Barbara brings over forty years of ministry counseling experience to Pathway. She is a Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor who earned her Master's Degree from Andersonville Theological Seminary in Camilla, Georgia.  She is licensed through the National Christian Counselors Association in Sarasota, Florida. In addition, Barbara is also an experienced Christian educator, currently serving as a Private Tutor/Speech & Language Specialist.

Barbara offers herself in counseling others.  She is kind and compassionate and counts it a great joy and privilege to be invited into the lives and hearts of others.  She believes that God is the final authority in all matters and that anyone, regardless of current circumstances, can live a life filled with dignity, peace, and joy.  Barbara listens with her heart and then provides guidance through the principles of God's Word.  She knows that what the Lord has done for her He will do for others – Fix the broken, and show His strength in and through their own weaknesses.

Her areas of counseling specialties include women’s issues (especially depression, abuse, and anxiety), couples and family therapy and mediation, as well as adolescent and teen counseling.  Barbara has a special burden and compassion for ministry wives, having served all of her adult life in that position.  She offers a safe place of relief from the isolation and burdens that those women carry.

Additional specializations and training include:  Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) | Certified Temperament Counseling Certification from Sarasota Academy of Christian Counseling | and Circuit & Appellate Court Mediation Training.

When she is not serving the needs of others Barbara enjoys traveling with family, walking in the ocean surf, eating seafood and New York style pizza, and collecting Disney pins.

Barbara has a personal website & blog and she hopes to be a blessing to you as you join her there: www.MadePerfectInWeakness.com

Pathway Locations | Eastland & Sanford

Email: BarbaraO@pathwayministries.com | LinkedIn

 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. ~ 2 Corinthians 12:9