Belinda Barnett, PhD
Offering online therapy to successful people suffering from PTSD, anxiety and self-harm.
On the outside it seems like you have it all. You’re a working professional with a good career or a student achieving success. You’re not just good at your work, you’re successful at just about everything you try.
However, on the inside, your secret is that you’re actually miserable. Despite all the successes and achievements, you never feel good enough. In fact, you feel broken — like somehow you’re inherently flawed because you can’t seem to deal with things like a “normal” person. Your emotional reactions are unpredictable, extreme, or out of control. You feel helpless to change and you worry that you will feel this way for the rest of your life – like maybe you’re unfixable and that no one will ever be able to handle the real you. And these challenges have been ongoing for a long time – you may have felt depressed, anxious, or both, for years or have a history of trauma that still affects you.
You’re a success… so why don’t you feel like it? Despite it all, you never feel good enough.
You wish you could deal with your stress & pain in healthy ways – like “normal” people. You wish you could stop engaging in self-harm.
You wish that you had more control over the way you feel — that you didn’t lose it so quickly. When you do feel yourself getting emotional, you wish you had less destructive ways to cope. You’d also love to strengthen the meaningful relationships in your life and be able to open up more freely.
And of course, you’d like to reduce your self-harm urges and actions. Nobody knows except you, but you’re engaging in self-harm.
I can help you!
I’ve been working as a therapist for more than 18 years now. Truthfully, I’ve dedicated my life to helping others. (Read my About Me for more.) I’ve worked as part of the Veterans Affairs administration as well as private practice and have helped countless people overcome the same sort of challenges you’re facing now. (Want to know more about what it’s like to work with me? Check out my Services page.)
The most frightening step is asking for help and you’re already here. I make therapy convenient by offering weekend and evening hours. I have an office in Pittsburgh and I’m also offering online therapy to people all over Pennsylvania and Kansas. Through PsyPact, I am also available online to individuals in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Minnesota , Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas and Utah.
All that’s left is sending me a message so we can schedule your free, no-obligation 15-minute phone consultation.