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.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Parenting issues
- Self esteem, Motivation
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
AL LPC LPC03437
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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.
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!
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!
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
Great therapist, respectful, listens to your concerns and gives best advice
Incredible therapist with so much background and insight professionally and personally. I’m very grateful for Astra in my healing process.
Astra is amazing at making both parties feel heard and understood. I would absolutely recommend her for any couples dealing with ADHD.
Astra has been very understanding and patient with our whole family!
Astra has good experience with ADHD
As always, she is great.
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.
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.