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Christin Barden, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Family conflicts Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

I have been a licensed social worker since July 2017, but I have been helping New Mexico military families, Veterans, aging population and the homeless for over 15 years. As a military veteran, I understand the struggles with adapting to civilian life, and have experience working with substance abuse, trauma, traumatic brain injury, depression, anxiety, chronic pain, career-related issues and coping with stress. I love working with adults in all stages of life and I have experience in couples and family therapy. I strive to create a safe, comfortable environment, without judgement. I practice a person-centered, solution focused, strengths based modality. My goal is to help you identify what areas are not working in your life right now and help you develop the tools you need to empower you cope with all of life's stress and challenges.

Professional experience

3yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

NM LCSW C-11157


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Christin Barden. 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.

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Written on Aug 26, 2022 after therapy with Christin for 3 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Christin Barden has been the best therapist to me. She has guided me to see myself better and I’m so thankful. From deep depression, anxiety, to being diagnosed with a brain aneurysm, Christin has helped me get through it. I feel better than I ever have. I highly recommend her.
Thank you again Christin.

Written on Jun 16, 2022 after therapy with Christin for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Christin's solution-oriented (but compassionate) therapy style is an ideal fit for me.

Written on Jun 03, 2022 after therapy with Christin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

My time with Christin has been incredibly productive. She is positive and cheerful, listens and helps me reframe my thinking around a particular problem and offers solutions tailored to me.

Written on Feb 16, 2022 after therapy with Christin for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Many folks need a bit of help now and then. I've recommended Christin to several friends. Just having someone to guide me and acknowledge my feelings is imperative. The initial price makes it really tempting.

Written on Dec 31, 2021 after therapy with Christin for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and anger management

One of a kind and the best I have ever had to help. She is conscious, insightful and honest. All of the things you can ask for in a person who is there to help you through the difficult times. 11/10.

Written on Oct 06, 2021 after therapy with Christin for 4 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, and anger management