Barbara Whitney, MSW, LCSW
Do you want better
Would you like to move beyond the
losses you've suffered to find peace and contentment?
Do you want more meaning in your
"What you are looking for is who
--St. Francis of Assisi
I can help you accomplish all of this
and more. Chances are you need to understand yourself better, to listen
to your own inner wisdom, to take more responsibility for your life by
facing reality. To learn to care for yourself, accept every part of
yourself, and think more clearly, without distortions.
I can help you develop courage,
integrity, and a stronger sense of self. Call me, and let's talk
about your life.
what you do with what's been done to you."
--Jean Paul Sartre
My specialty is relationship
counseling with couples, individuals, families. I will
help you get past the ways you get stuck in your relationships,
especially your relationship with a significant other. I work with
people struggling with problems that include anxiety, depression,
career difficulties, eating disorders, addictions, and childhood abuse.
Some tools I offer to help with this
process are: wonderful books to teach and inspire you
(Passionate Marriage by Dr. David Schnarch, Love and Logic
by Charles Fay);
exercises to develop skills like self soothing, listening, and
parenting; extended sessions for couples;
"Courage is the price that life
exacts for granting peace."
I am a 1982 graduate of the Jane Addams
College of Social Work at the University of Illinois, a member of the
Academy of Certified Social Workers, a Certified Focusing Professional, and
have advanced training in EMDR.
"I owe so much to you. I don't ever
know how to thank you. You gave me tools for living and taught me how to
use them. I will be grateful to you for the rest of my life."
--Maria* (age 33), social worker