Callie Barfield (She/Her)

MA, LPC, NCC
Accepting Clients

My hope is to support clients with developing a deeper understanding of how our thoughts, feelings, and actions impact our quality of life.

Licensed Professional Counselor in Wauwatosa, WI

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Services
  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Group

About My Clients

Most of my experience has been working with college-age individuals. However, I identify as a Health At Every Size (HAES) and anti-diet, anti-racist, sex and kink positive, queer, trans, and poly-affirming, sex worker-allied therapist. I utilize a social justice and trauma informed lens in my practice.

My Background and Approach

I enjoy supporting clients with navigating what has been getting in the way of change. So many of us have "given up" on setting goals and trying to make changes in our lives because we've failed so many times that change feels impossible. Usually, "trying harder" isn't the answer, trying differently is. We will work together to understand and anticipate barriers, troubleshoot when things aren't working, and prioritize a deep sense of self-compassion by recognizing that failing is simply an opportunity to gather more information- it is not a character flaw. Together, we can work on ways to navigate perfectionism, shame, negative beliefs about self, body image, self-worth, boundaries, assertiveness, executive function impairment, emotional dysregulation, high-risk behaviors, low motivation, and avoidance. More generally, I'm well-versed in a assisting with a number of common mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, and ADHD.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

Therapy is about "digging deep" to understand ourselves and how we experience life. When we imagine "digging deeper" we need to go so much further than right under the surface. Right under the surface, we are still influenced by how our caregivers raised us, desires to meet other's expectations, societal norms, faith traditions, racism, classism, sexism, and every experience that has ever made us feel shame in our lives- I call that "pollution." My goal in counseling is to help clients weed out the pollution in order to approach living from one's truest self. I believe in empowering clients to navigate and challenge the oppressive systems and beliefs that keep us stuck.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • United Behavioral Health (UBH)
  • United Healthcare
  • Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield

At A Glance

  • Experience: 7 years of practice
  • Rate: $120/session

Info

202-812-9833 Email Callie
10425 W. North Ave.
Wauwatosa, WI 53226

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