Barbara is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor specializing in Affective Therapy. This therapy works by examining emotional buttons that get pushed and unwanted behavioral reactions to them. She provides a safe, nurturing environment where clients feel safe to express whatever thoughts or feelings they may have.
Barbara believes validation of the true core self allows for permission to enjoy full self expression. It is only in understanding ourselves that we can be truly compassionate with ourselves and others.
Barbara completed three years of applied post-graduate training in therapeutic method with world-renowned psychotherapist Pat Wyman, LPC (author of Three Keys to Self Understanding). She is an expert in several personality assessment tools for therapeutic use and presents workshops and training on this subject. Her practice has been based in Missouri, Texas and Washington, and she has worked with clients who have traveled from all over the world to do therapy with her. She has a Masters in Counseling from University of Missouri, where she was awarded Graduate Student of the Year.