Barbara is a licensed psychologist, clinical supervisor and nationally certified Dialectical Behavior Therapist specializing in helping people recover from complex trauma. With a career spanning 40 years, she brings extensive experience helping people untangle issues that affect every area of life, including problems such as treatment resistant depression and anxiety, suicide and self-harm urges, addictive behaviors, dissociation and Complex PTSD. She also uses nature-centered mindfulness to help clients gain insight into their life.
In addition to DBT, Barbara integrates approaches including Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, mindfulness and creative visualization, and Somatic Experiencing™ techniques. She has completed training in Ketamine-Assisted Therapy with Polaris Insight Center.
With a warm, empowering approach and a steady guiding hand, Barbara sees the recovery process as one of self-actualization. In this philosophy, our natural healing intelligence leads us into mastery of painful life events, enabling us to develop deeply satisfying, fulfilling and meaningful lives. She practices anti-racism and anti-oppression in her personal and professional life and welcomes all, creating a safe space in which your identity is honored.