Alesha Barnes, LMSW, Clinical Therapist
I help individuals (ages 10 and up) through life changes, tough choices, traumatic experiences, death, loss & grief, assault, aging, difficult thoughts and behaviors that can make our lives hard to navigate. My professional experience, training and interest has grown to include all people struggling with the daily challenges of life or have experienced traumatic events such as the death of a loved one, serious accidents, various types of assaults, and any other events that were life-changing and out-of-your control. I am especially honored to work with those with maladaptive behaviors such as self-harm, suicidal ideation and alcohol or drug dependence. You are not alone.
I have completed post-graduate training in trauma-focused therapies, substance abuse moderation and elimination, management of suicidal and self-harm thoughts, navigating and eliminating anxiety and depression symptoms. I am passionate about finding the right path to help you heal from what you have been through. My goal is to help people live their best life, starting wherever they are.
I have over 10 years of experience working with clients in various settings including outpatient, community mental health, school social work, residential and inpatient. I am well-versed in the range of treatment available and able to meet the needs of most levels of functioning.
I am an eclectic therapist and draw from many modalities to find what will work best for each client. I am trained and have found the following modalities to work well with many people: Person-Centered therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
I engage in anti-carceral mental health work and all work that furthers the agenda of equity and improved mental health functioning, including Health at Every Size, Social, Racial and Gender Justice, Body Liberation, Sex Worker Allied, Veteran support, Non-monogamy, LGBTQIA+, disability and chronic illness care.
& if you read all of this, bless you:) Let me know if you have any questions.