Therapy with Barbra
As a social worker, I strive to provide a nonjudgmental and inclusive environment that allows each individual the chance to work towards recovery in the way that is best suited to their needs. Having a background in both mental illness and substance use disorders, I understand the importance of treating the whole rather than focusing only on a single piece of the puzzle. So whether you are just starting out or have been in treatment before we can work together towards overcoming barriers and achieving your goals utilizing an integrative therapeutic approach that draws from cognitive behavior therapy, solution focused therapy and mindfulness.
With a specialization in substance use disorders I recognize the road to recovery is not always easy or straightforward. It is, however, always possible. I find the work often starts by acknowledging triggers and patterns of use. As well as, identifying and treating any underlying mental health disorders that have contributed to addiction. Ultimately, the goal will be to incorporate new healthier coping skills and relapse prevention techniques into daily life to achieve maintained sobriety.
Barbara is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). She received a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Goucher College where she had the opportunity to study aboard for a semester at Shanghai University. She then took several years off to work on a farm where she learned to bake wood fired artisanal bread before returning to school to receive her masters in clinical Social Work from Rutgers University. Barbara is currently working to become a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor.