My name is Barbara C. White. I am a Psychotherapist who offers a variety of counseling services. Below is some information about me and my practice that may be helpful before you call or come in for an appointment.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been in private practice since 1999. I see primarily individuals but I also provide couples counseling and family therapy as well.
My style is a conversational talk therapy. I do my best work when I can listen a lot. The more I listen, the more able I am to identify themes and patterns that may arise in your life. Sometimes these patterns are beneficial, other times these patterns can block growth and change. I work closely with you to identify and strengthen what is working well. I always consider you to be the expert on yourself and frequently check in to be sure I am understanding and hearing you correctly. Using my listening skills, I am often able to hear ideas and thoughts that arise from your unconscious thought processes that may be affecting your day to day experience. I use my intuition and humor to keep the sessions flowing.
I love my work and have an endless curiosity about people’s lives. I like to switch back and forth from the big picture, to find what guides you in your life, to the small picture, to find what guides you through the day. I suggest practical solutions that may ease your way through the daily challenges life offers.
I am a provider for LifeMatters which offers Employee Assistance Programs for the State of Wisconsin. If you are a State of Wisconsin Employee you are eligible for 5 free counseling sessions through your EAP benefit.
- Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology 1981 – Kalamazoo College in Michigan
- Master’s degree in Social Work 1996 – the University of Wisconsin – Madison.
- Other training includes a two-year program on Psychosynthesis, the integration of science and spirituality to the exploration of the self.
The best way to contact me is via my telephone: 608.212.3491 but you may also contact me initially via my email form on the contact page
Prior to meeting with you in person, I will talk with you over the telephone to answer any questions you may have and to give you specific information about your appointment.
Enter the building through the main door on 111 S. First Street. There is an overhang with the address out front. As you enter the building there will be a suite of offices through the first door on your right. This suite is called the Lifestyle Boutiques and includes suites 100-106. My office is suite 103 and my name is on the bottom of the glass panel as you enter. The other suites provide hair styling services and massage therapy.
There is a large waiting room as you enter to your right. Please have a seat there and I will come and find you.
There are 3 bathrooms available. Two are in the main hallway as you enter off the street. The third is located within the Lifestyle suites, down the hall and to the left.
Parking information is on the contact page.