Are you longing to understand what’s happening in your relationships?
Do you find it difficult to reach your child, your partner, your boss?
Maybe you're struggling to understand each other and not sure what went wrong...
Relationships can be difficult for everyone - for teens, for families, for couples, and for communities. Teens are struggling to discover their identities and that means sometimes they're hard to be around. For bi-racial couples, those in mixed-race blended families, or anyone wrestling with sexual identity it’s hard to know where to turn.
Right now things might seem unmanageable, but it won't always be that way. There IS hope; things will get better and I'd like to help. My mission is to help individuals and families move through life's transitions. I serve youth and adults from a variety of backgrounds/cultures who grapple with concerns about identity, self-esteem, parenting, LGBTQ+, relationships, school problems, spirituality and women's issues. I received my Masters in Social Work from Loyola University Chicago and for over 30 years I have specialized in re-connecting and opening communication in strained relationships.
It's important for me to partner with clients in order to move toward healing. My methods are relational and client-focused, rooted in a background of family systems. I offer support to people wherever they may be and use different methods to connect. We may move, draw, play, listen to music, or merely sit together; always, however, with the goal of moving toward healing and wholeness.
Please take that first step toward healing and contact me. Look forward to feeling better and creating a happier life!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Parenting issues, Depression, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Family Problems, Guilt and Shame, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Prejudice and Discrimination, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
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I feel that I got matched perfectly with Barbara. She has given me so much hope and I can already tell the difference from two sessions on how I feel. She intuitively knows how to get me to reveal thoughts I didn’t even know I had. I appreciate her so much.
Written on Feb 04, 2024 after therapy with Barbara for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem
Barbara has restored my faith in therapists. She immediately put me at ease and helped me work through and process decades of unresolved painful issues with my family. She keeps it real and reminds me how important it is to stay in tune with my body as well.
Written on Jan 12, 2024 after therapy with Barbara for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning family conflicts, grief, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
My Therapy sessions are very helpful. I would recommend my Therapist to anyone :-)
Written on Dec 04, 2022 after therapy with Barbara for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and coping with life changes
Barbara is amazing, she listens and really hears me in everything I talk about. Shows zero judgement which comforts me all the time.
Written on Nov 30, 2022 after therapy with Barbara for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem
Barbara is simply amazing, very sweet and attentive, i’ve learned so much with her and she made me realize so much about my self. After 2 months of therapy today i have the right tools to have a healthy and peaceful life. If i ever come back to better help i would love to have Barbara as my therapist ❤️
Written on Sep 24, 2022 after therapy with Barbara for 1 month on issues concerning depression, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and adhd