I am Barbara Jaurequi, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (L.M.F.T.) through the California Board of Behavioral Sciences which licenses me to practice psychotherapy with individuals, couples, families, teens/children and groups.
My style is affirming, supportive, compassionate and HIGHLY DIRECTIVE. I am not the kind of therapist who will passively sit there taking notes and nodding at you for the entire session. I am a true COUNSELOR who will motivate and encourage you to work towards and to meet your therapeutic goals. If you are looking for a down-to-earth therapist who is more interested in seeing you meet your goals than keeping you as a client for years on end, we'd probably be a good fit. I utilize a combination of the most effective client-centered treatment modalities in order to create unique treatment plans for each individual client including:
- Insight oriented therapy;
- Reality therapy;
- Behavioral interventions; and
I have extensive experience treating the most common disorders for which people seek therapy such as:
- Marital and Relationship Problems:
- Obsessive compulsive disorder;
- Life adjustment disorders;
- Stress/Anger management;
- Parenting Conflicts and
- Grief and Loss.
I am also a Nationally Certified Master Addiction Counselor (M.A.C.) through NAADAC-The National Association for Addiction Professionals, which recognizes my specialized training and experience working with addicts of all kinds, including those needing treatment for:
- Substance Abuse
- Chemical Dependency (alcoholism/drug addiction)
- Eating Disorders
- Co-dependency and other behavioral addictions.
(Please see my film at the bottom of this page to see my office and to meet me in advance)
About My Practice
Barbara Jaurequi Counseling is my private practice - a safe and supportive place where my clients work through personal problems that are interfering in their lives. As an experienced clinician, I work directly with clients to determine their goals for therapy and I tailor treatment plans that best suit their particular needs.
My areas of specialty include:
- Substance Abuse Treatment;
- Couples/Marriage Counseling;
- Eating Disorders;
- Codependency and
- Gambling, spending/shopping and gadget addiction.
Writing and Teaching
Helping others through writing is a lifelong passion and in 2012 my first book, A.C.E.S. - Adult-Child Entitlement Syndrome was published. It can be purchased in hardback, paperback or as an e-book from Amazon.com or through a host of other online booksellers. I have been a regularly featured contributor to many business magazines, journals and newspapers. One of the most rewarding times in my career was spent as an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Mount St. Mary's College from 2005 - 2011 where I developed and taught numerous classes on a variety of subjects including Eating Disorders and the Psychology of Addiction.
In 2012, I was honored to appear as a nationally recognized expert in the field of addiction on ABC's hit reality television program "Extreme Makeover - Weight Loss Edition". I have enjoyed being a frequent expert guest on a host of radio stations, speaking on multiple topics including eating disorders, alcoholism, behavioral addictions, marital stress and many others.
Finally, my dedication to working with the addicted is both professional and personal. In January of 2019, I celebrated 23 years of recovery from my addictions and have a life better than I could ever have imagined prior to achieving abstinence and sobriety. My passion for keeping current with the latest information about clinical interventions for:
- Anorexia Nervosa;
- Bulimia Nervosa;
- Compulsive Overeating; and
- Drug Addiction and Alcoholism,
is largely maintained via my professional memberships in the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) and NAADAC - The Association for Addiction Professionals.
If you are struggling with personal problems, counseling may help and I would be happy to help you begin your own journey to emotional and psychological wellness. Please watch the short video below to meet me and see my office in advance!
Barbara Jaurequi ReachesRancho Cucamonga CA