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Rev. William Barnes, LMFT

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About me

I am a Marriage and Family Therapist and have an extensive background as a Pastoral Counselor with many years of experience working with all kinds of couples. Relationships are one of my fortes. It always takes courage and strength to work on one's relationship and those who choose to do so are my heroes. I have worked with couples who are anticipating becoming couples, couples who are considering divorce, couples just desiring to improve their relationship, with infidelity and infertility issues, with a range of personality issues, conflict resolution, grief/loss issues, family issues and a host of other relationship challenges. I am always on the side of what is best for the relationship.

My work is couple focused with a emphasis on couple participation and work being done both inside and outside of the sessions. I seek to work with you to find the most effective, healthy and meaningful solutions to your concerns and to equip you with the ways to keep moving forward even when therapy is over. I have been fortunate to have couples return to me just to have a relationship "check up" from time to time.

Some of the methods I use in my counseling include: Emotionally Focused Therapy, Psychotherapy, Split and Conjoint sessions, and Solution Focused Therapy. It is most important to use what is effective for your unique situation.

There is always good hope for couple/relationship health and success if we work together. Relationships can win. I feel I bring together the best of both clinical and theological skills to effective and proven practice.

Professional experience

30yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Infidelity, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Post-traumatic Stress, Sex Addiction

Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

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

Dr. Barnes is a Great Therapist, with Compassion, Empathy, Intelligence, Wisdom, Logic, Professional, Honest and with Religious Insight. And he is open to listen, discuss and help you to find the Best answers, solutions or different ways of dealing or coping with anything and everything in your life, that will be the best for you. In this case it is for me. I Truly Appreciate You, Dr. Barnes and All of the Help that You Have Given Me and My Family and Friends. Thank You So Very Much.

Written on Feb 10, 2023 after therapy with William for 2 years on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Great therapist. Rev has taught me so much over the time spent together. The work we’ve done together is going to help me the rest of my life. Can’t thank him enough.

Written on Dec 29, 2022 after therapy with William for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Wouldn’t trade him for the world

Written on Nov 30, 2022 after therapy with William for 1 year and 7 months on issues concerning relationship issues

Rev. Barnes is awesome. He listens to me, makes me feel supported and cared about, and gently offers advice if asked for it.

Written on Nov 28, 2022 after therapy with William for 2 weeks

Very good.

Written on Nov 14, 2022 after therapy with William for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

Friendly, helpful and supportive. A very positive experience.

Written on Nov 01, 2022 after therapy with William for 6 months on issues concerning relationship issues