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Barbara Ramsey, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Grief Parenting issues Self esteem Depression
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About me

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

Professional experience

35yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: 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, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, 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, Immigration Issues, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Social Anxiety and Phobia, Visually Impaired, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

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

License information

NJ LCSW 44SC01482000


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.

Barbara has been a great supporter as I’ve navigated major life changes - welcoming a baby, family job changes, financial stressors, familial tensions, she has heard it all from me. She guides lightly and helps me see a stress I’m feeling from new a perspective. It has helped me immensely to have her as a nonjudgmental, supportive confidant as I go through a demanding period of life.

Written on Jun 01, 2023 after therapy with Barbara for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

Barbara has been so kind to listen to me and help me grow and learn more about myself, while allowing me to grieve my loss and navigate my therapy journey. She helps me identify how my words can not have the intended outcome and work through work seemingly simple tasks or issues that I may have. I am grateful for my journey with Barbara.

Written on May 02, 2023 after therapy with Barbara for 6 months on issues concerning grief

Barbara has helped me through some of the hardest moments of my life, both with grace and guidance. Thank you as a phrase doesn't capture the gratitude I have for the help she has provided me.

Written on Mar 07, 2023 after therapy with Barbara for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

I feel very supported.

Written on Feb 27, 2023 after therapy with Barbara for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Barbara is an amazing person and she has been a great listener and has helped me so much In developing coping mechanisms. I look forward to my talks with her every week. I don’t know where I’d be without her.

Written on Feb 22, 2023 after therapy with Barbara for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Barbara has been such an amazing and pleasant therapist who listens intently. She has never failed to assure me or validate my feelings. During difficult times, I found comfort in our conversations and took away many valuable lessons that I can apply in my life.

Written on Feb 04, 2023 after therapy with Barbara for 6 months on issues concerning depression, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes