Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Individual Adults, Couples/Relationship
One of Barbara’s specialties is working with couples; she has an ability to understand the experience of both partners which can help each understand the other’s experience. Barbara believes that a deep understanding helps move couples toward true intimacy rather than the confusion, conflict, frustration, or boredom that they may currently be experiencing.
Barbara also works with individuals struggling with addiction or dependency problems. She knows from personal experience how crucial it is to feel safe and understood; she is best described as a real person in the room -- warm, down to Earth and direct.
While Barbara draws from psychodynamic, family systems and relational/humanistic modalities, she is very flexible and collaborative in her work with adult individuals and couples in varying stages of life.
Barbara received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from the California Graduate Institute and completed five years of training in the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy program at the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis. Barbara is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has been in private practice for more than 25 years.
In her spare time, Barbara loves to spend time with her family – especially her grandkids! She also loves time with her friends, a good cup of coffee, road trips, reading and running.