She/Her/HersLicensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Doctorate in Education Psychology, PhD Master of Arts, MA Practice: Skypiatrist Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Passionate about helping youth and families, some of Dr. Barnes’ earliest work with patients was providing therapy to some of New York’s highest-risk children who were directly or indirectly affected by the 9/11 terrorist attack. She has since provided services in private and institutional settings helping both child and adult clients maneuver life’s challenges.
A native of New York, where she currently provides private counseling, Dr. Barnes has had a unique career path to working in mental health. She earned a BA in Art History from Empire State College. “I loved independent studies,” she recalls. “I continued onward with my studies.” She received an MA in Counseling Psychology from Norwich University Vermont College and a Doctor of Philosophy in Education from Northcentral University in Arizona.
As a mental health counselor for Project Cope, she delivered individual and group counseling, including Social Cognition Interactive Training (SCIT), smoking cessation, family education, and anger management. As a MICA therapist, Dr. Barnes worked closely with clients diagnosed with mental illness and chemical addictions.
She focuses on helping college graduates, LGBTQ individuals, and business leaders in private practice. She enjoys working in telemedicine because of the democratizing effect it has had on reaching patients and looks forward to the new developments to continue helping people. “So many of us in the field are coming up with ways for more people to access mental health practitioners.
“Psychiatry and counseling have come a long way since the start of my career,” she remarks. “People young and old have become more vocal about shattering stigma to get help.”
Addiction - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping
Anger management - Addressing sudden outbursts of anger or sustained resentment; developing healthy anger expression and outlets
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges
Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others
Years of Experience: 24 years
Self-Employed, Therapist, 2014 - Present
Northcentral University, PhD , 2017
Norwich University, Master of Arts/Counseling Psychology, 2000
New York: 003055-1