Barbara Vitalis

(MA, LCMHC, LADC)

About Me

Hi, I'm Barbara Vitalis, My goal is to provide assistance and guidance to you in your path to change and self-discovery. I have 15+ years of experience treating mental health, SUD, and Dual Diagnosis in a variety of settings such as inpatient, Medically Assisted Treatment, Partial Hospitalization Programs , and Intensive Outpatient Prpgrams.

I work with those who are experiencing anxiety/depression whose world may have become smaller and has begun to disengage with those around them. In addition I specialize with those that have been dually diagnosed and have found that their lives have become unmanageable as a result of their mental illness/substance use. I also address co-dependency, anger management, and communication skills.

I use a variety of methods depending on the individual. When first meeting a client I collaborate with them on what they would like to focus on and what methodology would be the best fit. I'm adept in MI, ACT, CBT, DBT, and SFBT. I use mindfulness/grounding skills as a tool and tend to have clients practice skills in between sessions.


Specialties

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

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #068.0107065 (Expires: 2023-01-31)


Reviews

Written by J.O. on Dec 17, 2020 after counseling with Barbara for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd

Barbara is the best! Pleasant, conversationally, relatable, reassuring, a joy to have!

Written by C.H. on Aug 22, 2020 after counseling with Barbara for 3 weeks on issues concerning grief

She is awsome

Written by L.Y. on Aug 14, 2020 after counseling with Barbara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Barbara is great for me. We are similar in age, geographic location so she gets things that are somewhat unique to my situation. The question "would you recommend" should be expanded to qualify the rating. I would give her a 10 for some people but certainly not for all. Anyone with a similar profile to me, I would certainly be very comfortable recommending her.