Dr. Karen Barbi is a Psychologist located in Westlake Village, CA. Dr. Barbi enjoys working with clients of all ages, from children, teenagers, and young adults to adults and parents. Many of her clients engage with therapy because they want to learn new mental and emotional tools to support them through ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, learning disabilities, or anxiety. Others would like to improve their self-esteem and their relationships with others.
When working with Dr. Barbi, clients benefit from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), a thoughts-based therapy approach that emphasizes the role of positive self-talk. Dr. Barbi also offers Comprehensive Diagnostic Evaluations for children, which can offer parents answers about their children’s strengths and challenges. She also provides parents with supportive counseling, providing an empathetic space to talk through their experiences. Families develop roadmaps together to grow their relationships and to help children integrate into daily lives.
Dr. Barbi earned a PsyD from Alliant International University and holds certification from the Behavior Analysis Certification Board. She has nearly 20 years of experience working in the mental health field and is passionate about putting systems into place that help children and families thrive.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect
Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others
ADHD - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure
Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional disregulation
Life coaching - Identifying intentions and implementing strategies to build resilience and work towards one’s personal, health, or career goals
Karen Barbi is not in-network with any insurances.
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Years of Experience: 20 years
Behavior Analyst Certification Board, BCBA-D, 2009
Alliant International University- California School of Professional Psychology, Psy.D., 2006