My name is Judith Barnard, and my passion is helping women 18+ move from the distressing and debilitating effects of anxiety and depression towards peace and independence. 

I spent my childhood, adolescence and part of my adult life struggling with panic attacks. The first time I remember feeling panicky was at age 5 when I attended kindergarten for the first time.  It was supposed to be fun, but I spent much of the time in tears.

In my mid-thirties, I discovered that I had chronic major depression. Shock! It seems that for years the panic attacks masked my depression.

Even though I struggled with anxiety and depression, I was able to move forward with my life.  I credit my Christian beliefs and some special friends with helping me walk what, at times, was a journey fraught with disappointments, frustrations and discouragement.  It is only now, looking back, that I can see the positive gains of my experience that include resilience, independence, self-esteem, empathy, and compassion.  I still have bouts of depression, but I now have the tools to banish it…quickly!

I am trained in Satir Transformational Therapy and andMindfulness.  My Satir training helped me identified family patterns that were holding me back from being the best I could be.  Modifying or discarding beliefs and expectations (the family rules, the “should”) helped me cope in more wholesome ways; in particular, be reflective  and responsive rather than reactive.  My mindful lifestyle has helped me identify what I need to do on a daily basis to keep well.  Those things include eating wholesome food, walking, singing in a choir and being grateful in and or all things.

It is my wish that no woman suffer the despair and pain of anxiety and depression as I did.  With my professional expertise and my personal experience, I offer a unique perspective to help you live peacefully, joyfully and independently! 


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