Leslie Barton

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT

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Leslie Barton, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Maria
(805) 623-4087

Leslie Barton

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT


Location

Transformations Counseling Center
301 South Miller
Suite 121
Santa Maria, California 93454
(805) 623-4087

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"I believe that each person has unlimited potential within themself! It is my role to assist a person in finding the answers to the dilemnas' they may be facing. Often someone is experiencing a high level of stress through a current life circumstance that brings up feelings or grief from the past. When this happens, part of the therapy process is to deal with the "unfinished business" to access more energy to bring to the present. As a Marriage and Family therapist, I focus on relationship issues including patterns of communication that can improve to develop more satisfying relationships too.

I am trained in EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) which is a powerful tool when it fits the need. I also utilize what is called cognitive restructuring. This essentially means changing thoughts to change feelings. Research shows it to be more effective than medication in alleviating depression and anxiety.

My specialty areas have varied over the years including codependency, sexual abuse, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, grief, play therapy and sandtray. I have interests in reproductive technology and autism. Personally, I am also an adult adoptee and a single Mother of a child with autism and another with ADHD.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 15+ Years
  • School: California State University, Sacramento
  • Year Graduated: 1989
  • License and State: MFC34611 California

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $100 - $130
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • APS Healthcare
  • Aids Support Network
  • American Behavioral
  • American Behavioral
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross
  • Coventry
  • First Health
  • Holman Group
  • Magellan
  • Magellan
  • Medicaid
  • Optum
  • Tri-county Regional Center
  • UniCare
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Victim Witness
  • WellPoint
  • Western Growers
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Leslie Barton's Groups

Autism support group

Autism rates have soared from 1:10,000 to 1:150 presently! This group offers support to parents who are struggling with the diagnosis of autism, finding resources and coping with this disorder. It is structured in a way that parents can share accomplishments, struggles, and feelings. We also share some of the funny things children with autism sometimes do. A bit of humor allows some of the distress to be released. I facilitate this group as a therapist and also as a parent of a son with autism.

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Location

Transformations Counseling Center
301 South Miller
Suite 121
Santa Maria, California 93454
(805) 623-4087

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Autism
  • Depression
  • Adoption
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Adjustment Disorder, Adoption, Repr
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Career Counseling
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Abuse
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Faith: Christian
Age
  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • EMDR
  • Existential
  • Family Systems
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Sandplay
  • Sandtray
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Video/Skype
  • Online Counseling

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Professional Connections

Last Modified: 28 Apr 2019
Leslie Barton, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Maria

Leslie Barton

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT