Individual Sessions

Individual Sessions

The crucial, profound nature of ongoing, regular individual sessions is weekly consistency that

  • allows a therapeutic bond to develop between us over time
  • makes sure you and your healing journey will be known on deeper and deeper levels over time
  • feeds the building and deepening of trust in the process and between us
  • helps your unconscious self to know it’s safe to allow whatever needs to unfold – because there will be someone safe to process with and work with only a week away
  • makes it palpable there is a safe, strong healing container for you on all levels of your being

In-depth sessions usually take place in person. When truly right for the individual who lives too far away in Connecticut, New York, or Florida, sessions may be by a combination of telephone and in person. Individual sessions are weekly and are up to 3 hours in length. Sometimes people do two sessions a week to add to that sense of consistency. The work can be deep therapeutic work or, if you’d like, can be an interweaving of the deep therapeutic and the grounded spiritual.

Please contact me if you would like more information or to make an appointment.

 

Testimonials

Judith Barr has helped me to explore and heal areas in my inner-landscape where I had been stuck. She had a depth and inner wisdom allowing her to hone in on what is truly the root issue from early childhood and to communicate the truth of it in a compassionate and open-hearted manner such that I could hear without being defended. The depth of Judith's presence has allowed me to feel safe enough to explore where I needed to.  In a group setting I have witnessed Judith speak in such a way that every person could personally relate to what was being presented and every person felt she was speaking and connected only to them.  I whole-heartedly recommend Judith for anyone looking to do their deep inner-work for healing what's holding them back from living life to the fullest.

RICHARD STRILOWICH

IT Project Manager

RICHARD STRILOWICH
Judith Barr is a teacher and therapist of the highest caliber with an ability to gently reach into the tender inner world of her students and clients allowing them to feel into their inner life and safely explore and bring to awareness experiences and feelings that have been tucked away. As a participant in a recent money workshop with Judith, I began to understand on a much deeper level what my relationship with money is and how that relationship is a product of having transferred my early relationships with my parents onto my relationship with money.  Understanding this brings feelings from your unconscious into your awareness where you can then process and heal your self and reach your greatest potential.

DIANNE H. DISSTON, LP, NCPsyA

Interfaith Minister & Licensed Psychoanalyst

DIANNE H. DISSTON, LP, NCPsyA

Judith is a gifted and conscious healer who brings to her work a big heart, a clear and focused mind, and great awareness & care to the therapeutic relationship. An engaging and thought provoking speaker, Judith offers profound wisdom and deep insight into how our past experiences and early decisions can shape lives, for better and for worse, and without grandiosity, how therapy can change the world. As an advocate for therapists becoming conscious of their use of power, Judith "walks the talk" - her therapy work demonstrates her clear sense of ethics, selflessness, and sensitivity to the power differential. Judith is one of those rare therapists with the experience and skill to safely guide a person into the abyss and back again, achieving great healing and change.

NOAH RUBINSTEIN, LMFT

Executive Director of GoodTherapy.org

NOAH RUBINSTEIN, LMFT
Personal Intensives

Personal Intensives

Personal intensives give you an opportunity to go deeper and deeper into your own self-discovery, into and through your own inner labyrinths, finding your way through gateways and walls, through your own buried feelings, to deep aspects of yourself, waiting and calling out to be found, welcomed, known, and integrated within.  All this while staying in a safe place and not needing to go right back out into your daily life . . . until a bridge has been made to help you make that transition.

On a more intensive basis, I offer extended sessions that range from 4 hours to a day-long (6 to 8 hours) to a full weekend. Personal intensives include generous breaks between sessions for rest, integration, and meals.

Please contact me if you would like more information or to make an appointment.

Couples Sessions

Couples Sessions

In these times, the stresses in the outer world are triggering the wounds and painful feelings of people – both individually and in their relationships. Couples who don’t know the experience of being triggered are even more distraught about what’s occurring in their relationship.

Partners work on current issues and explore deeper inner work that reaches for the ancient root in their individual soul journey that is out-picturing itself in their relationship today.

I help couples tease apart what is current from what is past, what is about their partner and what is really about themselves, what issues will not be resolved by behavior changes alone, and how to heal what interferes with the love in the relationship.

