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Licensed Professional Counselor by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage & Family Therapist Board.
Barbara was inspired midlife to pursue a second career where she could apply her life experience and people skills to meaningfully invest in the lives of others. She pursued graduate studies at Ashland Theological Seminary and earned a Masters degree in Clinical Counseling. She holds certifications in Theology and Biblical Studies from Christ for the Nations Institute in Dallas, Texas. She has been credentialed in the Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach Program and Lifework Leadership® , where the emphasis in both programs is to advance marketplace-church partnerships.
Barbara’s background includes over 25 years’ experience in the marketplace, and she maintains a keen interest in Second-in-Command leadership. In ministry, she has consulted with church leadership and is certified as a Caregiver in Formational Prayer. Barbara has enjoyed participating in urban outreaches in several U.S. cities. Barbara’s clinical experience includes coming alongside women in trauma and transition, career counseling, adolescent care, and personal and social relationships. She has consulted with those in leadership and management capacities, and has liaised in medical communities alongside patients and physicians. She is a patient and encouraging advocate for those seeking to manage their chronic pain, which is often accompanied by depression and anxiety. She has attended to women in residential care for substance abuse recovery, and community mental health group therapy for substance abuse. Her clinical approaches often include cognitive behavioral therapy and emphasize a solution-focused outcome. She is an exceptional listener.
I hope that when after we sit down together, you will leave our time feeling like you have been heard. And understood. And supported. Together, we will look for and hopefully attain the healthy life balance that God has for you, with a greater self-awareness that will bring a sense of freedom as inner chaos is put to order. Our God is good, and loving, and kind, and He has put everything on the line for us to have a bearable, beautiful-for-you kind of life filled with His presence and grace. He can never get enough of you! “I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD” (Psalm 27:13-14). I believe that for myself, and I believe that for you, too.