Barbara Overson, MS, LMHC, CMHS, BCB

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Child Mental Health Specialist, Board Certified in Biofeedback

2215 Elm St.
Bellingham, WA 98225
P: 360-312-3830
F: 360-512-3750

Educational and Professional Background

Barbara Overson, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, received her Master of Science degree in Psychology: Mental Health Counseling from Western Washington University in 2007. She received her bachelor degrees in Psychology and Art from Gonzaga University in 2003. Barbara is a Child Mental Health Specialist and is board certified in Biofeedback. Barbara maintains a part-time clinical practice serving children, adolescents, adults, and families. She has worked in the mental health field since 2002 and has experience providing services within outpatient, inpatient, and residential settings. She is dedicated to continuing her work with individuals who are reaching for personal wellness, empowerment, and health.

Treatment Philosophy

As an artist who enjoys using pottery and painting for self-expression, Barbara utilizes a variety of hands-on techniques in her work. She believes every individual possesses personal strengths and knowledge of their needs and is able to increase self-awareness in a collaborative therapeutic environment. She uses a client-centered perspective in her work and believes intervention techniques are most effective when they are tailored to the individuals with whom she is working. In sessions, Barbara creates a supportive and safe environment that allows clients to explore their innermost feelings and struggles. She primarily utilizes cognitive-behavioral techniques, biofeedback, play therapy, and phenomenological interventions. She aspires to help clients and families build on their own strengths and learn additional skills that empower them to better manage life’s challenges.

Areas of Specialty

Barbara enjoys working with children, adolescents, young adults, and families who are dealing with the following types of issues:

Directions to Office
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2215 Elm Street off Broadway, Bellingham WA (Elm Street turns into Northwest Ave, a main artery from I-5).

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