Therapist Profile

Steven B. Barney, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
1510 Fashion Island Blvd Ste 110 San Mateo, CA 94404-5043
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Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
I am passionate about collaborating with you in moving your life towards a more whole, productive and vibrant self. I will assist you, being directive when appropriate, but with grace and patient sensitivity. As a senior clinician, I’ve counseled people both inside and outside the church, and have been doing so since 1992. Prior to completing my Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at 42, I practiced as a Pastoral Counselor. As a twenty-something I began a career as a Chemist in Industry while raising a family gaining real world experience. I love to help individuals, couples, families and churches develop their communication skills; and thereby, improve their relationships and overall family and organizational lives. I have an easy relaxed style, caring heart that also allows me to speak straight when there is need. Working with couples, I am zealous to repair and rebuild; I regularly do premarital and marital therapy assisted by the well-researched Prepare-Enrich online assessment. Also, I am very involved in assisting you with general identity, women’s and men’s issues, and reducing anxiety and depression through accessing the self. In addition, I often assist you or your loved ones in their identity issues. Common are, identity in God development or strengthening, as well as, gender issues, dysmorphic, attraction or other sexual minority identity issues. I was trained by Dr. Patrick Carnes and hold Certifications in Sexual and Multiple Addictions from the IITAP, the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals. As I am well experienced in treatment of anxiety, trauma and addictions, I aptly work with varied compulsive habits including alcohol, drugs, pornography, sex, gambling, money and food. Please also contact me as consultant, as I work with individuals, groups and organizations whether onsite or offsite (through video chat) providing consulting or coaching in order to help you to solve various relational, motivational or team developmental situations.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Mondays (1-9pm), Fridays (1-9pm), Saturdays (10am-6pm)
I offer counseling & psychotherapy services for individuals, couples, families and organizations.
Out-of-Network coverage, Private Pay
Credit Cards Accepted
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Free Initial Consult
Offers Teletherapy
Online, Phone


M.A. - Marriage & Family Therapy - 1997 M.S. - Pastoral Counseling - 1993

Area of Specialty

ADHD-Attn Deficit Hyperactive Disorder
Anger Management
Attachment Therapy
Career Stress and Changes
Christian Based Therapy
Childhood Trauma
CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
Communication Skills
Depression/Clinical Depression
Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming
Men's Issues
Pre-Marriage Counseling
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Religious/Spiritual Orientation
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Single Parents
Step/Blended Families
Telephone/Online Therapy
Working With Therapists


Theoretical Orientation
Family Systems
Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist - IITAP - 2008 Certified Multiple Addiction Therapist - IITAP - 2008 (IITAP:International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals)
Languages Spoken
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)


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