I started my career as an educator over 25 years ago. I work as a mental health professional and a professional school counselor. I am a strong believer in self care, mental health , nutrition, and wellness as 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 am an advocate for healthy living using a holistic approach for physical, emotional, social, and spiritual wellbeing.
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, Adoption and Foster Care, 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, Sexual Dysfunction, 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
TX LPC 82736
Dr. Barnes is easily the best therapist I have spoken with. She gives me real tools I can be proactive with and apply to daily life. She is patient, empathetic, and manages to be direct in the best types of ways. I could go on and on about how highly I think of her, I mean that so sincerely. She is a breath of fresh air.
Thank you Dr. Barnes.
Written on Sep 21, 2023 after therapy with Carla for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Written on Aug 27, 2023 after therapy with Carla for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes
Dr. Barnes is the absolute best at what she does. Helped me through so much :)!
Written on Aug 21, 2023 after therapy with Carla for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue,
I am very grateful for all of the support from Dr Barnes, she was an excellent listener and gave me the space i needed to explore my concerns.
Written on Aug 14, 2023 after therapy with Carla for 8 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
Dr Barnes is amazing. She feels like I’m talking to a really smart friend and that’s the vibe I wanted from a therapist.
Written on Apr 03, 2023 after therapy with Carla for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Dr. Barnes is an absolutely outstanding therapist . I have made incredible progress addressing issues I once thought insurmountable thanks to her skill and expertise.
Written on Mar 14, 2023 after therapy with Carla for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and coping with life changes