Mrs. Barbara T Templeton, LMFT

(she, her, hers)
Preferred Name: Barbara

Online Therapy

About Me

Barbara has dedicated her life to helping others live with greater resilience and self-compassion. Her somatic, mindfulness-based therapy practice instills hope and empowers individuals to find solutions within their lives. She is a change-oriented therapist that uses proven behavioral psychology techniques while drawing from her 30+ years of combined experience as a special education teacher, yoga and meditation instructor, and childbirth doula. She works collaboratively with adults and children, as well as couples and families, who are experiencing difficulties including anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, and interpersonal conflict. Barbara is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice.

Education & Experience

Master of Family Therapy (MFT) Masters Degree in Education (MS) Trauma-informed Marriage and Family Therapist Key Therapy September 2022 • Conduct therapy sessions utilizing EMDR and ego state work with clients • Employ Gottman couples therapy techniques with couples • Join with clients using somatic, solution focused and trauma resiliency model tools • Create family genograms with clients • Diagnose clients and conduct case conceptualizations • Create and implement treatment plans • Coordinate client care with intensive outpatient and Inpatient personnel • Participate in supervision sessions Yoga and Meditation Teaching 2001 to present Yoga and Meditation Instructor – Breathing Yoga – group yoga classes, workshops and meditation classes – private yoga and meditation sessions, Orange County, CA and Redding, CT • Professional Level Experienced Registered Yoga Instructor • Member of the Yoga Alliance • Chair Yoga at Brightview Senior Living, New Canaan, CT and Cascades Assisted Living, Bethel, CT • Group yoga classes at Yogaspace, Bethel, CT, Yogaworks, CA, Breathing Yoga, CT, Wilton and Westport CT YMCA, Yoga for Everybody, Fairfield, CT, Redding Heritage Center, Westport Senior Activities Center, Founder’s Hall, Ridgefield, CT, Redding Elementary School, Redding Center for Meditation

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • ADD/ADHD/Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Addictions
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Somatic Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Suicide Risk
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Couples
  • Families
  • First Responders
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors
  • Underserved
  • Veterans/Military


  • English


  • Does Not Accept Insurance
  • Sliding Scale

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