Barbara Lynn HattonLPC

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What would be important for someone to know about working with you?

My goal is to show respect and dignity to anyone I work with. I believe that we all have the ability to heal ourselves with the right support and guidance. I want people to be able to be open with me during the therapeutic relationship. If I am not giving them the guidance or support they need I want them to feel comfortable enough to let me know.

What does a first session with you look like?

When working with me the first session is about creating a therapeutic relationship where the client can start to feel safe and be open to the idea of trusting the process. My hope is that people will leave the first session with a sense of hope for the future. The first session is finding out the purpose or reason for treatment, gathering historical information that someone feels comfortable to share, establishing a rapport and identify initial treatment goals.

In what ways do your life philosophy and treatment philosophy overlap?

I believe we all have the tools we need within ourselves. With support and respect we can use those tools when we need them. I strive to be present and mindful in my daily life and create that in my therapy. We are human beings not human doings. We grow from our experiences however, are experiences don't define us. They help to guide us through the journey of life.







General Expertise



Relationship Issues



Communication issues

Dependence issues

Domestic violence



First Session


Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Individual Session


Adults (25-65)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Mindfulness Practices

Strength Based Therapy

Animal-Assisted Therapy

Art Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Emotionally Focused Therapy


AZ, LPC, LPC-14615

MI, LPC, 6401006321


Masters Degree in Counseling

Work History

I have been a LIcense Professional Counselor for 26 years. I have worked in a variety of settings ranging from Mental Health programs to Addiction Facilities. I have provided individual, group and couples counseling. In my years of practice I have been privelaged to work with a diverse population. This has given me experience in areas like trauma, grief, domestic violence, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, self-awareness/confidence and life transitions.


1025 E Maddock Rd, Phoenix, 85086