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Recent Experience

Dr. Barber has been in the counseling field for over 20 years. She treats indivduals, from older adolescents through senior adults, and couples. She has taught Masters level psychology students and has held positions of leadership in the Los Angeles County Psychological Association, American Red Cross and her local church community. She has coordinated and taught seminars on marriage, depression and other health/wellness topics for churches, senior centers and hospitals. For many years she wrote a regular column on relationships for her local newspaper.


Private Practice                                                 2001 to present


UCLA Counseling and

Psychological Services                                     2008 to 2010


Staff Psychologist

Pepperdine University, Malibu                         2006 to 2010

Adjunct Faculty


Los Angeles Pierce College                              2000 to 2008

Clinical Psychologist

Education and Training

Advanced Training in:  


Hold  Me Tight Workshop (EFT)                                      2015


Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT)                 2005, 2013
Externship training with Sue Johnson


Spirituality in Client Care                                                2001 to present


Marital Therapy with John Gottman                              2000


Licensed Clinical Psychologist #16654                         2000


Alliant International University,                                     1995

Los Angeles campus  Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology


Governors State University, Chicago, IL                        1981
M.A. in Communication Science


University of IL at the Medical Center, Chicago, IL       1978
B.S. in Biomedical Communication, with honors 


American Psychological Association


Los Angeles County Psychological Association


International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy 


Los Angeles Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy 


American Red Cross


National Registry of Marriage Friendly Therapists 



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