Barb is a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern in the state of Florida. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Central Florida and a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Rollins College. She is of Brazilian background and is fluent in Portuguese. She enjoys practicing yoga, reading mystery novels, and exploring local restaurants.
Barb practices counseling with a collaborative perspective, utilizing person-centered and psychodynamic theories to walk alongside clients in healing and empowering them to discover their True Self. Her clinical work is rooted in multicultural and feminist approaches, addressing power and privilege dynamics within the therapeutic relationship as well as the interpersonal and systemic levels.
She believes in cultivating an authentic and genuine mutual relationship with clients to foster an environment of honesty, empathy, reflection, and autonomy. As she works with clients to address their concerns, she hopes to guide them back to a place of wholeness as they gain insight, develop their identity, and utilize a mindful approach to thrive as they journey through life.
Barb’s specializations include anxiety, depression, disordered eating, identity development, relational concerns, and strengthening self-concept. She has received a certification in College and University Counseling and enjoys working with young adults, but she provides services for adults of all ages.
Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS)
Florida Council Against Sexual Violence Advocacy
Eating Disorder Intuitive Therapy – Track 3, Level 2
Telehealth for Mental Health Professionals
Psychological First Aid
She is a member of the American Counseling Association, American College Counseling Association, and Mental Health Counselors of Central Florida.