About me

Astra Barkley has 20 years of experience with children, adults, and families in nonprofit sector, school setting, state agencies, and private practice. Her career spans from foster and adoptive case work, working with children with special needs, and marginalized populations in community setting to obtain needed services. She have provided mental health counseling in private sector for more than 8 years, providing counseling for depression, attention deficit disorders, anxiety, adjustment disorders, stress related issues, and more. In addition, Astra is employed at Troy University where she is an adjunct instructor and teaches bachelor level psychology classes. She is also a graduate teaching assistant at Auburn University where she is currently enrolled in counselor education and supervision doctoral program. She is a foster and adoptive parent, in addition to an advocate for foster and adoptive parents and foster children. She is trained in Trauma Informed Partnering of Safety and Permanence-Model Approach to Partnerships in Parenting and provides this training to interested foster and adoptive parents. She utilizes an integrative approach to counseling, this allows her to individualize each clients treatment plan.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem, Motivation
  • Depression
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 10

Services offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

AL LPC LPC03437


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Astra Barkley. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with Teen Counseling might be different.

Written on Feb 07, 2024 after therapy with Astra for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and family conflicts

Astra was great to work with. She met me where I was at, which was usually on-the-go. Whether I was traveling, in between errands, or at home Astra was patient, understanding and adaptable to my situation. Going to miss working with her, and I am very grateful to have had her by my side through a big transitional phase in my life.

Written on Jan 10, 2024 after therapy with Astra for 2 months

Astra is a great listener, she is understanding and she offers practical ways to help cope with life. She listens for what is needed in the moment and provides feedback. I would recommend her to all who need help!

Written on Oct 25, 2023 after therapy with Astra for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, parenting issues, bipolar disorder, and adhd

I absolutely love how Astra listens to me and responds with her advice. She also reaches out through the week and checks on me. I have never felt so happy with therapy as I have with her. I have been in therapy most of my life, and not once did they ever reach out between sessions to see how I am doing. This has been the best experience!

Written on Aug 30, 2023 after therapy with Astra for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

She is an excellent listener, provides well thought out advice. Reaches out when she knows it’s time of struggle and really feels emotionally available

Written on Jul 01, 2023 after therapy with Astra for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Great therapist, respectful, listens to your concerns and gives best advice

Written on May 01, 2023 after therapy with Astra for 2 months

Incredible therapist with so much background and insight professionally and personally. I’m very grateful for Astra in my healing process.

Written on Feb 27, 2023 after therapy with Astra for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Astra is amazing at making both parties feel heard and understood. I would absolutely recommend her for any couples dealing with ADHD.

Written on Feb 17, 2023 after therapy with Astra for 2 weeks

Astra has been very understanding and patient with our whole family!

Written on Feb 10, 2023 after therapy with Astra for 2 weeks

Astra has good experience with ADHD

Written on Dec 12, 2022 after therapy with Astra for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

As always, she is great.

Written on Aug 20, 2022 after therapy with Astra for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

Astra is very patient. She also work around us and what we need. She listened to us and have a grasp of what is going on very quickly. She takes no bullshit. Go straight to the point and is very honest which we really appreciate.

Written on May 25, 2022 after therapy with Astra for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

Astra is great at making me feel listened to and accepted. She is straight to the point and offers great guidance. Happy to have found her.

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