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Dr. Carla Barnes, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Grief Depression
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About me

I started my career as an educator over 25 years ago. I work as a mental health professional and a professional school counselor. I strongly believe self-care, mental health, nutrition, and wellness are instrumental in our quality of life. In addition to being a Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor and certified school teacher, my qualifications include a master of science in nutrition and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) certification. I advocate for healthy living using a holistic approach to physical, emotional, social, and spiritual well-being.

Professional experience

5yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Grief Depression

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, 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, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Guilt and shame, Immigration Issues, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Money and financial issues, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy and childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social anxiety and phobia, Somatization, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Services offered

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

License information

TX LPC 82736

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Carla Barnes. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

She’s kind, caring, and direct. She helps bring to light what I am not ready to look at in a gentle way.

Written on Apr 19, 2024 after therapy with Carla for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Dr. Barnes has been a God-send during a very difficult season of compounded loss in my life. She has assisted me in not only opening up and expressing myself but also in learning from and letting go of loss and grief.

Her words are powerful and her suggestions have been taken to heart. I have learned from her and I am grateful to have found a therapist who listens to me, motivates me, and pushes me to move through and beyond this season of grief.

I recommend Dr. Barnes without reserve and rate her at the highest level there is.

Written on Apr 06, 2024 after therapy with Carla for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes

Dr. Barnes is excellent! Not only is she incredible at what she does, but she is passionate about her clients and their situations and feelings. I am understood, heard, and she pushes me to think beyond what I'm stuck in currently. She listens and offers advice and truth when needed. She is simply the best!

Written on Jan 06, 2024 after therapy with Carla for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

She has been very helpful in hearing me out and as if I'm speaking to a friend. She seems to really try to address my concerns with her education and knowledge. It's just been a short while of therapy but I had skills to help my anxiety on our first visit.

Written on Dec 21, 2023 after therapy with Carla for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, coping with life changes, and adhd

Dr. Barnes is a warm and open person. She is a good listener and discerns what is behind my current issues. I recommend her.

Written on Dec 10, 2023 after therapy with Carla for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Best therapist I could have asked for. Attentive, great advice, committed to my mental health. Love, love, love Carla!

Written on Nov 04, 2023 after therapy with Carla for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd