Amy Barnhart Counseling Services in Waco

Licensing Regulations and Credentials BA Psychology/Minor Sociology-1991 M Ed. Tarleton University-1999 

LCDC-1994 LPC–2005

What is counseling all about anyway?

Counseling Practice

Sometimes there are life experiences that cause us to be having a difficult time. Everyone has those times in life and it is nothing to be ashamed or embarrassed about. My experience enables me to offer effective, individualized, psychological care. I work with a wide range of areas you or your child may be dealthing with right now.

Treatment Focus

My focus is to help individuals meet their goals. We will achieve this by working together focusing on your strengths. I provide a safe  space, listening to your concerns, and customizing your treatment.

Patient Promise

I want to help you grow from your struggles that you are having right now and understand that you can gain the tools and insight to conquer them, heal from your pain, and move forward to where you want to be in your life. 



My counseling theory and approach is based on the therapeutic relationship, helping individuals facilitate desired change through Motivational Interviewing; a technique that is based on a good rapport, being genuine, being able to empathize with my clients and have a non-judgmental focus while working to help identify areas of desired change. Other types of counseling theories I use are Cognitive/Behavioral and Person-Centered Theories, but have an eclectic style that is very pleasant and accommodating while continuing facilitation of movement toward the client’s desires and dreams for what they want for their lives and what they would like to get out of therapy. The relationship is a valuable tool that works congruently with how willing the person is to work toward their goals. I believe individuals have the capacity to reach their goals and feel hopeful about their lives and their future.

Trauma, Self injury, Eating Disorders & Substance Misuse

I have worked with trauma resolution, behavioral problems, helping with parent/child conflict and self image and self confidence issues. I have extensive substance abuse experience and work with individuals with depression, anxiety, and individuals that may be having a period of maladaptive situations in their life right now. I have a strong conviction to work with the entire family as part of the treatment regimen when possible to enhance effectiveness that counseling can offer. 

Your Children

Sometimes children need a caring person to talk to. I provide play therapy for children who may be having behavioral problems, difficulties in school , having a hard time with a family situation such as a divorce, or they may be dealing with bullying all of which can cause them to feel depressed, anxious, all alone in a big scary world.

Contact Information

Amy Barnhart Counseling Services

4949 Franklin Avenue, Ste. 307 Waco, Texas 76710, United States



Mon-Fri: 10:00a.m. -6:00 pm
Closed Saturday & Sunday

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