About Barrie

I am a licensed clinical mental health counselor who enjoys helping others on their path toward wellness. I treat adults holistically and frequently work with those who suffer from a variety of problems including depression, anxiety, abuse, trauma, and relationship issues. In addition to traditional counseling methods, I use EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (a somatic therapy), mindfulness based practices,  yoga techniques, hypnosis, cognitive behavioral therapy and humanistic therapy. I have completed the subtle yoga teacher training that focuses on using yoga to improve emotional well-being.

I think of my life as a story with twists and turns. I was always interested in psychology and ended up with a PhD in social psychology. I taught at the college level for many years and earned tenure at Lyon College in AR. I loved the work and was good at it, but, as a dear friend once told me, "a smalll college will eat you alive if you are not careful." I wasn't careful enough and left rather than be eaten.

I then retrained in counseling and am so much happier. The work is a great fit and is so meaningful. There is always room to grow, learn more and get better. I spend a lot of time keeping current, reflecting on my skills. and learning new stuff.
I  believe yoga and mindfulness practices are a vehicle to better mental, physical, and spiritual health. 

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