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Rene Antonio Barrios, LMFT

Rene Antonio Barrios, LMFT

He/him

Licensed in CA #121218
Insurances Accepted: Aetna, Health Net/MHN, Anthem Blue Cross
Speaks spanish
I believe therapy is most beneficial when it is a collaborative and transparent process.

My Therapy Style

I believe therapy is most beneficial when it is a collaborative and transparent process. I regularly employ meditation, mindfulness, music, and role play in therapy. I work from a Humanistic approach which emphasizes a person’s free will and values while also integrating Psychodynamic theory which examines past experiences and how they shape our current life. I provide mental health services in both English and Spanish.

Education & Training

MA - Counseling Psychology, Santa Clara University

Get to Know Me

Why did you become a mental health professional?

My passion in the helping profession began when I worked for Saint Agnes Medical Center assisting the homeless and underserved population in Fresno County. I found a great need for mental health services in this community which was a catalyst for me to pursue my education and later earn my Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology.

What are your interests outside of work?

I enjoy reading, tennis, volleyball, and spending time with family.

What is one thing you do daily that supports your well-being?

I enjoy going to the gym to ground myself each morning.

What book have you read more than once?

I always enjoy readings from Irvin Yalom's, Gift of Therapy because it reminds me why I entered the counseling field.

Favorite organization/non-profit?

Holy Cross Center for Women has done impactful healing to the community. They focused on change through a non-judgmental approach to those experiencing homelessness.

How do you recharge?

I enjoy recharging with a trip to the beach.

Do you have any pets?

I have two dogs and over a dozen chickens. I always laugh whenever my chicken's get scared and give a loud cluck.