Ms. Barber is a Deaf counselor, licensed in California and Washington. She obtained her Master’s degree in mental health counseling from Gallaudet University. Upon graduating from Gallaudet University, she worked as a therapist at Sound Mental Health in Seattle, Washington for five years. She then worked as Direct Services Coordinator and as a counselor with Seattle’s Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services (ADWAS), where she provided therapy to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
On a national basis, Ms. Barber has presented at schools and conferences in the Deaf community, covering numerous mental health issues, including Cyberbullying, Sexual Harassment, Conflict Management Skills and Positive Parenting. She also co-authored a chapter in the book, Psychotherapy with Diverse Deaf Clients on Treating Sexual Survivors. In addition to working for Deaf Counseling Center, Ms. Barber is an Adjunct Faculty at Ohlone College where she teaches courses such as Counseling the Deaf and Mental Health Interpreting.