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Barbara Brindle

Outpatient Mental Health Practitioner
LPCC

Location:

Year Joined: 2021
Years of Experience: 25

Education

University of Maine at Orono - BS
Goddard College - MA

Certification

Nurtured Heart Approach Certified

Areas of Experience
  • Abuse
  • ADD & ADHD
  • Addictions
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Adolescent Issues
  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety - General
  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Autism
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Caregiver Stress
  • Childhood Disorders
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Court-Ordered Therapy
  • Cultural Issues
  • DBT Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family of Origin
  • Family Therapy
  • Grief & Loss
  • Guilt & Shame
  • Life Transitions
  • Marriage & Couples Therapy
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Panic Disorder
  • Parenting
  • Play Therapy
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship Issues
  • Sand Tray Therapy
  • Schizophrenia
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Serious & Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI)
  • Social Anxiety
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Work Issues

More About Barbara Brindle

Clinical Interests:

I work with individuals of all ages, from elementary aged children through older adulthood. I work with individuals, couples, and families. I have experience in helping families who are going through change whether it be divorce, adoption, foster care or blended families. I work with adults who have an array of issues from life transitions to anxiety to depression to schizophrenia to Obsessive Compulsive Disorder to Trauma.

Clinical Approach:

I work from a strength-based perspective – building on what is already there, adding new skills and strategies to an individual's tool kit. This informs my work in all areas. With individuals, my approach is often threefold – foundations in self care, learning coping skills to manage difficult moments and learning how to work with thoughts so they don’t send your mental health into a downward spiral. With children and parents, I use the Nurtured Heart Approach. With some challenging children, traditional consequential approaches tend to escalate already problematic situations. The Nurtured Heart Approach gives parents and kids a less stressful way to manage difficult situations. With couples, I work a lot on communication and active listening. How to come out of disagreements still feeling like you are on the same team. I also incorporate creative expression into the work of therapy when possible.

Hobbies:

I enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, canoeing, biking, going to the zoo, and sitting around a fire. I also enjoy listening to live music, reading murder mysteries, meditation, learning new things, going to Duluth and visiting new places.

Clinic Contact Info

Mankato Clinic

201 N Broad St, Suite 200
Mankato, MN 56001

(507) 225-1500