Barbara Jaurequi Counseling is a general psychotherapy practice offering specialties in Addiction Treatment and CBT-I for Insomnia. Depression, Anxiety, Stress and Anger Management, Grief and Loss, Family and Marital problems along with acute mental illnesses such as Bipolar Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder are all within Ms. Jaurequi’s scope of practice. These are some of the most common reasons for which people seek counseling and Ms. Jaurequi’s competence in treating those suffering with these and other mental health disorders is evident in the long-term recovery she is able to help her clients achieve.
As a Nationally Certified Master Addiction Counselor, Ms. Jaurequi treats most addictions, including all Eating Disorders, Alcoholism / Drug Addiction, and Codependency. Her approach to treating addictions embraces a full range of modalities including one-to-one therapy, group support, medical care, and spirituality.
Ms. Jaurequi’s approach to marriage counseling involves validating each partner’s point of view while maintaining objectivity. She makes sure that both parties feel supported and respected. Above all, Ms. Jaurequi works to find solutions that will allow couples to stay together and to have healthy, rewarding relationships.
While insomnia is a component of many clinical diagnoses (e.g., depression, anxiety, PTSD, among others) it is also a stand-alone issue that can be treated independently of other problems. Having a positive outcome with insomnia treatment can often lead to making rapid progress in other critical areas of clinical treatment. Ms. Jaurequi uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as her primary intervention for treating insomnia. CBT-I has been shown to be as effective in the short-term, and more effective in the long-term, for solving the frustrating (and exhausting!) problem of insomnia.
Ms. Jaurequi draws from a variety of psychological theories to develop the best possible treatment plan for each individual client. She works with her clients in a way that will comfortably allow them to remain in the therapeutic process long enough to achieve their treatment goals. She does not psychologically or emotionally “flood” clients beyond what they can manage. She does, however, challenge her clients to follow through on counseling suggestions as well as the therapeutic interventions she prescribes.