WELCOME TO FAMILYWORKS

Welcome!

 

I am glad that you found me.

I have counseled adolescents and adults for over 2 decades. I love my work. I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, Board Certified Professional Counselor, consultant, workshop presenter, clinical supervisor and university instructor. I work with individuals, couples, and families with teenagers, specializing in blended, same sex and single parent families. As a parent myself, I understand the complexities of raising a family, parenting and co-parenting.

I balance my private practice with teaching, supervising, and presenting workshops on a variety of topics throughout the Northeast.

As your counselor, using a combination of Person Centered, Cognitive Behavioral and Family Systems Therapy, I will:

  • stay curious and interested in your work
  • accept you without judgment
  • communicate understanding
  • witness your feelings
  • challenge your stressful beliefs, and
  • believe in your ability to think and act in new ways.

If you’d like to schedule an appointment or refer someone for counseling, please click on the “New Client” link on the right and follow the instructions.

I look forward to working with you soon.

– Barbara

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Here’s what clients are saying about their work with Barbara: (For more reviews, go to Testimonials)

June 14, 2017 — “Compassionate, Smart, Funny”

“I have been seeing Barbara for the last three years, and have always left her office feeling better than I did when I came in. Struggling with OCD can feel intangible, but Barbara has made employing cognitive strategies much more reachable—not to mention, I actually look forward to our appointments (a first with therapy)! Barbara’s breadth of experience and naturally compassionate nature have helped me feel understood. I am living a happier life thanks to the work we’ve accomplished together!” — K.M.

April 22, 2017 — “Warm Personality”

“Barbara has been a big help to me since I started seeing her last summer. Thanks to her, I entered an anxiety treatment program that pushed me light years ahead of where I’d been. I’m looking forward to working with her on some issues that I’d never been able to face/deal with before, now that my anxiety is finally under control.” — C.S.

March 18, 2017 — “You won’t go wrong!”

“I have had the benefit of seeing Barbara for almost two years now and I can’t recommend her enough! She is very bright; she is completely engaged and extremely supportive. Barbara really helped me safely navigate some of life’s difficult challenges. Several times during our time working together she lead me, to a profound change of perspective, benefiting not just me but my loved ones as well. If I ever have to do battle again, I want Barbara in my foxhole fighting along side me.” —  C.W.

February 23, 2017 — (No Longer) “Sleepless in Shelburne”
“I have struggled with anxiety and sleep issues, especially when pregnant or postpartum and Barbara has changed my life! I no longer get need ambien to sleep and my anxiety is hardly present at all anymore. She uses different approaches and humor during her sessions and I truly enjoy my work with her. I feel truly lucky to have found Barbara, she has a true gift when helping others! I would recommend her over and over again! Thank you Barbara for all your help!” — K.V.

Jan. 28, 2017 — “Highly experienced compassionate counselor”

“Having never been to therapy before I was a bit hesitant and unsure what to expect at my first appointment with Barbara. The time flew by as it does each session, and I left that first time wondering why I waited so long to get the support I needed for things that had been troubling me for years. She is incredibly welcoming, knowledgeable, easy to talk to and authentic; I HIGHLY recommend her!” — anonymous

Jan. 23, 2017 — “Individual Counseling

“Barbara is a wonderful therapeutic counselor. Supportive and interactive. She has provided me with the tools necessary to guide my decision making and personal inquiry.” — P.T

 

Nov 17, 2016–“Weekly Sessions”

“Barbara is incredible. She has supported me immensely in just the first few months alone! I would absolutely recommend her to anyone seeking clear and direct support.” -V.M.

 

Oct 13, 2016 –“Off to a great start.”

“I’ve only just started seeing Barbara and knew right in our first session that she was going to be great. She is so easy to talk to and there’s no awkwardness at all like I’ve had with some counselors. Her approach is phenomenal in tailoring your sessions to exactly what you need. It never feels weird letting her know if something is or isn’t working for you. I highly recommend her if you’re looking for someone who is very skilled, but also makes her sessions a really enjoyable experience. ” – D.L.
Sep 16, 2016–“She is incredibly helpful and insightful.”
“I feel at complete ease when speaking with her, almost as if we have known each other for years. Thank you Barbara!” – A.V.
Aug 31, 2016–“Wonderful and supportive experience!”
“I was only able to have one session with Barbara due to an insurance mix-up, but her experience and thoughtfulness really came through. She offered to help connect me with other therapists who take my insurance with whom we might work well. Wonderful experience, and though I wish I could keep working with her, I look forward to meeting the folks she mentioned and seeing where that goes!” – J.G.
Aug 22, 2016  — “Thoughtful and directed”
“Had my first visit with Barbara. I felt she listened closely, understood what I was saying/feeling and was very good at helping me see the underlying dynamics. I’m looking forward to my next visit. ” – J.K.
Aug 19, 2016–“Barbara is fantastic!”
“I have been to many therapists and even after only one session with Barbara I felt comfortable with her and am looking forward to working with her. ” – C.R.
June 11, 2016 –“Barbara is phenomenal!”
“If you have been looking for a therapist, stop now and make an appointment with Barbara. I have been seeing her for over 2.5 years and she has helped me make tremendous positive change in my life. She is exceptionally understanding, insightful, kind, and funny! She is patient, but will always encourage you to push yourself to get to a better place. She is excellent with family members and significant others as well. I love Barbara and am so grateful for her and all that she has helped me with.” – K.H.
Apr 19, 2016 — “I highly recommend Barbara!”
“I immediately felt comfortable with Barbara during my first session with her. I have seen other counsellors before and it has always felt a bit awkward or unnatural. It’s completely different with Barbara. Each session with her feels like a talk with a supportive friend. She listens well and also provides tangible advice. I have already recommended her to a good friend who also loves her, and I would recommend her to anybody else too!”– E.B.