I have been a counselor for over 20 years. I have worked with a variety of age groups that suffered from a wide spectrum of mental health concerns from mild depression to serious mental illnesses. I am EMDR trained and have experience working with clients that have experienced severe trauma. I have treated some clients EMDR using the online platform. with great results. My biggest passion is to especially teach clients the indicators of difficult personalities especially the severe manipulative otherwise known as "gaslighting."
My counseling style is interactive, informal, and solution focused. I'm also a big proponent of the cognitive-behavioral model but I also key in to the unique needs of each client. My focus is to empower you to be your better self. I look forward to working with you!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Parenting issues
- Anger management
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Antisocial Personality , Attachment Issues , Avoidant Personality , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Divorce and Separation , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Hearing Impaired , Impulsivity , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Men's Issues , Midlife Crisis , Military and Veterans Issues , Money and Financial Issues , Mood Disorders , Narcissism , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Paranoia , Personality Disorders , Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships , Postpartum Depression , Post-traumatic Stress , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Somatization , Traumatic Brain Injury , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LPC #5044 (Expires: 2023-08-31)
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Barbara is the best. Offers advice, gives listening, helps guide for progress and growth.
I’ve been working with Barbara for quite a few months now. We started out working on some issues that dates back to when I was younger. Barbara is knowledgeable and so supportive and I experienced EMDR for the first time and it was a game changing technique which really works on the core issues at hand.
In recent months I’ve had to experience a lot of loss and Barbara has been such a light in these tough times, being an advisor and a cheerleader at a time when it feels like I have no one else.
Barbara is an amazing therapist. I am very grateful for her guidance and support.
Barbara goes above and beyond. She always checks in and follows up after a session and responds to messages in a very timely manner. I’m so grateful to have her in my life.
Barbara is professional, insightful and compassionate. I have made significant progress working with her and have been impressed by her expertise and knowledge around trauma. I always feel comfortable doing the deep work required due to the way Barbara makes each session psychologically safe.
Barbara has been really helpful in terms of her knowledge and insights into my situation. I am extremely grateful to be able to walk this journey with her. During these 3 months, I learned a lot about myself, and through the EMDR sessions we processed a lot of memories together, and it has been an impressive outcome in my daily life. If you are thinking of trying EMDR, Barbara will be the best therapist to get in touch with! Thanks Barbara.
Barbara, is amazing, so kind and understanding and offering me alternative ways of viewing situations and potential solutions, she has helped me so much, I highly recommend her
She is intelligent and very empathetic and open. I feel really lucky to be working with her.
Barbara was very quickly able to understand my situation and offer some insight and solutions. She was able to empathise with my struggles and I found her easy to talk to.
I have only had a few sessions with Barbara now but I already feel confident in her ability to help with what issues I may be facing. Barbara is very professional, non- judgemental always offering alternative view points and suggestions in moving forward.
Barbara is wonderful. I have severe PTSD from many years of abuse and knew I wanted to work with a therapist but I needed them to have an extensive amount of knowledge about PTSD. Barbara has far exceeded my expectations. She is warm, friendly, extremely knowledgeable and has helped me more in a short period of time than I expected. Barbara’s knowledge and compassion became obvious during our first session. Through working with Barbara I have already learned some incredibly helpful coping techniques which I have used every time I feel my ptsd getting jumpy. I was abused starting at a very young age and am now old enough to have a young adult child. So decades of dealing with holding all of this in, working with different therapists over the years. Nothing seemed to help. Barbara has also helped me figure out how better to communicate with my husband and son about what my needs are and aren’t especially when I’m having flashbacks. All of this has helped me be able to sleep again, feel less jumpy and just safer overall. I am so thankful ❤️
Barbara has such a wealth of knowledge, and a warmth in the way she shares her deep understanding. I could not have asked for a better match. She is an absolute gem, and so, so appreciated!
Barbara is an experienced counselor. She gave me several book recommendations in addition to our sessions, which I find extremely useful.
She has helped me massively to deal with things I have been holding inside for 15 years.