Therapist Profile

Name:
Barbara J. Down, MSC
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
9521 Folsom Blvd., Suite R Sacramento, CA 95827
Phone:
(916) 364-7098
License Number
LMFT27128
Practicing Since:
1985
Additional Licenses:
MFT

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
Barbara Down collaborates with people to help them get what they need, to feel understood and to help them to gain clarification. Barbara Down can add a human touch to troubling times in a person's life. Drawing from personal and professional experience, she can normalize a person's experience and help him or her to realize that they are not alone in their difficult times. Barbara Down believes that we all have within us our own healers, guides, children, and creators - that we only need to access them and trust them. In the journey toward defining ourselves, she believes it helps to look at where we come from, who we are, and where we are going. Barbara Down has located her office in a safe, easily accessible location close to light rail and freeway 50. It is a professional, yet comfortable office that offers confidentiality and hospitality. In her practice, Barbara Down offers relationship counseling, parenting classes and consultation. She sees people of all ages as individuals, as couples, or as a family. She also knows sign language for those people who need it. Outside of her practice, Barbara Down has been working in hospice since 1993, helping children before and after they experience a death in their families. She has been licensed as a marriage family therapist since 1990 and registered as an art therapist since 1987., She has a wide range of experience in the Sacramento area so she is aware of community resources available to many different populations. Hospice supervisor Veola Woodbury, R.N., M.F.T. states, 'Barbara Down is intuitive and sensitive to people's needs. She helps people to explore other ways of looking at their problems. She is patient with children and respectful of everyone.' Katie Aymett, M.F.T., says the words that come to mind in describing Barbara Down are, 'quality-she has gems to offer-and persistence-she hangs in there.' Colleague Margie DeRiggi, M.F.T., describes Barbara Down as, 'warm, caring and empathic. She has integrity and abides by high ethical standards.'

About My Practice

Office Hours
Mondays 9-5; Tuesdays 11-8; Wednesdays 11-8; Thursdays 10-7
Services
Couple, Families, Individuals, Children and Adolescents
Insurance
Blue Cross
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
M.S., Counseling, California State University Sacramento, 1985

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Adolescents
Communication Skills
Couples
Creativity
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Individual
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Parenting
Persons With Disabilities
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Stress
Terminally Ill

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Art/Movement/Psychodrama
Developmental/Depth
Humanistic/Existential
Systems
Transpersonal Psychology
Certifications
Board Certified Art Therapist
Languages Spoken
English, Sign
Ethnicity
Native American

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