Willie Barefield

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Willie Barefield, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in CA More info Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, LMFTs, are mental health professionals trained in family systems who can diagnose and treat mental health issues and substance misuse with psychotherapy and counseling.

Accepting patients

Licensed in CA

Accepts insurance

Hi there, I'm Willie!

Hello, my name is Willie Jean Barefield. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) located in Southern California. I currently provide services to adults; aged 18 and up who are experiencing challenges associated with, but not limited to Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Anger, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

My approach

The most common theoretical approaches I utilize in the warm, welcoming environment that I have created are Cognitive Behavioral and Solution Focused modalities. Clients are given the opportunity to identify, acknowledge, and take appropriate actions to experience transformation and re-write the ending to their stories should they choose to do so.

My focus

My personality, style, and approach have typically worked best with adults who have been unable to reconcile the challenges of normal everyday life with managing their emotions. Some even find themselves stuck in various situations and are unable to even imagine a way out. I have been able to offer assistance that enables clients to break the cycle of doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

My communication style

When clients meet with me, they will be welcomed into an encouraging, no-judgment atmosphere as I begin the development of a rapport and establishment of an alliance designed to assist them in reaching their goals.

My journey to mental healthcare

My friends and neighbors often came to me for advice (since I was in 5th grade) and I knew then that I would be helping others for the rest of my life. I realized, after servicing families for 20 years as a Social Worker, that with my gifts and talents, it appeared I could better live out my purpose by becoming a therapist. I love helping people and being instrumental in making a difference in their lives.

My goals for you

Goal-setting is client specific and a team effort between the client and therapist. Clients are asked to discuss what they would like to get out of their therapy sessions and the therapist may describe possible methods of reaching those goals with the client's approval.

My first session with you

Clients' first session will consist of building a rapport and asking them questions regarding what brought them to therapy; and the signs and symptoms they have been experiencing over the weeks leading up to making a decision to reach out for help. Getting this information will assist me, as your therapist, in identifying the primary focus of your treatment.

About Willie

Specialities

  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Mood Disorders
  • Self Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Stress

Methods

  • Christian Counseling
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Couples Therapy
  • Solution Focused
  • Supportive

Practice

License

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) More info Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, LMFTs, are mental health professionals trained in family systems who can diagnose and treat mental health issues and substance misuse with psychotherapy and counseling.

Accepted insurance providers

  • Aetna, Anthem, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of MA, Blue Shield of CA, Carelon, Cigna, Decent, Kaiser Permanente (Southern Ca), MHN, Optum, and Tricare West

Languages spoken

  • English

Education

  • MS, California Baptist College

Session Information

  • Video session
  • 60 minutes

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  • Video session
  • 55 minutes
  • Covered by Aetna, Anthem, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of MA, Blue Shield of CA, Carelon, Cigna, Decent, Kaiser Permanente (Southern Ca), MHN, Optum, and Tricare West Session cost depends on your insurance, most people pay $5-40 per session after meeting their deductible. There aren't any fees for using Rula.

Next Appointment Tuesday, June 18

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