Sharmaine D Barnes

Sharmaine D Barnes

Professions: Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy, Counseling
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Marriage and Family Therapist - 80569
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 22765
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2431 W March Lane
Suite 200
Stockton, California 95207
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My approach to helping is one that is theoretically, biblically and spiritually based. I utilize a Cognitive Behavioral therapeutic approach that focuses on how maladaptive and dysfunctional thinking affects feelings and behaviors. I work with my clients to help them overcome emotional problems such as depression, anxiety, and anger by teaching them to identify, challenge, and modify cognitive distortions. I also utilize therapeutic approaches that focus on attachment and human relationships.

Email or Call Sharmaine D Barnes at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 22765

More Info About My Practice

I offer very flexible appointment scheduling, which includes evening and Saturday appointments upon request. I currently accept the following insurance: Health Plan of San Joaquin Medi-Cal, MHN/Health Net Medi-Cal, California Victim Compensation Program, and Jorgensen/Brooks Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Some of the specific issues I'm skilled at helping with are Depression/Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders (Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Attacks, Social Phobia/Social Anxiety), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Childhood/Adolescent Disorders (ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Conduct Disorder), African American, Women's, Marital, Relationship, Post Partum Depression (PPD) and other Perinatal Mood Disorders, Parenting, Spirituality, and Employment Issues.

How Psychotherapy Can Help

Psychotherapy can help you attain a better understanding of yourself, your goals, and values. It can also help you learn coping, problem-solving, conflict management, and communication skills to help you solve problems, better manage your emotions, and improve your relationships and self-esteem.

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Services I Provide

  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Psychological Evaluation

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Hoarding
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Narcissism
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Adlerian Psychotherapy
  • Anger Management
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Object Relations
  • Parent Work
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychoanalysis / Modern Psychoanalysis
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Sand Tray / Sand Play Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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