Rev. William Barnes

(M.Div., LMFT)
Therapist Rev. William Barnes Photo

About Me

I am a Marriage and Family Therapist and have an extensive background as a Pastoral Counselor with many years of experience working with all kinds of couples. Relationships are one of my fortes. It always takes courage and strength to work on one's relationship and those who choose to do so are my heroes. I have worked with couples who are anticipating becoming couples, couples who are considering divorce, couples just desiring to improve their relationship, with infidelity and infertility issues, with a range of personality issues, conflict resolution, grief/loss issues, family issues and a host of other relationship challenges. I am always on the side of what is best for the relationship.

My work is couple focused with a emphasis on couple participation and work being done both inside and outside of the sessions. I seek to work with you to find the most effective, healthy and meaningful solutions to your concerns and to equip you with the ways to keep moving forward even when therapy is over. I have been fortunate to have couples return to me just to have a relationship "check up" from time to time.

Some of the methods I use in my counseling include: Emotionally Focused Therapy, Psychotherapy, Split and Conjoint sessions, and Solution Focused Therapy. It is most important to use what is effective for your unique situation.

There is always good hope for couple/relationship health and success if we work together. Relationships can win.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Grief
Also experienced in:
Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 30

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #MFT001091 (Expires: 2022-09-30)


Reviews

Written by R.O. on Oct 26, 2021 after therapy with William for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

Reverend Barnes has been such a blessing to mine and my husband's marriage. He is personable, kind, professional and knowledgeable. Me and my spouse came into counseling having issues communicating during fights mainly and he's given us the tools, insight and inspiration to come together rather than go apart during conflict. Thank you so much for all your help, Reverend Barnes!

Written by K.A. on Oct 18, 2021 after therapy with William for 4 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Rev. Barnes really helped me with great strategies for dealing with difficult personalities in close relationships. I would definitely resume working with him the future. I strongly recommend him- he is empathetic and helpful!

Written by A.N. on Oct 06, 2021 after therapy with William for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

He is straight and to the point. He responds to both of our needs and it never feels like he chooses sides.

Written by A.L. on Aug 24, 2021 after therapy with William for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Rev. Barnes is patient and understanding. He really wants to see your marriage work!

Written by L.A. on Jun 27, 2021 after therapy with William for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Rev. Barnes makes me feel comfortable. He is very easy to talk to, and to work with.

Written by D.E. on May 11, 2021 after therapy with William for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

we have only met once but he was very calm and helpful. He listened to us and he gave us an assignment that I think will help us greatly

Written by M.I. on Apr 26, 2021 after therapy with William for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Rev Barnes is great. No complaints thus far

Written by M.A. on Mar 17, 2021 after therapy with William for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

He's extremely experienced in counseling providing the tools for individuals to succeed.

Written by J.A. on Feb 03, 2021 after therapy with William for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Rev. Barnes is facilitating some great practices for my husband and me to redirect our focus on communicating more effectively. I'm looking forward to continuing our process and transforming our blocks into breakthroughs.

Written by W.I. on Jan 26, 2021 after therapy with William for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Hes great and professional