Barb O'Brien, MEd, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Plymouth
My practice is based on the deep conviction that change is possible. Using a holistic approach that attends to the physical, emotional and spiritual elements of a person, I am fully committed to my clients success. I work to create a safe, nurturing, respectful environment where I partner with my clients to help them reach their goals. I believe that in order to move forward you must sometimes first go back. I can help you find a balance between understanding how the past influences current ways of thinking/being and helping you move forward to new ways of thinking/being.
I am a psychotherapist with over 30 years experience. I specialize in the treatment of trauma and abuse, codependency, depression, anxiety, grief and low self esteem. I offer a variety of services including individual, group and couples counseling. I accept Medica, UBH, BCBS, Aetna and PreferredOne.
Trained in Post-Induction Therapy by Pia Mellody of the Meadows. The PIT model is used to treat codependency/trauma, focusing on the origins of adult relational problems, exploring early childhood issues that have made life painful and relationships difficult and facilititating a deep healing process for shame and abuse.
Call or Email Barb O'Brien for a free phone consultation now - (763) 250-1649


  • Years in Practice: 30+ Years
  • School: North Dakota State University
  • Year Graduated: 1985
  • License No. and State: 12010 Minnesota


  • Avg Cost (per session): $100 - $110
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Aetna
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Medica
  • Optum
  • PreferredOne
  • TriWest
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Barb O'Brien's Groups

3 Day Family of Origin Intensive

Men's and Women's Family of Origin Intensives This workshop is a 3 day intensive therapy experience that investigates the origins of adult dysfunctional behaviors. In this revolutionary educational and experiential workshop, participants learn to identify and address those early childhood wounds which have fueled various addictions, depression, anxiety and relationship difficulties. The focus is not on blaming caregivers; but rather healing the trauma (any less-than-nurturing childhood events). The workshop is based on the groundbreaking work of Pia Mellody and utilizes her treatment model. Group Details Issues: Codependency, Relationship Issues, Trauma and PTSD Treatment Orientation: Trauma Focused Age: Adults

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Family of Origin Group

Focus is on family of origin and codependency issues, shame, boundaries and grief *Much of the pain and difficulty we experience in our lives and relationships today began in the past - influenced by unspoken rules we learned in our family, stressful family situations, unmet emotional needs, experiences we had in school or with our peers, etc., resulting in feelings of shame and inadequacy, negative self talk, compulsive behaviors and unresolved grief. *Change is possible through a gradual relearning process that combines education, awareness, insight and choice-making.

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  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Depression
  • Relationship Issues


  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Divorce
  • Grief
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Substance Abuse
  • Women's Issues

Client Focus


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Trauma Focused


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2017
Barb O'Brien, MEd, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Plymouth

Barb O'Brien

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MEd, LICSW