Melanie Barefield

  • Texas
  • Information updated 4 weeks ago

About Melanie Barefield's service

I am a counselor with 7 years of experience working with a range of clients. Having received a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, my focus has been on helping to heal relationships while also working with individuals learn to cope with stressors that spring from family of origin issues. It has been a honor to walk with those struggling with past traumatic experiences as well and this has been where the majority of my experience lies. I have worked in different environments including residential treatment centers, in-home counseling, and also church-based and hospital settings. My approach to counseling is to help the person or family I am working with identify where they would like to be by first listening and then working collaboratively with the person or system to achieve the desired outcome. I am trained in Prepare-Enrich and have worked with couples to strengthen their marriages. With individuals, I have worked mainly using techniques from CBT and Trauma-Focused CBT when indicated. Having been trained in family therapy, I use Family Systems Therapy approaches to help families learn about how they currently operate and to help them make changes to improve their dynamics in how each person relates to other members. The first step to getting to where you would like to be is taking the time to reach out for help. I would be honored to walk alongside you and provide the support you need to make your tomorrow better than today!

Areas of Focus and Specialization

  • Addictions
  • ADHD
  • Anger management
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Compassion fatigue
  • Coping with life changes
  • Depression
  • Family conflicts
  • Grief
  • Parenting issues
  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem
  • Stress
  • Trauma and abuse

Additional areas

  • Abandonment
  • Adoption and Foster Care
  • Attachment Issues
  • Autism and Asperger Syndrome
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Caregiver Issues and Stress
  • Communication Problems
  • Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD)
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fatherhood Issues
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Guilt and Shame
  • Impulsivity

Therapeutic approaches

  • Attachment-Based Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Trauma-Focused Therapy

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Years in practice

7 years

NPI number


License Details

GA LPC LPC010131, GA LMFT MFT001622

License: LPC


License number: LPC010131

Expires at 2024-09-30

License: LMFT


number: MFT001622

Expires at 2024-09-30

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