Barbara Stanforth


Barbara Stanforth


Telehealth Available
Professions: Hypnotherapist, Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Marriage and Family Counseling - LMFT94711
Billing and Insurance:

I do not work with insurance companies

Fees: $175.00 per one hour session with sliding scale
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability


Encinitas, California 92024

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My Approach to Helping

Are you worried about your child? Is he or she defiant, aggressive or avoidant? Sometimes parents feel something is wrong yet can’t pinpoint a specific problem. I have had great success in helping parents with these problems. When you feel like you have tried everything possible and don't know what to do next, it's time to call a professional. I can help restore harmony to your family by tailoring treatment to your specific problem and personality. I often like to combine eastern style modalities with traditional approaches such as cognitive behavioral (CBT). Some may elect hypnosis which can move therapy along more quickly. Solution Focused Brief Therapy can help you feel better fairly quickly. Therapy need not be long and drawn out!

More Info About My Practice

Because I do not accept insurance, I will be able to provide assistance without a mental health diagnosis. I am the trained professional who can best determine treatment. I will also be more flexible regarding length of session and length of treatment because I am not bound by predetermined specifications that third party providers use.

The Duration and Frequency of Therapy

Some people need clarity with a difficult situation or decision they need to make. Others may have to spend more time working through, and clearing out, old traumas. Everyone is different. You may find that two or three visits helps. Some may need or want twice a week sessions for a jump-start to wellness. I am here to help you decide what is best for you.

Services I Provide

  • Art Therapy
  • Consultation
  • Creative Arts Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Home-Based Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English
  • Spanish

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Love
  • Values Clarification
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Anger Management
  • Breathwork
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Depth Therapy
  • Dreamwork
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Emotional Freedom Technique
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Object Relations
  • Play Therapy
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Sand Tray Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

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