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LCSW, CSAC Jennifer Barnes

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Mental health conditions are real, common and treatable.

And recovery is possible.

Jennifer Barnes is an experienced, licensed Medical Health Professional who specializes in affordable online therapy.

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Licensing: LCSW, CSAC
Years in Practice: 23

First and foremost, I commend you for reaching out for help. My name is Jennifer Barnes. I have been a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor since 2001 and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 2005. I attended Virginia Tech where I got my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and then I went straight on to graduate school. I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with my Masters in Social Work. I have been in this field for over 20 years, yet I do not claim to be an expert. I am learning new things every day and with each new client I work with. Although I specialize in and am passionate about addictions counseling, I also have experience in helping clients recovery from depression, anxiety, stress, negative self talk, low self-esteem, relationship issues, and military family issues. My treatment approach is individualized, deciding together with you what methods and techniques you are comfortable with. You are in charge of your treatment. Typically I use some combination of cognitive behavioral therapy, positive psychology, strengths perspective, solution-focused therapy, and mindfulness techniques. I have received feedback from clients who state they found me to be very easy to talk to, flexible, comforting, and trustworthy. I tend to incorporate humor where appropriate, as I believe that laughter truly is good for the soul, AND it helps to break the ice. If you so choose, I look forward to working with you. And remember, you got this!

About online counseling

Online counseling allows you to receive care from an online mental health practitioner via phone, video chat, or instant messaging. It is convenient for those who may have trouble getting to or would prefer not to have in-person therapy appointments. Ranging from $35 to $80 per week, online counseling is generally more affordable than in-person counseling. A study by researchers at University of California, Berkeley found that online counseling can be just as effective as face-to-face therapy while being more convenient, affordable, and accessible.

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Stress Anxiety Addictions Self esteem Depression Family conflicts Grief Intimacy-related issues Anger management Career difficulties Bipolar disorder Coping with life changes Compassion fatigue
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I'm just getting to know Jennifer, but our communications have made me feel completely comfortable about sharing my issues and concerns with her.

N.A.·Sep 03, 2021


Jennifer did a fantastic job asking thought provoking questions while keeping our sessions very informal and conversational. She responded quickly to my messages and helped me explore areas that weren't immediately obvious. I would recommend Jennifer to anyone looking for a counselor that is very responsive and easy to talk to about any topic.

G.R.·Aug 02, 2021


She has sent me great exercises to help with my anxiety and great suggestions to help!

T.E.·Jul 27, 2021


I love her! She communicates effectively over messaging and is a wonderful listener. We were able to connect super well through the video messages. She feels like a supportive friend/mom but is respectful of boundaries and always professional. 10/10!!!

K.Y.·Jul 23, 2021


Jennifer Barnes offers counseling online via BetterHelp

  • Affordable: Pay a low flat fee for unlimited counseling.
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