Hi, my name is Barbara. I am a licensed alcohol and drug counselor here at Seaside FHC. I look forward to meeting you and becoming a part of your recovery journey! I will walk alongside you as you heal and build a life of hope and peace. I have been working in the behavioral health field for the past nine years and hold a degree in behavioral health studies and psychology. I have experience counseling individuals with anxiety, depression, interpersonal conflict, adverse childhood experiences, grief, low self-esteem, and substance abuse. I have had the privilege of working in various levels of care that treat substance use disorders: intense outpatient, partial hospitalization, residential, detox, and medication assistant treatment. I believe in a holistic and eclectic approach to treating individuals struggling with substance abuse. I am a firm believer that people can change, heal, and thrive in life! I take every opportunity to educate others about addiction hoping to change the stigma surrounding it. In my spare-time I like to bike, row, bake, read, and most importantly, spend time with my family. I am excited to be a part of a fabulous, caring team of individuals at Seaside Family Health Care.