Barbara Farell is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor based in Newton, MA who works with individuals across the lifespan, with a focus on women and teenagers. Many of her clients have suffered trauma or come from a dysfunctional and/or abusive family of origin. Barbara is particularly sensitive to clients facing moments of self-doubt and feeling depressed, scared and/or anxious. She is passionate about helping her clients find their true self through examining the power of the Ego and toxic inner dialogue.
Barbara’s approach is rooted in Humanistic Therapy, a form of talk therapy that focuses on a person's individual nature, rather than assuming that groups of people with similar characteristics have the same concerns. She works to help clients free themselves from disabling assumptions and attitudes, so they can live fuller lives. Barbara emphasizes on growth, awareness and self-actualization rather than curing diseases or alleviating disorders.
Barbara is focused on ensuring that her clients see real progress: her style is interactive, non-judgmental, and positions clients as the experts on where they are now. Barbara meets her clients where they are at and believes that, that place is a wonderful place to start the healing process of the soul and spirit. As trauma-informed therapist, Barbara is sensitive to the influence of past experiences on present challenges and works closely with clients to reframe the narrative of their life in a way that increases self-confidence, kindness and compassion.
Barbara’s priority in starting with a new client is ensuring that they feel safe, respected and like an equal partner in the therapeutic process. As a seasoned telehealth provider, she offers the convenience of remote sessions to help make therapy a core component of your self-care calendar.