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    About Bradley Barker

    Brad is Licensed Professional Counselor in Arizona (LPC-23033) and Licensed Professional Clinical Counsleor in Minnesota (2455). He specializes in helping Christians navigate the challenges in marriage & family life. He also has a gift for blending psychology with spirituality to help address concerns with anxiety, stress, trauma, obsessions or compulsions. Brad devotes plenty of his therapeutic work in helping people heal from relational trauma and any family of origin wounds. He incorporates perspectives from Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Parts Work Therapies including Internal Family Systems Therapy. Brad received his Masters of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Franciscan University of Steubenville. Prior to opening his own practice, Brad worked with individuals, families, and couples in community counseling centers and in pastoral counseling settings. He is passionate about the emotional and spiritual health of the modern family, and he desires to help each individual move from surviving to thriving. 

    In addition to being a counselor, Brad is also a devoted husband, and loving father to three beautiful children. He has a passion for sports, reading an insightful book or taking his family on a new adventure outdoors. Brad is in the process of relocating from Minnesota to Arizona. He will be located at the Sacred Hearts Center for Counseling located in Gilbert. 

    My Mission

    What happens next in your story is not dependent on your circumstances, but primarily how you choose to think and respond to your challenges. My hope for you is that by the time we are finished working together, you feel a new sense of power to influence the direction you are going in. I encourage everyone I see to visualize the abundant life you have been dreaming of. We’ll then address what is holding you back from getting there. My approach in counseling will focus on renewal of your mindset and a strengthening of your relationships. I can also help you go back and heal from any traumas & psychological wounds that may be impacting your ability to move forward. I will also help you discover and show you how to use your spiritual strengths in the process. Reach out to me today and let’s start planning out the next chapter. 

    Inspirational Quotes

    “Do not be afraid. Do not be satisfied with mediocrity. Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.” -John Paul II

    “Happy marriages are based on a deep friendship. By this I mean a mutual respect for and enjoyment of each other’s company.” -John Gottman

    “You don’t have to do anything especially worthy to create or deserve self-esteem; all you have to do is turn off that critical, haranguing, inner voice.” – David Burns

    “Family dysfunction rolls down from generation to generation like a fire in the woods, taking down everything in it’s path until one person in one generation has the courage to turn and face the flames. That person brings peace to their ancestors and spares the children that follow.” -Terry Real

    “Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms- to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” -Victor Frankl

    “You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” – C.S. Lewis

    “Be strong & courageous. Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9

    Are you ready to take the first step?

    Book a 15 minute consultation call now to learn more about how I can help.

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    Featured as the Marriage & Family Counseling Industry Guide in “The Minnesota Catholic”