Therapy and Counseling

Sometimes the hardest step is the first one. If you feel you need it, please reach out for help. I would be honored to help on your journey.

What is Counseling?

Unfortunately, we don’t yet live in a world that makes mental health a priority. Though we wouldn’t doubt seeing a doctor for trouble breathing or a broken arm, when it comes to mental health, many people hesitate to get help. Whatever you are going through emotionally, there is no shame in needing help. Quite the opposite; it’s healthy.

During counseling I’ll provide assistance and guidance in resolving personal, social, or psychological difficulties. While working together in this process, I’ll employ several modalities that may be familiar to you, including, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Action and Commitment Therapy, and more. We’ll be using these tools to work through issues and resolve the psychological conflicts that are impacting your life.

Toby Barron Therapy

Benefits of Couseling

Many people know a friend or family member who can attest to the benefits of working with a skilled mental health professional. There is an abundance of evidence demonstrating the effectiveness of counseling and we know that it can bring great relief. With the courage and commitment to participate, you can begin to manage and heal a wide array of emotional difficulties

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Counseling Benefits

Special Areas of Focus

As an inclusive practitioner, I strive to provide a therapeutic environment where I work with clients from all walks of life. I aim to empower you to meet challenges and live a full, authentic life.

My Process

Initial Consultation Call

During this brief call, we'll get to know each other a little better to see if we're a good fit. I'll also ask about your motivations for contacting me and your goals.

Book Your Session

Next, it's time to book your first session so we can get started. I offer in-person appointments at either of my offices or we can schedule telehealth appointments.

Experience Your Growth

Once we get started, your trust in the process and commitment to the work will open a lot of doors. While the journey is not always easy, the best way to see results is to stick with it.

Vulnerability is not knowing victory or defeat, it’s understanding the necessity of both; it’s engaging.
It’s being all in
Brené Brown

"Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful parts of us." -David Richo

Remember that you’re not damaged and you’re not broken. From time to time, whether we seek it or not, all of us need a little help. Sometimes it can be a little difficult, maybe a little scary to admit, but getting help is the fastest path to feeling better. Don’t hesitate to reach out today.

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Initial Consultation

We’ll have a brief call to get to know each other. We’ll discuss your needs and how I can help.

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In-Person or Telehealth

Our sessions will be held virtually for your convenience. No long commutes to come see me.

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Time to Do the Work

Recovery can be a long and difficult road, but it’s worth it. We’ll work through it together

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F.A.Q.

Most of my career has been focused on helping people of the LGBTQIA+ community. I’ve also done a lot of work supporting HIV-positive and trans clients. I am trained and certified in a variety of modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Action and Commitment Therapy, etc. See my about page for a full list.

For over a decade I have been working with the LGBTQIA+ community. Much of my work has been focused on supporting HIV-positive and trans* clients. For almost 10 years I worked with the Los Angeles LGBT Center doing crisis counseling, case management, including therapy to support HIV-positive medical outcomes.

It can be appropriate and even highly beneficial to include family members or partner(s) during a session. All of this depends on what we are working on and where we are in that work. If it’s the right time, it’s an option, and something you are interested in, it can be very helpful and I’m happy to support it.

I provide different scheduling options for patients based on their needs. I try to be as flexible as I can and schedule appointments on weekdays, weekends and evenings. Please consult with me for availability.