak my thoughts and always feel better after our calls.

Written by D.A. on Nov 15, 2021 after therapy with Barbara for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Barbara is very insightful and attentive to understanding. She offers a warm and open presence consistently. Barbara touches base throughout the week even just to say “hope the week is going well.” I strongly recommend Barbara to anyone that comes across her profile.

Written by I.M. on Nov 01, 2021 after therapy with Barbara for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

Barbara has been of great help listening to me. Her kindness and knowledge allows me to understand me and others better. She is super patient and goes out of her way to support me. Thank you Barbara!

Written by Z.A. on Oct 25, 2021 after therapy with Barbara for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Barbara is great! She compassionate and very easy to speak to. She is patient and doesn’t get upset with my million distractions.

Written by S.U. on Oct 21, 2021 after therapy with Barbara for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, anger management, and coping with life changes

I started therapy with Barbara after my dad died, my therapist died, and a dozen other complications. Barbara has been nothing but supportive, kind, generous, gentle and responsive.

Written by A.L. on Sep 15, 2021 after therapy with Barbara for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

Barbara is the absolute best! I have been seeing her for almost a year and she has been tremendously helpful. If you have a chance to have her as a therapist I would not hesitate!

Written by T.R. on Sep 05, 2021 after therapy with Barbara for 4 months on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd

What a wonderful woman. She makes me feel like I have another bestie I can confide in that dosnt judge me and helps with my choices. She is a pet of my self care and I appreciate her !

Written by S.A. on Sep 02, 2021 after therapy with Barbara for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, and self esteem

Barbara is awesome ! She has helped me so much during my time using better help! I am
truly thankful for all of her help and guidance!

Written by H.A. on Aug 23, 2021 after therapy with Barbara for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, and coping with life changes

Barbara was wonderful. I so appreciated her help, kind words, and advice. She was very affirming and I really enjoyed our conversations.

Written by K.A. on Aug 15, 2021 after therapy with Barbara for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She is the nicest, sweetest therapist I've ever had, i have never had a therapist as understanding and empathetic as she is

Written by K.A. on Jul 22, 2021 after therapy with Barbara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Barbara always makes me feel validated and heard. Each session I get a lot out of and I always feel like I can open up without any judgement

Written by H.O. on Apr 21, 2021 after therapy with Barbara for 3 months on issues concerning grief, and coping with life changes

I am enjoying talking with her as I work through my recent losses. She is patient, listens, and is allowing me to work through my feelings at my own speed. I like that she sends me messages throughout the week unsolicited. To me that shows she is thinking about me and caring about my well being.

Written by A.L. on Apr 15, 2021 after therapy with Barbara for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

So I am very new to therapy. I’m 23 and just starting this journey, and I am only on my 3rd session coming up. But I really look forward to talking more with my counselor. I feel confident that she really listens and understands where I’m coming from and I can’t wait to see what we uncover together. Really grateful for this process ❤️

Written by R.C. on Apr 05, 2021 after therapy with Barbara for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Barbara is the best counsellor that I've ever have. I can really feel that she is very kind and supportive. My anxiety and mood greatly improves since I've had sessions with her, and my insomnia is getting better too! She also helps in my family, relationship, and career issues. It is amazing how she is able to help and give me advices and still incorporating cultural and religion perspective. Barbara Ramsey is highly recommended. Thank you Barbara for your support and help! :)

Written by J.A. on Feb 25, 2021 after therapy with Barbara for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

I’m happy that I was matched with Barbara regarding my marriage and communication issues. She helped clear my mind and focus on what is important and was direct and honest. I hope to do therapy again in the future if needed and be matched with her again. Thank you Barbara.

Written by V.I. on Feb 13, 2021 after therapy with Barbara for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Amazing and patient

Written by C.A. on Feb 09, 2021 after therapy with Barbara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and sleeping disorders

Barbara is amazing!! she is a great !!! I like talking to her . Barbara is helping me and my family with a very difficult situation . My wife and I are very grateful for all her help.

Written by J.E. on Jan 31, 2021 after therapy with Barbara for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd

She is very caring, understanding and also gives good advice.

