Michael Barnett, LPC
Phone: (404) 325- 8512 Ext: 734
I endeavor to join with my clients so that, together, we may create the conditions that open the doorways to self –discovery. Out of this collaboration, the natural capacity to grow is kindled, so that we can find the truth, face the truth, and catalyze the development of dormant strengths, and resources that create fulfilling meaningful lives.
I sincerely believe that there is nothing more deeply courageous than taking the risk to come to terms with that which holds us back. For me, it is a genuine privilege to be able to have the opportunity to join each person in this very rich, and rewarding process of discovery and becoming.
I have an abiding passion for marriage and couples therapy. It is the main focus and specialization and of my practice. EFT is an elegant blend of both empirically validated scientific research and respectful, effective humanistic therapy.
I am one of approximately two-dozen therapists in the country to become an ICEEFT certified trainer in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (EFT). In addition to my clinical practice working with couples here at Pine River, I train other psychotherapists across the United States and Canada to become certified in the EFT model.
Although relational conflict can be quite intense and disorienting, I have found that it holds an innate capacity to open doors to our inner life, and present enormous opportunities for creating both wonderfully bonded relationships, and immense inner growth as well.
Our significant others
often hold an invisible key that can activate painful hurts, fears, longings,
and chaos that do not seem to manifest in other areas of our lives. At
the same time, these very same partners also hold the golden key to both
our personal healing, as well as lasting love. Through a course of EFT,
I join couples in identifying, and ultimately breaking free from long-standing
patterns that maintain couple distress, and help them find new ways to
connect that promote closeness and long lasting love.