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Barbara Seidel

Counselor Barbara Seidel

Barbara Seidel, MA., LPC, CRC, CSAT-candidate received her master’s degree in counseling from the University of Madison in Wisconsin.

Barbara Seidel, MA, LPC, CRC, CSAT-candidate received her master’s degree in counseling from the University of Madison in Wisconsin. Barbara’s advanced trainings include being a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist Candidate (CSAT-candidate) which utilizes Dr. Patrick Carnes 30 Task Model for sexual and porn recovery, people who have been convicted of sexual crimes, those who struggle with substance use, weight loss, anxiety, depression, low self-image, lack of vocational direction, physical disabilities, or adjustment disorders.

I embrace a humanistic, client centered approach that emphasizes the need for honesty to maximize health and healing. I specialize in supporting my clients to be able to face their struggles, gain insights, and help develop the necessary steps in making positive, healthy changes in their lives. My motto is “Change occurs through activity, not passivity.”
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Private, Safe, Confidential Counseling

Barbara’s Counseling Services

We provide individual counseling in-office, online (Zoom) or by phone.

Barbara’s Specialties

Individual/Family Therapy

Individual and Family therapy is a type counseling that can help individuals and family members improve communication and resolve conflicts. The goal is to identify and address problems individuals may be struggling with and/or struggles within the family system. These issues could be emotional, psychological, or behavioral. Through individual/family therapy, I can help you and/or family members set healthy goals which are designed to improve individual empowerment/family dynamics, solve individual/family problems, provide greater understandings and handling special individual/family situations, and create a better functioning life balance/home environment for all.

Adjustment Disorder

Coping with transitions in life can be a challenge. Some transitions we see coming such as aging, but others involve unexpected events such as the death of a family member or friend, the loss of a job, loss of a loved one or even changes in ourselves due to the onset of medical or mental health factors, financial changes, physical limitations, etc. can amount to loss. There are necessary steps to recover from loss. Denial, anger, grief are all very intense emotions, and all can feel debilitating. Identifying support can be the key to progressing through these stages, accepting change, and finding peace.

Vocational Direction

Our working lives are highly intertwined with our identities. If we are working full time that amounts to over 2,0000 hours a year, so of course work is a significant part of our lives. Even in meeting new people one of the first questions may be, “So what do you do for a living?” Unfortunately, research indicates that less than 50% of the workforce is satisfied with the job. The consequences of feeling unfulfilled, bored, undervalued on the job can have significant impact on a person’s mood, stress level, relations, health (physical and mental), motivation, engagement in community, drive to advance their education etc. The reality is that the world of work is vast, and most do not put much effort into exploring it for various reasons. Although recognizing a lack of fulfillment in your chosen vocation can be the first step to making positive changes and identifying “work that works for you.” Gaining an understanding of your aptitudes, values, motivational skills, personality type, as well as your “Killer Skills” through formal and informal assessments can provide guidance as you explore and consider a career path that is better suited to your work preferences.

Sex/Porn Addiction Recovery

People understand drug and alcohol addiction, but many do not understand sexual addiction or sexually compulsive behavior. When sex becomes a strategy to meet our needs, it becomes addictive; sex becomes our most important need. This is the belief system of someone who exhibits compulsive sexual behavior or pornography use. Unmanageability abounds as the addictive belief system takes hold, quickly leading to chaos and uncertainty. Harmed relationships, lost jobs, and family discord are common areas of collateral damage when someone suffers from sexual addiction.

Sexual addiction is any sexually related, compulsive behavior that interferes with everyday living and causes significant impairment or distress in multiple areas. Shame often prevents many individuals suffering from sexual addiction from getting the professional care they need. However, the good news is that there is hope, and there is recovery from sexual addiction or addictive porn use. Megan uses the model developed by Patrick Carnes to help clients break through their denial and find hope in recovery. Using a trauma-informed, humanistic style, Megan will walk with you on your journey in recovery to help you begin to live your best life, free from the constraints of your addiction.

Sexual Addiction Recovery (CSAT)

Barbara Seidel is a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist Candidate (CSAT-c). The CSAT training and certification program is recognized as a leader and expert within the field of sex addiction recovery. Barbara utilizes researched based assessment tools and the 30-task model treatment methodology to deliver an unprecedented approach to addiction recovery for trauma, sexual addiction, and co-occurring addictions.

Life Coaching

Life coaching can assist in identifying areas of your life that you want to further develop. If you feel “content” but wanting more Life Coaching may be the right for you. Utilizing the Good Lives Model and the identified 10 Common Life Goals. Clients are provided with support, encouragement, and also challenged to identify the areas in their life they want to improve upon and to set realistic goals for each. Every individual is different and therefore the goals will be unique and specific to them. Life coaching can provide the extra “push” that you need to lead a more fulfilling life.

Weight Loss

Happiness comes from within, but many people become distraught, frustrated with their outward appearance and their ability to love themselves becomes compromised. Weight loss requires change, often changes in diet, activity level, and discipline. Therapy is aimed at developing realistic goals, providing support, but also monitoring progress towards goals and applying “gentle pressure” as well as reflection when needed. This helps to keep clients on track and progressing towards their identified goals. The emphasis of therapy is holistic in nature assisting clients in becoming healthier physically, mentally, and spiritually.

Barbara’s Qualifications & Training

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