Barbara Dern, LPC
Barbara Dern earned her MS in Counseling at Northwest Nazarene University. She has received extensive training in play therapy, art therapy, and sandtray therapy. Additionally, Barbara has participated in externship training in Dr. Sue Johnson's Emotionally Focused Therapy.
Barbara has spent over 20 years working with adolescents and families with challenging behaviors. She has a passion for bridging thoughts and emotions to encourage individuals to gain a true understanding of who they are.
What We Do
At Harmony in Bloom Counseling, we believe everyone should have access to mental health services. Harmony in Bloom Counseling offers counseling sessions strictly through Telehealth to ensure it is accessible and convenient for all clients.
Conditions/Areas of Concern
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Teen & Adolescent Issues
Borderline Personality Disorder
Do you desire to embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery and personal growth? Then, I look forward to working with you and partnering with you as you take the steps necessary to delve into your emotions and thoughts. If you are willing to embrace vulnerability and change and take an active role in the therapeutic process, together we can empower you to create meaningful change in your life.
We all have different reasons for seeking counseling; however, if you feel it is valuable to seek positive change in your life I look forward to joining you on that journey. I work with individuals and couples seeking to increase their self-awareness and connect their emotions and thoughts.
I have worked with young children, adolescents, and adults. My experience includes developmental disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, personality disorders, anxiety, depression, and other emotional concerns. I have received training in Dr. Sue Johnson's Emotionally Focused Therapy. Additionally, I have training in Play Therapy, sandtray, and art therapies. I utilize a creative, experiential approach to encourage clients to explore their thoughts, emotions, and relationships.
Helping you reach your goals is my passion.When I work with clients, I want them to feel comfortable. Therapy should take place in a safe, comfortable space where you feel at home. When we are at “home,” we are free to be our authentic, genuine selves. I am transparent and open. I will be genuine with my clients. I want clients to know I have a certain way of working with them; some people like it and some don’t and that’s ok. Clients should never be fearful about seeking a new counselor; some people just don’t click. Although our upbringings and core values shape who we are, it is my job as a counselor to validate you and help you become the person you are. You should never feel influenced to become a person based on my core values. As a counselor, I meet you where you are and accept you and the values you hold.