I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience helping individuals with a wide range of issues including depression, bipolar disorder, adjustment disorder, marriage and family issues, developmental disabilities such as autism, gerontology and adolescents.
Psychotherapy is an intensely personal experience, My approach is characterized, above all, by a deep respect for each person. My goal is to provide a place where one will be able to openly explore thoughts, feelings and behavior. A safe and therapeutic relationship allows individuals to heighten self-awareness. In therapy one will grow to understand and develop strategies which lead to lasting personal change and a deeper sense of self-acceptance. When psychotherapy works, it is because the client and therapist are working together to develop a relationship based on honesty and trust. When the client is treated with respect and listened to with great care, they benefit from critical thinking and skills I have honed from my years of practice and excellent training.
I encourage you to get help and challenge yourself so that you can move forward from whatever is holding you back.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
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I'm very happy w/ my therapist
Written on Aug 13, 2023 after therapy with Barbara for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes
I love this therapist she is very smart and knows how to assist, I have seen changes in my anger and even my friends are back in touch thanks to Barbara. I feel comfortable in saying anything and she is very skilled and saved me from my own temper. We been working 6 months together and I am ready to work on different issues and am seeing progress
Written on Apr 04, 2023 after therapy with Barbara for 5 months on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and adhd
Barbara is empathetic, engages in active listening, asks great questions, and provides good advice!
Written on Oct 20, 2022 after therapy with Barbara for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
I think she connects well with me and will help a lot
Written on Jun 05, 2022 after therapy with Barbara for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd
Couldn't ask for a better person.
Written on May 28, 2022 after therapy with Barbara for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Barbara is great! I feel like she is easy to connect with and offers great advice.
Written on Sep 15, 2021 after therapy with Barbara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes