Barbara Brown is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Bothell, WA who specializes in trauma, including childhood trauma, hypnotherapy, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, loss and grief. She particularly enjoys working with clients who have been in therapy before and are interested in learning how to get in touch with their body and feelings and want more than talk therapy.
Barbara utilizes a number of different treatment approaches, including Hypnotherapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), mindfulness practices, and Holistic Therapy. She helps clients understand how trauma during their childhood has informed their beliefs and behaviors. Her goal is to offer a safe space where clients can start addressing how trauma is coming up in their lives. She also enjoys incorporating spirituality and hypnotherapy into sessions, when appropriate. She believes these tools can help clients feel safe in an environment and learn how to connect to something meaningful and positive.
Barbara is committed to helping her clients reach their goals and become who they see themselves to truly be. She has taken many trainings on trauma to ensure she is providing gold-standard treatment. She looks forward to meeting you and helping you meet your full potential.
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Loss and grief - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance
Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect
Mindfulness - Practices to encourage a state of active, open attention on the present
This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:
Private Practice, 2009 - Present
Samaritan Counseling Services, 1999 - 2010
Compass Community Health, 1996 - 2001
University of Washington, MSW, 1996
University of Washington, BSW, 1994