Barbara Giordan MSW, LCSW received her Masters degree from the University of Connecticut. She is licensed in two states and has over twenty years of experience in the mental health field. Barb has worked in an inpatient hospital, a day school program and several private practice settings, including a Christian counseling center. She has also lectured extensively in teaching hospitals as well as local community agencies on a variety of topics which have included, the signs and symptoms of sexual abuse, depression, traumatic brain injuries, and childhood development.
Barb is passionate about helping people obtain solutions through compassionate care and a didactic, problem-solving approach. She has worked extensively with women, children, adolescents and couples, and has treated individuals struggling with a variety of issues including, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), chronic illness and grief. In addition, she is considered a subject matter expert on bereavement and has consulted with schools and local hospices. Barb has also received advanced training and supervision from the Biblical Counseling center. She is especially equipped to help those of Christian faith or counsel using biblical principles.
Barb is very gentle, compassionate and open. She loves biking, walking her two dogs and spending time with her husband and 21 year old son. She considers her identity to be rooted in Christ and is a long term member of Grace Covenant Church of Fox Valley. Her deep, life long desire has been shaped by a passion to help others and she feels honored and privileged to listen to people’s stories and come along side those who are suffering.
What people are saying about Barbara:
“We brought our daughter to see Barb and couldn’t be more blessed by the changes we have seen in our daughter, in ourselves and in our interactions. Barb gets it done. Truth, honesty and integrity…..She helped us to see the ways we all contribute to our family dynamic and she gave us the tools to navigate our family. Most importantly she helped our daughter to better manage her emotions and reactions and to see the big picture of God’s plan for her life. We are forever grateful for the time we have spent with Barb and know that if we need to spend time with her in the future she will be there with good, strong direction.”
Christian Perspectives by Barbara
“Several of my clients have asked me how to properly pray to God. The Lord’s Prayer, found in Mathew 6: 9-13, lays a solid foundation for instruction. It is intended to be a blueprint to follow; not an empty incantation mindlessly repeated or a nursery rhyme to teach to our children to lull themselves to sleep.”
Barbara’s Recommended Readings:
The Freedom of Self Forgetfulness – Tim Keller
Healing the Shame that Binds You – John Bradshaw
Suffering and the Sovereignty of God – John Piper and Justin Taylor
True Feelings and God’s Gracious and Glorious Purpose for our Emotions – Carolyn Mahoney and Nicole Whitaker
Shepherding a Child’s Heart – Ted Tripp
Blame it On the Brain – Edward T. Welch
The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat – Oliver Sacks
The Meaning of Marriage – Timothy Keller