Couples sessions are intended for partners who are at a level of development individually and within their relationship that includes their readiness to learn about or take a deeper step in working through projection and transference. Couples sessions are in depth and are scheduled to last a minimum of 1½ to 3 hours.

Please contact me if you would like more information or to make an appointment.

Couple’s Intensives

Couple’s Intensives

To do healing work with your partner on a more intensive basis, partners can do extended sessions similar to the Personal Intensive.

Please contact me if you would like more information or to make an appointment.

Sacred Circle Group

Sacred Circle Group

A once-monthly group specifically designed for women. This group work is in addition to individual work and is not considered a replacement. It is deeply meaningful to those who make a commitment to their inner work and a commitment to this group as a part of their healing work. The women who commit create a consistency, develop a trust with each other, with their journey, with the healing process, and with me that deepens with each group session.

Safety is a passion for me.  The way I lead a group reflects that passion. Participants work one at a time in the center of the group . . . diving deep from here and now to times long ago, to find the roots of their difficulties in the current time, to find the ancient wounds and heal them.  The members of the group serve both as fair witnesses to the woman in the center, and also work silently within as they allow themselves to be touched by the work being done in the center of the group.

This creates safety, realness, and connection very different from other groups, and a deep understanding of the roots of their own and each other’s life challenges, dreams, potentials.

Please contact me if you would like more information or to make an appointment.

Blended Groups

Blended Groups

I have in the past led weekend groups including women and men. If you are interested in bringing me to your already existing group, or if you know of a co-ed group that would be interested in this work, contact me.

Consultations

Consultations

I have always been available for consultations to see if we’re a right match to do the deep, healing soul-work you are needing and being called to. Consultations to assess and recommend what might be a next right step in your journey. Consultations upon which I might be able to make a right referral.

At times, consultations consist of a single appointment. Sometimes, a series of sessions. Often consultations are for more general exploration. Other times, for a specific purpose . . . like beginning to discover the roots of yourself as a parent, or the roots of your relationship with power, money, food, commitment, the Divine . . .

Please contact me if you would like more information or to make an appointment.

Workshops

Workshops

I am available to lead a workshop or present on a healing theme for your group or organization by request.   

I have given workshops and conceptual/experiential presentations, both live and in teleconferences, both professional and for the general public. Over the years this has included well known centers such as Rowe Conference Center and Omega Institute; university programs, including Women’s Studies Programs; financial planning study groups and conferences; professional therapeutic association meetings and conferences; the offices of individual practitioners; and GoodTherapy.org.

Among the most popular themes I have offered:

  • Healing Your Relationship with Power
  • A Recession Regression — Healing Your Relationship with Money
  • Healing Your Relationship with Food
  • Mom, Dad, and The Divine — Healing Your Relationship with The Divine
  • Transference: A Treasure in Disguise
  • Commitment: Where Has It Gone?
  • Surrender: What Does It Really Mean?
  • Conscious Activism from The Inside Out

I have a passion for safety both in individual sessions and in the workshops I lead. For this reason, I structure my workshops to create as much safety as possible. This helps create an environment in which people can open up to the depths and the healing for which they are ready. As a result, people have told me that each workshop I lead is in truth, quite deep and profound.

Please contact me if you would like:
— to learn more about how to bring one of my workshops – these or another – to your group or organization,
or
— to arrange a session or series of sessions with me to address these themes individually.

 

Testimonials

Thank you, again, for giving us such a wonderful workshop. Everyone loved it. You are truly captivating! That's the word I have been searching for all day. You had everyone's attention - and more! If you ever want to come back and do "part 2" as the woman said, we'd love to have you.

