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
  • Relationships
  • 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

GA LMFT MFT001091


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Rev. William Barnes. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with Regain might be different.

Written on May 10, 2024 after therapy with William for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Wonderful therapist. Offers practical and solid advice which is very easy to implement. Some therapists just sit and listen and refuse to offer advice, so I really love Rev Barnes' style much more. Thanks Rev Barnes!

Written on Feb 05, 2024 after therapy with William for 2 years and 8 months on issues concerning relationship

Great experience

Written on Jan 06, 2024 after therapy with William for 4 weeks on issues concerning relationship

He’s been incredible with my husband and I!

Written on Nov 13, 2023 after therapy with William for 9 months on issues concerning relationship

He is a very unbiased therapist and he targets the problem and allows the couple to build on a solution

Written on Oct 26, 2023 after therapy with William for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

I cannot express my gratitude for having connected with such a therapist as Rev. Barnes. It's not what a therapist knows that aids in success, but how he uses that knowledge to guide someone towards what they need as an individual. I see those qualities in him and it's very encouraging.

Written on Mar 30, 2023 after therapy with William for 4 months on issues concerning relationship

Mr. Rev. Barnes is extremely patient, an exceptional listener, and has a great way of getting to the heart of things.

Written on Feb 20, 2023 after therapy with William for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

great

Written on Jan 19, 2023 after therapy with William for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

Rev. Barnes is very patient in his approach to counseling and is a great listener. He is very intuitive and picks up on subliminal messages. He provides great instruction for growth.

Written on Oct 30, 2022 after therapy with William for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

In such a short period, Rev. Barnes’ guidance and suggestive assignments have been insightful and effective.

Written on Oct 18, 2022 after therapy with William for 1 year on issues concerning relationship

Rev Barnes is truly a person who is compassionate, listens, doesn’t take sides, and talks through and tries to break even the most hardest barriers.

Written on Sep 06, 2022 after therapy with William for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

I’m very pleased with our therapist Mr. Barnes. I was so thankful that he understood our situation and immediately set to work on our needs. I highly recommend him for couple therapy.

Written on Sep 01, 2022 after therapy with William for 8 months on issues concerning relationship

Rev. Barnes is wise, a great listener and been a fantastical asset to my wife and I over the past several months. Highly recommend.

Written on Apr 18, 2022 after therapy with William for 7 months on issues concerning relationship

Happy to have the privilege of having Rev. Barnes as a counseler. He listens and gives advice with out being judgemental! l

Written on Apr 08, 2022 after therapy with William for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

We have gained positive ways to communicate more effectively and are making changes that our relationship needs. Rev.Barnes provides great examples for us to use that fit our specific needs.

Written on Apr 06, 2022 after therapy with William for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Was great working with Rev Barnes , he's a good listerner and very resourceful

Written on Apr 04, 2022 after therapy with William for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Rev. Barnes is extremely professional and knowledgeable about relationships. He knows how to anticipate the needs of his clients and offers respectful, grounded advice. I trust his insight and I am beyond grateful to have a chance to learn from him. This counseling has helped my emotional and relational health completely because I feel like I have someone in my corner offering unbiased encouragement.

Written on Mar 23, 2022 after therapy with William for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

He is great..Patient, calm, and knowledge

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

Rev Barnes is great. No complaints thus far

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

Hes great and professional

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