Justin Barker

Psy.D.

Justin Barker

Psy.D.

Telehealth Available
Professions: Psychotherapist, Clinical Psychologist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Clinical Psychology - 31921
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: I offer a free initial consultation to see if we would be a good fit to work together. My regular fee is $230- $250 per session.
Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability

Offices

1849 Sawtelle Blvd
Suite 610
Los Angeles, California 90025

My Approach to Helping

I believe that great therapy involves using many lenses or frameworks in order to heal. My frameworks are:
1) Concrete behavioral changes. This includes things like exercise, yoga, getting adequate sun, sleep changes, and learning communication skills;
2) Understanding your family "scripts." We all have scripts or stories we tell ourselves. For example, you might have learned from your family that other people will always be disappointing in the end. Or, you might be overly trusting. In order to create new scripts, we must first identify and understand the old ones.
3) Using the therapy relationship as a model. For example, if you want to work on being more authentic, I'm going to ask you to practice that in our therapy relationship. Often times the therapy relationship can mimic parts of other relationships, and we can explore and process our relationship in a new way.
4) Addressing stumbling blocks. We all resist change. But, we can address whatever is stopping you.

More Info About My Practice

Therapy can be life-changing, healing, and transformative. Therapy is also hard. It takes real courage to open up about deep, long-felt struggles. I believe that life is full of complexity, ups, and downs. I am both endlessly optimistic and hopeful about the future and can also feel pessimistic and aware of the many tragedies in life. This informs how I approach therapy because with all of my clients, I seek to provide a sense of grounded hope. To me, grounded hope is about feeling hopeful amidst creating space to acknowledge all of the difficulties and challenges of life.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I genuinely love being a psychotherapist. In addition to helping my clients, my clients make me a better person; I take the stance that I learn from everyone in my life. I think it takes tremendous courage to examine one's life, so I constantly feel inspired by the people I work with. For me, it is a true joy to see my clients make changes that contribute to feeling more actualized. I also find it to be incredibly meaningful to help people face emotions, experiences, and memories that were too overwhelming or painful before and that now we get to face together in therapy.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    I have wide-ranging clinical interests and work with diverse clients and mental health concerns. I believe therapy always involves treating the whole person and that symptoms and disorders have meaning in the greater context of the person’s life. I work with adolescents and adults of all ages.

    My main areas of clinical focus are General and Chronic Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Chronic Pain, Depression, Relationship Issues, Men's Issues, and Trauma.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Borderline
  • Breakup
  • Chronic Pain
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Perfectionism
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Control Mastery Theory
  • Depth Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Mentalization-Based Therapy (MBT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET)
  • Psychoanalysis / Modern Psychoanalysis
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Self Psychology

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