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Hello! I’m Barb Lirtzman

I believe everyone has the potential to grow, change, and heal. A straightforward, non-judgmental, and empathic approach can be a powerful tool for reaching your goals. When life gets messy, I can help you navigate with a patient and proactive approach. My strategies entail identifying areas that you want to strengthen and utilizing the most suitable methods for your individual needs, skills, and experiences. I believe in therapy being a safe environment for you.

My Timeline

MS Mental Health Counseling
Therapist North Shore Counseling
Therapist KP
Therapist Transformations Counseling

what i treat


  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship Issues
  • Chronic Illness
  • Grief
  • Women's Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Adolescent Issues
  • Boundary Issues
  • Marital and Premarital
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) concentrates on finding solutions in the present time and exploring one’s hope for the future to find...

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Narrative Therapy

Narrative Therapy

Narrative therapy is a form of counseling that views people as separate from their problems.

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Person-Centered Therapy

Person-Centered Therapy

Person-centered therapy uses a non-authoritative approach that allows clients to take more of a lead in discussions so that, in the process, they...

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Cognitive-behavioral therapy is a form of psychotherapy that treats problems and boosts happiness by modifying dysfunctional emotions, behaviors...

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Where I treat

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    Find Peace of Mind
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    Find Yourself
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    Form Better Relationships
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"My mind was filled with such false beliefs and unrelenting self-criticism that the depression it left me with was consuming and left me feeling helpless. With my therapist's help, I have been able to work through these issues and see positive changes and a better life I never thought I'd get to see."

T G , client
Dr. Martha Crotts

I think that Dr. Nelson's ability to engage and guide [a] patient in the psychotherapeutic process has been nothing short of miraculous, and it has allowed her to make wonderful progress in a brief period of time.

Dr. Martha Crotts , MD Psychiatrist
Linda Chang

Dr. Nelson has exceptional clinical skills and flexibility to be able to work with individuals from different disciplines and always has an open-door policy for all learners.

Dr. Linda Chang, PharmD

I was able to unlearn the false truths developed at a young age and bring to light my real self, giving me confidence, and learning to love myself as I am. I'm forever grateful for the impact he has had on my life.

D B, client