I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience working in trauma-focused therapy and trained in many interventions, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Theraplay, Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI), and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR). I also have experience with the Crisis Mobile Unit (SASS) and Adoption Preservation.
As we move through the phases of life, situations and events from the past or present may lead us to seek guidance and support to maneuver through them and come out on the other side a better, healthier person. The strength needed to make it through the challenging times can be found within every person, and with help that strength can be used in the journey to a better life.
I feel being a part of this journey for every adult, couple, child, or family is the why behind my desire to become a Therapist. As a Therapist my job is to assist each person in finding the strength, motivation, and desire to be a better person and to have the happiness they deserve.
My goal is to utilize my experiences and knowledge to work with my clients with acceptance and understanding while walking with them as they find the answers and solutions to their challenges.
Barbara practices at our Champaign location.