Dale Marie BarrettLCPC, LPC

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In Central Time

If there was one thing you wish people knew about the therapy experience who might be hesitant to try it, what would that be?

It is important for people to know that they will not be told what to do or how to do something by the therapist. They will not be handing the control and power to someone else. They will not be judged. The client will be in control of what happens in therapy. The client will decide what needs to be changed, The client will decide the goals of therapy. The therapist is there to support and guide but will be a partner in the therapy experience. Recognizing wanting change and reaching out for help is the power and control the client uses.

In what ways have your personal experiences influenced your work with your clients?

While in high school I realized that my father, wonderful as he was, saw the glass as always being half empty. Half empty thinking is depressing for me. I decided I would always try to see the glass as half full. In my daily life or when working with clients, I always try to see the positive or what can be learned from an event or experience. I believe that something can be learned from even the harmful or traumatic events in our lives. In therapy, I want to help clients reframe harmful or traumatic experiences to understand and experience the strength and power they now possess.

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

We will be a team. We will both have different but equally important roles and responsibilities while working together. We will listen, question, and be respectful and non-judgmental of each other. You will feel safe to share and examine areas in your life that you would like to view differently, actively change, or improve. My goal is to help you identify your goals, help create a plan to achieve them, and provide support through therapy while you work moving forward.





Life transitions


General Expertise

Abuse/Survivors of abuse

Aging related concerns

Bipolar disorder


Communication issues

Divorce & separation

Mood disorders

Panic attacks & panic disorder



First Session


Family Therapy


Couples Therapy


Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Family Session

Couples Session

Group Session

Individual Session


Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Strength Based Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

Person-Centered Therapy

Reality Therapy

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy


IL, LCPC, 180001115

TX, LPC, 14908

WI, LPC, 5397-125


Masters Degree Development and Counseling University of Illinois


,, Verona, 53593, WI