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Therapist in Dallas, Texas,
Barbara Ritchie, MA, LPC, NCC

Provider Type: Therapist

Provider Gender: Female

Serving: 11-65+

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Barbara Ritchie, MA, LPC, NCC

I have worked in a variety of settings over my 25 years of practice. These experiences have prepared me to treat a wide variety of issues. My first work experience was in an adolescent treatment center and with children in foster care. I have worked as a psychotherapist treating individuals and families.I have worked closely with the Psychiatry staff and school staff treating children and adolescents with a team approach. I also worked as a school counselor where I became aware of the stresses and issues for both children and educators in the school system. Other experiences of note include volunteering for a battered woman’s shelter and a child abuse prevention unit. All of these experiences have helped me develop excellent skills.

As a counselor, my philosophy is to help clients improve their lives and relationships always treating them with respect and nonjudgmental understanding. I am culturally sensitive and have worked with people of all faiths. I have experience counseling LGBT clients. I use an eclectic approach based on the needs of the client or family. Some of my evidence-based therapy approaches include Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness Training, and for children and adolescents, the Coping Cat project for anxiety and OCD issues, art therapy and play therapy. I feel that treatment is most effective when the whole family is involved to help support the client in implementing their skills whenever possible.

I was born in California and have a love of the ocean. I have been married for 41 years and I have 3 grown children and 2 lovely daughters-in-law who are great people of character and launched in great careers. I also have a grandson who is a joy. I enjoy traveling especially to beach destinations. I enjoy spending time with my family, hiking, swimming, and watching classic movies. My husband and I enjoy listening to live music and we love ballroom dancing. I enjoy new experiences such as zip-lining in Costa Rica or climbing a waterfall in Jamaica.

Insurances Accepted

  • Amerigroup
  • BCBS
  • Cigna
  • Imagine Health
  • Magellan
  • Molina
  • MULTIPLAN
  • Optum
  • Superior Health Plan
  • Texas Medicaid

Languages

  • English

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