Dr. William Barker

Psychologist
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About Me

Dr. Barker is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who practices and provides online therapy to ethnically and socioeconomically diverse individuals in Florida and Illinois. Furthermore, he offers general psychological services to facilitate treatment for various mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, stress management, conflict management, interpersonal difficulties, childhood trauma, and men’s issues. To further aid with treatment, he asks poignant questions to understand better the underlying concerns and collaboratively works with the client to develop a plan of action.

In his clinical experience, he has witnessed the interconnected nature of physical and mental health, so he has also chosen to specialize as a Health Psychologist. Dr. Barker provides evidence-based treatment strategies and methods to assist patients experiencing chronic pain and health issues in their healing process. Specifically, he utilizes mindfulness-based treatment interventions to promote relaxation and reduction of anxiety.

In line with his own spiritual beliefs, Christian counseling is another approach to treatment that allows him to reach and support those members of the Christian community. In his Christian counseling practice, he not only embraces your faith but leverages it throughout the treatment process. Dr. Barker’s treatment modalities include Cognitive Processing Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral, Adlerian, and Solution Focused Therapy. His philosophy is to provide a supportive experience where individuals can share and engage in self-discovery without judgment. His overarching goal is to help patients achieve optimal health to lead a balanced and rewarding life. He has the highest regard for individuals’ uniqueness and encourages them to share their personal experiences, aspirations, emotions, beliefs, sexuality, and faith.

Dr. Barker has had multiple employment and volunteer experiences, including providing clinical and consultation services for private, federal, and state organizations. He has also facilitated various psycho-educational workshops involving domestic violence, democratic parenting, trauma recovery, codependency, and healthy coping mechanisms. Lastly, he has served in AmeriCorps and volunteered in New Zealand, South Africa, and the United States for the Mankind Project (MKP).


Specialties

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

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

Psychologist #071.008688 (Expires: 2022-09-30)

Psychologist #PY8769 (Expires: 2024-05-31)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. William Barker. 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 by T.I. on May 04, 2022 after therapy with William for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief

Dr. Barker is great. I feel like he really listened and attempted to understand me.

Written by C.O. on Mar 31, 2022 after therapy with William for 1 week 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

I’ve had two sessions with Dr.Baker and both sessions changed my mindset about talking to therapist. He is a wonderful therapist!

Written by T.O. on Jan 23, 2022 after therapy with William for 1 month on issues concerning family conflicts, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Dr. Barker is very kind and patient. He asks probing questions to uncover alternate sources that may be contributing to internal conflicts.