Barb is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor. She earned her Masters of Social Work from Texas State University in San Marcos. She has also served in the Navy Reserves. She uses a multi-modal approach to healing and she endorses a holistic path toward balance that includes meeting the client where they are with Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Strength Focused Therapy, and Positive Psychology. She uses empathy to help people from diverse cultures work through life challenges with the goal of mind-body-spirit balance.
She works with individuals in all phases of addiction recovery, including dual diagnosis. Her passion is helping individuals regain the confidence and trust that was lost due to a myriad of core issues that contribute to addiction. She believes that addiction is a family system disease and she will help significant family members navigate and understand the nature of their loved one’s struggle. Barb also works closely with the LGBTQ community, especially individuals and their partners struggling with gender identity challenges. She also has extensive experience with grief and loss and difficult life transitions caused by cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s.