Hello! I'm Dr. Barbara Coffee, Ph.D., LMFT. I was born and raised in Europe, speak several languages and have a strong cultural awareness. While I practice Christianity, I deeply respect all religions and alternative lifestyle choices. I see my profession as a calling and genuinely love what I do. My education is a continuous journey to offer my clients the latest and most effective methods to make positive changes in their lives.
My passion for helping people has grown from personally witnessing suffering and successfully navigating my own life challenges. Compassion comes from having "been there" and learning how to thrive.
My clients describe me as sincere and down-to-earth. I excel at simplifying my training and expertise to provide effective tools for my clients' success in an easy-to-understand way.
My educational background includes:
BA in Business and Languages (German, French, Spanish, and Greek)
MA in Counseling
LMFT (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist; also previously LMHC, Mental Health Counselor)
PH.D. (Doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy)
My professional affiliations include:
Central Florida Marriage and Family Therapists Association
International Trauma Association
American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
Specialized fields of study:
Counseling military families and veterans
Child abuse treatment and prevention
Proven relationship counseling techniques
Health and wellness