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Blake Barber, Licensed Clinical Psychologist in California

Licensed Clinical Psychologist (LCP) in CA More info Licensed Clinical Psychologists, LCPs, hold a doctoral degree and are trained to diagnose and treat mental health issues and substance misuse with psychotherapy and counseling.

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Hi there, I'm Blake!

My name is Blake Barber. I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist (Psy.D.) in South Pasadena, California, and work with clients all over California using telehealth (secure videoconference). I use a combination of approaches to help individuals work through past trauma, cope with anxiety, control addictive behaviors, and stabilize and improve their mood.

My approach

Although the approach will vary based on individual needs, I typically use a combination of Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to develop insight into how background and unique ways of thinking impact our perception of reality and ability to function in relationships and in life. EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) can also be used to desensitize traumatic memories or anxiety-provoking experiences and integrate our experience in a way that is more adaptive and leads to a more secure sense of self.

My focus

I work with individual adults who have struggled with depression, anxiety, or addiction and are willing to adjust their perspectives and habits to make lasting changes in their lives.

My communication style

I express myself calmly and compassionately to offer comfort and a safe space to face any avoided feelings and difficult experiences with support and nonjudgmental acceptance. If you are comfortable with cursing, I may also use the odd swear word which may best express an emotion at the time.

My journey to mental healthcare

I have always been naturally inclined to be a good listener, offer comfort and support, and help others solve whatever problems they face. Like most people, I have also experienced challenging times and was thankful for a therapist to help me through them. I then sought out the training and experience to help others in the way that I felt helped.

My goals for you

Therapy is not just a safe place to vent, it is also a place to do some soul-seeking and commit to personal changes that are within our control. We will first develop insight into what may be causing or perpetuating any presenting problem and then set some achievable and measurable goals to track progress and maintain motivation.

My first session with you

In our first session, we will first get to know one another, develop an understanding of the presenting problem and any contributing factors, and decide together on an approach that you are comfortable and confident in pursuing together.

About Blake

Specialities

  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Men's Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD

Methods

  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Behavioral Activation
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • EMDR
  • Psychodynamic
  • Trauma Focused

Practice

License

  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist (LCP) More info Licensed Clinical Psychologists, LCPs, hold a doctoral degree and are trained to 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, Tricare West, and Kaiser Medicare Advantage (Southern Ca)

Languages spoken

  • English

Allyship

  • LGBTQIA+ aligned

Education

  • Doctor of Psychology (PSYD) - The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (2018) Bachelor of Arts (BA) - Concordia University Irvine (2006)

Session Information

  • Video session
  • 60 minutes

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