Hi! My name is Dr. Shari Barfield, but most people call me Dr. Shari. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Alabama and Tennessee, with almost 20 years of professional work experience. I earned a doctorate in human services and have a masters in clinical mental health counseling. I hold the National Certified Counselor, Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, and Human Services-Board Certified Practitioner credentials. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. My role is to help you identify your strengths and challenges, and collaboratively create goals to help you in taking steps needed to find a more fulfilling and happier life. I am here to support you in your journey
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Co-morbidity, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
TN LPC-MHSP 3031
AZ LPC LPC-22000
AL LPC 3317
Dr Barfield is extremely knowledgeable, very perceptive, incredibly encouraging, and a terrific help to me as I'm dealing with my depression and anxiety. And she has a wonderful sense of humor, which is a very big help to me!!!
Written on Nov 21, 2023 after therapy with Shari for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem
Dr. Barfield is great! I feel very comfortable talking with her.
Written on Sep 08, 2023 after therapy with Shari for 5 months on issues concerning relationship issues
Dr. Barfield is so great and I love our sessions. I am so glad I am able to have them as my therapist.
Written on Aug 22, 2023 after therapy with Shari for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
I had a really great experience with Dr. Garfield. She takes the time to listen and was very attentive, patient and understanding. I would definitely recommend her to anyone seeking therapy.
Written on Aug 01, 2023 after therapy with Shari for 2 months on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd
Absolutely a sweetheart and I highly recommend:)
Written on Jul 28, 2023 after therapy with Shari for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd
I have had a few sessions with Dr.Barfield but in the few that I have had she’s done amazing. I can’t wait to see all the progress I have made once I am done.
Written on Jul 19, 2023 after therapy with Shari for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and self esteem