Barbra “Barb” Montoya
Licensed Professional Counselor (MA, LPC, CAC III)
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When you meet Barb, you’ll immediately experience her warmth and her openness. She’ll encourage and foster genuine and honest communication, building a collaborative relationship with you that’ll best support your healing. Barb is caring, honest, straightforward, non-judgmental, and empathetic.
Barb will help you learn how to deal with life’s challenges and aches. You can expect to learn effective strategies to build mastery, resiliency, and competency in your life.
Barb has extensive experience working with people managing depression, treating trauma, healing anxiety, working through family of origin issues, and navigating divorce, conduct issues, addiction, mood disorders, psychotic disorders, and more.
Barb utilizes empathic listening, psycho-education, and grounding and mindfulness strategies. Each session is tailored to who you are as an individual and focused on your needs and goals for therapy: For treating trauma, stress, and anxiety disorders, Barb utilizes Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), and/or sand play or play therapy. For treating mood disorders, she tends to offer Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and insight-oriented therapies. For treatment of addiction disorders, she practices CBT and EMDR; and for treatment of family systems, she utilizes a systems approach or narrative therapy. Barb uses her wide knowledge and experience base to provide services that will best meet you, your needs and treatment goals.
When working with Barb you can expect a straight forward, open, and honest experience. You will be caringly encouraged to look deeper into yourself in order to gain genuine insight into the issues you are facing.