Dr. Barbara Coffee

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Dr. Barbara Coffee

Ph.D., Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

More About Me

I have been in practice since 1993. Throughout my career I have treated a variety of populations and issues, but found my focus to be marital and family therapy as well as trauma. I love coaching high functioning individuals and groups. I also supervise interns and provide peer consultation and training. I have earned and utilized clinical certifications and advanced training in: 

  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Gottman Institute Research-based Relationship Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Eating Disorders
  • Coaching Techniques

I have performed national expert consultations for human resources directors and managers. Arranged for assessment and/or treatment of challenging employees (including assessing high risk cases with threat of violence, psychosis, and/or substance abuse) in preparation for return to work or termination.

I have performed on-site EAP counseling, trainings, and crisis debriefings for large organizations such as Florida Technological Institute, NOVA University, & Universal Studios. I served diverse populations ranging from reserve members and multicultural clients to part time, hourly service employees dealing with extreme financial stressors. I am comfortable in public speaking engagements and have trained individuals and groups in management, communication, motivation, time management and sales skills. I am the former Diversity Chair on the board for Central Florida Marriage and Family Therapists Association and believe volunteer work is important. I have served for many important causes including: 

  • Central Florida Child Advocacy Center for Children and Families
  • Crisis Teams
  • Northland Church
  • Search and Rescue
  • Homeless Coalition 
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5 Fun Facts about Barbara :

  • I LOVE animals and have to avoid kennels and rescue groups because I want to bring them ALL home and adopt them!
  • I worked as an assistant cruise director like Julie on the Loveboat – lol!
  • I’ve lived in four different countries & while I live travel & different cultures, decided the US & FL is where I want to spend the rest of my life – preferably near the ocean!
  • I have two amazing sons, one in St Pete who hopes to become a mechanic and work for Tesla one day and one who is in the Orlando area, going to UCF, studying engineering & who is interning in the program where they had Robert Downey Jr. (dressed as Ironman) give a little boy his prosthetic
  • I’ve gone scuba diving with the sharks in the Bahamas the first weekend I’d ever gone scuba diving!

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