Barbara A Smith

Registered Psychotherapist, MFA, GIT, MS, CRPO

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Barbara A Smith

Registered Psychotherapist, MFA, GIT, MS, CRPO

Verified by Psychology Today

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86 Homewood Ave
Hamilton, ON L8P
(877) 958-8508

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About

Therapy is often about exploring outdated core beliefs to see if they are useful and, if not, create new neuropathways that lead to new, more healthy behavior and responses. I meet each client where they are in their life and/or situation and explore what works for them to meet their therapeutic needs. I"m trained with Dr Stan Tatkin, Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy for over 5 years. I am certified in EMDR. I am a trained Mindful Self Compassion Teacher and teach through McMaster University Faculty Development Mindfulness programs. I am on the executive for Mindfulness Hamilton.
My special interest is relationships of all kinds, including with oneself. Successful collaboration sponsoring an authentic connection can lead to satisfaction and meaningful relationships. I am also trained in EMDR and Image Transformation Therapy (ImTT) to address and process any form of trauma or painful experiences.
Having spent decades in a contemplative practice and teaching mindfulness courses, particularly the Mindful Self Compassion program, I come from a warm-hearted compassionate position. This allows clients the safety and comfort required to relax and be open to discuss what often are difficult and/or challenging experiences in a neutral unbiased environment.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $90 - $140
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Cheque
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Arete
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • Manulife
  • SunLife
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 22 Years
  • School: Gestalt Institute, Toronto
  • Year Graduated: 2001

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Rochester Institute of Technology / MFA
  • Certificate Date: 1973
  • Certificate: Walden University / M.S. psychology
  • Certificate Date: 2000

Location

86 Homewood Ave
Hamilton, ON L8P
(877) 958-8508

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This location is easily accessible from:

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Specialties
  • Relationship Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Stress
Issues
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioural Issues
  • Career Guidance
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Use
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults
  • Teen

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • EMDR
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Image Transformation
  • Imago
  • Mindfulness
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychobiological Approach to Couples
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Somatic
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

Links

My Website

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Last Modified: 4 May 2021
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Barbara A Smith

Registered Psychotherapist, MFA, GIT, MS, CRPO