Dr. David Barrera

(PhD, LPC-S)

About Me

I have been working in the mental health field since the early 2000s. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a PhD in Counselor Education. I've worked with various clients struggling with a multitude of issues including personal, marital, and family issues, domestic violence, and challenging parenting situations. These types of issues can have a damaging effect on a couples relationship and working with someone who has experience in helping couples work through these issues is of paramount importance. Not only is it important to come together as a team but to build or regain the appreciation for one another that will help couples to want to overcome problems in the relationship. Many times, poor communication, different types of communication styles, or no communication at all is the issue. I have a specific approach in working with couples that focuses on the different aspects of emotional maturity of emotional awareness, emotional regulation and control, and effective communication. These session include homework and its important that the couples are engaged and committed to working through difficult issues. The focus of my practice is approaching problems directly with genuine and sincere communication and addressing those problems as a team with my clients.

"Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it." - Helen Keller


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Intimacy-related issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 16

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #19373 (Expires: 2023-04-30)


Reviews

Written by A.N. on Jun 07, 2021 after counseling with David for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

Our sessions with Dr. Barrera have been going great. Every since the sessions have started, my husband and I have noticed a difference. The last two weekends have been great. Looking forward to more happy days!

Written by T.I. on Jun 05, 2021 after counseling with David for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

Dr. Barrera has already helped my husband and I tremendously in the 8 weeks we've been working with him. He is relatable, friendly, knowledgeable, and very easy to talk with. We appreciate him very much!