Jilleen Barfield, LMHC
Counselor/Health Coach, Branches of Growth, North Syracuse
I am passionate in my work with individuals, couples and families, helping clients navigate new pathways to acceptance, healing and emotional growth. I have built my practice around the values of trust, empathy, and non- judgment. I am here, and ready to help you take that most important first step.
My background in counseling has been primarily working with family dynamics. I enjoy getting to know all types of families and learning what strengths the family has, and also what needs to shift or change to create a healthier family environment. In this same light, I am passionate about working with individuals on their relationships. I am very interested in attachment traumas and how our relationships in our youth, have affected our current adult relationships, as well as the relationships we have with our children. I would explore these patterns with you and come up with a plan to concretely change these behaviors so you can stop repeating old habits and experience relationships that are healthier for you.
In addition to being a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, I am a Certified Holistic Health Coach. This means I use a holistic approach to health through clean eating and exercise. I am passionate about acknowledging the connection between our mind and body. If you are someone who feels consumed with thinking about food or diet, exploring your relationship to food from a holistic health perspective can be relieving and motivate you to live life more balanced and care-free!
Authenticity is my motto. The world we live in can be so muddled with inauthentic relationships and expectations that may not be true to oneself. Figuring out what you want in life and how to get there can be overwhelming. I will do my best to create a safe, comfortable, and genuine relationship with you so you can generalize that into your life outside of the counseling sessions. Turning the conversations we have into real life steps to create change can be empowering and life-altering.