Barbara Dern,LPC

Barbara Dern,LPC

Telehealth Available
Professions: Counselor, Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Professional Counselor - 2022034045
Secondary Credential: LPC - P2307008
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Out of Network Provider
  • Oxford (UnitedHealthcare)
  • UMR
  • United Health Care
  • United Healthcare Student Resources
Fees: Free 15 minute consultations. Sessions are $135-$150 dependeing on length.
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability


Bella Vista , Arkansas 72714

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My Approach to Helping

Welcome! I'm Barbara Dern, a licensed professional counselor in Missouri and Idaho. I am a compassionate counselor dedicated to helping individuals navigate their emotional challenges and find personal growth. With expertise in emotionally focused therapy, I combine this approach with cognitive-bed techniques to create a holistic and supportive therapeutic experience. By integrating these modalities, I foster self-awareness, promote emotional regulation, and facilitate cognitive restructuring. I guide clients in uncovering patterns, healing attachment wounds, and developing healthier ways of relating. Through a warm and collaborative approach, I am committed to empowering clients on their journey toward emotional well-being, authentic connections, and personal transformation.
With over 20 years of experience in behavioral health, including community and residential-based care, I have witnessed the transformative power of therapy. My training encompasses Emotionally Focused Therapy, play therapy, art therapy, and sand tray therapy, enriching my understanding of emotions and healing. As a single mom to a teenager with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), I have firsthand insight into the challenges faced by families navigating neurodiversity. This experience has deepened my empathy and advocacy skills. Combining my professional expertise, diverse training, and personal journey as a single mom, I am dedicated to helping individuals and families overcome obstacles, discover their strengths, and foster positive growth. I believe in the power of therapy to create meaningful change and feel honored to accompany clients on their healing journeys.
Join me on a holistic journey of self-awareness, combining emotions and thoughts. I tailor the therapy process to your needs, measuring progress based on your goals. No assigned homework; instead, meaningful insights unfold in our sessions. I’m passionate about clients who dig deep, uncovering hidden patterns. With a warm, nonjudgmental approach, I provide a safe space for exploration. If you seek a therapist who empowers you to embrace your emotions and thoughts, let’s connect. Together, we’ll navigate challenges, uncover strengths, and foster personal growth on your path to wholeness.

More Info About My Practice

Harmony in Bloom Counseling offers services strictly via telehealth in order to provide you with the greatest access to therapy services.

My Role as a Therapist

As your therapist, my only goal is to create a safe and welcoming space for your personal journey. Together we will explore your emotions, thoughts and behaviors, uncovering patterns and dynamics that shape your relationships. I'll be there to listen, support, and guide you in cultivating secure emotional connections and promoting self-awareness. Through our work, we will nurture growth, resilience, and a deeper sense of well-being. I look forward to joining you on this transformative path.

Services I Provide

  • Creative Arts Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults

Groups I Work With

    I work with individuals and couples. I enjoy working with teens dealing with transitioning into adulthood finding the balance between living within the family system and becoming independent adults. I seek to work with those struggling with transitions in life.

Industries & Communities Served

  • First Responder/Medical Professionals
  • LGBTQ+
  • Military/Law Enforcement
  • Self-Employed and Freelance Professionals

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage

Types of Therapy

  • Art Therapy
  • Creative Art Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Sand Tray Therapy

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