Provider type: Therapist
Serving: Adolescent (Ages 3+), Adult, Couples, Families, Groups, Individuals
When you meet with Barbara, you’ll experience unconditional acceptance and appreciation. You’ll enter into a therapeutic relationship based on social justice, diversity, and the belief that there is hope in all situations. She will partner with you as you courageously learn about yourself, work to overcome barriers to reaching your goals, and employ your strengths to achieve your goals.
As a facilitator of the counseling process, Barbara assists clients—from the age of 3 to 65—to grow and improve their well-being. Using a variety of client-centered, strengths-based approaches, Barbara can help clients identify barriers that keep them stuck in unhealthy patterns, gain a better understanding of negative thought and behavior origins, build skills, and develop coping strategies. Barbara will involve family members and/or other treating providers when necessary. She specializes in the treatment of many issues, including trauma and developmental disabilities, especially autism.
Barbara has Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Secondary Education, and a Master’s degree in Social Work and Human Service Administration and Management from the University of Minnesota. She began her career in counseling long before she completed her undergraduate degree as she volunteered as a Peer Counselor in high school, and for a Student Sexual Assault and Advocacy Program and at the YWCA Rape Crisis Center during her undergraduate years.