About Dr. Barbara

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None of us are given a life free of pain and suffering, and I am no exception to this rule. Challenges and scars are what make us human, but with hard work, faith, and unconditional love pushing us forward, we can turn our challenges into positive change, and turn our scars into superpowers. When I discovered that I could turn my broken times into tools for living a whole life, I knew that I could no longer be content letting other women stay in the shadows of their own pain. I knew that my life’s work was to bring those women into the light so that they could embrace their fully fabulous and beautifully flawed selves.

I knew that my life’s work was to bring women into the light so that they could embrace their fully fabulous and beautifully flawed selves.

As a psychologist, life coach, and somatic experiencing practitioner, I have been fortunate to  witness women make these powerful transformations every day. My work inspires hope: yes, you really can have a different life! Every woman has innate desires aching to be fulfilled. What’s more, the world is aching for women to fulfill those desires and uncover their unique gifts.

Perhaps my most powerful message is that it is okay to be flawed and that, in fact, it is our flaws that make us fabulous. Whatever form the fire in a woman’s life has taken - loss, trauma, deep disappointment, rejection, or neglect - I fully believe in her ability to rise through the ashes and be reborn. When a structure is ravaged by fire, building upon the foundation left behind is not an easy process.  In order to create a better version of what once was, it is necessary to fully understand what came before. The builder needs to understand the footprint of that old building before a new one can be created. Likewise, when we are rebuilding our lives - and our psyches - we must honor what came before. Only then can we truly invest in the project of our own life and make that life our own.

I feel the gift in you.  I see that you can become a Phoenix, reborn into something fierce and beautiful.

I believe in you. You can too.

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My work as an inspirational guide for women is supported by the following experiences and licensures:  

  • Licensed Psychologist

  • Psychological Practice Founder and Owner

  • Board Certified Life Coach

  • Somatic Experiencing Practitioner

  • EMDR Practitioner

  • Researcher

  • Educator

  • Lay Minister