Therapist in Plano, Texas Barbara Ritchie, Therapist

Licenses: MA, LPC, NCC

Provider Gender: Female

Ages Served: 11-65+

Appointments: Telehealth only. In-office visits not available

Manages Medications: No, provides therapy only

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

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.

Expertise

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Magellan
  • MultiPlan (PHCS)
  • Optum (UnitedHealthcare)
  • Sana Benefits
  • Tricare East (Humana Military)

Interventions

  • Couples/Marital Counseling
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Faith-Based Treatment
  • Family Therapy
  • Parenting Skills

Populations

  • Adoption/Foster Care
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Head Injuries
  • LGBTQ+
  • Women

Languages

  • English

Locations

FAQs

Please use our online form to schedule an appointment with Barbara Ritchie. You can also call 469-250-8007 to have someone assist you.

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