I am licensed in Florida and Maine with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, bipolar disorder, depression, ADHD both adult and child, ODD, parenting, co-parenting couples and families. I help individuals deal with trauma including trauma from domestic violence situations. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Trichotillomania, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
FL LMHC MH10356
ME LCPC CC6493
I am so glad I found a professional like Dr. Barnes. She’s really helping me! I also appreciate the extra tools available at betterhelp.com like anxiety assessments and behavioral modification tools.
Written on Oct 09, 2023 after therapy with Wanda for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, anger management, and compassion fatigue
Very appreciative of Wanda’s support!
Written on Aug 13, 2023 after therapy with Wanda for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coaching, and compassion fatigue
Wanda has by far been the best therapist I have ever had. She has been key in my success, and getting through a very difficult time. I feel like she really listen to me and remembered everything I said about myself she had very effective advice. She was not the kind of therapist like I had in the past who just listened to what I had to say, and didn’t really get to my core issues and help me, I will be forever grateful in how she has helped me. I’ve always thought you can’t change who you are but with Wanda’s help I have seen a real change in who I am and hope for continued change and growth.
Written on Apr 28, 2023 after therapy with Wanda for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes
I am very pleased to have found Wanda. I feel she is genuinely concerned about me.
Written on Apr 20, 2023 after therapy with Wanda for 3 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, coping with life changes, stress, anxiety, and anger management
Wanda is amazing! She asked me questions and saw things from a different angle. One of the best therapists I’ve ever had.
Written on Apr 18, 2023 after therapy with Wanda for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
She's an absolute wonderful woman with impeccable experience, care and approach
Written on Mar 15, 2023 after therapy with Wanda for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, anger management, and coping with life changes