Barbara is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor – Intern with a wealth of experience.
Counselor in Allen, TX
Does your head, stomach or chest often hurt without any medical reason? Anxiety literally affects millions of people and can throw your life out of balance so it feels like the fear is in charge. I understand anxiety from both a personal and professional prospective, and will use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Heart Rate Variability Training to teach you skills that will help reduce your stress and anxiety, develop self regulation skills and build emotional resilience.
I use Exposure with Response Prevention also known as ERP to treat for OCD. The basic principles surrounding ERP for OCD is to face your fear without engaging in a ritual (exposure + ritual prevention). I will help you face your triggers or fears in a safe and gradual manner, helping lower anxiety and stopping the OCD cycle.
Struggling with Hair Pulling (Trichotillomania), Skin Picking (Excoriation), or Nail Biting Disorder (Onychophagia)? Serving children, teens, and adults, I evaluate and treat in a collaborative way while incorporating Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) including ComB and Habit Reversal. If you are a parent of a child struggling with hair pulling or skin picking, I am here to provide support for you and help for your child.