Written by C.H. on Jan 05, 2021 after therapy with Barbara for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Barbara makes me very comfortable to speak my mind without judgement and when shown concern offers a variety of solutions allowing me to cater to the problem I am having. I look forward to continuing my counseling with her. 10/10 would recommend.

Written by C.A. on Dec 30, 2020 after therapy with Barbara for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

Barbara is a wonderful, positive light in my life. She is always genuinely concerned about my well-being and makes extra time in her schedule when she knows I need it. I am very thankful for her and her guiding support♥️

Written by S.A. on Dec 15, 2020 after therapy with Barbara for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and anger management

She's patient, trustworthy and doesn't sugarcoat anything you need to hear in order for you to thrive .

Written by D.Y. on Dec 07, 2020 after therapy with Barbara for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and coaching

Barbara has been a phenomenal guide and coach for my life at a crucial time when so many big changes have been happening all at once. She had a keen sense of listening and assessing what’s happening for me and able to allow me to see what’s happening from a high level perspective to connect the dots and create most the most desirable solutions in my life. I am so grateful for her to be in my life at this time. She’s amazing!

Written by T.I. on Dec 01, 2020 after therapy with Barbara for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and career difficulties

I feel so at ease with Barbara. Our conversations flow naturally and I get the sense that she genuinely cares. When I reach out to her she responds quickly and thoughtfully as well. I'm happy that I was matched with her.

Written by E.L. on Nov 09, 2020 after therapy with Barbara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and eating disorders

She is very patient and also flexible with regard to making the time work. Thank you.

Written by M.I. on Oct 18, 2020 after therapy with Barbara for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse

I've only had three sessions with Barbara but I am so very pleased with her. She has already had a big impact on my well-being. The first thing she did that helped me was just affirm the trauma that I had gone through in my childhood -- it did happen, it does affect me to this day and it was a big deal. As a survivor of childhood trauma, we often sweep our past under the rug and try to make it seem like it was "normal". Just in that first session Barbara affirmed me and helped me to see that I am doing the right thing in reaching out to get help with it -- that I am worthy and deserving of help and finding peace. Other things have come up during my time with Barbara such as relationship issues, anxiety and OCD, and she has been brilliant with all of these. Every time I end a session with her I feel like I've made so much progress. To top it all off, Barbara is very nurturing, gentle, kind and respectful. You can tell she really cares so much about her clients.

Written by M.I. on Oct 05, 2020 after therapy with Barbara for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Barbara is anything you could ask for in a counselor. She is a genuine listener who goes that extra mile in a way only a professional could do. After many counselor changes, she is clearly the best. I call myself lucky for having met such an incredible therapist – right before I was about to lose any hope in finding someone who could truly understand me and my problems in an authentic manner. Her way of working with people and caring about them can be described as excellent. She really helped me go through one of the hardest times in my life. Thank you, Barbara!

Written by J.O. on Sep 27, 2020 after therapy with Barbara for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career difficulties

Barbara has been very supportive of me and has offered some insights that are helping me realize my patterns. Patterns that have kept me locked.

Written by T.A. on Sep 19, 2020 after therapy with Barbara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I wasn't sure if this would help me. But Barbara lets me talk through all my problems, past, present and future, and helps lower my anxiety every single time I hang up a call with her. By helping me see my issues a different way and supporting me when I need it. 10/10 this has been my best choice, to use this service and spend time talking with Barbara. Thank you

Written by K.A. on Sep 13, 2020 after therapy with Barbara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Barbara is the goat.

Written by K.I. on Sep 08, 2020 after therapy with Barbara for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Barbara is AWESOME! Great listener and offers constructive advice and suggestions. I’m so pleased to have found her!

Written by M.A. on Aug 23, 2020 after therapy with Barbara for 2 weeks on issues concerning intimacy-related issues, anger management, and coping with life changes

The session was very helpful

Written by S.H. on Aug 23, 2020 after therapy with Barbara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Barbara, allows me to voice my feelings and assists without bias. If it appears wrong she will not hesitate. Works for me!