About me

With over 25 years of experience as a Christian therapist, I offer a combination of seasoned wisdom, current relevance and flexible interventions. I have seen trends come and go in the fields of psychology and counseling, so I like to home in on your needs and tailor treatment modalities to your particular circumstances and expectations. I believe that one's spiritual and emotional growth are interdependent upon one another, so depending on your wishes, I incorporate scripture, prayer and/or spiritual interventions.

I specialize in helping you overcome life's speed bumps - being stuck, restlessness, grief, depression, anxiety and trauma (I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional). I enjoy working with individuals of all ages, families and with partners/marriages. I have worked in every conceivable setting - inpatient, outpatient, day treatment, residential, in-home, private practice and, of course, virtual! My "pet topics" are neuropsychology, PTSD/ADHD and media psychology. My pioneering work with online counseling in the 90s (pre-Google!) was featured on Oprah's network, Glamour Magazine and I've presented at the American Association for Christian Counselors convention, so I come to you with the highest of standards in the field.

I typically employ faith-based cognitive-behavioral therapy, skills-building from dialectical-behavioral therapy and neurotherapy (teaching about how your mind-body chemicals spur your feelings which lead to thoughts, behaviors and habits). I believe that people change when they are ready to accept God's will for their wellbeing.

My goal is to help you get ready to change and then to support you through change. When we open ourselves up to His will and those changes, we become better equipped to further carry out His will. Healing from our hurts frees us to serve Him in a broader capacity...and God uses our hurts to magnify His strength through us, that we might be a testimony to others because of the paths we've walked.

Let's create a treatment plan that is both realistic and challenging for you - one that involves a precise balance of safety and risk, comfort and courage. My clients say I'm easy and fun to work with because of the combination of my personality, experience and because I have 4 children of my own (ages 9-19, one special needs)...and thus I use a balanced combination of compassion, reality and humor. Because of the changes God has worked in my life and the challenges he has given me, I now in turn welcome the opportunity to help you through the changes God has in store for you. Change can lead to joy and enlightenment, to greater awareness of both self and God. Perhaps He has called us to work together for His greater good - I welcome His will in both our lives!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Sleeping disorders
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 35

Services offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


SC LPC 7434

GA LPC LPC012808

AL LPC 3031

OR LPC C2791

WA LMHC LH61398809


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Barbara Leigh. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with Faithful Counseling might be different.

Written on Jan 03, 2023 after therapy with Barbara for 1 year and 6 months

Barbara is wonderful. She is insightful, compassionate, knowledgeable and seems to always hone in on the deeper issue below the issue we are discussing.
I feel like I’m in such great care with her as my therapist.

Written on Oct 29, 2022 after therapy with Barbara for 4 years and 2 months

She is awesome and I appreciate Barbara for all she has helped me with

Written on Dec 20, 2021 after therapy with Barbara for 4 years and 2 months

Barbara has been my therapist for years now I couldn’t live without her !

Written on Mar 04, 2020 after therapy with Barbara for 2 months

She's been very helpful in my journey of building boundaries in my life for some difficult relatives. Thoughtful, caring, -- in seasons when I'm busy she doesn't lose faith in me even when it's been a week or two since I was able to update her.

Written on Jan 03, 2020 after therapy with Barbara for 7 months

She is a wonderful counselor. Very helpful, very caring. Always checking in. Always trying to keep me centered on my directions and goals. Able to listen very well and helps me to figure out what steps to take to improve in The areas I want to improve in. She’s very wonderful!

Written on Dec 11, 2019 after therapy with Barbara for 2 months

She is very consistent, shares helpful and relative information, and redirects my negative thinking into a better way of seeing things. She makes a point to always be encouraging, kind, and polite, and she reminds me of progress that I have made, despite the more defeating moments.

Written on Nov 17, 2019 after therapy with Barbara for 2 weeks

Barbara is extremely insightful and supportive and knowledgeable she really puts everything into perspective so that I can use for guidance in my life

Written on Oct 10, 2019 after therapy with Barbara for 2 months

Barbara is very kind and patient! Even when life becomes overwhelming for me and I'm not able to respond in a timely manner, she keeps up with her contact and drops by to send blessings whenever possible. I'm very thankful for her!

Written on Aug 29, 2019 after therapy with Barbara for 1 year and 7 months

Barbara has been a most excellent help and comfort in leading to my recovery. I have much to thank her for, most of all being a constant companion, listening without judgment, and giving great advice. Thank you Barbara for all your hard work, and bless you!

Written on Apr 16, 2019 after therapy with Barbara for 3 weeks

Thank you, Barbara, for your time and care I've enjoyed these past few weeks of our friendship. May God bless you and thank you again.
God bless Lorraine.

Written on Jul 11, 2018 after therapy with Barbara for 4 months

Barbara has been wonderful! She is helping me work through lots of serious stuff - anxiety and the things that can result from an anxiety disorder. I like the way she can explain what is going on physically in my body and brain and actually gives me direction in what to do. She also makes me feel very safe to open up and not judgmental and I like that. I highly recommend.

Written on Jun 21, 2018 after therapy with Barbara for 2 weeks

I just started my session with Barbara Leigh, but she seems very informative and supportive so far. I would definitely recommend her.

Written on Mar 03, 2018 after therapy with Barbara for 4 months

Barbara Leigh has been a Godsend. I am so grateful for Faithful Counseling. Therapy has been a light in a long, dark tunnel for me. Knowing someone cares, is praying for me, and is able to offer me counsel and Christ-centered wisdom that I need, means each week my tunnel of anxiety, depression and a hurtful past gets shorter, and I'm that much closer to the light.

Written on Oct 17, 2017 after therapy with Barbara for 3 weeks

Warm and understanding. Takes time to get to know me and the effort to clarify to ensure accurate understanding.

Written on Oct 06, 2017 after therapy with Barbara for 2 weeks

Barbara is competent, professional, has a deep understanding of the issues that she is guiding through resolution. She is honest and flexible with communication and counseling approaches. I always look forward to her response and appreciate her insight her truthfulness and a graceful ability to provide a constructive feedback.

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