Kari BarnesLPC

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In Central Time

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I believe in meeting clients where they are and walking through their journey with them. I am passionate about the work I do and work hard to help clients gain insight and become empowered to make positive changes in their life. I believe people are doing the best they can with where they are at and sometimes need a little help getting unstuck or out of a rut. I utilize strength based, solution focused techniques to help clients make the changes they desire with the most efficient use of time. I also utilize trauma informed care methods as well as cognitive behavioral techniques.

In what ways does your personality influence your approach to therapy?

I believe in taking a warm, individualized and empathic approach to therapy. I believe in being transparent with clients regarding their treatment process. I also believe that a combination of knowledge and relatable personal factors create a positive therapeutic experience for clients.

How does collaboration with other providers play into your work?

A team approach to treatment can provide benefit and positive therapeutic outcomes for clients. Working together with other professionals can help clients to benefit from the knowledge and experiences of multiple providers working together on achieving goals of the client.




College & graduate student issues

Communication issues

Coping Skills

General Expertise




Relationship Issues


Social Anxiety

Academic challenges




First Session


Family Therapy


Couples Therapy


Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Family Session

Couples Session

Individual Session


Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Mindfulness Practices

Strength Based Therapy

Family Systems Therapy


WI, LPC, 3582-125


Master's in Counseling, Marquette University

Work History

I have over 15 years of experience working with a diverse client base in a wide array of settings. I have done work in outpatient clinics, private practice locations, schools, homes and higher-education as well as telehealth. I have worked with children, families, couples, individuals and in telehealth. My work focuses on areas including children, families, couples, autism spectrum disorder, trauma, school related issues and sport and performance issues. I am a generalist who is comfortable working to help people overcome many challenges that also include anxiety, depression, and relationship issues. I have a passion for the work I do and feel honored to be with you on your personal journey.


Remote therapy - serving the greater Wisconsin area, WI