Treatment Philosophy

My practice specializes in treatment of anxiety disorders in teens and adults. I also treat broad range of mental health challenges, including: depression; addiction; self-harm; family issues; and more.

My therapeutic style: We keep it real around here. I am honest and direct. Over the years, I’ve learned a lot about things that tend to cause people and families pain. I’ve also learned what helps make things better. I am not “nod and smile” therapist. You can count on me to roll up our sleeves and go all in on this journey with you as we work together to help you feel better.

In addition, warmth and compassion are also two things you will always receive here. I are truly here to support you, listen to you, and cheerlead for you.

About Barb

Barb is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who brings over 10 years of experience working with teens, families, college students, and adults. Barb is a resource for the Syracuse community and offers speaking engagements at schools, parent groups, and other local agencies on anxiety disorders and teen mental health.

In addition to master’s level training at Syracuse University, Barb has also received 60 hours of formal training at Columbia University in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. DBT is a gold-standard treatment for high-risk behaviors and suicidal ideation.

Barb has extensive experience navigating family dynamics between teens and their parents. Barb assisted in the reunification process between biological parents and their children placed in foster care, and provided parent-coaching in the supervised visitation process. Barb has also worked in many other diverse settings supporting teens, including: youth residential treatment facilities; special education programs in schools; outpatient substance abuse; and several years as a private practice owner.

Barb highly values working as a collaborative part of an interdisplinary team, and her experience has involved regularly working side-by-side with pediatricians, psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, school counselors, and teachers. Barb connects regularly with all players in a teen’s life – it truly takes a village.

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