Sharmaine D Barnes, Marriage and Family Therapist

Sharmaine D Barnes, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)

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I am an experienced racial trauma specialist who specializes in treating racial stress and trauma. I also specialize in treating anxiety, depression, grief, life adjustments, acute stress disorder, other traumas and PTSD. I have an MA Degree in Marital and Family Therapy with a specialization in African-American Family Studies. I provide individual therapy to adult individuals only and am not providing couples or family therapy at this time.

I'm a genuinely happy person. I smile and laugh a lot and believe it's important to find humor in life and not take ourselves too seriously. I'm encouraging and supportive. I'm spiritual and keep it real. I use EMDR, IFS, and CPT to treat trauma. I also use a lot of mindfulness activities and CBT-informed interventions in my practice. Therapy services are provided by video only and available to California residents only.

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief & Loss
  • Law Enforcement/First Responders
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Racial Stress And Trauma
  • Trauma & Ptsd

Therapy Types

  • Acceptance And Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Somatic Therapy

Community Specialties

  • Asian
  • Biracial
  • Black
  • Hispanic Or Latino
  • Trauma Survivors

Faith Based Specialties

  • Christianity
  • Traditional African Religions

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
$125.00 - $150.00
Sliding Scale
Pay By
Credit Card, American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Insurance Plans Accepted
Blue Shield Of California
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Services
Kaiser Permanente

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
License #
Marriage and Family Therapist
Graduate School(s)
Year Graduated
Pacific Oaks College