Read my Reviews

(Customer names have been suppressed to protect customer privacy)
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.
May 19, 2017
Major decision
“I needed a neutral listener to consider issues around a major transition decision, and Barbara was so helpful–she helped articulate the main issues and helped me to clarify where I stand, so that I can move forward.”– S.C.
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
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 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.


March 21, 2016


“Familyworks was recommended by a friend for some support our family needed. We had such rapport with Barbara that it was an instant fit after the first part of the first session. I would highly recommend Familyworks for any mental health issues. She is such an accessible person.” — L.L.



March 19, 2014


“Words cannot express my appreciation for how I felt listened to and cared for as a person. Barb provides an outside perspective and knowledgeable insight to help find solutions to challenges. Exceptional.” – J.P.


November 19, 2013


Barb is truly amazing — an intelligent, warm and caring counselor who is incredibly easy to talk to, for both myself and my teenager. She challenges us in a way that makes us feel understood and supported, while providing incredible insight and actionable advice. I would recommend her for any family counseling. – T.P.


November 2, 2013


For our initial consultation, Barbara and Phoebe were excellent! Warm, intuitive and caring; I look forward to working with her further. – G.P.


October 20, 2013


Barbara has not only helped me to understand my emotions, but gives me thoughtful and useful advise as to how I can use my time. She is wonderfully funny, and very down to earth. I can tell her anything. She has helped me develop and mature into a person that I love.  – M.L.


February 19, 2013


Very very helpful. I always find Barbara to be available and open. She helps me see more clearly through my problems and gain a clearer perspective. I highly recommend a visit!” – N.D.




February 1, 2013 – GRATITUDE!

“Thanks for your wonderful wonderful therapy.  You have made such a difference in my life.  I feel much more grounded and confident.  While, I have officially “graduated”  — I may need a tune up every once in a while so I will schedule –maybe in a month or so.  Thanks!  I will always be grateful to you for your honest and clear and intensive work!” – D.C.
June 22, 2012

“Ms. Boutsikaris is wise, informed, gentle, yet forceful. I have recommended several people to her and the fact that she was no longer taking on new clients speaks volumes of how loved and sought after she is.” – P.H.

March 28, 2012


“Barbara has helped me change my life and learn to take care of myself. She’s understanding and caring.” — C.M.

March 27, 2012


“I have worked with other therapists in the past and none have come anywhere near to being as insightful and as helpful as Barb. I always leave feeling stronger and more empowered than when I walked in. I’m her biggest fan.” – J

October 20, 2011


“Barb has been of immense help, providing me with the tools to improve my marriage; help me to see things objectively; and find a way to be the complete person I’ve always wanted to be.” – J.B.




September 2, 2011


“At the end of the second couples session Barbara had already shown me more insight about my relationship than I had gained from years of counselling with others. She has a very strong presence during our sessions, and uses that strength to move thing along. I am glad we chose her..”. – D.B.

August 11, 2011


“Barbara continues to provide insightful support, with a charm and candidness that inspires transformation. She has guided me through changes I didn’t always think were possible. I always feel the change from within. And most importantly, her genuinity comforts me; her work is anything but cold.” – H.W.

March 10, 2011


“I have been meeting with Barbara on and off for the last 15 years. Everytime I see her…her wisdom and true compassion for helping others is clearly visiable. I would recommend Familyworks, Inc. to anyone searching for some support and direction in this chiotic world. I am very blessed and thankful to have met her!” – S.D.



January 28, 2011


“Barbara has been the reassuring voice in my head since I started seeing her about four months ago. She’s an incredible listener, and pushes me to examine the role I play in my own life. She has an easy, relaxed – but professional – style that is a good fit for me. I highly recommend her services to anyone looking for positive change.” – S.W.

December 11, 2010


“Barbara has counseled me through my darkest time of being a parent of a child with a drug addiction. She helped me realize that I have the tools to survive within myself, and truly the only person I can take care of is myself. She guided, and supported me in making clear expectations for our home, and gave me the guidance to follow through if these were not met. I am now celebrating my beautiful 19 yr. old that has been clean for 10 months. I have learned to let go. – B.L.