Hello, I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) with 16 years of experience working as a psychotherapist and life coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, career challenges, PTSD, OCD, and ADHD among many other issues. My therapy style is non judgmental, empathetic and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect and compassion. I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. I have advanced training with a myriad of approaches and interventions and will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
I am so happy that you have decided to seek help, it takes a lot of courage to take the first steps towards a more fulfilling and happier life.
I look forward to working with you and I will be here to support and empower you!
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Imago Relationship Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
AR LPC P1501005
She is absolutely wonderful!!
Written on Dec 19, 2022 after therapy with Barbara (Barbie) for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd
My therapist is great at helping to understand me.
Written on Nov 30, 2022 after therapy with Barbara (Barbie) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and adhd
Very professional, excellent with advice on how to help situations
Written on Nov 03, 2022 after therapy with Barbara (Barbie) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and anger management
love her!! she has helped me a lot
Written on Oct 18, 2022 after therapy with Barbara (Barbie) for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
I am so thankful that I was able to find Barbie through BetterHelp. She has helped me so much in areas where I didn’t know or think were possible, I sincerely enjoyed talking to her, and unlike other experiences with therapists, I feel like she gives me great actionable, advice, and is sensitive to my feelings and my experiences. She has helped me overcome things in my life that I didn’t think we’re possible, and she showed me that all I had to do was put myself out there and try. I would highly recommend Barbie and better help to anyone that is seeking help with their mental health.
Written on Sep 26, 2022 after therapy with Barbara (Barbie) for 2 years on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse
Barbie is awesome, easy to talk to, a great listener, gives me meaningful feedback, makes deep observations, and is goal-oriented which I really want. We have been working hard together and I really appreciate how intentional and whole-hearted she is in her work.
Written on Jun 23, 2022 after therapy with Barbara (Barbie) for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching