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Rene Antonio Barrios, LMFT
I believe therapy is most beneficial when it is a collaborative and transparent process.

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Rene Antonio Barrios, LMFT

Location

Licensed In

CA

Other Languages

Approach

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Emotionally focused therapy (EFT), Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), Harm reduction, Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution-focused, Strengths-based

Therapy Style

I believe therapy is most beneficial when it is a collaborative and transparent process. I regularly employ meditation, mindfulness, music, and role play in therapy. I work from a Humanistic approach which emphasizes a person’s free will and values while also integrating Psychodynamic theory which examines past experiences and how they shape our current life. I provide mental health services in both English and Spanish.

Education

MA - Counseling Psychology, Santa Clara University

License Number and State

CA 121218

Pronouns

he/him

Why did you become a mental health professional?

My passion in the helping profession began when I worked for Saint Agnes Medical Center assisting the homeless and underserved population in Fresno County. I found a great need for mental health services in this community which was a catalyst for me to pursue my education and later earn my Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology.

What are your interests outside of work?

I enjoy reading, tennis, volleyball, and spending time with family.

What is one thing you do daily that supports your well-being?

I enjoy going to the gym to ground myself each morning.

What book have you read more than once?

I always enjoy readings from Irvin Yalom's, Gift of Therapy because it reminds me why I entered the counseling field.

Favorite organization/non-profit?

Holy Cross Center for Women has done impactful healing to the community. They focused on change through a non-judgmental approach to those experiencing homelessness.

How do you recharge?

I enjoy recharging with a trip to the beach.

Do you have any pets?

I have two dogs and over a dozen chickens. I always laugh whenever my chicken's get scared and give a loud cluck.