Barbara was educated in clinical psychology and counseling at the University of Houston Clear Lake and is dually licensed in Florida (Licensed Mental Health Counselor) and Illinois (Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor). She has practiced for over 25 years in a broad range of treatment environments, including hospital, private practice, child welfare agency, and social services,
Barbara is a compassionate, matured clinical counselor specializing in adult and child behavioral therapy, individual and family counseling, child and adult trauma treatment and management, parenting instruction, and chronic disease management. She is trained and practiced in play therapy with children as young as 3 years, and also trained in mind-body medicine and holistic treatment of disease and stress. Barbara practices a holistic, multi-faceted approach to therapy which incorporates emotional, mental, physical, spiritual, and social aspects of treatment to encourage her clients toward caring for themselves in the best way possible. She approaches her work and her clients with humility, respectful curiosity, reverence for the process, awe for the resilience of each of us, and gratitude for the experience.
Whether a pebble in your shoe or a boulder in your heart, there are times for all of us when it is difficult just to stand upright. A compassionate companion, another perspective, a reasoned reflection, a mirror, a belief in your capacities-all these things and more within the therapeutic relationship supports your journey toward living your best, most authentic life.
Barbara is a mom, a grandmother, a native Texan, and a grateful Floridian, and she welcomes the invitation to walk with you for a while.
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