Barton Shulman, Licensed Professional Counselor in California

Barton Shulman, LPCC, CCMHC, BC-TMH

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I often talk about “walking the path” alongside my clients. Often, we think a therapist is going to tell us which path to choose, but I don't do that -- only YOU know the right path for you. I believe, as Carl Rogers taught, that we each have within us the answers we seek. All that is needed is a safe atmosphere to look within, and a non-judgmental companion for the journey. I'm honored when I get to be that companion - not steering clients, but pointing out the hazards that they keep falling into or tripping on.

Please contact me for a free 15-minute consultation to discuss your concerns.

My name is Barton Shulman – but please call me Bart. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, National Board-Certified Counselor, Board-Certified TeleMental Health Provider, and Gender Specialist, working full-time as an individual and group psychotherapist at a community mental health agency where I primarily serve LGBTQ+ clients and the 50-and-older, long-term HIV survivor community. I work as a member of an interdisciplinary team, working closely with psychiatrists, case managers, substance counselors, and others. My private practice is a passion for me, giving me the freedom to provide the best support for my clients, (and giving me the freedom to help clients to find a different therapist if I'm not the best fit for their needs).

I am licensed in California, Colorado, Florida (telehealth only), Indiana, Kansas, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. (I should shortly be licensed in Illinois and Washington (LH61139701), as well as British Columbia (Canada) and Denmark.)

Clients have described me as warm, genuine, and deeply empathic. My style is integrative, meaning that his psychotherapy is specifically focused on each individual client, with no “cookie cutter” treatment. I am a follower of the teachings of Carl Rogers, who noted, “I can’t make corn grow, but I can provide the right soil and plant it in the right area and see that it gets enough water; I can nurture it so that exciting things happen. I think that’s the nature of therapy.”

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Betrayal Trauma
  • Bullying
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Gender Identity
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Men's Issues
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Pet Loss
  • Pre-Marital & Marital Issues
  • Relationships
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Identity
  • Spirituality
  • Stress/Stress Management

Therapy Types

  • Acceptance And Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy

Community Specialties

  • Hiv / Aids
  • Lgbtqia+

Faith Based Specialties

  • Atheism/Agnosticism
  • Buddhism
  • Christianity
  • Judaism
  • Wicca / Paganism

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
$100.00 - $225.00
Sliding Scale
Yes
Pay By
Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Health Savings Account (HSA), Credit Card, American Express, Mastercard, Visa
Insurance Plans Accepted
Optum
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United Healthcare
,

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
5
License(s)
License #
state
Licensed Professional Counselor
LPCC4199
California
Licensed Professional Counselor
LPC16308
Colorado
Licensed Professional Counselor
TPMC1504
Florida
LMHC (Licensed Mental Health Counselor)
LMHC39003814A
Indiana
Licensed Professional Counselor
LCPC02928
Kansas
Licensed Professional Counselor
LPC014202
Pennsylvania
Licensed Professional Counselor
LPC-MH30686
South Dakota
Licensed Professional Counselor
LPC8031-125
Wisconsin
Board Certification(s)
CCMHC
BC-TMH
NCC
Professional Association(s)
Membership Type
American Counselors Association (ACA)
Professional
California Association for Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (CALPCC)
Lifetime
Colorado Counseling Association (CCA)
Professional
Indiana Counseling Association
Professional
Kansas Counseling Association
Professional
Pennsylvania Counseling Association
Professional
South Dakota Counseling Association
Professional
Wisconsin Counseling Association
Professional
WPATH
Professional
USPATH
Professional
Graduate School(s)
Degree
Year Graduated
California School of Professional Psychology
MA Clinical Counseling
2014