Willie Barnes

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Willie Barnes

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Telehealth Available
Professions: Clinical Social Worker
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Social Worker - 149.009825
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Cigna
  • Coventry
  • Optum
  • Optum/United Health Care
  • OSCAR
  • Oscar Health Insurance Co.
  • United Behavioral Health
  • United Health Care
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability

Offices

Springfield, Illinois 62704
Springfield, Illinois 62703

My Approach to Helping

My home and my private practice are in the Midwest. I am committed to helping people overcome depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, adjust to challenging life changes, and other stresses that affect all of us at some point in our lives.

I believe that healing is a collaborative endeavor that requires honest care without judgment and cooperatively assisting my clients in clarifying their goals for treatment. Rather than adopting one methodology for all individuals and issues, I draw from a variety of methods to create a tailored approach for each individual and situation. As a therapist, I am warm, open, encouraging, and direct.

My credentials include the following: I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW), a Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP), and I have a Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Illinois.

I have over 48 years of experience as a mental health professional. Before starting my own practice, I founded an organization, REACH, Inc., to provide psychotherapy and urgent care counseling, and, later, I established a child welfare agency to assist children who were abused and neglected, runaways, and single parents with difficult youth. I have consulted with dozens of organizations and taught at Chicago State University and at National Louis University, as well as presented workshops across the U.S.

I have vast experience counseling clients with depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and relationship difficulties, and a wealth of experience working with high-risk populations, the elderly, and supervision. My background makes me a very good social worker who can help people from all walks of life.

Services I Provide

  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Adults

Languages

  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Depression
  • Elder Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Spirituality
  • Stress

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET)
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

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