DOROTHY MCCARTY, LPC CONNECTICUT

Co-Chair, Western Chapter, Connecticut Counseling Association

DOROTHY MCCARTY, LPC CONNECTICUT
Thank you for the precious and inspiring event. It made me and my colleagues from work reflect on what bullying is in a fresh way . . . a different way . . . It was even more to think about than the previous, similar web conference ”There is a Bully in All of Us” where I first came into contact with your work . . . I was truly amazed at the depth of the definition of bullying that you refer to. What most struck me, of course, was the name: “There is a Bully in All of Us”. Wait a minute, I thought . . . an unpleasant thought crossed my mind . . . it would mean that there is a bully in me too! It was a quite non-digestible personal responsibility at first . . . Until then, I had only perceived the phenomenon outside me . . . But later, after listening to the conference, reading through your articles and your other work the tricky truth about the use and abuse of power became more and more obvious to me. It meant that I would need to take care of my “inner bully” rather than take care of bullies “outside me”. It meant constant awareness on how I use aggression and power . . . It meant greater clarity on what triggers my pain and why is this so . . . It also meant continuous questioning of what is the way of love and what is the way of adversity . . . I had to slow down and think about the boundaries of my own power. I had to think about how I feed conflict and I had to think about my language and my thoughts of violence . . . It just affirmed what I thought I knew before – that hurt can easily turn into anger. What is most important, turning inwards to look for the bully within made me realize that I have learned to make a home for it . . . How much of what I say and do can be bullying . . . and how I have allowed and given meaning to something to hurt me . . . I am so grateful that I have been given the opportunity to learn again . . .

BILJANA OGNENOVA

Skopje, Republic of Macedonia

BILJANA OGNENOVA
Ms. Barr, I want to thank you for presenting your guest talk of “Transference: A Treasure in Disguise” at the meeting of the New York State Mental Health Counselors Association (NYMHCA) – Westchester Chapter. We are used to having speakers present their areas of expertise in counseling at our chapter meetings. However, your talk was particularly memorable because of the level of engagement it elicited among our group members. From the beginning of your talk, the content, coupled with your enthusiasm and presentation style, captured the full attention of our group members. Your words about transference truly embodied the heart of therapeutic interaction. In discussing transference, it was clear that you enabled our group members to think about, feel and experience the topic. It was a pleasure to hear you speak at our meeting, and I am grateful that you chose Westchester NYMHCA as a venue to present your professional expertise.

JOHN L. THEODORE, PH.D.

Chapter Co-Coordinator Westchester NYMHCA

JOHN L. THEODORE, PH.D.
Feminine Mysteries

Feminine Mysteries

Where are the women? The women are invisible! And everyone’s afraid of the power of a woman who has come to her Self. Even the woman herself.

Yet unless a woman comes to her Self, she cannot possibly dance with a partner. She cannot possibly help her children come to their Selves. She cannot possibly fulfill her potential for her own life and the life of our world.

Our world desperately needs women who have come to their Selves, have reconnected with their deepest truth, have begun to live in a way that honors and follows the Feminine way. Our world desperately needs women with a developed Feminine voice, heart, body, mind, and soul. It is this woman who will help serve as midwife in the rebirth of individuals, families, communities, and in the rebirth of our world.

For many years, I have helped women discover and come home to the Feminine within themselves, through such workshops as “The Goddess Has Many Faces,” “Healing Our Wounded Sexuality,” “Transformation Mysteries: The Magic of Menstruation And The Magic of Menopause,” and “The Dark Moon”; through my audio cassette “The Call of My Blood Mysteries” and my audio cassette series “The Spoken Word on Behalf of The Feminine”; and through ceremonies of passage into the various phases of life.

If you are interested in bringing one of my “Feminine Mysteries” workshops or ceremonies into your group or organization, please contact me to explore the possibilities.

Learn more about and purchase my audio cassettes.

Let Me Teach You . . .

Let Me Teach You . . .

JudithBarr_184-as_lo-resOffered in my capacity as a teacher about the therapeutic/healing process and about people’s impact on each other and our world, this opportunity is for lay people and professionals – in person and long distance.

Life is filled with uncertainty and mystery. So is the healing journey. I have found that teaching people what is possible to teach can help them go through the experience of their journey with an understanding that will help them better hold the uncertainty and even the mystery.  Both in person and long distance, I can help people understand and apply to their experience concepts such as commitment, transference, the maze, escape hatches, and more.  This teaching can help someone prepare to enter therapy, or take a deeper step into their healing journey. It can also help therapists prepare their clients as they enter therapy, or help them take a deeper step in their process.  People have told me that this teaching informs, intrigues, and inspires them . . . whatever stage in their life and their healing journey.

Please contact me if you would like more information or to make an appointment.