Barbara  Farell
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Barbara Farell

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Master of Science, MS - Mental Health Counseling Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, MA Animal-Assisted Therapy Professional, AATP Career Coach Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Connecticut Accepting Online
Updated August 16, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Couples counseling
  • Depression
  • Divorce & separation
  • Drug addiction & abuse
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Professional statement

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.


Message to clients

Hello there! I am Barbara and I love being a therapist. During my 19 years of Clinical experience, I have had the opportunity to meet incredibly brave and fabulous people. Asking for help and daring to look inside of yourself, requires courage and a huge amount of humility. It is an honor for me to help and get to know people that are brave, honest and want to be the best version of themselves.

The amount of respect and admiration I have for all my client s is undeniable. I help my clients build themselves up by removing the unnecessary layers of the Ego and finding their true self. I build healing and trusting therapeutic relationships and once the relationship has been established, the healing process starts to happen in an organic and magickal (the way is spelled distinguishes between sleight of hand - stage magic and spiritual/metaphysical work) way. You will hear me saying the word “magick” a lot, I use this word to describe everything that we can feel in our bones when we finally learn to detach and identify the unhealthy voice of our own Ego.

I know as a human, that life takes us to places and situations we could have never imagined. I am here to listen to you and to remind you of your own humanity. Desperation can be a gift, a portal for surrendering whatever we have been fighting against, which a lot of times, is our own selves.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Divorce & separation - Questioning or feeling unsatisfied in your relationship; contemplation and navigation of separation; addressing issues of power, voice, and communication challenges

Drug addiction & abuse - Tolerating emotional discomfort; reducing or eliminating reliance on drugs; development of new coping mechanisms for stress and suffering.

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • HUSKY Health

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $180 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $130 - $180

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Connecticut)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12pm to 7pm
  • Tue 12pm to 7pm
  • Wed 12pm to 3pm
  • Thu 12pm to 7pm
  • Fri 12pm to 7pm
  • Sat N/A
  • Sun N/A

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 20 years

Private Practice, Therapist/Clinician, 2013 - 2023

Pet Partners , Animal Assisted Therapist , 2010
UMASS Boston , Masters in Science in Mental Health Counseling , 2006
Boston University, Masters in Arts in Clinical Psychology, 2004
Boston University, Double Major in Psychology and Biology, 2003


Licensure

Connecticut: 002021


Languages

English

German

Spanish