Barbara Ivanko, LCSW


EMDR Certified Therapist

EMDR Consultant-in-Training

Online Therapy

About Me

Our most distressing emotions and behaviors can be a gateway to our evolution into greater joy and a more meaningful life. I engage with clients in a gentle curious manner, using EMDR, IFS (parts work) and mindfulness training. My hope is to promote self-compassion, improve your ability to see things clearly, and help you act in ways that align with your values. I am licensed in North Carolina and Pennsylvania.

Education & Experience

LCSW since 1997, specializing in complex trauma, phobias, stress management and mood disorders. Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction instructor, and part-time professor at the University of Pittsburgh MSW program, teaching Traumatic Stress.

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Depression
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Mood Disorders
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors


  • English


  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Highmark
  • UnitedHealth

Highmark, BC/BS of NC