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On Saturday 10-1 I have availability for recent and current clients to drop in, using the doxy link below, for a shorter consult. All insurance paperwork should be current. Best to send an email the day before, if possible.


Teletherapy seems to have become entrenched at this point in the provision of mental health services. Remote therapy had been growing in recent years, but with the recent health emergency really has mushroomed. After providing therapy for some three decades previously, always face to face, the ...

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Psychological testing sets psychologists apart from other providers. A fair amount of graduate school training goes into learning these psychological tests. Indeed, back in the day, that is what psychologists almost exclusively did. Psychiatrists provided the care, psychologists did the testing. ...

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The Rorschach Technique has a storied history. These cards are shown to the client, prompting responses that are scored and interpreted by the psychologist. Some may regard the procedure as pseudo-scientific, but some quantitatively oriented analyses has shown them to have some reliability and v...

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Schizophrenia is a tough disease to treat. It's devastating to have--obliterating personality, and destroying functionality. Meds are helpful, but so is psychotherapy. The origins are at a biological level but talk therapy can help with a range of symptoms and improve outcome. It takes some skil...

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Email is the fastest and best way to get hold of me. Send your messages to Phone is checked regularly but return calls typically take a day or more. Also, for more pressing matters, can text to 850-630-6624.

How do you end up as a psychologist? Partly, many in my family have gone into medicine or mental health. A parent was a physician who graduated Cornell and then Columbia Med, school. My Uncle went to Princeton than to Columbia Med school and worked on Long Island for many years. A sibling has be...

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Ads for therapists can be confusing. There are different degrees, different licenses, different fields, different techniques, and different certifications. One way to differentiate providers is by license type. That allows the least wiggle room to distort credentials. You are either licensed a...

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5 months ago
Dr. LaBarbera is the greatest mental health specialist I have yet to see. If you are looking for a psychologist in Bay County you should absolutely contact him. He was able to see me in a weeks time, which is rare but not always guaranteed. In a way I owe him my life in regards to the role he played in my recovery.
- mahalodst 6
3 years ago
Dr. Labarbera is great. He is so soothing and insightful. He has such a way of helping me gain perspective on situations and find the positives. I would recommend him to anyone who needs help or just someone objective to talk to.
6 years ago
Dr. Labarbera has always taken time to help me which I really appreciate. He has worked with me for years to understand and help me with difficulties in my life. I would recommend him to anyone because he has helped me tremendously.
- Brad W

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