Karen  Barbi
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Karen Barbi

Psychologist, PsyD Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
California Accepting Online
Westlake Village Accepting In-person
Updated January 10, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Self-esteem
  • Stress management
  • ADHD
  • Adolescent mental health
  • Life coaching

Professional statement

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.


Specialties

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




Clientele

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

Insurance

Karen Barbi is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $200 (50min)
  • Initial session: $250 (60min)

Location(s)

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8:30-1:00
  • Tue 9:00-2:00
  • Wed 9:00-2:00
  • Thu 9:00-2:00
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat unavailable
  • Sun unavailable

Westlake Village practice
2660 Townsgate Road, Suite #780, Westlake Village, California 91361
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue 9:00-2:00
  • Wed 9:00-2:00
  • Thu 9:00-2:00
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Unavailable
  • Sun Unavailable

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 20 years


Behavior Analyst Certification Board, BCBA-D, 2009
Alliant International University- California School of Professional Psychology, Psy.D., 2006


Licensure

California: Psy22131


Languages

English