Christine Barnes

LICSW, LCSW

About me

I am a seasoned, clinical social worker with ten years of experience with the Department of Veterans Affairs, where I treated veterans with PTSD, depression, anxiety, and substance use disorders. Prior to my work at the VA, I worked in nursing homes and community mental health centers where I provided psychotherapy and crisis intervention to individuals of all different ages and backgrounds.

First and foremost, I consider myself to be a trauma therapist, and I subscribe to the notion that most diagnoses are rooted in adverse experiences from the past. I've been described as "blunt" and "caring" by my clients due to my no-nonsense - yet compassionate - approach to therapy. I consider the greatest compliment that I've ever received to be "You are the person that tells me the truth that I don't want to hear." If you appreciate being called out when you're not being completely honest with yourself, then I just might be the right therapist for you.

I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Anger management
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 15

Services offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

Licensing

MA LICSW 1​2​4​9​6​9

TX LCSW 65872

ND LCSW 6278

OH LISW I.0900342-SUPV


Reviews

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

Written on Jan 12, 2023 after therapy with Christine for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

She’s fabulous. Life changing !!

Written on Dec 30, 2022 after therapy with Christine for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and grief

Excellent listener. Taught me to reframe my thinking Feeling like me again. Thank you Christine!!

Written on Sep 30, 2022 after therapy with Christine for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coaching

Christine has been great, from calling me on my crap to dragging out some boundary issues and helping me get those back I really appreciate the conversations we’ve had!

Written on Sep 10, 2022 after therapy with Christine for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Thank-you for your help

Written on Aug 17, 2022 after therapy with Christine for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Always ready to give me her best advice.

Written on Aug 12, 2022 after therapy with Christine for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Christine is a hardcore honest therapist. She will tell you what you need to hear and not be soft on you. If you are early on your journey of healing, she is not for you. Christine will dig 8nto the trenches of reality and keep or guide you there. She is what I needed.

Written on Jul 06, 2022 after therapy with Christine for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, anger management, and compassion fatigue

Christine has been such an amazing for me. She has a way of helping me understand the “problem behind the problem” which helps to make positive change. I am so glad I found her.

Written on Jun 24, 2022 after therapy with Christine for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Christine genuinely cares and has my best interests in mind as she works with me. I’m grateful to have her help.

Written on May 22, 2022 after therapy with Christine for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, anger management, and coaching

Going good so far

Written on Apr 01, 2022 after therapy with Christine for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, coping with life changes, and adhd

She is co.passionate, attentive, and has a deep understanding of my concerns.

Written on Mar 27, 2022 after therapy with Christine for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, adhd, intimacy-related issues, and compassion fatigue

Thank you for your time and effort

Written on Mar 24, 2022 after therapy with Christine for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

She was awesome!!! Blunt...to the point, and that's exactly what I needed ❤️

Written on Mar 20, 2022 after therapy with Christine for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and adhd

Thank you

Written on Mar 17, 2022 after therapy with Christine for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Very helpful

Written on Mar 10, 2022 after therapy with Christine for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

Christine is fantastic and really makes you think about situations.

Written on Feb 22, 2022 after therapy with Christine for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and career difficulties

Christine is knowledgeable, empathetic and supportive.

Written on Feb 14, 2022 after therapy with Christine for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, coping with life changes, adhd, anger management, addictions, and compassion fatigue

She listens (not from a sympathetic view or pity ) we’re currently working tools to get me the proper help. 10/10 definitely recommend

Written on Feb 11, 2022 after therapy with Christine for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, and sleeping disorders

Very insightful, she has been able to help open my eyes and look at the little things that one can overlook. The awareness of my habit has improved!

Written on Feb 09, 2022 after therapy with Christine for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, and family conflicts

Christine was great. I only spoke with her once so far but she really listened to what I had to say and was able to respond with some great advise and food for thought!

Written on Feb 05, 2022 after therapy with Christine for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and parenting issues

Christine listens and allows me to express my feelings and thoughts. After listening, she provides good feedback and helpful dialogue.

Work with me!