Barb counsels individuals, couples, families and small groups with difficult life issues such as anxiety, depression, domestic violence, and sexual abuse. She is blessed by the Lord to help hurting people in any way she can.
After working for 18 years at Steuben County Community Mental Health Center, Barb joined the Biblical counseling staff in September 2010. Her husband, Gary, is the director, and is happy to add his wife’s skills to the team! Along with her counseling career, Barb also is a registered nurse and has worked in number of different nursing specialties of over 20 years. She has a Master’s Degree in social work from Syracuse University and has advanced training and certification in EMDR, a treatment technique for handling and processing trauma. As a registered nurse, Barb finds her medical background to be a valuable asset in the counseling field.
In her spare time Barb enjoys “playing in the dirt” – a euphemism for tending her large perennial garden! She and Gary also have had the privilege of traveling overseas to provide missionaries with encouragement and counseling services as they serve the Lord. The work is strenuous but very rewarding, and they look forward to more opportunities like these.