Everyone experiences troubles or difficulties in their lives at one point or another. Sometimes you’re experiencing a difficulty that can be talked over with a friend or mentor – other times it’s more traumatic and a bit of expert guidance might be well-deserved.
Introducing Samantha Barnes
Samantha Barnes at Sweet Spot Family Counseling suggests that we need to allow ourselves permission to reach out for support.
“Anytime is a good time for therapy; not just during a crisis. Therapy can provide the emotional support and problem solving skills you need to help you “live your best life.”
There are Often Misconceptions
Samantha realizes that the world has lots of misconceptions around mental health. Everyone has the perception that therapy is a long-time process.
Often if there’s something in life you’re just stuck on short-term therapy works very well (3-6 sessions).
Sam opened Sweet Spot Family Counseling 3 years ago after working many years in the public sector. She offers family counseling and support for women, children and teens. She has a “Person-centered” approach where “you are the expert of your own life.” Samantha recently added a new associate, Arthi Bala who is helping couples reconnect and work through their relationship struggles.
With true talk therapy one of the best things that happen is simple conversation. Samantha makes that even easier when her best therapist gets involved.
Samantha's Best Therapist!
Charlie the Therapy Dog is a loveable Shitzhu who “wags” his way right into your heart.
It seems that on 1st visits its Sam people come to chat with; after that it’s Charlie – all the way!
As the weather warms up again there will be “walk and talks”, workshops and other outdoor programs.
“My hope is that the women and children that come to see me recognize their own strength and self worth and walk away feeling whole and complete.”
-Samantha Barnes, Registered Psychotherapist
Written By: Jane Laker
Photo Credit: Stephen Elliott