Barbie Atkinson is a bilingual psychotherapist and licensed professional counselor. She founded Catalyst Counseling to offer clients a chance to really feel seen, heard and ask them questions they hadn’t considered before. Not your Mama’s therapist. Her One-Size-Can’t-Possibly-Fit-All approach is refreshingly human and personal. She brings curiosity to each assessment and has helped a wide breadth of clients. She enjoys working with tweens, teens, young adults, adults, couples and families.
For over 18 years, she’s helped clients in such places as Baylor and University of Texas community clinics, probation offices, various community agencies and schools, research studies through Human Behavior and Research Institute at University of Texas, University of Houston’s Center for Latina Maternal & Family Health Research, online, and in private practice. She holds an M.S. with dual specializations in Mental Health Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy from Barry University and a B. A. in Psychology from Florida International University.