I am a family and marriage therapist licensed in Oklahoma and Missouri with over 19 years of experience working as a family and children's therapist, and as a crisis clinician through community mental health centers. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including trauma-based disorders, depression, anxiety, family relationship issues, parenting problems, ADHD, and ODD. I am also experienced in crisis care, and short-term inpatient care.
My therapy style is warm and interactive, but straightforward, and with a bit of respectful humor. I believe in treating all people with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, structural, client-centered, trauma-focused or trauma-informed therapy. I prefer to come alongside a family or individual in partnership rather than to lead or dictate them through resolving their struggles.
My schedule is mostly focused on evenings and Sundays after 12pm.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hearing Impaired, Impulsivity, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Harm, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Gottman Method, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MO LMFT 2017030440
OK LMFT 1363
Barry is GREAT! He creates an atmosphere of understanding and patience and has really given me the confidence to be more myself which is what I really needed to address my main concerns. Appreciate you big guy!
Written on Feb 27, 2024 after therapy with Barry for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, and self esteem
Barry is truly wonderful and has helped me through so many of life’s curveballs. He is kind, caring, friendly, intelligent, professional, and so much more. Grateful for his expertise.
Written on Oct 24, 2023 after therapy with Barry for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and sleeping disorders
Barry does a fantastic job of listening to me and then giving constructive feedback on how to tackle issues. I have several different fires burning and he still affirms me I’m handling it well even when it doesn’t feel like it.
Written on Jul 11, 2023 after therapy with Barry for 4 months on issues concerning parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd
He’s super nice and also includes some of his own experiences. Is very professional. Listens and give lots of advice
Written on May 07, 2023 after therapy with Barry for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, and self esteem
It’s been great working with Barry so far! He offers lots of different coping techniques that I wouldn’t have tried on my own. I always feel comfortable sharing what’s going on in my life and feel he listens. He makes light conversation at the end which always makes me leave the session feeling calm and relaxed. So far I’ve made lots of progress with my personal goals, and I genuinely believe it’s due to having someone hold me accountable in such a supportive judgment free way :)
Written on Apr 17, 2023 after therapy with Barry for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, bipolar disorder, and compassion fatigue
Barry had been a great help in making one aware of what is really the issues and where the root of it is coming from . He really helps you connect the dots to have a complete understanding the entire picture .
Great therapy sessions
Written on Mar 22, 2023 after therapy with Barry for 1 week on issues concerning family conflicts