I have extensive experience working with past and present trauma/abuse issues, substance abuse, grief,  attachment, stages of life challenges, gender identity and sexual orientation issues.

I work with clients who have experienced trauma, including violent crime as well as Returning Troops/Veterans-Warriors and their families.

I also assist clients with concerns related to alternative lifestyles, gender expression, sexuality, BD/SM/Ds, sex work, leather and 'kink' lifestyles.  I provide a safe and professional place for people to further explore these and other issues in their lives.

My clinical approach is a combination of 'Psychodynamic" (often exploring current issues in connection with early childhood experiences) and "Cognitive-Behavioral" (exploring the connection between thoughts, feelings and behaviors).

My session fee is $130.00 for individuals and $180.00 for couples  (:50 min sessions) $200.00 or couples (:80 min sessions) and may be  able work with clients to provide a 'sliding scale' if needed.

California Marriage and Family Therapist MFC36324
John F. Kennedy University, Orinda, California:
MA Clinical Psychology
Grief Studies Certification
Returning Troops Certification (2013)
Barbara Adler, LMFT
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